The Fragrance World Wants You to Smell Sweet for the Holidays

December’s biggest beauty launches look great under the tree.

(Image credit: Phlur)

Well, it’s officially the last month of 2023—and the beauty industry is making sure we wrap up the calendar year on a high note. December’s new launches have been extra special. We’ve seen adorable gift sets and stocking stuffers, sparkly eyeshadows that will no doubt come in handy for New Year’s Eve, and new body care (shoutout: Selena Gomez) to help see us through some rest and relaxation during the holiday season. 

Perhaps the most exciting new finds came by way of fragrances. Everyone from Tom Ford to Kayali released delicious new scents that you’ll want on standby for holiday parties galore. Each new eau de parfum is distinctly different, ensuring there’s a blend for every preference. My personal favorite? Phlur’s Mood Ring, which smells like fruit gummies (seriously), but with a sophisticated twist. 

To get the breakdown on what particular products the Marie Claire team has been loving this month, scroll (and shop!) ahead.

Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and keeps up with the latest trends in the beauty space. She has previously written for Us Weekly, Popsugar,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Follow her on Instagram @samholender.