Because these perfumes are total fire this winter!
It’s officially that time of year to switch up your go-to fragrance and try out a new and exciting perfume that will totally welcome in the season. There’s nothing we love better than freshening up our fall-into-winter scents. This season it’s all about airy, crisp, breezy, and calming fragrances. Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean you have to strictly go the ‘woodsy and warm’ route. Sometimes it’s all about capturing that vacation in a bottle to get you through these months!
Whether you’re buying for yourself or for someone you love, we’ve rounded up some of the best-selling perfumes and fragrances that are making everyone’s ‘must-have’ list for 2018. From light florals to crisp and warm woody scents, shop our favorite obsessions this year.
Take a Black Friday Sneak Peek on the Hottest Sephora Sales:
1. Valentino ‘Donna’ Perfume for Women – Buy It Here
Scents of: Bergamot, iris, rose, leather and vanilla. This is one of our favorites of the season (and not just because the bottle is totally beautiful). It’s elegant, comforting, and timeless just like you are. Perfect for the current season or a great gift option that she’ll totally love and appreciate. A recent buyer said,
I get compliments every time I wear it. It smells fresh and slightly sweet. This is now my new everyday fragrance.”
2. Tom Ford ‘Oud Fleur’ – Buy It Here
Scents of: Rose oud wood, sandalwood, cardamom, and turkish rose. This is a newer fragrance from designer Tom Ford and perfect for the fall-into-winter season. It’s a woodsy scent (without being ‘too much’) and wonderfully floral all at the same time. It’ll turn heads without being too overpowering. A recent buyer said,
If I could only pick one perfume for eternity, this would be it. I find it to be a super rich, lush rose with smoky wood base.”
3. Scentbird Monthly Perfume Subscription Box – Buy it Here
If you’re not ready to commit to an entire bottle of new perfume (guilty as charged) you can now sample the latest scents each and every month. Here’s how it works: You can choose from more than 400 major perfume brands like Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Tom Ford, Acqua di Parma, Coach and so many more. Each month you’ll receive your new fragrances (the first month they’ll even give you a reusable travel-friendly refillable case) for you to test out. They provide enough perfume so that it’ll last you the entire month (averaging around 3 sprays of the scent per day). Not bad! Even better, you can cancel at any time. Perfect for you or a great gift idea when you have no clue what to get her. Plus, try one of these discount codes to save on your next order!
4. Jo Malone London ‘Mimosa & Caradmom’ – Buy It Here
Scents of: Cardamom, tonka bean, mimosa, and sandalwood. This perfume is like a constant bottomless brunch in a bottle! It’s a total fresh scent that’s breezy, light, and super fun. Plus, it’s one of Jo Malone’s best-selling of the season. A recent buyer said,
One of my favorites, light, floral, but not overly powerful. Fresh & clean!”
5. Yves Saint Laurent ‘Black Opium’ Perfume – Buy It Here
Scents of: Mandarin, pink pepper, pear, cedarwood, vanilla, and coffee. This fragrance is such a great seasonal transition perfume. One thing is for sure, this one wraps you in comfort and will turn some heads all at the same time. A recent buyer said,
This scent is just absolutely irresistible. It’s sweet and seductive. I do about 3 spritzes in the AM and the scent stays with me all day.”
6. New CHANEL ‘Chance’ Spray for Women – Buy It Here
Scents of: Grapefruit, jasmine, and crisp white musk. This perfume is light, airy, fresh, and clean and one of the most popular fragrances (so far) this year. It’s perfect for any time of year, really, but one thing is for sure…it will totally brighten up your day. A recent buyer said,
This is my new favorite go-to! If you like fresh, soft, feminine florals with a hint of fruit, and are a fan of Marc Jacobs Daisy, definitely check this out!”
7. Flowerbomb by ViktorRolf – Buy It Here
Scents of: Floral jasmine, orchid, freesia, and patchouli. Still one of the best selling perfumes for women this year. Plus the bottle is so chic! We always find that this perfume puts us in the best mood ever. It’s a total vacation, perfect for any time of year. Another great option when you’re looking for that special gift for that special someone. A recent buyer said,
I have gotten compliments from people sitting 3 seats away and even recognized the scent!”
8. Clé de Peau Beauté ‘Synactif’ – Buy It Here
Scents of: Juniper berry, jasmine, original white wood, and more. The brand and name may be tough to pronounce (buying it online just makes it easier!), but the scent is totally unforgettable. It’s totally subtle, but sophisticated all at the same time. If you’re looking to try something new and break out from the norm, now’s your chance! A recent buyer said,
Absolutely amazing scent that is a prefect addition to any skincare routine or as a everyday scent to relax and soothe the senses!”
9. Versace ‘Bright Crystal’ – Buy It Here
Scents of: Peony, magnolia, lotus flower, and iced accord. This one is floral (without being too floral), fresh, and sensual. Don’t worry about it being too strong, you won’t find that with this one. The scent will last throughout the day, but it’s light and head-turning for all the right reasons. A recent buyer said,
Truly delightful fresh fruity floral with pretty pink peony and pomegranate notes!”
10. Chloé Nomade – Buy It Here
Scents of: Oakmoss, freesia, and intoxicating Mirabelle liquor. It’s soft, fresh, bright, and has enough floral elements to put a smile on your face without being too ‘floral.’ This one is surprisingly unique in a sea of scents that are sometimes, well, predictable. A recent buyer said,
Beautiful fragrance! Twelve hours later the scent still lingers on me.”
11. Tom Ford ‘F**king Fabulous’ Eau de Parfum – Buy It Here
This new perfume from Tom Ford is already on the best-sellers list at places like Sephora and Nordstrom. True to its name it basically does smell f**king fabulous. It has scents of sage, lavender, vanilla, blonde woods, and more. A recent buyer said,
I always get meant compliments on it every time I wear it. When I tell the name of it, it makes for a great conversation!”
12. Chanel ‘Coco Mademoiselle’ Spray – Buy It Here
Scents of: Bergamot, orange, jasmine, rose, patchouli, vetiver, white musks, and vanilla. This one is such a sexy fragrance and perfect for when you’re heading out to that special occasion, important date, or just want to give yourself a bit of a confidence boost. A recent buyer said,
This fragrance makes you feel classy, sexy, and your mate will love smelling you!”
13. Yves Saint Laurent ‘Mon Paris’ – Buy It Here
Scents of: Pear, white musk, cedarwood, white peony, and bergamot. Its fragrance is modern, feminine, floral (without being too flowery), passionate, sophisticated, and totally unforgettable. A recent buyer said,
I keep coming back to this perfume, no matter what else I try. Beautiful, sensual, exciting! Love it!”
14. Dolce&Gabbana ‘Beauty Velvet Incenso’ – Buy It Here
Scents of: Amber wood, black pepper, patchouli essence and more. This is one powerful burst of a fragrance, with incense undertones, yet not too powerful. It’s a bit on the pricer side, but totally worth it.
15. New Tiffany & Co ‘Tiffany’ – Buy It Here
Scents of: Blue iris, musk cocktail, and vert de mandarine. This one is truly a feminine perfume without being too overpowering. If you’re obsessed with all things ‘Tiffany’s’ you got to try this one out. It makes a great gift option too! A recent buyer said,
Clean, crisp, classic everyday fragrance. Anything Tiffany always feels right.”
16. Jo Malone London ‘Wood Sage & Sea Salt’ – Buy It Here
Scents of: Bergamot, buchu leaves, sea salt, dried fruits, driftwood, white musk, and sage. We love this perfume because it’s a beautiful transition scent that and brilliantly blends earthiness with sage and the sea for a total breezy fresh air scent and experience. A recent buyer said,
Perfect for the day time and it’s not overpowering at ALL! Really takes you to a day at the beach with one spritz.”
17. Tom Ford Private Blend ‘Neroli Portofino Acqua’ – Buy It Here
Scents of: Tunisian neroli, Italian bergamot, Sicilian lemon, yellow mandarin, and lavender. We would drink this perfume if we could (we can’t and you shouldn’t, of course), but it’s like an exotic Italian getaway in a bottle. It’s vibrant, fresh, and will leave you wanting more. A recent buyer said,
I absolutely love the clean and sophisticated scent and how nice it makes me feel when I wear it. It is now my favorite fragrance!”
18. Aerin Beauty ‘Hibiscus Palm’ by Estée Lauder – Buy It Here
Scents of: Lotus flower and hibiscus palm, ylang, exotic ginger, white blossoms, coconut milk, vanilla and musk. Talk about a tropical vacation in a bottle. This one helps us to escape the grind of the average day and elevates us to a place where we’re carefree, de-stressed and, overall, content. A recent buyer said,
Such a light, airy, fresh scent!”
19. Maison Margiela Replica ‘Lipstick On’ – Buy It Here
Scents of: Bergamot oil, tonka bean, and vanilla bourbon extract. It’s warm and comforting and will last all day without overpowering. You can also layer this perfume with other Replica perfumes too! A recent buyer said,
Beautiful, dreamy, delicious, warm and safe. This fragrance takes me back in time and I’m in love with it.”
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20. Elie Saab ‘Le Parfum’ – Buy It Here
Scents of: Orange blossom, jasmine, rose, and cedarwood. A recent buyer said,
I wear it every day and I’ve had strangers stop me on the street to ask what I am wearing! It is so beautiful.”
21. Jo Malone ‘Peony & Blush’ – Buy It Here
Scents of: Red apple, peony, and suede. What can we say, we’re obsessing over so many of Jo Malone’s perfume selections. The best part is that you can actually layer these scenes with some other fragrances to really mix up your very own signature scent. A recent buyer said,
The scent is light and fresh…it immediately relaxes me.”
22. Miss Dior Eau de Parfum – Buy It Here
Scents of: Calabrian bergamot, rosewood, pink peppercorn, and grasse rose absolute. Enjoy this sensual perfume that’s sure to turn some heads. A recent buyer said,
It’s beautiful and soft but makes a statement! Can’t say enough about his beauty!”
23. Twilly d’Hermès Eau de Parfum – Buy Now
Scents of: Ginger, tuberose, and sandalwood. A recent buyer said,
By far this is the most amazing fragrance I have ever purchased. It is a beautiful fragrance, like non other and it is a long lasting fragrance. A tiny spray on the wrist and behind the ear does the trick.”
It’s always fun to change up your fragrance whenever the season changes (or whenever you’re just ready for something new), but we always notice that we have our usual ‘go-to’ that just make us feel more comfortable. But what do they all mean? Based on which scents you typically flow towards, this is what they may say about you.
Woodsy – If you typically go the woodsy route, it usually means you’re sensual, prefer comfort, love to feel sexy, and aren’t afraid to command attention. You like a little extra spice in your life and are ready to ask for exactly what you want. Typically woodsy scents are perfect in the cooler (or even colder) temperatures especially in the late fall and winter.
Some great woodsy choices are perfumes like: Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium, Tom Ford Oud Wood, or Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt.
Floral – If your go-to is always something floral, you may be more on the feminine side and a true romantic at heart. You’re someone who loves to feel free, prefers light colors surrounding you, and typically takes a moment to stop, get into the present, and take a brief quiet moment for gratitude. Floral scents are most popular in the warmer months surrounding spring and summer.
Some great floral choices include: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Chanel Chance Eau Tendre, Valentino Donna, and Gucci Bloom.
Fruity – When you choose fruity fragrances (or ones with a citrus base) you’re typically similar to those who love floral options. You’re usually more carefree, outgoing, and the life of the party. Don’t get us wrong, there are those of us who are more introverts that will sway towards a more fruity scent, but usually we reserve citrusy perfumes for those who are ready to stand up and get noticed. The best thing about this kind is that it really can be worn pretty much any month of the year, regardless of the season or temperature. Be that rule breaker you already know you are!
Some great fruity choices include: Versace Bright Crystal, Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino, and Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo.
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