by By Erin Lukas –
Getting a new haircut or color is one way to welcome a new season, but so is switching up your everyday fragrance.
Just like ditching your highlights for a darker shade, a warm, spicy, sensual perfume can get you in the mood for the cooler winter weather ahead, and carry you through the first days of spring.
While winter is often synonymous with the holiday season, this year’s new scents aren’t all smoky fires and sugar cookies. Brands like Krigler, Aerin, and Byredo have remixed the season’s signature scents by mixing them with unexpected notes.
Whether you’re fan of spicy perfumes or swear by florals year round, the fragrance launches of winter 2021 cover all the bases.
Here, nine new perfumes that are guaranteed to get you compliments.
Judith Leiber More Is More
Key notes: Blackcurrant absolute, mandarin, grapefruit, lemongrass, ylang ylang, and orchard.
Scent Vibe: Whatever you want it to be. The bottle contains three refillable cartridges with three juices that can be worn alone or mix and matched.
To buy: $125; judithleibermoreismore.com
The Harmonist Sun Force Parfum
Key notes: Hawaiian Pomelo, Bulgarian Rose, saffron, Cardamom, organic honey, sandalwood.
Scent Vibe: A burst of energy on a rare sunny winter morning.
To buy: $336; neimanmarcus.com
Byredo Tobacco Mandarin
Key notes: Mandarin, coriander, cumin, tobacco, leather, and oud.
Scent vibe: Sweet and smoky, like the old Hinge match you left on read.
To Buy: $330; saksfifthavenue.com
Aerin Ambrette De Noir
Key notes: Rose petals, freesia, ambrette seed, tonka absolute, vanilla bourbon, and cedarwood.
Scent vibe: A floral fragrance for winter? Unexpected and groundbreaking. With the addition of sweet and woodsy notes, this floral scent won’t feel out of place in the chill.
To buy: $240; nordstrom.com
Kilian Angels’ Share Eau de Parfum
Key notes: Cognac oil, tonka bean, cinnamon absolute, and oak wood.
Scent vibe: Sipping on your favorite winter cocktail in the cozy back booth of a dark bar. (Remember those?)
To buy: $195; bykilian.com
Krigler ABRAKAADABRA 221 Perfume
Key notes: Aldehydes, bergamot, pepper, lily of the valley, hawthorn, sandalwood, tonka bean, and white musk.
Scent vibe: Inspired by “Abracadabra,” the change-inducing incantation, a few spritzes of this calming floral scent is a mood-booster.
To buy: $515; krigler.com
EX NIHILO Paris Gold Immortals
Key notes: Pear, bergamot, lysylang, peony, tonka bean, amber, and musk.
Scent vibe: The next best thing to blissfully laying out on a tropical beach.
To buy: $325; us.ex-nihilo-paris.com
Tom Ford Bitter Peach Eau de Parfum
Key Notes: Peach, davana, and patchouli.
Scent vibe: A cozy night in with your quarantine bae.
To buy: $350; sephora.com
Chloé Atelier des Fleurs Tuberosa 1974 Eau de Parfum
Key Notes: Tuberose, citrus bergamia, cinnamon, and oak moss.
Scent vibe: The faint whiff of fresh flowers, grass, and leaves on one of those occasional unseasonably warm winter days.
To buy: $250; nordstrom.com