During the winter, you swap tank tops for warm, cozy knit sweaters and flip flops for dark gray knee-high boots. But did you also consider swapping out your fragrance for one that's just as warm and cozy as your clothing?
Dare to Go Strong
If you're still going floral and light with your scent, it may not radiate as well off your skin as it does in warm air. "In other words, if you want to be able to smell your perfume, you'll want a more powerful scent," the popular site PopSugar.com tells us. Opt for an eau de parfum over an eau de toilette, like Weekend Burberry Weekend for Women Eau de Parfum Spray, which has scents of fruit over seasonal notes of sandalwood and musk, perfect for a romantic night in front of the fireplace. Then there's Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum — quite literally meaning, "Life is beautiful." Its strong, but not overpowering, fragrance combines patchouli with the scent of iris.
In winter, you can also radiate toward scents that are trademarks of the season. Prada Candy Eau de Parfum has undertones of caramel and vanilla, while Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Toilette will evoke memories of a warmly scented kitchen with notes of cinnamon.
Even Selena Gomez (yes, Bieber's girlfriend) jumps on the delectable scent bandwagon with her Selena Gomez Eau de Parfum that has base notes of chocolate. Don't be surprised if those around you suddenly find themselves hungry for dessert after a few whiffs.
Walk Through the Woods
What is it about winter and forests? Maybe we all just want to cozy up in a cabin in the woods when the first snowfall hits. In any case, winter is the perfect time to bring out those nature-riffic scents, like Benefit Cosmetics Crescent Row Fragrance in Something About Sofia. Its woodsy patchouli and musk scents are evened out with light peony and jasmine middle notes. Also try Elizabeth Arden Pretty Eau de Parfum, which combines the white peony with jacaranda wood and amber. Reviewer Maria raves about it, saying, "I have received more compliments when wearing this fragrance than [with] any other fragrance."