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'Tis the season to dive under a cashmere throw and cocoon yourself in a warm, rich fragrance. Let's get cozy this winter with the best seasonal scents below.
1. Alaïa Paris eau de parfum
Warning: You may covet this Alaïa creation as much as the designer's laser-cut totes. Pink pepper and musk make it plenty spicy, but there's also a surprising lightness from freesia.
Alaia Paris | $150
2. Illicit eau de parfum
This mellow, ginger-spiked mix has a honeyed sweetness that's incredibly addictive.
Jimmy Choo | $112
3. Narciso eau de toilette
Roses add a familiar floral, almost powdery touch to black and white cedar.
Narciso Rodriguez | $96
4. Les Exceptions Cuir Impertinent eau de parfum
Star anise (a spice with a licorice-like aroma) lifts heavier leather notes with a clean, green quality.
Mugler | $225
5. Collection Extraordinaire Ambre Impérial eau de parfum
A blend of amber, tonka bean, and vanilla exudes the faintest hint of incense without coming on too strong.
Van Cleef & Arpels | $185
6. London Orris & Sandalwood Cologne Intense
Violet and orris have an earthy edge, which balances out the smooth, creamy sandalwood.
Jo Malone London | $170
7. Liquid Cashmere Black eau de parfum
Think you don't care for the tangy scent of patchouli? Praline provides a delectable twist.
Donna Karan | $108
8. The One Essence essence de parfum
You can smell lilies and jasmine—but it's amber resins and vanilla that help give this bouquet a deeper, more sensual spin.
Dolce & Gabbana | $115