Notes associated with Christmas, such as cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg are undeniably some of the most heart-warming and memory invoking aromas around. Whether used as a hero ingredient or combined, they’re guaranteed to give you the festive feels in an instant! If you, like us here at The Perfume Shop, adore the rich, warm scents synonymous with the time of year when Santa comes to town, you’re going to love this top 10 roundup of our favourite classic Christmas scents.
1. Twilly d’Hermes by Hermes for Her
Ginger scents are always popular in the autumn and winter months as it adds an all-important richness and depth to a fragrance which is welcome when the temperature outside drops. Ginger works in perfect harmony with light, subtle florals, and this is demonstrated with expertise in Twilly d’Hermes by Hermes. Spicy ginger, heady tuberose, and earthy sandalwood work in tandem to create a scent that you may want to wear all year round.
2. Pure XS by Paco Rabanne for Him
Ginger and spice and all things nice are exactly what aromas of Christmas are made of! Paco Rabanne’s incredibly sensual and enveloping Pure XS fragrance features both ginger and cardamom at its heart, creating an irresistible and robust Eau de Toilette that is charming and irresistible. We like to think if Santa has a fragrance preference, this would be one of his favourites!
3. Alien Fusion by Thierry Mugler for Her
Fascinating and flamboyant (we wouldn’t expect anything less from the house of MUGLER) Alien Fusion takes sensual aromas to completely new heights. Traditional winter scents of cinnamon and ginger open at the top before developing into an intense heart of tuberose and a long-lasting creamy base. Fragrances are often associated with memories, and we promise you’ll never forget the first time you experience this perfume, especially if you’re wearing it during your Christmas celebrations!
4. Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier for Him
For a charming concoction of fresh notes perfectly complemented by rich and powdery spices, look no further than Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier. The distinguished scent, which has been adding a touch of warmth to male fragrance collections (and making the perfect present) since 1995, features several notes perfect for wearing on a Christmas day walk including the slightly sweet, yet spicy, cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, and creamy Tonka Bean.
5. Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder for Her
Not all winter fragrances are dark and mysterious, warmth can come from a variety of combinations. Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder combines bright Sicilian Bergamot and lemon, creamy coconut milk with warming amber, sandalwood and myrrh resulting in an ultra-feminine fragrance that’ll lift your spirits as well as keeping you cosy!
6. Code Absolute by Armani for Him
Myrhh has been an essential ingredient in perfumery for thousands of years, making its contribution to fragrance utterly timeless! Found in the base of Code Absolute by Armani, myrrh elevates notes of warm rum and creamy Tonka bean to create a spicy, oriental scent fit for the festive season!
7. La Nuit Tresor by Lancôme for Her
Once reserved for the likes of kings and queens only, Frankincense adds an incredible quality to any fragrance it graces, and of course, La Nuit Tresor by Lancôme is no exception. Mysteriously dark and utterly seductive, the woody fragrance combines an aroma of incense with layers of delectable sweetness to create a perfume that is perfect for date night in the holiday season!
8. L’Eau d’lessy Pour Homme by Issey Miyake
L’eau d’lessy Pour Homme by Issey Miyake contains more surprises than a Christmas advent calendar! Top notes of bright and zesty yuzu and mandarin would lead you to believe this is a scent more suited for summer, but awaiting you in the heart is the comforting arrival of nutmeg and cinnamon - a spicy duo that is nothing but short of perfect when paired together. After the enveloping hug in the centre, you are led to an intense woody base that is powdery, rich, and always memorable.
9. Crystal Noir by Versace
Spice up your fragrance collection with the seductive Crystal Noir by Versace. A complex blend of both florals and distinctive pepper, this is one Oriental fragrance which will liven up any winter day! Cardamom sits at the top, accompanied by ginger and pepper, for an instant fiery kick before developing into an admirable array of flowery notes in the heart and a creamy base which is earthy and sophisticated.
10. Toy Boy by Moschino
Tap into your playful side with Moschino’s Toy Boy; a unique and enthusiastic fragrance that perfectly combines fresh florals and spicy notes. Zesty bergamot, juicy pear and earthy nutmeg sit at the top before giving way to a heart of deeply sweet and woody clove and a bursting bouquet of rose. This scent is often described as unique, and they’re not wrong!
Let the festive fun continue …
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