Best Fragrances for the Winter

STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK. Well, actually, I'm not sure about Stella, but I'm baaaaaaack! 

I had a bit of a hiatus, totally unplanned, but necessary. A bit of a mental/creative break, if you will. Sometimes I have those moments, and what I have learned is that it's okay to take a break once in a while. The most important part is that when you come back from your break, it's as if you never left. You can seamlessly pick up where you left off - and that, to me, is a really good sign that you are ready baby! 

Anyway, my last post was about a brand new fragrance from Marc Jacob's that I was able to test out (read it and love it here), which I still use and love, and I get compliments on it all the time. Something that still resonates with me is a review I read that the customer said it had notes of vanilla -- which makes me so sad because I don't smell vanilla AT. ALL. Okay, it's not a big deal, but it had me thinking. 

Why do I love sweet smells during the winter time? Why is it that the lack of vanilla notes in this perfume I love is annoying? Then, my brain went on a tangent and I was like ... "All my favorite scents during the colder months have something in common ... sweet, vanilla notes!" And it brought me to this point here - the best (and my personal fave) fragrances for winter. Drum roll please *badadadadadadadadaadadadadada* (<<drum roll noises - just bear with me haha)

1. Wild Madagascar Vanilla (ON SALE NOW!)


I love this scent as a perfume and even as a lotion - it is so silky and smooth, it makes me feel so luxurious! It is sweet smelling, but definitely isn't over powering. It also has a 'perfume' smell so it doesn't smell only like a lotion; it could definitely pass as a high-end perfume. Love love love this! 

2. Warm Vanilla Sugar (ALSO ON SALE NOW!!)


Okay this is an oldie but goodie - a classic staple in any beauty arsenal. I remember using this in MIDDLE SCHOOL. I'm not telling you how old I am now, but just know, middle school was omg... so long ago. *tears* Anyway, this is a cult classic in the beauty world, just sayin'. 


3. Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée

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This is one of my favorite scents of all time - it smells so luxurious, sensual, a musky yet sweet smell. It also has a subtle brightness to it too and it lingers. It definitely is on the pricier side, however, it will go a long way. *Insert heart eyes emoji* 

4. Dolce & Gabbana The One




This is actually a men's cologne, but I still absolutely love this scent. It is charismatic, sophisticated, and warm. It is definitely a great woodsy smell also, making it a perfect option for the cooler weather (or even all year round). 

5. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

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The name alone lends itself to sex appeal, a sultry night alone with your boo thang, eating Taco Bell and getting cheese on the carpet. I don't know about you but that sounds every bit of risque to me. But in all seriousness, this is the perfect scent for those cooler days - musky, seductive, vibrant, and modern. I can picture the snow falling, sipping hot cocoa and twinkling lights when I smell this - definitely a top fave. And Allure thinks so too ;) 


What are your favorite scents for the winter? Do you have a perfume you wear all year round? Do you hate scents all together? Don't care but want to say hi? Leave all of it down below!