Winter Perfumes – My Top 3 Picks

Top Three Winter Perfumes Caudalie Parfum Divin Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Dolce and Gabbana The One

l – r Dolce and Gabbana – The One | Yves Saint Laurent – Black Opium | Caudalie – Parfum Divin

As we move into winter I find my perfume tastes changing. In the spring and summer I gravitate towards light, floral scents. In the winter it’s something a little heavier and warming. These perfumes are my absolute favourite for winter. Wearing them is like being enveloped in a rich scent.

I have been wearing the below three perfumes for a few years now. Each tick various boxes that I want from a winter perfume. Woody – check, rich – check, musky – check.

Do your perfume preferences change with the seasons?

Dolce and Gabbana – The One

The luxurious gold packaging gives this one away a bit, I think. (Although don’t get it wet, as I have found out). It’s a rich scent with good projection. Perhaps this is more of an evening perfume though, it’s quite musky and I prefer to wear something lighter in the office. Dolce and Gabbana The One is quite sweet and I really get the amber and vanilla scents coming through. It’s a really oriential scent with a warm woody base that is perfect for the winter – link. It is £54 for 30ml, so quite pricey but I find it lasts a long time, especially on clothes.

You can buy Dolce and Gabbana – The One here

Yves Saint Laurent – Black Opium

I’ve never tried the original Opium by Yves Saint Laurent, but I love Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent. I might even write a review in the coming month. To me this smells like sweet, forest fruits. Imagine removing a freshly baked forest fruit strudel from the oven on a cold winter’s night. To me it’s quite sweet and fruity and I get a hint of pink pepper and coffee coming through. Those notes keep it from being too powdery and give it a bit of a kick to emulate its glam rock style bottle.

You can buy Yves Saint Laurent – Black Opium here. It is £54 for 30ml again.

Caudalie – Parfum Divin

I did write a review of Caudalie Parfum Divin here, which you can check out for a more in-depth review. I’d say this is the least sweet and woodiest scent on the list. I think it’s probably also the least well-known. At £39 for 50ml it’s the least expensive on my list too. It smells like a luxurious, rich oil and definitely one you could imagine seeing and smelling at a spa.

You can buy Caudalie’s Parfum Divin here.

What perfumes do you gravitate towards in the winter? Or do you wear the same signature scent all year round?


Sarah. Almost 30. Craft beer drinker. South London resider. I like photography, boxing and visiting all of London's markets.


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