12 Perfect Christmas Perfumes
These are my favorite perfumes that embody the Christmas mood.
There are a variety of scents that trigger our nostalgia for Christmas. They might have been gifts, they might be au natural like evergreen, vanilla baking, apple spices, or mulled wine. Your mind is transported back in time to places, people and events that make the holiday season so magical.
Many of us choose our holiday activities around scents whether it’s through cooking, baking, changing our soaps, burning candles, or by decorating up fresh cut trees.
Companies and brands know this which is why they often release stunning fragrance commercials and marketing campaigns that inspire you to recreate the illusion of perfection and luxury when you buy one of their signature scents.
Use this list of fragrances that smell like Christmas to inspire your holiday wish list or help you find a gift for the woman who seems to have everything (I can assure she does not). If you aren’t sure whether the perfume will be loved for longer than one wear, Sephora has an excellent return and exchange policy (see their exchange policy) so you can find a scent that embodies you.
The 12 Perfumes to Have In Your Collection for the Christmas Season
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Kilian Paris Apple Brandy Eau de Parfum
Let’s jump right into the scent with a pricey one that’s so worth it.
This is for perfume believers and those who love to make a statement. It is so fresh, almost tropical, but the brandy guides you towards the holidays. There is a sprinkle of cardamom that basically makes this the warmest, most intoxicating holiday fragrance you need.
It’s a night perfume and embodies the energy of the season. If you don’t have a perfume you can be confident in then you’re missing Kilian Paris in your collection
YSL Libre Eau de Parfum
Fall in love with this daytime fragrance. If you’re going somewhere hot this holiday, it is ideal to take with you because you aren’t looking for the cozy heavy musky woodiness, but the lighter lavender of spring paired with the sensual Moroccan orange blossom. Keep in mind it is a statement perfume so people will know you’re there, and girl, that’s what you want.
Maison Margiela ‘Replica’ By the Fireplace
The name itself has to tell you this will be warm and spicy, crackling and gold. The elements of orange flower, clove oil and vanilla are comforting, safe and nostalgic. It’s Christmas movie night or hot date night where this scent is the only thing you need.
Philosophy Fresh Cream Warm Cashmere
The name itself has to tell you this Gorgeous warm fragrance that embodies the coziness of cashmere.
The woodiness is paired with a hint of juicy tangerine so it’s not super heavy or overpowering.
It’s absolutely perfect as a day perfume or if you’re heading to the mountains to ring in the new year.
Lancome La vie est Belle
First date vibes are all over this holiday scent (that could be worn all year, but it’s more fun to have scents for all occasions!) Flirty, feminine, floral, that can be described as nice. Lancome bottles this beautifully, because sometimes ‘nice’ really is the perfect vibe to have.
Many gift options for mom, sister, friend, girlfriend, or even secret Santa.
YSL Black Opium
This is a sweater fragrance.
You want this to linger on your clothes, it’s gorgeous, deep, and seductive.
The white flower gives off a freshness that adds to the sensuality of this scent, giving it an addictive element. It’s like a feminine cologne that is universally flattering.
This is the scent you want to leave on your boyfriend’s pillow so you’re always there (that sounds crazy, and it is).
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Perfume
A floral scent with hints of coffee bean and almond.
This perfume is velvety and expensive smelling. Wear this to brunch with the girls and take it right into that night’s cocktail party.
Be the boss of Christmas.
Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Eau De Parfum
The staying power of this scent is key for busy holiday days dashing through stores, visiting friends, having cocktails, charming everyone you meet.
It is a sweet smelling fragrance but not overpowering.
You’re candy and you know it.
Dolce & Gabbana The Only One Eau de Parfum
This is for those who love the sweet smell of the holidays.
It’s patchouli notes paired with vanilla which makes it a holiday delight, but more sophisticated than wearing a sugary smelling body spray.
You want to feel giddy on the inside, but feminine and hypnotizing on the outside.
Miguel Matoce Miracle of Roses
It has a hint of cinnamon and reminds me of baking, breads and deliciousness.
There is just a hint of sweetness that is lighter in the winter than during the heat of the summer, so it’s why I enjoy it.
I usually wear it closer to Christmas.
Jimmy Choo L’eau Parfum
We’ll find you drinking bourbon with the big boys in the study, cause you ain’t cleaning no dishes.
Here is your scent of empowerment.
The elements of tobacco, vanilla, tiger orchid, oozes old Hollywood during the holidays. It is perfectly balanced between masculine heavy and lightly femininity.
And yes, it’s what the North Pole smells like.
Coco Chanel Noir
For the adult woman who knows who she is and what she wants.
Your values at Christmas are get ‘er done, I’ve got this, and don’t waste my time singing in Christmas trees.
Create more memories this holiday season and find a signature scent that works for you. Experiment with different brands and smells you may not immediately be drawn to.
Everyone’s chemistry is different and what smells ok in the bottle may knock your socks off when applied to your pulse points. It’s nice to pull out a seasonal specific scent that you become known for because not only does that smell create memories for you but you create memories for others.
Be the main character.
Merry Happy Holidays