Cozy Fragrances To Wear During The Winter Months

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The worst of winter weather is hitting many U.S. states and a lot of us are ready to bury ourselves in a mountain of cozy blankets with nothing except some snacks and our laptops to watch our comfort shows. In reality, many of us don't have the luxury of hibernating until the warmer days of spring, but we can emulate the feeling of doing so with one or more cozy fragrances as we go about our days. There are countless fragrances with heavy notes of vanilla, amber, smoke, and a variety of wood types, but not all of them actually capture the feeling of cozying up in the warmest part of your home with a mug of something hot and sweet.


Scents are always going to be highly debated. While there may be a large number of people who love one scent, there are going to be others who swear up and down that it smells like dirty laundry.

The best way to find the best scent for you is to get to know your nose and discover which notes you really love. When it comes to cozy fragrances, many of them are listed as being in the warm, woody, earthy, spicy, and sugary scent categories. Learning which of these suits you best is a great place to start.

How we selected products

Determining which popular fragrances have the coziest scents for winter months meant reading heaps of reviews and watching a ton of product advertisements to find the most-loved scents. The list of cozy fragrances for every type of person seems to go on and on. Whether your preferred coziest day is spent indoors wearing pajamas with a mug of spiced chai, or in a rustic coffee shop wearing an oversized cardigan and reading a good book, there is a scent that can transport you there.


After many hours of observative and contemplative toiling, the clouds parted and revealed to us several fragrances that have proved to be among the coziest ever imagined. User reviews, comment sections, and brand posts with specific information about their products granted us a clear view of how each scent uses distinct notes to complement your mood or melt a frozen spirit. Before winter comes to an end, try one or more of these lovely fragrances that will figuratively wrap you up in a warm and welcoming hug.

Best overall cozy fragrance

If you want to feel the coziest during the coldest parts of the winter season, Aesop Eidesis Eau de Parfum is the best woody, spicy, and warm fragrance you can buy. Released just last year, this scent by Aesop has lingering notes of black pepper, frankincense, cedar, sandalwood, and vetiver. The unisex fragrance is said to have moderate longevity and sillage, so it's not too overpowering.


Purchase Aesop Eidesis Eau de Parfum at Neiman Marcus for $195.

Best affordable cozy fragrance

The Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa '71 Fragrance Mist is quickly becoming a cult favorite among the younger generation. At an extremely reasonable price, this all-over fragrance, with notes of caramelized vanilla, toasted macadamia nut, and tonka bean, is basically flying off the shelves at beauty stores all over the country. Its warm and sweet smell is reminiscent of eating popcorn with chocolate or icing cookies with your bestie while the snow falls outside.


Purchase Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa '71 Hair & Body Fragrance Mist at Sephora for $24.

Best cozy fragrance to splurge on

Francis Kurkdjian has created countless well-known fragrances including the international best-seller: Le Mâle by Jean Paul Gaultieris. Today, the perfumer is still using his nose to make some of the most incredible scents we've ever smelled. Recently, the Gentle Fluidity Gold Eau de Parfum from Maison Francis Kurkdjian has piqued some perfume aficionados' interest and it found its way into the mainstream where people are welcoming the cozy scent with open arms.


Purchased Gentle Fluidity Gold Eau de Parfum Maison Francis Kurkdjian at Nordstrom for $235.

Best cozy fragrance for everyday wear

Though we admire those who wear a bold scent every day, some prefer to keep it simple. If you're looking for something subtle to wear to the office during the frozen months of winter, try Etat libre d'orange She Was An Anomaly. The fragrance uses iris, musk, and sandalwood notes to create an eclectic smell that melds with your natural scent for an unexpected but beautiful aroma.


Purchase Etat libre d'orange She Was An Anomaly at Etat libre d'orange for $159.

Best tried-and-true cozy fragrance

Released in 1994, Avons' Far Away Eau de Parfum has a firm grip on those who have been using it as their signature scent for 20 years or more. Arguably one of their most iconic scents, this perfume includes the spicy and floral notes of amber, freesia, and jasmine. Since its release, Avon has reimagined the fragrance many times, but nothing seems to beat the original formulation.


Purchase Avon's Far Away Eau de Parfum at Avon for $25.

Best cozy fragrance from a celebrity

Billie Eilish must have known what she was doing when she released Eilish Eau de Parfum, which has driven us all mad with its out-of-this-world scent that combines notes of sugared petals, creamy vanilla, spices, and warm musks. A favorite of many, the fragrance is warm and cozy, perfect for the winter, and the bottle is also incredibly unique.


Purchase Billie Eilish's Eilish Eau de Parfum at Ulta Beauty for $72.

Best cozy fragrance to wear with lingerie

TokyoMilk has dropped several great perfumes including Honey & The Moon, Let Them Eat Cake, and Le Petite. However, none are quite as perfect as Dead Sexy Eau de Parfum. At a very reasonable price, this fragrance allows you to feel comfortable and sexy at the same time. It's a great scent for slipping into a spicy little something and staying in with your boo or enjoying your night alone.


Purchase TokyoMilk Dead Sexy Eau de Parfum at Amazon for approximately $46.

Best vegan cozy fragrance

Fragrances that are vegan, cruelty-free, and genderless are somewhat hard to come by. Yet, Boy Smells is creating them again and again. Their Woodphoria Eau de Parfum balances notes of coconut water, fig leaves, and sandalwood for the most delightful warm and woody scent that can be worn on any occasion. Not to mention, when you are finished with it, the packaging is entirely recyclable.


Purchase Boy Smells Woodphoria Eau de Parfum at Sephora for $98.

Best cozy fragrance with intense notes

Kayali's Invite Only Amber 23 boasts a warm and spicy scent that reminds one Sephora reviewer of the more expensive Grand Soir by Francis Kurkdjian because the notes of amber resin, benzoin, and cinnamon are said to be quite intense. This bold fragrance lasts all day so that others will smell it in your wake. Even before you try on the scent, you will be in awe of its beautiful amber-colored packaging.


Purchase Kayali Invite Only Amber 23 at Sephora for $100.

Best cozy fragrance for women

If you think vanilla is, well, vanilla, be ready to have Dior Vanilla Diorama prove you wrong. As one Dior customer puts it, "This perfume smells amazing, if you love vanilla but need a more mature-smelling fragrance, this is your girl. It has vanilla notes without being too sweet." This lovely fragrance brings forth a sophisticated aroma with rum, citrus, and patchouli, which is great for colder months.


Purchase Dior Vanilla Diorama at Dior for $125.

Best cozy fragrance for men

Burberry's earthy and woody fragrance, Hero, is packed with the cozy notes of bergamot, cedarwood, black pepper, and juniper. Reviews indicate that the scent is comforting with a stress-relieving effect. As one Sephora customer says, "I tested probably 15 different scents but this is the one ... I was instantly hit with immense woody vibes. I believe in the right situation, Burberry's hero will turn plenty of heads. Definitely one of the best options for under $100."


Purchase Burberry Hero Eau de Toilette at Sephora for $95.

Best genderless cozy fragrance

Arquiste is not a stranger to iconic scents. You may know them from their collaboration with the suncare brand, Vacation. If you're looking for something a bit cozier, their fragrance Indigo Smoke is a must-try. It melds the scents of black tea, guaiac wood, and incense together for a refreshing and comforting experience that brings users a newfound sense of serenity.


Purchase Indigo Smoke Arquiste at Arquiste for $205.

Best cozy fragrance for sensitive skin

The Malin+Goetz brand is well-known for its collection of simple scents that can be layered or worn on their own. Their Dark Rum Eau de Parfum is a great example of a cozy, spiced perfume that can be worn during the winter, or any other season for that matter. If you love it, Malin+Goetz also produces candles, body wash, bar soap, and body lotion in the same amazing scent.


Purchase (Malin+Goetz) Dark Rum Eau de Parfum at Malin+Goetz for $96.

Best viral cozy fragrance

The internet has not stopped talking about Maison Margiela's 'REPLICA' Coffee Break. This scent is warm and cozy like you just took your first sip of coffee on a cold morning. Two TikTok users, @lauren.with and @affectionate, showed off this perfume among other cozy options, with the latter even offering a more affordable alternative: Bath & Body Works' Vanilla Mocha Martini.


Purchase Maison Margiela 'REPLICA' Coffee Break Eau de Toilette at Sephora for $85.

Best cozy fragrance for going out

There is no denying that BDK Parfums Rouge Smoking is sexy, alluring, and comforting all at the same time. The fragrance is a balanced blend of mystère, familiarity, and Parisian glam. With notes of white musk, black vanilla, and Italian bergamot, this unique scent is the cherry on top, completing your late-night going-out ensemble with a combination of coziness and sophistication.


Purchase BDK Parfums Rouge Smoking at BDK Parfums for $190.

Best cozy fragrance for staying in

Though it is technically a fall scent, you'll want to wear Skylar's Fall Cashmere throughout the winter too. Reminiscent of creamy apple cider, fallen leaves, and being wrapped up in a soft blanket, this fragrance is incredibly warm and comforting. After putting it on, you might have trouble leaving the house, which is why it's our top pick for use when you're ready to cozy up with a good book while the snow falls outside.


Purchase Skylar Fall Cashmere at Skylar Clean Beauty for $90.

Best long-lasting cozy fragrance

Sabah is known for its high-end slippers, but it has also created a fragrance to transport you across the globe. The brand's Bois Eau de Parfum, which was created in conjunction with Arquiste's Carlos Huber, is the perfect cozy scent to relieve your senses during the dreary winter months. The fragrance is described as warm and romantic with notes of cypress and wild thyme as well as cedar wood, leather, and smoke.


Purchase Sabah Bois Eau de Parfum at Sabah for $120.