It’s time to welcome the cold and wrap up in the scent of winter. From wood to musk and vanilla to currants, these perfume notes embody everything there is to love about this time of year.

1. Redcurrant

Jo Malone London English

Crisp and fresh, this fragrance from Jo Malone London embodies the sweetness of winter. Proving that you don’t have to opt for heavy scents in the colder months, redcurrant and rose meets roasted oak to create a beautifully bright perfume.

Shop Jo Malone London English Oak & Redcurrant Cologne 100ml, £88

2. Tobacco

Etat Libre d’Orange Jasmine

Don’t let the word cigarette put you off, one sniff of this perfume and you’ll fall head over heels. Fruity at first, followed by subtle notes of tobacco and amber, this fragrance won’t leave your handbag all winter.

Shop Etat Libre d’Orange Jasmine et Cigarette EDP, from £82

3. Wood

Comme des Garcons Wonderwood

Nothing gets us geared up for winter more than the smell of freshly chopped wood, and this unisex scent from Comme des Garcons captures it perfectly. With top notes of madagascan pepper and nutmeg, it dries down to a delicious woody blend.

Shop Comme des Garcons Wonderwood EDT 50ml, £70

4. Leather

Shop Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa EDC, from £66

This intense take on the traditional Acqua Di Parma Colonia is magnificent for men and women alike. It incorporates the citrusy top notes of the original fragrance and blends them with a base of neroli and leather.

Shop Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa EDC, from £66

5. Vanilla


Notes of creamy tonka bean, tobacco flower, cocoa and vanilla create a truly opulent fragrance. For both men and women, this is about as close to mouth-watering as a scent can get.

Shop Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille EDP 50ml, £155

6. Sandalwood


Elizabeth and James, the brand headed up by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, brings us this sensual winter fragrance. The blend of violet, vanilla and sandalwood gives off a warm, inviting scent that we can’t get enough of.

Shop Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black EDP 50ml, £69