Rich Winter Fragrances
Unlike summer’s lighter perfumes, these scents are complex, like winter itself.
Amber, a resin with a rich, powdery scent, is the base note of these fragrances. Each has a hint of sweetness.
Shown clockwise from top:
Byredo Parfums Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum, $195
Bright pepper, fresh lemon, and incense create an understated yet undeniably unique perfume. It will be your go-to scent for months―maybe years.
To buy: 212-826-8900.
GapBody White Amber Eau de Toilette, $28
A touch on the bolder side, this pairs amber with bergamot and ivy. The eau de toilette is fitting for a night out.
To buy: gap.com for info.
Fresh Tobacco Caramel Eau de Parfum, $75
Sweet notes of caramel, honey, and rich tobacco flowers make this eau de parfum girlie and gutsy. It was created for men and women. You can splash it on or lightly spray it.
To buy: Unfortunately, this product is no longer available.
C.O. Bigelow Chemists Perfume Oil in Amber, $15
Bohemian but fresh, this is one of the best versions of amber around. Just a dab of the potent oil will do. Or add a few drops to your body lotion for an allover scent.
To buy: bigelowchemists.com.
Estée Lauder Sensuous Eau de Parfum, from $55
Subtle woodsy notes give it a sultry undertone, while orchids and magnolia make it feminine. A light spritz works well for day; layer on a few more for night.
To buy: esteelauder.com.