Forget roses and lavender – these natural winter perfumes will warm you up with their richer scents!
Colder weather means we need some comfort. There are many ways to find that: curled up in front of a fireplace with your favourite book; sipping a cup of thick hot chocolate or tackling the cold directly by bundling up and dashing out into the snow!
Oddly enough, for me at least, winter provokes some of the most comforting scents around. Who doesn’t have fond memories of the scent of pine from their Christmas tree, or spices from hot pumpkin pies, after all?
I believe a scent can truly evoke emotion. It can energize us, make us feel beautiful…or even warm us up!
This selection of all natural winter perfumes I’ve put together contains notes of everything that’s wonderful about winter – from Christmassy frankincense and myrrh to rich chocolates and ambers.
I only selected brands that use zero nasty chemicals in their formulations, for your safety. Pair them perfectly with your favourite chunky sweater or cashmere scarf, or just wear them against your skin and snuggle up!
Natural Winter Perfumes To Warm You Up
Based in Australia, One Seed produce fully natural perfumes that last for ages, are beautifully packaged and blend completely unique scents. My pick of their best natural winter perfumes? Bohemia! It’s a bitter-sweet composition of alluring amber, smoked tea and dark chocolate. This is all set against luscious blood orange & vanilla tones, with a sensual sweet floral heart.
Sounds a bit like Christmas to me!
Price: Around $100
Best described as: Amber, dark, oriental, rich
This American company is dedicated to providing a healthy alternative to synthetic perfumes. That’s a good thing, because they’re usually full of junk like acetone, petroleum, and phthalates! I particularly love their Mejica scent. In fact, it’s one of my top picks for natural perfumes this winter.
This is a rich, snuggly blend of three vanillas, rare resins and spices. It’s one of the best organic winter perfumes for those who love a soft, feminine fragrance.
Best described as: Soft, vanilla, lightly spicy, feminine
Ernesto Collado, founder of Bravanariz, is super creative for so many reasons. A theatre creator and contemporary artist, he also continues his family tradition as the grandson of one of the most popular Spanish perfumiers and essential oils producers of the 20th century.
His Octubre scent reflects the chillier months with its touches of tangerine, pine and juniper. This natural eau de cologne is also enriched by the freshness of the lemon verbena and earthiness of chestnuts. The mix is an enthralling distillation of nature in the time of the falling leaves.
Best described as: Earthy, tangy, evergreen
It’s vegan, botanical and based on organic grain alcohol. Plus, Dulceo is the only perfume certified non-toxic by Made Safe, a health and ecosystem-focused certification for non-toxic products.Could Dulceo be more eco friendly?
But that’s not all. This is a natural winter perfume for those whose idea of comfort is a rich, sweet cup of heart-opening cocoa. Because that’s one of the base notes here – along with vanilla and caramel.
Sound good enough to eat? It almost is! But hints of Moroccan neroli, tuberose and Indian jasmine remind you that this is indeed, a warming fragrance, not dessert. Though we kinda wish it was!
Price: Around $110 but you can get up to 47% off if you pledge on their Kickstarter, here.
Best described as: Contemporary, gourmand, comforting
This perfume is the brainchild of the award winning Lake & Skye brand. They have distinguished themselves for creating scents that uplift the spirit and are a force of wellness.
Santal Gray Eau de Parfum possesses a discreet amorousness, through the smooth sandalwood, musk, cardamom and violet leaf.
A drop or two of this heady, musky fragrance will change your emotional state quickly. In fact, the holistic approach of the brand in creating its perfumes is exceptionally effective, and spraying yourself with Santal Gray is bound to become part of your daily ritual to feel empowered and sexy.
Best described as: Musky, spicy, sexy
When it’s cold outside, raise the heat inside with a spritz of Temptress! This natural winter perfume was formulated with a blend of pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, beautifully combined with lavender.
All of Harvey Prince’s fragrances were specifically chosen to evoke a time when you felt safe and cared for and loved. What’s more seductive than that?
Best described as: Lightly spicy
I love the name of this brand! That’s exactly what you’ll feel like when you wear this deep, masculine, warm and romantic Nirvana scent. It features extracts of organic Indian sandalwood, West Indian wild bay leaf and organic Italian bergamot peel.
Rich hippie is proud to use organic farms for their ingredients. To make their scents, they also employ techniques used by the great French perfumers. They ensure all their fragrances are made in very small batches with great attention given to quality and detail. No wonder this brand is a favourite with celebrities worldwide! I also love how the Eau de Parfum Roll-on is easy to slip into your bag and carry around at all times.
Best described as: Smoky, hip and bohemian
Oud takes you on a journey through the Arabian souks. At these incredible markets, cedarwood, oud and sandalwood infuse the air with their intoxicating scents. The perfume opens boldly with Moroccan cedarwood, Indian oud , black pepper and cardamom moving to a heart of delicate rose and finishing with a warm mysterious base of sandalwood, vetiver and Tonka bean.
I love the thick glass and gold tag of this luxurious bottle! Perfect for gifting.
Best described as: Intense, luxurious, rich, woody
One of the best vegan and cruelty free brands out there is undoubtedly Pacifica. The American label ensures their scents are all micro-batched, to avoid waste. They use natural, non GMO corn-based alcohol and essential oils to formulate their delicious fragrances.
I chose their Himalayan patchouli berry perfume as being one of the best natural perfumes for winter. It evokes the magic of the chilly Asian region, and was inspired by the Festival of Colours in Nepal. You’ll truly be transported by the alluring aroma of mystical patchouli. And did I mention it’s 100% vegan?
Best described as: Warm patchouli with a touch of tart berry and grapefruit.
This unisex perfume by the British organic skincare and aromatherapy expert Neal’s Yard is another of the best natural perfumes for winter. It features a blend of spicy pink pepper, sensual balsam copaiba, and warming patchouli. Of course, this is all set on a base of precious frankincense. It’s just a tiny bit masculine, but mainly reminds me a bit of baby powder.
The precious pearl of the desert will warm your soul and body as the perfume touches your skin. It’s deeply soothing and exceptionally popular, so be prepared for it to be out of stock sometimes!
Best described as: Rich, woody, comforting
Bach Flower Essences represent a unique concept of beauty and wellbeing for body, mind and soul. This is the first perfume in the world based on a blend of organic Bach flower essences.
Although this is a combination of flower essences, I chose it as one of the best natural perfumes for winter for its ability to lift your spirits on even the darkest wintry days. Rich olive, gorse, and white chestnut flower extracts merge with oakmoss and citral for a spicy and rich scent.
Price: Around $30
Best described as: Lush, woody and green.