Here they are. Check out our suggestions for the coldest months of the year:
CITREA by Mirus Fine Fragrance - If you need something for SAD (seasonal affective disorder), try this juicy citrus with sustenance. Imagine Meyer lemon orchards under glimmering rays of California sunshine. Yellow, yellow, yellow! In aromatherapy, the scent of citruses are invigorating, energizing and uplifting. In Western herbal medicine, yellow plants are the ones that are known for their anti-depressant qualities. And with a solid base of woods and resins, Citrea isn't flimsy nor fleeting, so it can stand up to chilly winter days.
EVERGREEN by Thorn & Bloom - How can one not think of evergreens, smoke and maple shacks in winter? Really love the scent of maple sap that I get here. Evergreen is quite literally a winter wonderland in a bottle, with all the aforementioned quintessential winter elements. Gives the feeling of wandering through a snowy wood with all of these wonderful scents all around you. All-natural and GMO-Free.
RHINOCEROS by Zoologist Perfumes - The reason this leathery, woody, resinous, greenish beast, soaked with buttered rum, is on this list is because it's the one I personally and consistently reach for. A complex powerhouse and a masterpiece IMHO.
SLOWDIVE by Hiram Green - They did right by releasing their latest creation during the cold months because it is such rich, ambered goodness. Warm and golden, like melted beeswax that has been infused with tobacco flowers. The dried fruit is luscious and chewy. The longer it wears, the more beautiful it becomes. Makes me think of a roaring fire and a brandy snifter sitting on a side table in the private library of a nobleman. All-natural.
PUCK'S POTION by La Fleur by Livvy - Moving away from all of the darker notes (tobacco, leather, etc.), here is a fragrance that was inspired by the notoriously foggy city of London. Puck's Potion has such a smooth and velvety base of woods along with the sweet muskiness of lily absolute. If you have ever smelled Baiser Vole by Cartier, you have a rough idea of the feel of this fragrance. Like being wrapped in a cashmere blanket. All-natural.
SUEDOIS by Euphorium Brooklyn - I generally don't like too much sweetness in my perfumes, but my interest in gourmands increases when the weather is chilly day after day. Suedois has the edible notes of thick, spiced cream and juicy berries, but it also has an obvious animalic suede note. It will satisfy perfumistas seeking a gourmand without going overboard on sugar. An underrated niche beauty, this one deserves more attention.
EAU DE NYONYA by Auphorie - In a genre all its own that I would call "tropical gourmand." It has the most intensely nutty, green coconut note I have ever smelled, very reminiscent of many Asian desserts. Sweet, creamy and comforting, the way a gourmand should be. Bonus: it's a mental escape to the tropics.
Hope you consider trying some of these beauties out.