Regardless of the season, there’s something enchanting about a beautiful scent. We’ve found some inviting winter scents that you’ll love! 

Fun fact about me is that I have an insanely strong sense of smell. It’s actually very odd because my schnoz didn’t start strongly picking up scents until I turned nineteen. Since then, I’ve been able to notice scents sooner than my friends. For that reason, I’m very appreciative of things that smell good. I love it when people and homes smell nice. If the world smelled better, maybe people would be less prone to bad moods. Think about it. A specific scent can instantly bring memories of loved ones and fun times to mind.

There are certain fragrances that instantly make me think of winter. Here are 3 of my all-time favorite winter scents for you and your home.

1.  Warm Vanilla

I think winter scents should exude a sense of warmth and coziness. There’s no other scent that does that more than warm vanilla. What’s nice about warm vanilla is that it's a classic scent that everyone loves. Here are some great examples of how you can incorporate it into your life this winter.

For You - Dolce&Gabbana Pour Femme: This delightful scent is characterized by Mediterranean harmonies and contrasts. There are nuances of Raspberry, which “give way to the addictive qualities of the sugary 'Guimauve' and full-bodied sensuality of the Vanilla base notes.” The majority of those who tried this perfume commented on how much they loved the warm smell of it. This perfume is perfect for that confident woman who wants a classic, warm scented perfume for the winter. Ladies, trust me when I say, get this awesome perfume.

For the Home - Anthropologie’s Boulangerie Jar Vanilla & Fig: This is a scent that just makes you want to go, Yuuuuuummm! What’s great about this candle is that it has a warm scent that is not too sickeningly sweet. One reviewer said “I love this candle. It really gives my room a relaxing, sweet scent. I have received a lot [of] compliments on how lovely my home smells. I've only tried the Vanilla Fig, but I would like to try other scents as well.” There really are so many things to love about this candle. On top of the amazing scent, look how gorgeous the container looks. Anthropologie’s Boulangerie Jar would be a great addition to your home decor.

2. Spiced Orange Zest

Although citrus is considered more a spring and summer scent, when incorporated with spices, it is perfectly suitable for fall and winter. There’s just something about cinnamon and spices that can magically make any scent perfect for winter. Spiced Orange Zest is a warm inviting scent that’s different than typical winter scents because of its fruity composition. Here are a couple of great picks to help you add this fruity scent to your life this winter.

For You - L’Instant De Guerlain: This is a beautifully feminine perfume featuring Citrus Honey, Magnolia Inclusion, and Amber Harmony notes. It has a very airy, enveloping scent. According to reviewers, this perfume is a “warm cloud of calm and serenity.” It’s a perfume that is truly perfect for winter. If you’re on the hunt for a captivating scent, you should definitely check out this perfume!

For the Home - As much as I’d love to give you a candle that you can purchase that perfectly exudes spiced orange zestiness, I’ve got something better to share with you—a home scent secret that is better than candles. Here’s an ah-may-zing simmer pot recipe that will leave your home smelling delicious!

  • In a pot of simmering water (Not boiling. There is a difference!), drop in the following ingredients: peel from 1 lemon, peel from 1 orange, 2 bay leaves, 3 cinnamon sticks, and 2 tablespoons of whole cloves.
  • Let these lovely ingredients simmer and enjoy as they fill the room with blissful scents from the citrus and spice ingredients.

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3. Warm Amber

Amber is a beautiful scent that is warm and resinous. It’s a nice earthy scent that can produce a faint prickle at the back of the nose (in a good way!). Warm Amber is a perfect scent for winter because it’s warm, earthy, and inviting. It’s a scent that will make you want to curl up by the fireplace and take a nice, cozy nap.

For You - Dior Poison: This is a beautifully luxe perfume that simply smells expensive. “This feminine scent possesses a blend of amber, honey, berries, and other spices. It is recommended for romantic wear.” Poison is a dark perfume, perfect to wear for winter events. Made to be worn by confident women ready to face the world. Dior Poison is a classic perfume that is simply a masterpiece.

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For the Home - Bath & Body Works 3-Wick Candles Fireside: This candle is described by Bath & Body Works as “An inviting reminder of warm embers in the fireplace, sweetened with leather, sandalwood and rich amber.” The scent of this candle is reminiscent of being in a cabin on a winter’s day with a roaring fire. If you’re into woodsy scents, this candle is the candle for you. Just a side note, this scent isn’t a scent that everyone may find agreeable. If you love earthy, warm scents, this is perfect for you. But, if you have a preference for sweet, fruity scents, then consider the smell of spiced orange zest over this.

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There you have it friends. You are officially an expert (well, maybe not quite an expert, but at least you know a little more) on the wondrous smells of winter! Whether you want something sweet or something a little more earthy, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Make your life smell blissful this season. Try out these scents and comment with your thoughts. Know anyone who's a perfume junkie? Share this blog with them! Sharing is caring, friends!

**Featured image c/o Rob Lee on Flickr