Cold, dark weather lies ahead as winter is officially around the corner, and if you’re like me, then spritzing on a seasonally appropriate fragrance can add a moment of joy to an otherwise dreary atmosphere. You can fully lean into the elements by opting for a crisp scent reminiscent of pine trees and snowfall or add some much-needed warmth to your day with a cozy or spicy fragrance. Regardless of your preferences, now’s the time to stock up on wintry perfumes because Sephora is offering 20 percent off full-size fragrances—no matter your Beauty Insider tier. This is also a perfect opportunity to get the last of your holiday shopping done. Who doesn’t want to receive a luxe perfume that’s been on their wishlist?
Ahead, find the best wintry fragrances to shop during the Sephora fragrance sale.
What is Sephora’s fragrance sale?
From now until December 24, Sephora is offering 20% off all full-size fragrances (one ounce or larger). All you need to do to redeem the offer is be a member of their free Beauty Insider program and apply the code FRAGRANCE20 at checkout. This offer is valid to all Beauty Insider members regardless of tier and can be used one time only.
Now $62 (Originally $74)
Inspired by the mountains of Big Sky, Montana, this crisp fragrance marries spice and freshness together. Cool marine notes are complemented by wood and dry grass to create a scent that brings you to nature. On the skin, it’s woody, alluring, and spicy—with a unique icy finish. If you opt for aquatic notes during the summer and you want a bit of a change for winter that still falls within a similar fragrance family, this is an excellent choice for you.
Now $84 (Originally $105)
If there’s one fragrance that I’m afraid I’ll completely use up this winter and need to repurchase, it’s this one. It’s a warm, addictive perfume that smells musky and cozy as it meshes with your skin. It features warm amber at the base combined with notes of cedarwood and vanilla orchid that provide the perfect complementary hints of wood and sweetness. It’s a super comforting fragrance that embodies familiarity—like a loved one’s jacket or the fragrance of your childhood home.
Now $228 (Originally $285)
If you’re venturing out on a date night or to a holiday party this winter, and you want to wear a fragrance that’s a bit sexy, consider this one from Tom Ford. The key notes are tobacco leaf, vanilla, and ginger, which blend together to create a dark scent with just the right amount of sweetness. I’ll warn you—it’s not for everyone, given how heady it is, but if you love warm, spicy scents, it’s absolutely worth checking out, especially while it’s on sale.
Now $112 (Originally $140)
Floral fragrances are often springtime staples, but warm florals specifically, make for excellent winter scents. This one contains notes of orange blossom, lavender, and orchid accord and is warmed up with vanilla, creating a perfume that features a perfect balance between warmth, sweetness, florals, and a hint of sensuality.
Now $228 (Originally $285)
If you like warm, sugary, floral fragrances, take advantage of the discount and check out this iconic, ultra-luxe perfume from Killian Paris. It’s absolutely fitting for year-round wear, but the marshmallow note gives it a cozy, winter-appropriate twist. Marshmallow combined with vanilla absolute and orange blossom merge to create a powerful, sweet, floral fragrance with an elevated finish. While this one is certainly an investment, a little bit goes a long way, and it’s incredibly long-lasting, so you’ll certainly get your money’s worth.
Now $112 (Originally $140)
Ever wondered what Rihanna smells like? We’ll bet it’s warm, floral, and bold—just like Fenty Beauty’s beloved fine fragrance. Notes of magnolia, musk, and Bulgarian rose are easily detectable right off the bat, but let it set on your skin a bit, and you might notice hints of tangerine, blueberry, vanilla, and patchouli. Altogether, each note plays a role in making this fragrance bold, complex, and intoxicating.
Now $114 (Originally $142)
Floral lovers, floral haters, and everyone in between, I highly recommend you give this warm floral fragrance a try. I typically steer clear of most flowery scents, but there’s something about this one that’s cozy, warm, and fresh—and, most importantly, doesn’t give me a headache. Neroli bud gives it its true floral identity, but notes of white musk and white amber ground it in warmth and give it an approachable, wearable finish.
Now $108 (Originally $135)
If you like to fully embrace comfy, cozy vibes during the winter, give this wool blanket-inspired fragrance from Commodity a try. It’s the perfect embodiment of a weekend night in watching a movie under the covers—-it’s familiar, comforting, and simple. Notes of amber, vetiver, and musk marry to create a warm, fresh scent that stays close to the skin.
Now $72 (Originally $90)
This understated, warm and spicy fragrance is a great choice for those who prefer subtly when it comes to their scent. The key notes are bergamot, vanilla, and amber, and they blend together to create an alluring, comforting scent with a slight sexy flare, but not in a way that’s overdone or in your face. It’s a fantastic choice for day or night, and given how light it is, it makes for a great mixing perfume.
Now $115 (Originally $144)
Let’s face it, this list wouldn’t be complete without the iconic By the Fireplace perfume by Maison Margiela Replica. There’s no wonder why it’s been a fan-favorite since its release in 2015. It’s the ultimate cozy fragrance that instantly transports you to a comfortable spot in front of a fireplace during a snowstorm. Notes of chestnut accord, clove oil, and vanilla accord combine to create a sweet and spicy scent that envelopes you in comfort and familiarity. It’s, without a doubt, a staple that will always remain in my collection.