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When temperatures drop and layering begins, the desire for a woodsy, bold fragrance becomes all too real. With notes of cloves, ginger, pepper, and cardamom, a spicy perfume embodies more than memories of apple-picking and holiday cheer—it evokes a sense of exoticness that's difficult to resist. Below, we've rounded up eight of our favorite warm fragrances, including including ones that layer beautifully and ones that make a statement on their own. All are beloved.
The designer's first fragrance turned into its signature for its unique blend of floral and peppery notes. A great pick for anyone looking for something both sultry and sweet, this spicy scent is both balanced and fresh, featuring notes of lily of the valley, jasmine, and patchouli.
The base note of this sultry fragrance is patchouli: A musky, spicy note that is the perfect complement to sweeter scents. With additional notes of peach blossoms, gardenia, and tuberose, this "East-West bouquet" feels both avant-garde and sultry all at the same time.
Since inception, this classic earned an instant following for its sophisticated, spicy scent. The complex cocktail of spices and florals is a brilliant blend of sweet and savory notes, including rose, coriander, orange blossom, and cloves, over a deeper, mysterious base of woods and vanilla.
This decadent perfume begins as a warm mix of incense and spices, but then deepens into a rich, almost over-ripe floral scent. Mysterious and not for the faint of heart, this fragrance is also immensely long-lasting—expect it to go from dawn-to-dusk. Mist your hair lightly for the day with the eau de parfum, and leave a gorgeous trail. For evening, dab the perfume directly onto pulse points, remembering that a little goes a long way.
The distinctive aroma of tonka bean paired with the woody sophistication of sandalwood make for an empowering, sexy fragrance that's hard to resist. And with middle notes of sambac jasmine ylang-ylang, and green pear, it's the perfect balance that's sure land you a ton of compliments.