Winter may be dark, but the gloom has its upsides. The crisp chill in the air is the perfect (and sometimes only) backdrop for the richest, boldest fragrances one dares to wear. Smoky tones cut beautifully through the cold while remaining balanced on the skin. Sweet notes feel cuddly and luscious, and rarely overwhelming. If the weather demands a warm outfit, we think it can also demand a warm perfume.
We came up with a list of ten fragrances we love, each more smoldering, simmering, sizzling and scintillating than the last. Each are powerhouses of scent, which should project uncompromising visions of texture and shadow, hour after hour into the night.
Browse our selection below, or grab our Winter Powerhouses Sample Pack to take an intrepid voyage through them all.