Best niche perfumes for winter

January 22, 2023

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A curated list of the top 5 niche perfumes that work amazingly in winter time

Best niche perfumes for winter 2023

Winter is the perfect season to wear fragrances that can makes us feel warm and cozy. Whether you are a perfume enthusiast or if you just want to smell great, these type of perfumes have an incredible effect when the temperature goes down.

What makes a perfume suitable for winter are the notes that are usually combined into these fragrances. Warm and silky vanilla, sweet and spicy cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and rich notes of wood are some of the names that appear in some of the winter perfumes.

Best niche perfumes for winter

Great winter perfumes are more dense and with a longer lasting power and with only a couple of sprays, they can easily fill a room and leave an impression.

“If love is a sin, a good perfume is what drives you to commit it”

Jean Paul Guerlain
Puredistance Black is mysterious and opulent. A timeless and elegant winter fragrance.
Puredistance Black

After years of perfume collecting and working with some of the world’s best niche perfume brands as content creators, we will share with you our top 5 best niche perfumes for winter.

On this list you will find:

  • Main olfactive notes
  • Our recommendation of when to wear them
  • Longevity
  • Price

We made this list based on how they smell, compliment factor and our general experiences while wearing them. We are in January 2023 and it is the middle of winter here in Europe but we will be updating the list next year with new names.

The perfumes on this list are placed in no particular order.

(All the images on this list were done by us and with our own bottles)



Xerjoff Casamorati 1888 is the spiciest winter fragrance and one with a gorgeous presentation.
Xerjoff Casamorati 1888

This is one of those all time favourite perfumes. It doesn’t matter how many perfumes we have in our collection but this fragrance is one that needs to be on this winter list as one of the warmest and spiciest niche perfumes ever.

Main olfactive Notes: Carnation, Pepper, Coriander seeds, Saffron, Ylang Ylang, Amber, Sandalwood, Patchouli.

We Recommend: For day/night – indoor/outdoor, but easy on the trigger as its quite spicy and sweet. Very suitable for a date or a night out.

Longevity: This perfume has a good longevity and can easily last over 6 hours on your skin.

Price: Casamorati 1888 costs 270 EUR per 100 ml


Melt my heart is a truly special, unique  and elegant perfume.
StrangeLove Melt my Heart

Melt my Heart is winter luxury. It is one of those perfumes that screams elegance and sexiness. This perfume is done with raw and rare materials and therefore it comes with a rather high price tag.

Main olfactive Notes: Dark chocolate, Orris root, Absinthe, Nutmeg and precious Oud.

We Recommend: Melt my Heart is for special occasions only and preferably for an elegant setup. Two sprays and you are good to go.

Longevity: This perfume has an excellent longevity that can last up to 8 hours.

Price: Melt my Heart costs 570 USD per 50 ml


L'Arc Evasion is the number one perfume when it comes to compliments in winter time.
L’Arc Evasion

Out of all the perfumes that we have or had in our collection, this is by far the only one that has gathered a big number of compliments. This scent is magical and intoxicating and everyone seems to like it.

Main olfactive Notes: Chocolate, Lavender, Tobacco, Cinnamon, Honey, Cedar, Vanilla.

We Recommend: This perfume will work day and night and it will get you compliments for sure. Amazing scent that increases its power during the colder days.

Longevity: This perfume has a good longevity that can last 5 to 6 hours.

Price: L’Arc Evasion costs 178 EUR per 100 ml


The most mysterious and rich fragrances we have. Black is for people who wants to feel elegant. Quite unique perfume.
Puredistance Black

This perfume is marketed for men but it is not. This is a very unisex fragrance that is opulent, dense and mysterious. Nothing quite like it to be honest and done for winter only.

Main olfactive Notes (They kept the note breakdown secret but this is what you will smell with this perfume): Tobacco, Ginger, Myrrh, Incense, cardamom, Cinnamon, Rose, woods, Patchouli.

We Recommend: Black is for an elegant night at the opera, black tie event or for a fancy date. Very opulent so two sprays will do magic.

Longevity: This perfume has a great lasting power and will get you going for 6 to 8 hours.

Price: Puredistance Black costs 490 EUR per 100 ml


Carlisle is the perfume you want to wear when winter and Christmas time are together. Very gourmand and cozy.
Parfums de Marly Carlisle

This perfume is warm, cozy, soothing and very gourmand. When it comes to winter fragrances and specially for a Snowy Christmas evening, Carlisle is a must have.

Main olfactive Notes: Nutmeg, Tonka Bean, Patchouli, Vanilla, Green Apple, Rose, Osmanthus.

We Recommend: This is the right winter fragrance to warm up at home with wool, cuddles and a hot chocolate. Perfect for a wintery Christmas.

Longevity: Carlisle has an excellent longevity that reaches the 8 to 9 hour mark.

Price: Parfums de Marly Carlisle costs 305 EUR per 125 ml

Hopefully you enjoyed this list of the top 5 best perfumes for winter and remember that it is always ideal to try before buy.

As we stated before, this is a list that it’s working for us as we are in the middle of the winter in Slovenia (2023)

It is very important to mention that we are wearing other fragrances that are oriented for the cold days but these 5 are the best of the best when it comes to choose this list for winter time.

If you have any questions regarding olfactive notes or anything related to this post, please feel free to ask.

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