This Spicy Note Is All I Look for in a Perfume—10 That Are Actual Perfection

I'm a girl who's historically been partial to clean floral fragrances. But when fall and winter roll around, I love to take a leap of faith and try fragrances that are a little less "fresh," perfumes with warmth, musk, and a whole lot of spice. If you're a spicy-fragrance novice like I am, it's easy to hold yourself to the scent families you're most familiar with. (I gravitate toward any eau de parfum with white florals included as a key note.)

But here's something to consider. Just because you're familiar with key ingredients that are commonly combined with each other, that doesn't mean you won't find other unique combinations that will make your heart skip a beat. For me, cinnamon has been the standout note of the season that deserves all the attention. Read on to discover which cinnamon-scented fragrances are worth adding to your collection.


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Fragrances With Cinnamon Notes

Other Spicy Perfumes

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Maya Thomas
Assistant Beauty Editor
Maya Thomas is Who What Wear's assistant beauty editor based just outside of Seattle, Washington. Her strong love for all things beauty and fashion stems from a strong childhood interest in the fine arts. During a gap year spent in Paris studying the history of French fashion, she shifted her focus to English literature and journalism as a student at Loyola Marymount University with the goal of one day pursuing a career in fashion. After graduating in May 2021, Maya began freelancing for as a contributing commerce writer while also building a following on her lifestyle blog, When she's not writing, Maya spends her free time catching up on reading, perusing art galleries, and enjoying a night out at the ballet every now and then.