I'm Picky and Only Wear Certain Scents in the Wintertime—Here's the Reveal


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This year, I'm leaning into the cold weather more than ever before. Yes, that's right, I've decided I'm going to embrace winter. So in the spirit of that, I'm preparing for it in the best way I know how: by investing in beauty products that make me feel warm and cozy. My logic is that if I'm using and enjoying products that I don't normally use and enjoy year-round, it might give me a newfound appreciation for the short, dark, and cold days. 

A big part of that is fragrance, especially because cold-weather scents are my absolute favorite (really, though). There's just something about warm, deep, and woodsy fragrances that I love. I guess it's because they make me feel snug inside. Since this year I'm not messing around, I've stocked up on all of my favorites—14 of them to be exact. Keep scrolling to see them all. (But be warned. You'll want to keep these on rotation all season long.)


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1. Ellis Brooklyn Après

2. Valentino Donna Born in Roma

3. Maison Margiela Replica Coffee Break


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4. Maison Margiela Replica By the Fireplace 

5. Byredo Eyes Closed

6. Ellis Brooklyn Vanilla Milk

7. Giorgio Armani Sì


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8. Tom Ford Ébène Fumé 

9. Tom Ford Soleil Neige

10. Perfumehead Cosmic Cowboy

11. Yves Saint Laurent Libre


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12. Phlur Missing Person

13. Killian Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi

14. Aesop Othertopias Eidesis 

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Kaitlyn McLintock
Associate Beauty Editor

Kaitlyn McLintock is an Associate Beauty Editor at Who What Wear. Although she covers a wide range of topics across a variety of categories, she specializes in celebrity interviews and skincare and wellness content. Having lived in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, she recently relocated back to her home state of Michigan where she works remotely. Prior to Who What Wear, she freelanced for a variety of industry-leading digital publications, including InStyle, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Coveteur. Before that, she held a long-term internship and subsequent contributor position at Byrdie. When she's not writing, researching, or testing the latest and greatest beauty products, she's working her way through an ever-growing book collection, swimming in the Great Lakes, or spending time with family.