Beauty Bite: 3 Holiday Perfumes To Get You Ready For Winter

While these scents may not become your year-round signature fragrances, they’re the perfect way to feel a little more festive this season.

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Go shopping right now and you’re met with holiday music, sparkly accessories and scented skincare gift sets. If you’re still in denial that it’s even winter, let alone “the most wonderful time of the year,” maybe you need a soft reminder of the more comforting parts of the holidays.

While smelling like your favourite part of winter won’t guarantee that you’ll suddenly start to enjoy Christmas carols or elbowing your way through department store crowds, it might just remind you to take a few relaxing breaths during what can actually be the most stressful time of the year.

Demeter’s Snow was awarded The Best Fragrance In America by the Fragrance Foundation in 2000. It’s a mysterious combination of chilling, cool, clean and fresh with hints of dust and earth. It’s just a bit more perfumey than the real deal, but of course, it is perfume.

Demeter Snow
Demeter Fragrance Library Snow, 30 ml cologne spray, $20 at demeterfragrance.com or $15 at select Loblaw stores.

The Vanilla eau de toilette is a classic Body Shop scent: it’s sweet, a bit sultry and will remind you of your favourite treats. This is the perfect scent to wear at holiday parties, paired with your sexiest dress.

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The Body Shop Vanilla Eau de Toilette, 30 ml, $14, thebodyshop.ca

If you want that sugary scent without too much of a warm, wintry feel, try Fresh’s Brown Sugar. With a mix of citrus, peach and caramel, it’ll have you smelling delectable well into 2014.

Fresh Brown Sugar
Fresh Brown Sugar, 30 ml, $44, sephora.com
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