Scents of ginger, cinnamon and pumpkin spice are in the air as it is beginning to smell a lot like Christmas. As far as Christmas gifts go, perfume and colognes are almost always a winner.

Winter doesn’t have to mean throwing your favourite candy sweet and summery perfume in the corner, however cold weather fragrances are making their appearance again. Below we’ve listed some of the top fragrance picks for Christmas 2017 with a mix of the latest releases for the festivities and some old favourites. Whether it’s a gift for someone special or for yourself, we’ve got your scent nailed for the party season.

Jo Malone green almond and redcurrant cologne-


Jo Malone’s green almond and redcurrant cologne is their newest exclusive for the festivities. For both women and men, this fragrance is best described as a sharp redcurrant scent mixed with an almost grassy, fresh Christmas tree scent.  The soothing qualities from the woody fragrance and sweetness of currants are a satisfying combination, perfect for the Christmas season. This new scent is Jo Malone’s holiday release for 2017 perfectly packaged in a baby pink bottle.  Green almond and redcurrant exhibits the most perfect combination of nuts and berries.

Available from Brown Thomas from €114


Chloe Absolu eau de Parfum


Chloe Absolu de Parfum by Chloe was released in 2017 as their new fragrance for women. This limited edition bottle is an enhanced version of the original. The cult perfume’s fragrance is noticeably delicate and sweet and loyal Chloe customers will appreciate the even more natural smelling roses from this bottle.  The warming scents of rose petals and vanilla are effortless, light and ready-to-wear. Packaged in a modern, chic bottle with a hand-tied ribbon and gold thread, this the perfect Christmas gift.

Available from Debenhams from €105


Jimmy Choo rose gold limited edition-


The Jimmy Choo rose gold limited edition is here for the festive season. The very essence of the glamour of Jimmy Choo is exhibited in this bottle. This edition is a twist on the original by offering a more intense scent. The fragrance is a mix of orange and toffee without being too sickly. The fruity citrus scent and candied toffee work perfectly together creating what bloggers are calling a “seductive scent” while still giving off a Christmassy scent. The packaging is elegant and simple which encapsulates the ultimate glamour of the brand.

Available from Boots from €73


Zara Home Tonka Wood-


If you are on the hunt for a new winter scent but on an affordable scale, Zara Home’s newest fragrance is an absolute bargain. The unique Tonka wood fragrance mixes tonka bean, praline and blackcurrant creating a unisex bargain. This gem certainly smells and looks far more expensive than it is.

Available from Zara Home at €30

by Colleen Brady