Hothouse Florals

Best Floral Scents for Winter

When it’s zero degrees outside and my garden looks like a cemetery, floral-based scents are the next best way to smell the roses. Here, some new favorites.


Inspired by an Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun painting of Marie Antoinette with a rose, this damascena rose mix gets a sexy undertone from violet and cedar.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris à la Rose, $245, neimanmarcus.com.


A fuzzy blanket of peach envelops this bergamot, peony, and Bulgarian rose creation.

Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione, $95, ferragamo.com.


Linden blossom, bergamot, lily of the valley, and maiden hair fern mingle in this breezy scent.

Kate Spade Walk on Air, $75, nordstrom .com, out in March.


Three white floral notes—tuberose, jasmine, and orange blossom—come together in a gorgeous olfactory bouquet.

Maria Christofilis Fleur09, $320, aedes .com.


In this elegant fragrance, amber anchors hyacinth for a chic, retro vibe.

Mugler Les Exceptions Supra Floral, $225, mugler.com.


Ylang-ylang, vanilla, and leather warm up the gardenia in this lesser-known sibling of Fracas.

Gardénia de Robert Piguet, $175, bergdorfgoodman.com.


Neroli, orange blossom, and jasmine make for a bright, lush mix.

Chloé Love Story, $105, sephora.com.


Aerin Lauder—who, like me, has a thing for fresh flowers—added a watery accord and a dash of violet to this classic rose. The result is exuberantly outdoorsy.

Aerin Rose de Grasse, $185, aerin.com.