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Winter 2018: 7 best new fragrances for women

Replace your summery floral spritz with a woodier scent for the new season

Winter calls for a seductive scent ( Getty Images/Vetta )

As the nights draw in, we're thinking of switching our light, floral scents of the summer with warmer, richer perfumes. Our seven of the best winter fragrances range from those in swish bottles you'll want to display on your dressing table to an offering by the one and only Michael Bublé (everyone loves the singer, really). Now is also the time, we reckon, to start dropping hints to your loved ones for Christmas presents. Here are a few ideas.

Jusbox Cheeky Smile eau de parfum, 78ml: £160, Selfridges​

This recent launch combines amber, woody and musky scents. It's a statement perfume: it feels seductive and lingers in a room after the wearer has left. We also love the dark bottle.

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Ormonde Woman, 120ml: £160, Ormonde Jayne London

This is an intense scent with a woody essence. We felt we had to spray it generously for it to last all day, but the smell was memorable.  

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Romilly Wilde Idle eau de parfum, 30ml: £90, Romilly Wilde

A few sprays went a long way with this perfume, which combines a heady mix of bergamot and green mandarin. We think it works best in the evening.

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Malin+Goetz vetiver eau de parfum, 100ml: £130, Malin+Goetz

This unisex perfume has a warm, bright scent – the earthy, white iris and celery seed counterbalance the lighter, fresher tones from the fresh cardamom, bergamot and grapefruit peel. We found that the scent lasts all day.

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The Modernist, 50ml: £145, Modernist Fragrance

We were immediately drawn to the chic, minimalistic style of this bottle, and we loved the fragrance, too. The initial hit combined floral and fruit notes with citrus. It was both sharp and sweet.

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Michael Bublé by Invitation Rose Gold, 100ml: £55, Michael Bublé Fragrances

Yes, it's a celebrity perfume, but we loved this fragrance. It mixes scents of red fruit, pear and vanilla, and is rich and sweet.

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Oribe Côte d’Azur Eau de Parfum, 50ml: £65, Space NK

This is a woody fragrance with an undertone of citrus. We found it uplifting. It felt like a good choice for every day and lasted well.

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The Verdict: Best winter fragrances for women

Jusbox Cheeky Smile is particularly seductive, closely followed by the sophisticated Ormonde Woman.

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