With so many new perfumes on the market this holiday season, it's daunting to decide which will be your new signature scent. But not to worry! I'm compiled a list of all-time classics and brand-new favorites from our most-loved designers, and there's bound to be a perfect perfume to take you from the turkey at Thanksgiving to your New Year's Eve kiss and beyond.
1. My Burberry Festive
Price: $125.00 at sephora.com
Inspired by a London garden after the rain, this brand-new scent is light and floral enough to wear into spring.
2. Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba
Price: $82.00 at sephora.com
This bold,energetic perfume is named for, and inspired by, the exotic Paraiba tourmaline.
3. Michael Kors Coral
Price: $110.00 at sephora.com
This scent is fresh, warm, and oh-so-feminine.
4. Commodity Magnolia
Price: $99.00 at sephora.com
I know it sounds odd to suggest a light, airy, fresh scent for winter, but Magnolia is so lovely, it'll remind you of new-fallen snow, made for your White Christmas.
5. TOM FORD Black Orchid Eau De Toilette
Price: $135.00 at sephora.com
In two words: sexy and inviting.
6. Versace Bright Crystal
Price: $134.00 at sephora.com
This is another light, but very warm, new scent.
7. Philosophy Fresh Cream
Price: $49.00 at sephora.com
This is my brand-new favorite, so light and sweet-smelling!
8. Donna Karan Liquid Cashmere
Price: $62.00 at sephora.com
Is there anything warmer and cozier than cashmere?
9. Giorgio Armani Sì
Price: $140.00 at sephora.com
The perfect blend of modern musk and feminine florals.
10. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black
Price: $100.00 at sephora.com
This is a scent you and your man can wear. It's so versatile, and it smells a little different, depending on who's wearing it.
11. DKNY Be Desired
Price: $88.00 at sephora.com
This scent is like a mini holiday somewhere war, lush, and green.
12. Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Digital Art Limited Edition
Price: $115.00 at sephora.com
The same Spicebomb you already love, in a new limited-edition bottle.
13. Carolina Herrera 212 VIP ROSÉ
Price: $96.00 at sephora.com
It's light enough to wear during the day (think office) but warm and sensual enough for after-work fun (think office party).
14. AERIN Ikat Jasmine
Price: $155.00 at sephora.com
The bottle is plain, but the scent is marvelously complex: feminine, floral, flirty.
15. Marc Jacobs Daisy Mini Duo
Price: $18.00 at sephora.com
This is one of my all-time favorite perfumes, ideal for both fall and winter wear. And these minis make a great gift!
16. L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu
Price: $75.00 at sephora.com
Inspired by Mali, this scent is woodsy, floral, and spicy.
17. Cartier Must De Cartier Gold
Price: $150.00 at sephora.com
This scent, warm and sensual, is bound to be an instant classic.
18. Issey Miyake Nuit D'Issey Parfum
Price: $98.00 at sephora.com
With notes of citrus and spice, this scent is perfect for wearing in the cooler months, when you want him to come a little closer.
19. Stella McCartney Stella
Price: $50.00 at sephora.com
This best-selling fragrance has notes of rose and amber, both sweet and spicy.
20. Thierry Mugler Alien
Price: $100.00 at sephora.com
I've heard this scent described as "mysterious" and that sums it up perfectly.