As winter draws in, it's time to switch up our beauty products. Put away the light summery scents that worked so well during the warmer weather, and pack the sun cream away until next year (unless you’ll be heading for some winter sun this year, that is!) Instead, why not treat yourself to a brand-new autumnal fragrance, some luxurious shower gel, or even a handy travel kit of your beauty must-have’s.
Not sure where to start? That's where we come in. We've compiled a list of the top autumn/winter fragrances from top brands available at London Stansted Airport. Available for both men and women, why not treat yourself, or surprise the special person in your life? Here are our top picks for new season beauty products this Autumn/Winter.
What type of fragrance should I go for in autumn?
Light fragrances with fresh notes work so well in the summer as heat amplifies any scent that you wear, meaning less is more. However, in the winter you can get away with heavier, muskier scents, and you'll probably notice that your favourite summer fragrances just don't seem to carry as well when the weather is cooler. Got a favourite summer fragrance? Don't worry! Some of the top perfume houses will have autumn/winter versions of their most popular scents, so you can enjoy your favourite notes all year-round.
So what notes work the best in the winter? Look out for autumnal notes such as vanilla, musk, amber and wood. Basically, anything that is warming and comforting - or even slightly spicy!
How can I make my fragrance last longer in the winter?
Because your skin won't be heating up as much during the colder weather, you might notice that the effect of your fragrance feels somewhat dampened. You can avoid this by 'layering' your chosen fragrance, by using both the perfume and the matching shower gel or body cream. This will help to 'trap' the fragrance, so it will last much longer. If you also opt for the eau de parfum version of your fragrance (as opposed to the eau de toilette) you'll find the scent lasts all day and you'll be able to use less for the same effect - meaning your favourite perfumes last longer!
What's the difference between eau de toilette and eau de parfum?
No need to get confused - there's a simple difference between the two, and it all comes down to how much perfume oil they contain, and therefore how long they will last during the day. The strongest option you can go for is an eau de parfum, which contains between eight and fifteen per cent perfume oil, compared to the eau de toilette which contains between four to eight per cent. Don't worry though - whilst an eau de toilette contains less perfume oil, it should still last you up to eight hours and is still relatively strong.
What are the best new autumn/winter fragrances and beauty products for 2019?
Here is a list of our favourite new products for the colder months, so whether you're after a new perfume or a gift set (or you want to treat your other half!) we've got you covered. Keep reading to discover the best products for autumn and winter…
Jimmy Choo Urban Hero - For Him
Confident, outgoing, yet in touch with his sensitive side, the Jimmy Choo man is a true modern man, and this fragrance is inspired by the urban life he lives. The fragrance starts with woody notes and combines with lemon caviar for a fresh and vibrant twist. Meanwhile, hints of black pepper add warmth, and the dry down and note of leather suggest a hint of rebellion for this modern man...
Top notes: Lemon, Black Pepper
Heart notes: Rosewood, Vetiver
Base notes: Ambergris, Leather
Michael Kors Wonderlust Sublime - For her
Wonderlust Sublime, the new fragrance from Michael Kors, aims to bring to life the magic of golden hour every time you wear it. Top notes of sweet mandarin and spicy cinnamon contrast with base notes of sandalwood and amber for an addictive and sensual scent that will bring a smile to your face each time.
Top notes: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Mandarin, pepper
Heart notes: Orange Blossom, Tiaré Flower, Dianthus, Jasmine
Base notes: Woods, Sandlewood, Tonka Bean, Amber
Carolina Herrera Bad Boy Gift - For him
The Bad Boy fragrance from Carolina Herrera is a unique scent for the modern man who embraces all facets of modern manhood. Sophisticated Ambar wood and tonka bean combine with seductive notes of vibrant sage, black pepper and bergamot for a distinctive and unforgettable scent. Even better, this gift set contains a shower gel, so you can start every day with this irreverent fragrance.
Top notes: Bergamot, black pepper, white pepper
Heart notes: Cedar, sage
Base notes: Tonka bean, amberwood and cacao
Floral Street Wild Vanilla Orchid - For her
Sometimes vanilla perfumes can be a bit too sweet. Not this one. With a combination of vanilla beans, cassis, blossom and citrus, the fragrance is edgy rather than obvious, and sensual rather than sweet. Woody bamboo and grounding sandalwood combine with the top notes to make this an addictive and joyful fragrance, perfect for autumn.
Top notes: Citrus and cassis
Heart notes: Jasmine and flowers
Base notes: Vanilla bean, sandalwood and bamboo
Gucci Mémoire d'une Odeur Shower Gel - Unisex
Find your other half is always 'borrowing' your shower gel? With Gucci Mémoire d'une Odeur, that's not a problem. This unisex fragrance is a unique and unexpected scent, with Roman chamomile, musks, woods, vanilla and Indian Coral Jasmine. If you love it as much as we think you will, then you're in luck - the irresistible scent is also available as an eau de parfum!
Top notes: Camomile, Bitter almond
Heart notes: Musk, Jasmine, Indian Jasmine
Base notes: Sandalwood, cedar, vanilla