The perfume note trending this season is warm and sexy sandalwood. It is such a versatile base note that it can be found in fragrance types ranging from floral to oriental, simple to more complex. This means that there is a sandalwood scent out there for just about everyone. If you want to smell like the cool kids this winter, then you need to be wearing one of these eight fragrances. Seriously.

1. Estée Lauder Cinnabar EDP Spray

As the name suggests, this is one spicy scent, and it really has stood the test of time. It is warm while also being mysterious, making it the perfect match for the sophisticated female.

2. Le Labo Santal 33 EDP

This international unisex fragrance has achieved cult status, and for good reason. The interesting combination of cardamom, sandalwood and leather turn even the dullest of days (or people, lol) into something a little magical.

3. Jo Malone Orris & Sandalwood Cologne Intense

For a heavy scent that is perfect for the cold, cosy weather, you can’t go wrong with this cologne. It’s a woody-floral hybrid that is creamy and powdery yet deep.

4. Jimmy Choo Illicit EDP

A modern fragrance with a retro twist, this perfume is for the woman who wants to mesmerize and channel her inner seductress. The ginger, jasmine and sandalwood notes will help to get the job done.

5. Yves Saint Laurent Opium EDT

Another much-loved classic, Opium is one of YSL’s most famous scents. It has a massive variety of notes, including sandalwood, which come together to create a scent that is truly hypnotic – in a good way.

6. Dior Addict EDP

Do you consider yourself to be a bold woman with a warm side? Then this might just be your signature scent. The mixture of fruity, floral and aromatic notes make this fan favourite a truly special fragrance.

7. Chanel Coco EDP Spray

This scent was the number-one accessory for many an ’80s power suit. Sandalwood is just one of many notes that make this classic perfume as powerful as it is.

8. Tom Ford Santal Blush EDP

If  you want to ooze glamour on the daily, then this needs a prime spot in your perfume collection. It has floral and woody notes which come together to make what is undoubtedly one of Tom Ford’s most beloved scents.

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Tom Ford Santal Blush EDP R2 750 / Available at selected Woolworths stores

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