Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what these perfumes smell like. Uncap one and be transported to your mom’s kitchen — if your mom was the type who baked cinnamon rolls and gingerbread from scratch. With notes of cloves, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and pepper, spicy perfumes are comforting and alluring in an old-fashioned way. Wear one to your next parent-teacher meeting, or at lunch with that handsome officemate who you wouldn’t mind sharing pastry with.
See our list of top spicy fragrances, including Chanel Coco, Jo Malone Vetyver, BCBG Girls, Givenchy Ysatis, Estée Lauder Cinnabar.