The most anticipated time of the year is now closer than ever. It can’t be helped, we all love the holiday season. You might have started getting decorating materials, buying gifts for your loved ones, sending invitations out, looking up recipes, and just getting all the necessary shopping done. You want preparations to start early so everything will be perfect and absolutely nothing will be left out.

If you are thinking, “I don’t have enough time to figure out the perfect scent and where do I even start?”, keep on reading. In this article, I have compiled a list of 12 fragrances that are perfect for the holiday season. Whether you like musky, floral, or light fragrances, I’ve got you covered as I have recommendations for all three categories.

Why Clean Fragrance? 

Before I get into the recommendations, let’s touch on why it’s crucial to opt for CLEAN fragrances, rather than mainstream ones, formulated with harmful chemicals. Although the term 'clean' is not regulated, nor clearly defined by any entity, we look at it through the lens of 'less toxicity' than mainstream fragrances. Any product is bound rot have toxic chemicals, but some are better than others. 

Did you know that brands are able to hide hundreds of harmful chemicals under the words “fragrance” or “perfume”? Many of the ingredients included in these products have the ability to disrupt hormones and cause allergic reactions, eye irritation, contact dermatitis, some have been linked to cancer! Read this article and this one for more explanation on mainstream fragrances and how they contain harmful chemicals. 

Considering the risks involved with using many of these fragrances, it’s prudent to consider cleaner fragrances. Clean fragrances (or products) avoid the use of many harmful chemicals typically used in standard formulas, hence have the potential for less side effects.

Better Musky fragrances

  • Ellis Brooklyn Super Amber Eau de Parfum

Ever wondered if perfumes have texture? They actually do and Super Amber has the perfect texture. 

Super Amber is a musky, warm, comforting, and irresistible perfume that envelops the skin like a cashmere blanket. It was produced with innovative olfactive technology and clean perfumery. That is, it is safe for the environment and is free of fragrance allergies. 


Super Amber is not a typical scent with a top, middle, and base note structure. Instead, it blossoms when it comes into contact with your skin's particular chemistry. You've never smelled a scent like it before.


  • Ellis Brooklyn Salt Soothing Body Oil 

Do you want the aroma of the salty ocean, the white tropical flowers, and the creamy sandalwood? If yes, SALT Eau de parfum offers just that. It is a musky, rich, and warm fragrance that comes in an extra luxurious body oil formula. It is loaded with squalane and enriched with calming algae extract. 

Ellis Brooklyn Salt Soothing Body Oil is body fragrance at its finest.


  • DedCool Milk Eau de Parfum

 This perfume smells like you, but better. In this fragrance, milk mixes seamlessly with your unique chemistry to create a sensually memorable scent. It has an all-encompassing tenderness that you won't be able to get enough of.

DedCool's Milk Layering Fragrance features blended undertones of amber, hues of musk, and brightness of bergamot to create an intoxicating blend to layer or be worn as a stand-alone scent.



  • Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Perfume Oil 

The predominant notes in this sensual sandalwood fragrance are cedarwood and sandalwood, which are complemented by a sophisticated blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and earthy vetiver.

 If you want a unique fragrance, this is the perfect perfume oil for you.


Better Floral Fragrances

  • Lake & Skye Canyon Rose 

A modern rose: Inspired by the spirit of the desert this warm floral combines rose petals, geranium and vanilla for an unexpected, intoxicating take on a traditional floral fragrance. 


  • St. Rose Juliet in White

An irresistibly addictive composition of sweet florals and spiced woods, perfect for floral fragrance lovers who are looking for a new take on a classic floral scent.
Its tops notes are white tea, mandarin and bergamot. Middle notes are jasmine, rose, and Ginger. Base notes are sandalwood, and amber.


  • Ellis Brooklyn RRose Eau de Parfum 

This fresh rose fragrance is as fun as its muse, Rrose Sélavy. Its top notes are Sicilian lemon, cassis, and pear. Its middle notes are Lotus blossom, peony, and Centifolia rose petals. Its base notes are Cashmere woods, spring musks, and vanilla orchid.

RROSE is a commitment to the rose as a living beautiful thing. It's not about what rose essential oil or rose absolute should smell like but what the actual flower smells like.

  • Henry Rose Flora Carnivora Eau de Parfum 

 This is a floral and unisex Eau de Parfum. Earthy vetiver was combined with soft jasmine, tuberose, and a vivid orange blossom to produce this wonderful fragrance. 

Its top notes are Orangeflower Water Absolute Tunisia and Neroli Blanc. Its middle notes are Jasmine Absolute Sambac LMR and Tuberose Accord. Lately, its base notes are Cedarwood Texas, Vetiver Oil Haiti LMR, Opulent Musks, and Amber.

With this fragrance, you get an excellent combination of different notes that produce a splendid floral scent.

  • Leila Lou Eau de Parfum by Rosie Jane 

This is a casual, sexy, and everyday essential fragrance. It is the first scent of the brand and it has the texture of perfect blue jeans. It is inspired by spring and features notes of pear, jasmine, and freshly cut grass. 

 This fragrance isn’t limited to just the holidays and can be used at any time of the year.


  • Ellis Brooklyn Sun Fruit Eau de Parfum

SUN FRUIT Eau de Parfum is a creamy and unapologetic blend of fresh fig, bergamot, handpicked jasmine, cyclamen, coconut, and vanilla. It has a fruity, floral, and warm fragrance. Addictive and aspirational, it's the kind of scent that reminds you of vacation daydreams.

Its top notes are bergamot, plum leaves, fresh fig, and pear. Its middle notes are handpicked jasmine, cyclamen, orris, and orange blossom. Its base notes are amber, vanilla planifolia, musk, and coconut

Better Light Fragrances

  • Lake & Skye Echo Lake

Individual. Bright. Optimistic. This Eau de Parfum is a perfect balance of floral and woody with notes of bergamot, juniper and sandalwood. A distinctive and unisex scent that is perfect for everyday use!


  • Madie Eau de Parfum (light) by Rosie Jane

Madie is a fragrance with notes of jasmine, sea spray, vanilla, and coconut that is inspired by summer and sun-kissed skin. It has an oceanic, airy, and natural feel—like a beach in a bottle. Inspired by surf, sun, and sand, this oceanic and youthful scent is like visiting the beach in a bottle.


  • Ellis Brooklyn West Eau de Parfum (light)

Ellis Brooklyn's first authentic citrus fragrance, WEST, is a tribute to chasing dreams and optimism. Inspired by Los Angeles writers of the ’70s, WEST bursts forth with the energy of a brilliant new idea and develops it into a story that’s nuanced and devastatingly beautiful.

Want something special this holiday? Get this perfume for yourself and an extra bottle for your loved one.


  • Abbott The Cape Eau de Parfum

A clean, crisp, and refreshing fragrance that was inspired by a winter surfing getaway to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. With its energizing notes of ginger and mint, this clean, long-lasting fragrance will revive your body and spirit. Any time of the year, for any occasion, it should be worn.


  • Henry Rose Jake's House Eau de Parfum

This is a clean, genderless Eau de Parfum. Watery clean freshness combines with honeyed neroli for a light and clean musky finish in this fragrance. Its top note is fresh marine. Its middle notes are neroli, peony, and jasmine. Lastly, its base notes are ambroxan and musk.


Whether you’re purchasing them for yourself or as a gift to a loved one, the 12 fragrances I recommended in this article are perfect for the holidays. They are all also suitable for any time of the year so you’ll getting the most value for your money. 

In addition, you can rest assured that these fragrances are safe for you and the environment. They are made with clean ingredients alone and are free from harmful toxins like parabens, phthalates, and sulfates.

Take this holiday as an opportunity to upgrade your scent and that of those around you and I promise you won’t regret it.

Be well. Be safe. Be beautiful.


As a blogger, my content may include affiliate links from advertisers. I may earn a small commission from actions readers take on these links such as a purchase, or subscribe. All my recommendations are based on my own research and personal trust in the products that I share. I am not a doctor or nutritionist. Please consult with your practitioner prior to using any products recommended.
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Muffy Deeley

Hi Nadia,
Are Joe Malone fragrances considered Clean fragrances?
Thank you,
Best wishes

Muffy Deeley 01/11/2022

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