Cinnamon may be a mainstay in baked goods, but in the perfume world, it's there to give you the both a dash of sweetness and some spice. So whether you want to smell like dessert or want to wear a sultry blend for date night, some cinnamon in your perfume can absolutely get you there.
Below, we list a diverse mix of cinnamon perfumes for every mood, occasion, and aesthetic. Spoiler: Almost all of these are worth of sharing with your significant other.
Best Cinnamon Fragrances to Try
1. Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge
The burst of jasmine and ylang-ylang practically takes over this spicy floral with excellent sillage. It's warm, dreamy, though slightly intimidating (baby cologne enthusiasts beware). That said, the whispers of clary sage and cinnamon with the floral notes in this is so addicting, you'll always go back for another spritz.
Jasmin Rouge Eau de Parfum, P12,600, TOM FORD, Adora Greenbelt 5
2. Diptyque L'Eau
Decades before CK One led the unisex fragrance boom in the '90s, Diptyque already had the genderless spice bomb that is the L'Eau. This fragrance boasts of geranium, clove, and cinnamon notes (to some, a dash of rose) that those with a flair for heady scents would love. It's a warm and spicy masterpiece, and definitely one where cinnamon takes center stage.
L'eau Eau de Toilette, €112 (approx. P6476), DIPTYQUE, diptyqueparis.com
3. Serge Lutens Rousse
Rousse by Serge Lutens isn't shy about its cinnamon. It opens with the semi-sweet spice and lingers 'til the end, giving it that warm and comforting vibe that's perfect for cool weather. Add the hints of warm amber and wood, and you'll have a fragrance that'll remind you of nights by the fire and Christmas eve.
Rousse, $290 (approx. P13,879), SERGE LUTENS, sergelutens.com
4. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae Forte
If you like your cinnamon-infused scents on the fresher side, Aqua Vitae Forte will definitely deliver. It's a true day to night fragrance, starting off as a lemon-y spritz before becoming an elegant woody floral with ylang-ylang at its heart and cardamom, sandalwood, and of course, cinnamon at its base.
Aqua Vitae Forte Eau de Parfum, P12,500, MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN, adora.ph
5. Moschino Cheap & Chic I Love Love
This Moschino fragrance smells as optimistic as its bottle looks. It's citrusy, sweet, and sugary—almost like dessert and summer in a bottle. But don't be fooled by the opening, because Cheap & Chic will surprise you with hints of fresh flowers (tea rose and lily of the valley), cinnamon, and musk to balance out the brightness.
Cheap & Chic I Love Love Eau de Toilette, P4750, MOSCHINO, Department Stores
6. Kilian Paris Angels' Share
Angels' Share doesn't just look like a glass of cognac—it smells like it, too. Inspired by Hennessy's cognac empire, this perfume contains the essence of the liquor and fused with complementary notes of cinnamon, oak, tonka bean, praline, vanilla, and sandalwood. It almost sounds good enough to drink, so you should probably make sure the bottle stays on your vanity just in case.
Angels' Share Eau de Parfum, P12,500, KILIAN PARIS, Rustan's
7. Burberry Mr. Burberry
Created by famed perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, Mr. Burberry is a intense version of the EDT with the same name. It's a spicy, woody mix of tarragon and cinnamon, with a rich patchouli heart and an amber base. There's no better way to describe it, really, other than it being the scent of an English gentleman. It's perfect for the evening, and best paired with your favorite bespoke suit.
Mr. Burberry Eau de Parfum, P5800, BURBERRY, Rustan's
8. Hugo Boss Boss Bottled
Boss Bottled is a classic that's truly signature-scent worthy. It's one of Hugo Boss' best-selling fragrances to this day, thanks to its unique and flattering combination of apple and cinnamon that you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Cool, modern, and easy to pull off, this one is a definite must-have not only for the gents but anyone who loves a versatile scent.
Boss Bottled Eau de Toilette, P6000, HUGO BOSS, Rustan's