8 Best Cinnamon Fragrances For Women

Cinnamon is a spice derived from tree bark, well-known as a cookery ingredient. But it’s not just used in the kitchen. Cinnamon also makes a perfect ingredient for fragrance where it adds a sweet, spicy aroma. This appealing spice works well in perfumes for all genders.

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Why Cinnamon is Best in Fragrances

Before we look at some of the most gorgeous cinnamon fragrances on the market, here’s why cinnamon is so popular as a fragrance note.

Cinnamon is sweet and sensuous and it’s no surprise that it has been considered an aphrodisiac for many, many years. Fragrances containing cinnamon oil definitely very attractive.

Cinnamon is so versatile when it comes to fragrance. It blends beautifully with a whole raft of other ingredients including lemon, lime, orange, neroli, grapefruit, ginger, cardamom, clove, sandalwood, and vanilla.

The scent of cinnamon is nostalgic and there’s nothing quite like it for invoking memories of Christmas, heartwarming wintry recipes and delicious hot drinks by a cozy fireside. Fragrances using cinnamon with its deliciously warm aroma are perfect to wear during cooler weather.

With so many to choose from, what are the best cinnamon fragrances for women? If you’re searching for a fragrance that really does exude cinnamon, check out the 8 listed here:

1. Dolce Vita by Christian Dior


Dolce Vita is a wonderfully fruity floral fragrance with warm undertones of cinnamon mingled with calming woody cedar. The rich and intoxicating note of magnolia floats in the top notes. As the scent begins to dry, cinnamon becomes sweetly apparent. Finally, the wonderful woodiness of cedar mingled with the cinnamon lingers long after application.

Fragrance notes

  • Top notes: Magnolia, rose, lily of the valley
  • Middle notes: Cinnamon, peach, apricot
  • Base notes: Cedar, sandalwood, vanilla, heliotrope

When to wear it

Though Dolce Vita is quite heady at first, this effect quickly fades to leave a beautiful cinnamon fragrance you will want to wear every day and can do without fear of overpowering everyone you meet.

There’s nothing to stop you wearing Dolce Vita all year round, but its warm spiciness makes it perfect to wear in cool weather, from the middle of the fall season through to the middle of spring. Its fragrance may not project so effectively on very cold, wintry days, so bear that in mind.

See reviews and the latest price of Dolce Vita by following this link to Amazon

Image of Dolce Vita by Dior

2. Mitsouko by Guerlain


Mitsouko was the first fruity chypre fragrance to appear in the fragrance world early in the 20th Century. It has since undergone many reformulations and today it is a fabulous mix of peach and jasmine which dries down to a longlasting base of cinnamon and vetiver.

Fragrance notes

  • Top notes: Peach, bergamot, lemon, mandarin, neroli
  • Middle notes: Lilac, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, clove
  • Base notes: Cinnamon, vetiver, amber, oakmoss, patchouli, cedarwood

When to wear it

Mitsouko is a grown-up fragrance that creates a lasting impression. So wear it on occasions when you would like to create a mature and unforgettable impression. For an Eau de Toilette, it is surprisingly long-lasting and quite heady, so use it sparingly.

See reviews and the latest price of Mitsouko by following this link to Amazon

Image of Mitsouko by Guerlain

3. Amouage Epic Woman by Amouage


Amouage Epic Woman is classy, elegant and sensual. The warming cinnamon in the top notes is balanced beautifully by the Damascene rose as it begins to dry down. The patchouli and oud in the base balance out the rose to create an incredibly irresistible fragrance to suit anyone.

Fragrance notes

  • Top notes: Cinnamon, caraway, pink bay
  • Middle notes: Damascene rose, geranium, jasmine, tea
  • Base notes: Amber, vanilla, frankincense, orris root, patchouli, oud

When to wear it

Epic Woman is a smoldering, oriental fragrance. It is not overly feminine and could almost be classed as unisex.

Wear it or share it at any time. As it’s quite expensive, you might want to save this fragrance for special occasions.

See reviews and the latest price of Amouage Epic Woman by following this link to Amazon

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4. Celebrate NOW by Escada


Celebrate NOW is an oriental gourmand fragrance with ginger top notes that really stimulate your senses. The fragrance of magnolia develops as it dries down to reveal a warming aroma of vanilla, cinnamon, and almond from the Tonka bean

N.O.W is an acronym for Nature Of Women and this fragrance was created to honor the female spirit. Celebrate NOW inspires confidence in its wearer.

Fragrance notes

  • Top note: Ginger
  • Middle note: Magnolia
  • Base notes: Vanilla, cinnamon, and tonka bean 

When to wear it

Celebrate NOW should be worn whenever you want to make a statement and exude confidence – day or night.

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Image of Celebrate NOW by Escada

5. Cinnabar by Estee Lauder


Cinnabar by Estee Lauder has a name that seems to be inspired by the word cinnamon. If you want to exude an appealing air of exotic mystery this Eastern-influenced, oriental fragrance is for you.

As soon as you spray this fragrance you’ll be overwhelmed by the warm, heady aromas of incense and spice – you’ll almost feel the heat.

As Cinnabar dries down you’re left with a strong and sensual floral scent that will really turn heads as you enter a room. This is not a shy and retiring fragrance.

Fragrance notes

  • Top notes: Jasmine, orange flower, tangerine, bergamot
  • Middle notes: Cinnamon, clove, muguet (lily-of-the-valley), lily
  • Base notes: Olibanum (frankincense), sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver

When to wear it

With Cinnabar, as it’s an Eau de Parfum, a little goes a long way and lasts a long time. A morning application will still be very apparent come the evening.

For daytime use, if you don’t want to be too obvious apply sparingly to your wrist pulse points. For evenings, apply to all pulse points and expect to be noticed!

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Image of Cinnabar by Estee Lauder

6. Jasmine Rouge by Tom Ford


Jasmine Rouge is a sensual, feminine fragrance with a spicy floral aroma. You’ll be struck by the fresh opening notes of bergamot mingling with ginger and cinnamon. As it dries down the intense sweet scent of Sambac jasmine and neroli float up. When it’s completely dried, tones of amber and leather appear.

Fragrance notes

  • Top notes: Bergamot, mandarin, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, pepper
  • Middle notes: Sambac Jasmine, ylang ylang, neroli, clary sage
  • Base notes: Vanilla, labdanum, amber, leather, wood

When to wear it

Jasmine Rouge is definitely the perfect choice for a date night as it really is an attractive, irresistible fragrance. It’s also great for clubbing as it has the strength to survive the heat of dancing.

See reviews and the latest price of Jasmine Rouge by following this link to Amazon

Image of Jasmin Rouge by Tom Ford

7. Omnia by Bvlgari


Omnia is another cinnamon fragrance with an alluring and sensual aroma. The aroma of mandarin, ginger, cinnamon, and creamy white chocolate make this scent deliciously irresistible.

Fragrance notes

  • Top notes: ginger, mandarin orange, saffron, pepper, cardamom
  • Middle notes: nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, almond, masala chai, lotus
  • Base notes: sandalwood, tonka bean, white chocolate, guaiac wood

When to wear it

The low projection of Omnia means it is a fragrance you can wear every day. It is also perfect for a romantic dinner date because it is alluring but not too overpowering at close quarters.

See reviews and the latest price of Omnia by following this link to Amazon

Image of Omnia by Bvlgari

8. Zara Black


Zara Black is one of many fragrances from the Zara fashion retailer. Though it’s a lot cheaper than many designer fragrances the quality is excellent.

Zara Black is an Asian-inspired Eau de Toilette that is surprisingly long-lasting on the skin especially considering the low price.

The orange blossom provides a light refreshing aroma and the warming cinnamon is quickly apparent as it dries down. The musk is what really gives this fragrance a sensual aroma with staying power.

Fragrance notes

  • Top note: orange blossom
  • Middle note: cinnamon
  • Base notes: vanilla, musk.

When to wear it

Zara Black can be worn day or evening in any season. A light spritz is best for daytime and you can really get away with a more liberal application in the evening.

Image of Zara Black EDT

Cinnamon Fragrances

There’s something special about cinnamon and I would always recommend having a cinnamon fragrance in your collection. Each of the above fragrances showcases cinnamon in its own unique way.

From the above list, you can find a cinnamon fragrance to compliment any occasion or situation but most of them are versatile enough to wear anytime.

Jane Pettitt

Hi, I'm Jane. I've had a passion for perfume since the age of 18. Purelyfragrance.com answers popular fragrance-related questions and contains guides to all sorts of perfumes, colognes, and fragrances for men and women. I write at home surrounded by cats (we have 4 at the moment) and also blog about these and other pets on petskb.com.

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