It’s autumn! And I’m ready for fall fragrances. Here’s my picks for fragrances to get you through all your various autumn activities.
These are perfumes that remind me of fall’s harvest. Or I think they’d pair well with a lazy stroll through an apple orchard.
Parfum d’Empire Aziyadé EDP – Aziyadé is a dried fruits with spices that opens with juicy, autumn-picked pomegranates. The dry-down is delightfully animalic. Retails for $145 at Beautyhabit.
Sonoma Scent Studio Fig Tree EDP – This smells just like the name implies! It smells like a fig tree. For me, it’s a reminder of late summer days but the woodiness also works well into fall. It has it all – fruit, greens and bark. Retails for $65 at Sonoma Scent Studio. Review here.
Diptyque Volutes EDT – When I think of the great outdoors and the ground covered in dried leaves, I always think that these natural aromas would pair well with a sweet tobacco fragrance. And Volutes is a sweet, honeyed tobacco with dried fruits. Retails for $90 at Nordstrom.
Cozy, Comforting Scents
These are the sort of cozy perfumes that you just want to kick back with on a lazy Sunday afternoon with a cup of hot tea and a good book.
Yves Rocher Vanille Noire EDP – This is a soft vanilla fragrance that reminds me of paperback books and vanilla extract. So cozy! Retails for under for $72 but it’s often on sale at Yves Rocher. There are bath/body products in this line that are really nice too.
Olivine More Than the Stars Perfume Oil – I have a soft spot for Egyptian musk which I always associate with “cozy”. And this perfume is an interesting take on that concept. It’s Egyptian musk with heady lilies over a warm vanilla. It’s sweet, floral and musky. Retails for $48 at Beautyhabit. Also available in an EDP.
Arquiste The Architects Club EDP – This fragrance opens like a vanilla-scented cocktail and dries down to this woodsy, leathery scent. It’s a great mix of cool/warm. The overall effect is like being curled up in a cashmere throw on a leather club chair reading your favorite book. Retails for $190 at Beautyhabit. Full review here.
A section for beer inspired perfumes or at least perfumes that pair nicely with hops!
Slumberhouse Sova Parfum Extrait – Slumberhouse is a brand that does “autumn” so well. Sova is like henna, hay and tobacco. It actually has “hops” as a note listed. And nothing says “Oktoberfest” better than hops, right? Retails for $160 at Luckyscent.
Ayala Moriel Sandal Ale EDP – This such an unusual fragrance but it’s so nifty. It’s like an Indian Pale Ale with sandalwood. It’s really interesting. Retails for $120 at Ayala Moriel. Full review here.
EnVoyage Perfumes Captured in Amber Extrait – If you’re going to be drinking dark ales, let me suggest a chocolate amber like Captured in Amber. It’s a sweet amber that doesn’t go powdery. Pairs well with really good beer. Retails for $30 at EnVoyage Perfumes. Full review here.
Bonfires in a Bottle
Smoky, woodsy scents that will remind you of a bonfire or at least a fire place.
HEELEY Phoenicia Extrait de Parfum – This reminds me of like blueberry plants on fire. It’s like smoky fruits and woods. Retails for $250 at Luckyscent.
Tauer Lonestar Memories EDT – This fragrance reminds me of people that I love so of course I’m going to love it. It’s a smoky birch tar with leather. Rugged and wonderful. Retails for $130 at Twisted Lily Full review here.
Gourmands that remind me of delicious, autumn time treats.
ScentStory 24 Gold Elixir EDP – This is a honeyed incense that reminds me of delicious Middle Eastern treats. This is a great fragrance for cooler weather because it’s yummy and woodsy. Retails for $80 at FragranceX. Full review here.
L’Artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two EDT – Steamy, smoky, spicy chai. And isn’t that exactly what you want in autumn? Retails for $100 at Beautyhabit.
Date Night for Masculines
“Special” fall scents for masculine types.
Calvin Klein Obsession for Men EDT – You guys know that I like to kick it old school. And this is one of those old school masculines that I dig. It’s a cozy, spicy fragrance with lavender, spices and musk. Retails for $76 at Nordstrom.
Date Night for Feminines
“Special” fall scents for feminine types.
Hiram Green Shangri La EDP – Do you want to smell glamorous? Well, wear this fruity chypre and you’ll smell so fancy. It has a certain Old Hollywood glamour to it but it’s not too much for a young modern like yourself. Retails for $165 at Indigo. Full review here.
Guerlain L’Instant de Guerlain EDP – I’ve been smitten by Chanel lately and have forgotten about Guerlain. However, I’ve been craving L’Instant. It’s a sweet floral over a Guerlain-y amber. It’s rich, decadent and it smells great. I should wear it more than I do. Retails for $78 at Sephora.
Need more ideas? Here’s my Autumn Picks from last year!
So, what will you be wearing this fall? Any perfumes on your Autumn Wishlist?
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