Autumn is here. Along with summer, autumn is possibly the best time of year to re-evaluate fragrance collection. Lighter, fresher scents might have served well during the warm summer months, but with temperatures going down and rain chances going up, it’s the time for something bigger, bolder and richer.
When the weather starts to get colder, spicier scents tend to make you feel warmer and cozier. In fall, fragrance should be about creating a comforting sensation.
Choosing right fragrance for the autumn fragrance wardrobe is beautiful but very difficult task. The fragrance should be versatile enough for almost all occasions and all kinds of weather. It is great to have a couple of them and use it in rotation, depending on how the weather changes.
With this in mind, here are eight scents that will complement the season and your individual style effortlessly.
Smell well 🙂
The fragrance was created by famous Jacques Polge and released in 1999.
Crisp and clean, warm and sexy. Complex and grounded scent, difficult to define. It’s a blend of fruits, vanilla, spices and woods. A bunch of notes that are perfectly balanced and work splendid together.
Great for daily wear and office, pleasant and non offensive. Impossible to resist. Class in the bottle. Timeless classic!
The scent was launched in 2006. and created by Daniela Andrier. Prada’s first men’s fragrance, very elegant and masculine gentle.
It’s a different take on soapy fragrance, spicy and flowery with powdery feel and some sweetness. Unique, classy and luxurious. Composition is created in four basic accords: amber, fougere, cologne and leather. Amber and leather notes mixed with fresh and clean ones create interesting contrast.
Versatile enough for a day at work or go out to dinner, dressed up or casual. However it really shines as a scent for special occasions.
Delightful sweet apple with cinnamon. Created by recipes of the old school but still modern. The nose behind this fragrance is Annick Menardo and it was launched in 1998.
Sharp citrus opening with dominant apple note and slightly fruity with accord of plum. The heart is spicy with worm cinnamon and cloves, while the base is very woody and masculine. It contains vetiver, cedar, sandalwood and vanilla that give sweetness. Woods and spices are all the way through, making this fragrance warm, sweet and pleasant. Great combination of notes that are very well blended and balanced.
Safe and versatile everyday scent, for every occasion. One of the best daytime fragrance, suitable for office or casual wear, but classy enough for the date or night out. True classic!
In 2011. the original Dior Homme was exchanged for a reformulated version which is actual today. The nose behind this version is Francois Demachy.
Dior Homme is a class in the bottle. From the opening iris play a major role in this fragrance followed by cocoa and leather. Dry down is masculine, woody, spicy and leathery. Well blended and balanced, made of high quality ingredients. Unique composition.
It’s soft, subtle and versatile enough for casual daily wear or work, or special occasions. Modern masterpiece!
The scent was launched in 2007 and it was created by Karine Dubreuil just like the first one. The fragrance has kept the same gorgeous, elegant and masculine features of its predecessor, but has become brighter and lighter.
Very well rounded and quality scent. Black tea based fragrance with the hints of cinnamon. Fresh and green at the opening, warm and spicy in heart and woody at the base.
It’s soft and subtle, calm and relaxing, casual and inoffensive. Great for the office and casual setting.
The nose behind this fragrance is Daphne Bugey, and it was launched in 2009.
Very well balanced and nicely done scent. A bit dry and smokey. Subtle and slightly mystical. Sometimes evokes a feeling of being deep in a dark, misty forest until it rains.
Opens up very musky with a lot of incense, and a hint of amber. Then comes violet and Canadian lily along with pepper which are sprinkled over woody base and finished with vetiver and cedar.
Utterly versatile – excellent for daytime or evening use, for the office and casual wear.
The scent was created by Dominique Ropion, Pierre Wargnye and Anne Flipo in 2006.
This is a ginger and tonka bean combo based fragrance. The composition also contains some citrus, flowers, spices and woods. A little bit of everything but very well balanced and all notes work well together.
It opens fresh with citrusy and ginger while in the base tonka gives a certain sweetness, with some spice and wood accords in the background. As it develops gets a fruity, apple vibe and spicy, cinnamon note.
It’s fresh and warm at the same time which makes it ultra versatile, great for all seasons and occasions. Classy and elegant, mellow and casual. Pure classic!
Terre d’Hermes is a piece of art. High class fragrance which has a niche quality. Created by master perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena and released in 2006, this fragrance was inspired by the alchemical power of the earth, sky, water and their transformations. Poetic and powerful journey that have brought to light this magnificent woody, vegetal, mineral scent.
Strong, sparkling opening with orange and grapefruit. Tart, sour and harsh. When it settled, pepper and cedar surrounded by vetiver with patchouli and benzoin notes gives him a mineral and earthy tone. “Dirty orange feel” always stays in the background.
Day or night, office or formal scenario. Unique, classy and mature. Masterpiece!
Clearly, you don’t have to own every fragrance mentioned, but it provides a few nice suggestions. Most importantly of all, though, whatever the situation you’ll always smell absolutely spot on.
What are your go-to autumn scents? Let us know in the comments section.