The moment you start to seriously consider the appropriateness of your favorite scent for the current season, you are on the path of perfectionism. Many of us are devoted to one single sound and are not ready to part with it even for a day. However, if you leave all the addictions aside and look at them with a sober look, it becomes obvious: your favorite gets only a few months out of twelve.
If you are a “one bottle” person, the time has come to search for a new pet: fortunately, autumn offers for this a whole palette of interesting aroma variations.
Pyramids of warm aromas are hard to imagine without spicy notes. A little bit of the scorching East and forest beauty - the perfect arrangement of accents for an autumn perfume. Its bottle contains notes of cinnamon, clove, vanilla, as well as pepper and nutmeg. However, perfumers are happy to use these ingredients to create a wide variety of fragrances, not limited to autumn.
Vanilla is the most common ingredient in "spicy" perfumes, from which the East literally pulls. If you are an aromaholic, then you probably remembered Shalimar by Guerlain, Hypnotic Poison by Dior or even Angel by Thierry Mugler. Those who are crazy about spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg have surely caught a nostalgia for the equally iconic Youth Dew from Estee Lauder, Opium from Yves Saint Laurent and other unmistakable fall fragrances that have managed to become impeccable classics. However, many novelties of the current season can compete with them, so we are in a hurry to try.
Libre by Yves Saint Laurent: smoky vanilla and amber shine
Typically, the main notes of woody fragrances are sandalwood, patchouli, cedar and vetiver (read also: "Scents of September: 4 flankers with vetiver"). If we are talking about going into an oriental sound, then oak moss and amber can join them. Classic examples of woody fragrances are Hypnose by Lancome and Eau Parfumee au The Rouge by Bvlgari.
In autumn, you should pay attention to the variants of the perfume, in which floral notes are clearly heard in combination with notes of musk. This mesmerizing combination gives the scent pyramid a richer, more modern sound, but at the same time retains an almost summer lightness - the perfect choice for the beginning of autumn. From the classics, you can try the following samples: Gold by DonnKaran, Stellin Two Peony by StellMcCartney and Rumeur by Lanvin.
Also, do not forget about the skin. As a rule, in the aroma pyramid it is decorated with notes of honey, tobacco, wood, so that the mix can turn out to be really unforgettable.
No matter what they say about the fact that citrus fruits are an exclusively summer story, perfumers think a little differently and often release autumn fragrances literally saturated with citrus freshness. Their compositions are based on lemon, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, which can perfectly flirt with cinnamon and woody notes. If a rainbow leaf fall is playing outside the window, and the weather pleases with a soft warm sun, this is the perfect moment to walk a fresh and light citrus perfume. Our verdict: definitely try it in the middle of Indian summer.
Tree and flowers. It sounds simple, but in practice the combination of such notes gives rise to a unique aroma-bouquet, especially if the woody "filling" prevails in the pyramid - cedar, guaiac wood and a little oud for depth. The main problem a woody scent can cause is its distinct muscularity. In this regard, the floral background can significantly soften the sound of woody notes and give it a special charm and femininity (read also: "Madam perfumer (or a fragrant seizure of male territory").
Classic oriental floral fragrances are most often about sweet exotic with the participation of, for example, a tiare flower or a “spicy” carnation. Among the time-tested ones we recommend: The One by Dolce & Gabbana, Gaultier by Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Black Orchid by Tom Ford.
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