The best fall fragrances are not just scents, but especially as the seasons change. Wearers can experiment with bolder compositions and bold ideas without worrying about heat waves. Autumn is a time when scents that focus on gourmet elements, spices and powerful florals stand out, but this year it can also be used to tell great stories. The inspiration behind the latest edition ranges from the personal – the perfumer’s love letter to the poet’s father – to history, including tributes to queens, pirates, explorers and prostitutes.
The range offered illustrates the creativity of each bottle. Even fragrances that don’t pay homage to a specific demographic have impressive backstories. With just one spray, you can celebrate the joys of city living, or trade the concrete jungle for a trip to the Amazon. One can also relive the classics with new eco-friendly incarnations of the much-loved fragrance. Scroll through the best fall fragrances below.
Lazarus Douvos The Love Note Collection
Nothing beats a romantic story, and Lazarus Douvos’ story is more than that. The beautiful legend’s ‘The Love Note’ series tells of three magical moments, from the sensual – I dump you in the lush cassis and figs of St Tropez – to the serene – we sparkle in Rome Glowing orange flowers and geraniums meet. Fittingly, you can even take an outing to the City of Lights in Paris’ frivolous You Kissed Me, a cardamom-infused marigold and citrus.
Lazarus Douvos I’m in St Tropez Eau de Toilette
Lazarus Douvos You Kissed Me In Paris Eau de Parfum
Lazarus we met in Rome ·Duvos Perfume
Ex Nihilo Santal Calling
Ex Nihilo’s heady Santal Calling, perfumer Antoine Maisondieu’s exploration of sandalwood, effortless and refined Go hand in hand. The warm, comforting feel of the note is amplified by the addition of gourmet elements like nutmeg, vanilla, and a milky hue that resembles a scoop of cream. Woodsy-meets-foodie put together is as chic and comfortable as a cashmere sweater.
Ex Nihilo Santal Calling Eau de Parfum
After years of referencing Dusita founder Pissara in her work citing the poems of her father, the famous Thai writer Montri Umavijani, wanted to pay homage to the man himself. Her memory of Montri’s personality and his favorite sense of smell is the basis of his eponymous fragrance, a spicy nutmeg, coriander and cinnamon blend mixed with petitgrain and orris butter. Gourmet elements are paired with floral notes such as ylang ylang and damask rose to create an enveloping and intense experience.
Dusita Montri Eau de Parfum
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Maison Francis Kurkdjian
The city never sleeps, but neither does Francis Kurkojian’s muse. The master perfumer’s latest creation is an ode to the spirit of uninterrupted cities like Paris and New York. A scent of Italian bergamot, Egyptian jasmine and sandalwood, 286 Feels cosmopolitan even when worn away from the concrete jungle.