Essential Autumnal Perfumery
With the leaves changing from their rich summer green to deep browns and golden yellows, Autumn is most certainly upon us. The fall season is a great chance to show off those warmer, spicier, slightly sweeter fragrances. When you set out on your next Sunday afternoon adventure, why not try something infused with a subtle touch of leather, tobacco, tonka bean, or patchouli. The cosy and comforting character of these ingredients is much like donning that thick woolly jumper to shield you from the brisk autumn air. With the longer nights and shorter days beginning to set in, we thought it was about time to bring together a collection of our favourite autumnal fragrances.
Starting with one of our all-time favourite fragrances, Lune Feline by Atelier des Ors is perfect for this time of year. This alluring composition opens with soft spicy tones of cinnamon and cardamom that softly melt into a creamy mixture of vanilla and Peru balsam. With its radiating warmth, Lune Feline draws you in through its indulgent trail of rich and intense gourmand notes.
Boutique French fragrance house Chabaud is home to yet another favourite of ours: Vintage. What makes Vintage the perfect autumn accessory is its extraordinary aromatic wealth. As it tenderly drapes the skin, this oriental-floral combines the sugary qualities of a sticky caramel pudding with the finesse of a beautifully arranged bouquet of flowers.
For something darker and heavier, we suggest Perris Monte Carlo’s Patchouli Nosy Be. This intensely earthy and enveloping fragrance is the perfect marriage between floral and woody notes which emphasises leather-chocolatey facet of this unique raw material. The opulent fragrance is abundant with exquisite spices and rich woods, making it a perfect fit for the autumn season.
The soft, supple warmth of leather makes Rosendo Mateu's Two fantastic for the cooler months. Two is our go-to for autumnal leather, which blends luxurious suede leather with patchouli, sandalwood and a subtle hint of rose. Better still, with the temperature growing colder and colder, this stunning leather becomes more and more infatuating, making it perfect for the transition from summer into winter.
Rounding up our autumnal essentials is Tango! This masterpiece by Masque Milano presents an amber that is silky smooth. Undoubtedly luxurious, yet warm and welcoming, Tango combines velvety florals of rose and jasmine with a dark and indulgent quartet of patchouli, amber, leather and vanilla. This all-embracing amber nectar is guaranteed to ignite both the fire within and keep you warm in the run-up to winter.