Our Favourite Autumn Scents
Well Autumn is upon us and the weather is so up and down, I don’t know about you but I don’t know what to wear to get me from one end of the day to the next!
I kind of like the crisp mornings, where there is a real whiff of Autumn and we can really feel the change in the seasons.
So with that in mind, I thought it would be nice to talk about those trans-seasonal scents that can see us through this misty mellow time before we really start snuggling down into our winter woollies.
Fragrances that still have an air of warmer months about them, but with a hint of hygge and cashmere season which is just around the corner. The cardigan of the fragrance world if you will – that you can throw on of a morning to keep the chill off but wear stylishly around your shoulders come mid afternoon when the temperature rises. No sweat patches here!
Molecule + Patchouli
A true winner for year round appeal, but one that I think fits this category perfectly.
With the Molecule 01 neck nuzzling note we all know and love, enhanced with a wonderfully subtle woody from the Patchouli – this is super easy to wear and as with all the fragrances from this avant guard brand, will have people chasing you down the aisles of Waitrose to find out what you are wearing!
£95 for 100ml
Memoize – London Castitas
This fragrance sums up the year in notes for me.
A British brand created by perfumer Holly Hutchinson, who wanted to create scents that are effortlessly wearable with a bespoke touch. For me, Castitas has all of that in spades.
It gallops through spring with notes of Lily of the valley, takes you through summer with jasmine and ylang-ylang and lands you right in autumn with dewy cyclamen with a nod to the winter to come with amber and musk. Magical indeed I also love the fact that their bottle caps are made by independent artisans in Yorkshire from off cuts of oak and walnut. It’s a kinda trench coat and jeans, throw on with anything fragrance and I love it for that.
Selfridges £177 for 100ml EDP
Velvet Tonka – BDK Parfums
Reflecting a rich autumn colour pallette, this fragrance takes mellow fruitfulness to a new level.
BDK is a beautiful niche Parisian fragrance house, where founder, David Benedek takes his inspiration from the characters he meets in and around Paris.
Velvet Tonka, however is inspired by his own Moroccan roots and includes notes of vanilla and almond and smells good enough to eat! I find it pairs very well with a light cashmere jumper and silk neckerchief personally but let me know what you think!
Selfridges £170 for 100ml
Thoo Perfume – BDK Parfums
Can I admit that the bottle captivated me before I smelt the fragrance?!
It’s like a beautiful sculpture and then I discovered the scent! Described by the brand as “the scent of angels”, it is like nothing I have smelt before; a delicate cocoon of luscious florals, with white gardenia, rose, jasmine and ylang-Lang with a warm base of musk and amber.
This definitely as good as it looks. Think cream silk shirt and tux trousers – perfect for every occasion.
Harrods £190 for 75ml EDP
September – Bjork and Berries
What better way to usher in Autumn than with a fragrance named September?
Capturing the smell of the first day of autumn on the farm – imagine the warm stacks of hay in the afternoon sun, blended together with the scent of harvested fruits and a blue sky, crisp with promises of new beginnings. Beautiful notes of pomelo, lavender, vetyver smoke and pink praline.
A season in a bottle from this gorgeous niche fragrance brand that is inspired by Sweden’s volatile seasons and the uniqueness of its nature.
£85 for 50ml
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