So, it’s well and truly autumn. By now you’ve probably started updating your clothing wardrobe with new season colours and extra layers – you may have even transformed your makeup bag with richer formulas and on-trend hues. Just as you keep these updated, you should rotate your fragrance wardrobe to get the best out of your scent experience when the nights draw in and the weather turns a little chillier.
This season is all about bold, creamy and voluptuous scents, with some of the biggest fragrance houses harnessing the deeper fragrance character of autumn. Here are some of the key launches that will instantly update your scent signature..
This bold new fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent captures the modern feel of the brand, while reflecting upon its illustrious sartorial history. Intensely feminine with a lighthearted twist, YSL Manifesto blends green notes with voluptuous jasmine and the softness of vanilla and tonka bean for timeless, irrepressible allure. Its resonant yet elegant character is a perfect fit for the darker nights and colder weather of autumn and winter.
One of the biggest launches for men this autumn is the Prada Luna Rossa Eau de Toilette, a scent inspired by the famous sailing boat of the same name. Drawing together aromatic and intensely fresh facets of lavender, clary sage and spearmint, Luna Rossa evokes the rugged wildness of the great outdoors and vast, open spaces. Perfect for everyday wear due to its freshness, it can also be worn in the evening thanks to the ambery, woody drydown.
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire is a little French fancy! Inspired by the timeless couture feel of a little black dress, the eau de parfum blends a traditional Guerlinade signature with touches of mischief: black cherry, almonds, rose, liquorice and tea leaves. Despite its sweet appearance, this fragrance packs a sillage punch! It can be worn sparingly during the day, but is best for evening.
Juliette Has A Gun Mad Madame is a deeply provocative chypre scent inspired by the rumour and intrigue that surrounds sensual, fascinating women. With aphrodisiac touches and unusual an metallic rose note, it is a captivating essence that is packed full of absolutes including vanilla, patchouli, tuberose and tolu balm. This is a slightly more mature Juliette Has A Gun fragrance – but it’s still as badly behaved as ever! Save this one for evening wear.
This reworking of the Dolce & Gabbanna Pour Femme Eau de Parfum bears little resemblance to the original: elegant, creamy, and more modern, this version leaves overt spiciness behind for a touch of sweet sensuality. It is best described as a velvety scent, with a tactile and soft texture that is a joy to wear. Jasmine, orange blossom, marshmallow and vanilla are the stand-out notes of this eau de parfum, which makes for an excellent day-to-night fragrance.