Autumnal Fragrance Transition Time!
While bright, airy, fruit-forward scents are ideal for withstanding the heat, the cool weather and activities that come with fall call for a swap in fragrance. I personally tend to lean towards spicy gourmands that intensify that cozy feeling of laying under a blanket or taking a brisk walk with crunchy red leaves beneath your boots. Comfort typically drives my choice in fragrance, and I like to mix and match depending on my mood and the weather. That said, there really are no rules for seasonal scents. Anything is fair game! Stick with tropical fruits if that sparks joy, or spritz on a sea-inspired scent to extend summer for a little longer.
Still, to truly get yourself into the right headspace for a relaxing Autumn, this might be a good time to change up your scent. That's why we've curated a list of the best Valley of Roses scents for the new season, from rain-inspired mists to dark floral blends to warming, spicy oils that'll instantly lift your mood.
#387 Inspired by Tom Ford's Velvet Orchid
This is the ultimate Autumnal scent! The fragrance opens itself with bergamot, mandarin, Succan absolute (purified rum extract) and honey. At the core of this creation (made of "corporeal floral notes.") is Tom Ford's distinctive, “timeless” signature - an imaginary accord of black orchid blended with notes of velvet orchid, which gives the perfume its name, with intense Turkish rose oil and jasmine and a new accord of purple orchid that grows in the wilds of southern Brazilian coast. There are also additional floral notes of orange blossom, rose absolute, narcissus, hyacinth and heliotrope. The base is warm due to the rich flavours of Peru balsam, myrrh, labdanum, sandalwood, suede and vanilla.
#519 Inspired by Zadig and Voltaire
Imagine snuggling up in your favourite cosy blanket, an open fire and a cup of hot chocolate... that's the feeling this perfume gives us.
Zadig & Voltaire fosters casual, boho and rock styles with a significant dash of cool elegance. We believe this is the ultimate compliment getter and on first try you’ll be wondering where it has been all your life! Sweet yet woody and mysterious you won't have anything like this in your collection. The woody, floral and gourmand This is Her, signed by perfumer duo Sidonie Lancesseur and Michel Almairac, contains notes of pink pepper, Sambac jasmine, milky chestnut cream, vanilla and sandalwood.
#540 Inspired by Michael Kors Wonderlust
Cosy, glamorous and elegant- Wanderlust is a hidden Autumnal gem. The focus lies on the dianthus flower to give Wonderlust the feel of an almond milk that’s been blended with a “spicy, creamy floral.” Top notes of almond milk are accompanied by heliotrope placed at the hart of the fragrance. The base of the composition provides benzoin, a natural resin from Thailand leaving the impression of warmth, and the spicy sweetness of cinnamon.
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