By this point in the season, our strappy sandals and summer shorts are firmly tucked away into storage and our wardrobes filled with our favourite knits and transitional jackets. But now, it’s time to turn our focus to selecting a new autumn/ winter signature scent, set to backdrop our seasonal memories of 2020. Much like our clothes, the turn of the season sees us retiring our sweet and fruity favourites for the cooler months and in their place, muskier, woodier and spicier scents prevail. Here, Voir shares 10 perfumes set to give your collection a warm autumn pick-me-up this year.
1) Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense £128.00 per 100ml
Notes: Myrrh, Almond, Vanilla, Tonka Bean.
With a base of incense, this Jo Malone bestseller is rich, spicy and sexy. Striking the perfect balance between sweetness and intensity. Notes of tonka and vanilla linger on the skin all day with an extra hint of lavender to ignite a sophisticated sensuality.
2) Gucci Bloom Profumo Di Fiori £103 per 100ml Notes: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood.
This Gucci newcomer debuted in July and was released alongside an Eden-esc campaign showcasing a magical garden. A twist on a classic, this addition to the Bloom collection is bursting with warm florals and is darkened by the allure of sandalwood.
3) YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum £85 per 90ml
Notes: Pear Accord, Orange Blossom, White Musk, Black Coffee
They say don’t fix what isn’t broken and Black Opium is a scent that is reintroduced every year without fail. An extremely wearable scent with an edge of black coffee and daring white florals. YSL’s showstopper fragrance has firmly earned its place in the hall of perfume fame.
4) GiorgioArmani MyWay £103 per90ml
Notes: Tuberose, Jasmine, Cedarwood
Giorgio Armani has caught our attention (and everyone else’s) this season with the new release of My Way. Encouraging sustainability, the brand has also debuted a refill alongside its new addition. This contemporary floral fragrance is the perfect scent for the new woman – bold and independent.
5) AllSaints LeatherSkies, £49per100ml
Notes: Leather, Olibanum, Black Pepper
When thinking of fragrance, All Saints may not be the first brand to pop into our minds but nevertheless, their affordable range of scents is definitely worth closer inspection. This unisex eau de perfum, packed with notes of leather and black pepper is smoky and primal.
6) Tom Ford Bitter Peach £228 per 50ml
Notes: Blood Orange, Peach, Davana Oil, Patchouli
This October, Tom Ford graces us with a new release. Bitter Peach is part of the brand’s exclusive private blend collection. Only the genius of Tom Ford could create a fruity scent that is this rich and sensual. Notes of orange and peach dance from every spitz, a special addition for a fragrance collector.
7) Diptyque Eau Duelle Eau de Toilette £72 per 50ml
Notes: Pink Peppercorn, Saffron, Cardamom
Diptyque’s spicy blend of saffron and cardamom is the epitome of autumn/ winter in a bottle. The depth created by notes of juniper and cypress climax in a unique and ethereal partnership. While the lasting punch of vanilla offers a soothing sweetness and an atmosphere of cosiness that embraces the season.
8) Björk & Berries September Eau De Parfum, £85.00 per 50ml
Notes: Pomelo, Lavender, Vetyver Smoke, Pink Praline
Inspired by the first day in fall in Sweden, this woody fragrance evokes memories of days spent pumpkin picking and fall nights savouring each sip of a warming hot cider. Simply, a fall favourite adorned with notes of lavender and praline.
9) Dior Joy £112 per90ml Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin Rose, Sandalwood, Musk
A nuance of citrus and musk; Dior’s Joy is an inviting aroma celebrating luxurious femininity. A love letter to joy itself, this is the perfect scent to accompany happy days and autumn memories. Pair with a cashmere jumper and woollen coat for the ultimate fall effect
10) Maison Margiela Replica Coffee Break £84.85 per 100ml
Notes: Coffee, Lavender, Apple
Finally, this unique beauty from Maison Margiela is as comforting as a hot latte on a cold autumn morning. Coffee Break is a velvety creation inspiring flashbacks to hot buttered croissants in a bustling cafe. An autumn dream tied with a bow of lavender
Words by Yasmin Norvill
Graphics by Frances Scott