Our picks for the best fall fragrances are as diverse as the changing colors of leaves. From the hopeful scent of cherry blossom to the distinctly sultry aroma of tuberose, we’re absolutely positive that you’ll fall in love with these seven autumn-friendly fragrances. We sure did!
FAN DI FENDI BLOSSOM
Discover a new dimension of desire with Fan di Fendi Blossom, a lush floral based on the ethereal, fragrant sakura cherry blossom. Opening notes are fruity—Japanese nashi pear and raspberries—which leads into the heart of the fragrance, ending on a subtle note of vanilla and powder. The gorgeous bottle is also a great vanity piece; the transparency of its glass reveals a soft pink liquid topped off by a silver cap, inspired by Fendi’s iconic Peekaboo bag.
Fan di Fendi Blossom, 2.5 oz, $86, available at Bloomingdales.com
EAU DE LACOSTE SENSUELLE
Eau De Lacoste Sensuelle is a great scent to take you from night into day. The fragrance opens with sparkling, vibrant pink pepper and contrasting tart blackcurrant. The longer it wears, the sultry scent of Turkish rose mixes with sweet pea, finishing on another sweet and sexy blend of nougatine and amber. You’ll smell so good you might make yourself hungry.
Eau De Lacoste Sensuelle, 3 oz, $85, Lacoste.com
DOLCE&GABBANA VELVET ROSE
Dolce&Gabbana’s Velvet Rose fragrance is a statement piece: both in presentation and in scent. This aroma is the designers’ homage to the Mediterranean rose, and it shows. The perfume arrives in a gorgeous black velvet box, tucked deep into satin packaging. After carefully removing the pink velvet top you’ll begin to indulge in three vintage roses: a rich Moroccan rose absolute, pure and airy Bulgarian rose essence and light and crisp rose centifolia accord, featuring Rose de Mai absolute, yield a natural rose scent that intoxicates and endures. Your sensory journey continues with Sicilian hesperidic notes of a Salomon lily accord, and hints of Egyptian geranium, developing a soft atmospheric wet floralcy. Fused with musk velvione, the fragrance wraps the wearer in the warmth of the balmy Mediterranean evening: you’ll wear it much like a velvet cloak.
Dolce&Gabbana’s Velvet Rose, 1.7 oz, $210, Saks Fifth Avenue
TOM FORD VELVET ORCHID
You’re going to fall in love with Tom Ford‘s seductive new Velvet Orchid fragrance. The scent, bottled in a royal purple and gold-embossed bottle, opens with Italian bergamot and mandarin orpurtm, filtered through with lush rum, honey and vanilla. But let’s not forget the floral elements here: you’ll find jasmine absolute, rose oil from Turkey, and the lush, cattleva leopoldii orchid scent trektm with Ford’s own signature black orchid accord, orange blossom and Moroccan rose absolute. The base is warm thanks to sandalwood and myrrh topped with the uber-feminine scents of nectar, jonquil and hyacinth. It’s as complex and rich as the designer himself.
Tom Ford Velvet Orchid, 1.7 oz, $110, Neiman Marcus
Escada’s Elixir is a heady scent perfect for those crisp late fall evenings. Oriental notes such as a luxurious natural vanilla extract from Madagascar lie at the bottom of the fragrance to add depth while subtle fruity facets of plum and prune add a touch of gourmand richness. A base note of vanilla gives the fragrance warmth and comfort, leading into a romantic heart note of rose and topped with hints of pear for added fresh and feminine sweetness.
Escada Elixir, 2.5 oz, $69, Escada
GUCCI PREMIERE EAU DE TOILETTE
Gucci Premiere Eau de Toilette is just as sparkling, effervescent, classic and stunning as Blake Lively, the woman of promotes it. The bottle and packaging for Gucci Première Eau de Toilette incorporates many of the details and design motifs now associated with Gucci Première Eau de Parfum: a medal charm around the neck of the elegant flacon, entwined with the House’s iconic horsebit; a cap bearing the distinctive signature: “Gucci Première”; a box featuring a gilt rendition of the brand’s coveted interlocking GG Diamante pattern. However, in keeping with the unique character of the Eau de Toilette, the glamour has been re-imagined. As with the juice inside, the color of the box is a muted gold, rather than a strong dazzling hue. The scent at first is light and bubbly like a glass of champagne thanks to orange blossom and citrus oils, which yields to the radiant white flowers at the heart of the fragrance of freesia, jasmine and soft Bulgarian rose. As the fragrances dries on skin, the subtle but tenacious warmth of leather, patchouli and musky notes complete the fragrance’s captivating charisma.
Gucci Premiere Eau de Toilette, 2.5 oz, $110, Gucci