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Just as you update your wardrobe for the change in season, your fragrances deserve an upgrade too! With the autumn and winter seasons upon us, it’s time to say goodbye to your light, floral scents and welcome a new collection of autumnal, warming perfumes and aftershaves to your dressing table or bathroom cupboard.
It’s time to start thinking about your autumn and winter fragrances, and matching your new favourite scent to the time of year. With that in mind, here is a helpful guide for the best autumn winter fragrances for men and women.
Autumn winter perfumes for her
Autumnal and wintry perfumes should evoke a sense of cosiness and warmth, saying goodbye to light, fresh florals. Instead, perfumes like L’Instant de Guerlain by Guerlain deliver an oriental-floral fragrance, which is much more suited to the upcoming season.
L’Instant de Guerlain has been created with mandarin orange and red apple, before giving way to magnolia, ylang ylang and jasmine. The perfume eventually dries down to a beautifully comforting mix of vanilla, honey and amber.
Launched in 2018 with Jennifer Lawrence as the face of the campaign, Dior Joy is the perfect balance of floral and fruity notes that work together on a woody base. The perfume opens with zesty notes of bergamot and orange, creating a seasonal citrus scent, before reaching floral notes of rose and jasmine.
Dior Joy finishes on warm, musky base notes of sandalwood, cedar and patchouli, resulting in an enveloping fragrance that draws you in.
For the ideal transitional scent for those of you not ready to say goodbye to your floral perfumes, Rose Rouge by Van Cleef & Arpels is an extraordinary celebration of the rose.
With a bouquet of soft, sweet notes, Rose Rouge cleverly combines blackcurrant and rose with the gentle spice of pink peppercorns. The fragrance ends on a warming base of cocoa and patchouli. A truly unique fragrance that will take you all the way through to next spring.
Jo Malone is renowned for creating modern classics that can be worn by men or women; this next fragrance is a beautiful unisex creation. Wood Sage & Sea Salt is the ultimate autumnal scent, alive with sea spray and woody earthiness.
With a lively scent using unique notes, Wood Sage & Sea Salt has been created using ambrette seeds, sea salt and sage. Ambrette seeds create the perfect woody, musky scent with a slight hint of floral, resulting in the ultimate ingredient for an autumn and winter fragrance.
Autumn winter aftershaves for him
The autumn winter season and men’s aftershaves were almost a match made in heaven. Sultry masculine scents are the perfect accessory for the crisp and cold weather.
Narciso Rodriguez for Him is described as a fougere scent, known through its woody and sometimes herbaceous ingredients. This particular aftershave has been created with a heart of musk, surrounded by woody notes with a hint of violet leaf.
It is a contemporary aftershave, with notes of amber and patchouli working alongside the violet leaf to create an addictive aftershave for the season.
A brand new aftershave for 2019, Mont Blanc’s Explorer is an aromatic and adventurous scent that uses rare ingredients from across the globe. True to its name, Mont Blanc Explorer has been created with Italian bergamot, vetiver from Haiti and patchouli from Borneo for a truly unique combination.
Stimulating the senses through additional notes of sage, pink pepper, leather and cacao pod, it is a warm and earthy aftershave that suits the season perfectly.
Following in a similar fragrance family, Spicebomb Night Vision by Viktor & Rolf is an oriental-fougere scent that contrasts freshness with spices and woody notes. A powerful combination, Spicebomb Night Vision is a unique aftershave with a darker tone than your average fragrance.
For this reason, it is a perfect choice for your autumn winter collection. Notes include grapefruit and green apple mixed with red chilli pepper, clove, nutmeg and almond.