When summer draws to a close, we may be sad to say goodbye to the longer days and sunshine in the skies, but its passing brings the beautiful colours and aromas of autumn. Autumn fragrances offer a more mellow and deep presence than the seasonal scents before them; they are warm and comfortable, with delicate, playful notes - we can’t get enough of them. So, here are our picks for the top 10 autumn fruits and the fragrances you will find them in.
When added to fragrance, fig notes give a complex aroma that combines creamy sweetness from the fruit with a contrasting bitterness from the leaves.
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Illicit Green
Make everyone around you green with envy this autumn with Black Opium Illicit Green. Chic, daring and sultry, this zesty fragrance pairs addictive coffee with creamy vanilla notes and a fruity fusion of pear, green mandarin and fig for a sweet and fruity kick. This may be Yves Saint Laurent’s latest Black Opium, but it’s definitely the most addictive.
Boss Bottled By Hugo Boss
Boss Bottled, the seductive scent from Hugo Boss, draws upon top notes of zesty mandarin and spicy intense oils before revealing its depth and power through orris concrete and a sharp fig tree root accord. The result? A perfectly balanced and sophisticated woody fragrance that captures the warmth of autumn. Now, where’s the hot cocoa?
Pear notes provide a subtle hint of sweetness with a crisp freshness that contrasts well in warming Autumnal scents.
La Belle By Jean Paul Gaultier
La Belle by Jean Paul Gaultier is a feminine fragrance full of fruity fun. The green pear in the top notes of this scent tempts you closer with its familiarity, while the sharp and fresh bergamot intertwines with the pear to create a fruit orchard in a bottle. Finally, comforting and full-bodied vanilla emerges, creating an addictive end to an ultra-feminine fragrance. As the nights get darker, add some brightness to your life with La Belle by Jean Paul Gaultier.
COACH MAN BY COACH
Coach Man by Coach is a fragrance that combines sweet and subtle notes to create a powerful, effortlessly cool scent. Once again, top notes of pear start this fragrance off, revealing itself slowly in a waft of crisp and refreshing goodness. As the fruity pear slowly drifts away, spicy cardamom emerges in a spicy wave, bringing a little heat and warmth. Then earthy and bold vetiver adds more layers to this already-confident scent, making it perfect for the autumn months.
In perfumery, plum is often incorporated as a top note to bring velvety sweetness to the beginning of a scent.
CAROLINA HERRERA BAD BOY COBALT
Bold, strong and sophisticated, Bad Boy Cobalt by Carolina Herrera offers warmth, depth and mystery to make heads turn this autumn. Top notes of spicy pink pepper and fresh lavender mix beautifully with juicy black plum and a floral yet masculine geranium heart. Settling on a smoky cedarwood base, this fragrance is an energising play of contrasts for the man who likes to break ALL the rules—heading on a date? Then spritz this seductive fragrance before you go.
GUILTY INTENSE BY GUCCI
A reinterpretation of the classic Gucci Guilty For Her, Guilty Intense elevates juicy notes to a higher level of intensity. Floral with woody touches, the bold vibrancy of mandora combines with fresh lychee and a hint of violet to create a long-lasting signature aroma you’ll reach for again and again this autumn. The mysterious sensuality of dark plum gives this fragrance its edge, making it the perfect addition to your cold-weather fragrance wardrobe.
Sweet with a contrasting sourness, rhubarb is a sharp note that pairs effortlessly with floral notes.
PERFECT BY MARC JACOBS
Perfect by Marc Jacobs is (don’t say it, don’t say it)… well, perfect! First, subtle top notes of rhubarb and daffodil play off each other, creating a wonderful blend of fruit and floral notes. Next, creamy and smooth almond milk works through the fragrance, revealing itself as the top notes drift away into the ether. Finally, dry cedarwood and cashmeran in the base notes add a wonderfully bold foundation to this scent. Perfect by Marc Jacobs is the ideal scent for making that impression you’ve always dreamed of this autumn.
This masculine fragrance embodies everything you would want in an autumn fragrance. Thanks to an energetic combination of vibrant frozen rhubarb, wild sparkling blood orange and a pimento berry accord, this woody aromatic perfume gets the pulses racing with its irresistible energy. Entertainingly fresh, Joop! Go For Men is the fragrance you need on your autumn wish list.
A much-loved note in many chart-topping scents, apple is a sweet, but also crisp and refreshing addition to a scent.
DKNY BE DELICIOUS
Bursting with playful charm, Be Delicious by DKNY is juicy, irresistible and loaded with attitude. This fruity fragrance blends mouth-watering apple with crisp cucumber and sparkling grapefruit, creating a delectable aroma that embodies the coolness of summer without feeling out of place in the autumn (and beyond).
Y BY YVES SAINT LAURENT
If you’re looking for something a bit more intense this autumn, the bold Y by Yves Saint Laurent is a light and dark cacophony of mysterious depth and contrast. Blending crunchy green apple with a tangy duet of bergamot and ginger, this fresh fougère fragrance hides elegant geranium, sage and juniper notes to create a multifaceted Eau de Parfum that’s as fruity as it is sensual. New signature fragrance, anyone?
Fruits aren’t just for summer!
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Lorna is a Freelance Copywriter with a passion for fragrance, beauty and skincare, sustainability and outdoor adventure sports. She famously quit her office job to spend more time with her cat and counts her favourite perfumes as Mugler Alien and Ralph by Ralph Lauren.