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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Five Autumn Ready Fragrances to Try

Five Autumn Ready Fragrances to Try

Autumn is by far my favourite season, crunchy leaves, candles, woolly jumpers and a chill in the air - what's not to love? With that in mind I have gathered together my must try fragrances...

Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum - The most floral scent out of the five and the one that took the longest for me to warm to. If you like rose or amber notes or even better both then this is the scent you need to try. In my opinion it is a great Autumnal day fragrance as it has depth yet is still fairly light and floral. This is not at a powdery rose scent but rather rich thanks to the amber addition. In a nutshell an original, grown up rose offering that is both cool and sexy!

Thierry Mugler Alien Eau de Parfum - This is my signature scent and one I always have nestled in my stash. This is officially listed as a rich, floral yet woody fragrance which contains amber, jasmine sambac, cashmeran wood and white amber. Notes aside this reminds me of cold, evenings - it has a certain mystic that is best suited to evening wear particularly if it is Autumn or Winter. This is easily the longest wearing parfum I own.

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid Eau de Parfum -  A quick break down of the notes: bergamot, mandarin, Succan absolute (purified rum extract) and honey which gives the scent a creamy, sweet and floral overall scent. Yes this does smell somewhat similar to the original Tom Ford Black Orchid but is more floral, lighter and perhaps best suited for day wear. I must warn that compared to the original Tom Ford Orchid the wear time is definitely reduced. This simply does not cling to my skin quite like Black Orchid does but I would say I prefer it all the same.

YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum -  Warm, sweet (not sickly), slightly vanilla based with a hint of chocolate. This may sound good enough to eat but it is fact rather sensual, cosy and very much an Autumnal or evening scent. I personally loathe the original YSL Opium scent and yet this is my current go to fragrance - I can't urge you enough to try this the next time you are at a counter. Prepare to want!

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne - Fresh, earthen and slightly salty. Admittedly not something that sounds all that great on paper but trust me when I say that I have yet to meet someone who doesn't enjoy this fragrance. It is slightly masculine yet dries slightly powdery, like I said it doesn't sound all wonderful but it is unlike any other Jo Malone cologne and completely different from the heedy other four scents that make my final cut.

What is your go to Autumn scent, I could do with adding to my list ha!
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25 comments:

  1. I love Giorgio Armani Si for Autumn :)

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  2. Velvet Orchid is fabulous but my all time favourite investment has been Tom Ford Tobac Vanille - it's a spicy & sweet scent that is perfect for the cooler months and amazing for date night xo

    candidlycatrin.blogspot.com.au

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  3. You just made me want to try out YSL Black Opium! Description sounds yummy!

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  4. I love YSL Black Opium and will definitely be putting it on my Xmas list this year :) xx

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  5. Black Opium is my new favourite! I couldn't resist picking up a bottle last week, it's gorgeous.

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  6. I liked Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt at first, but then I realised it smelt like sea salt texturising spray (you know, the kind for you hair) on me, and I've gone right off it. I'd love to smell the YSL Black Opium though, that sounds divine. My sister had Alien for Christmas last year; can confirm it smells lovely and Wintery!
    Madame Raptor x

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  7. I love alien, I need to pick up a new bottle of it! Really like the sound of the YSL one as well! xx
    Girlintheblackhat

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  8. Hi and thanks for a lovely review. I am using the Alien (love it), I have tried the YSL and loved it but found it somewhat too sweet. I agree with you, the original Opium is too much, even if you love strong scents. The absolute favorite in my stash is Tom Ford Black Orchid. I would have given the Velvet Orchid a try, were it not for the reduced wear time you mentioned. On Sunday I went to the local department store (Bijenkorf in the Netherlands) and tried Armani Prive Myrrhe Imperial. Amazing and very long lasting (48h with showering twice). I'm very impressed and seeking for a reason to shell 165 euro for it. :-)))

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  9. I have Alien, but don't find myself wearing it that much, It is very heavy and definatly an evening fragrance - Really need to rekindle my love with it!!!!


    LondonBeautyxx

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  10. gorgeous perfume bottle

    www.bumascloset.com

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  11. I love Jo malone!
    http://smellofpeony.blogspot.de

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  12. Perfect mini reviews as I'm stuck on which new autumn perfume to get. I bought Alien 2 months ago and i'm already halfway through it haha - thanks for sharing!

    Stella | stellashek

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  13. I like Velvet Orchid but LOVE Black Orchid! It's on my winter wish list. I keep going to Sephora to get samples while I'm saving my pennies. I did find that they both last on my skin equally as well, but that must just be differing body chemistry.

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  14. I love the YSL one!

    http://www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I'm desperate to try the Tom Ford one x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  16. Such a great selection, especially Alien. That's by far my favourite perfume. :)

    I tried a sample of Jo Malone's Wood Sage and Seat Salt and I loved it! One of my beauty bucket list items is to own a Jo Malone scent. :)

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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  17. I've been on the hunt for a new A/W perfume, I must check these out!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Haha I feel like I wanna test them all

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  19. Wood sage and sea salt, and Tom Ford Velvet Orchid are on my wishlist. Have been wearing black orchid for years and I love the subtle difference in the bottle. Great post :)

    Mimiflys.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I love them all! I think I am due a new perfume to add to my collection :)

    Anoushka xx www.Anoushkaloves.com xx

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  21. I smelt the Black Opium the other day and was shocked at how chocolatey it smelt! I was hoping it was going to be a bit more musky - nevertheless I probably would wear it!

    daisychurchward

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  22. The Jo Malone one sounds kinda similar to a perfume I just got the other day. It's the brand new Calvin Klein one, called Reveal. It's unlike anything I've ever worn before (I wear Miss Dior for goodness sake!) - it's salt and peppery, but then becomes a soft, slight floral/musky scent on the dry down. I can't even describe it, just that it smells so gorgeous on - and it persuaded me not to buy my much-loved CK Euphoria (the perfume I actually went to Boots to buy!). I spritzed a sample on, and went round doing my shopping and had lunch. I had a sniff, got my friend to smell my wrist to confirm what I thought - that it was really lovely - and went back to buy it! It's so brand new, there are hardly any reviews of it - maybe you could do one?! I wonder if the 'salty/beachy' thing is the new trend in perfumes. I don't remember seeing ones like this before.

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  23. I just bought TF Black Orchid and Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay and love them both! I really like the the new YSL fragrance though!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  24. Really doubt that most of them are available in my country, but the Tom Ford bottle looks really interesting!

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