The 6 Best Perfumes For Fall

Crisp air and colorful leaves are two of fall’s most prominent features. But did you know that it’s the perfect time of year to choose a new fragrance? The change in seasons is the ideal excuse to switch from the summer scents to those with woodsy and citric undertones that complement the unique feel and air of those cool fall days.

In fact, you want something that goes well with the aesthetics that are offered by the boots, sweaters, and jackets in your wardrobe. Some popular scents include lavender and various types of musks. Then again, you might want something that’s not as heavy on the floral side but a bit spicier, which is a common choice during the colder months.

What it comes down to is that the change in season can justify your desire to change your perfume. That is why it’s important to introduce you to the six best perfumes for fall.

Your Fall Fragrance Lineup

When evaluating the following scents, keep your personal style and tastes in mind so you are sure to find a fragrance that stimulates your senses and your confidence.

Here’s the breakdown:

1. Jadore In Joy by Christian Dior

While the dominant detail of the scent is floral, it has sandalwood and mandarin undertones with a little white musk thrown into the mix. Of course, the sandalwood is what makes it perfect for fall, but the floral detail is there for those that want to hang on to that summer feeling just a little longer.

This is a scent that says “I love life and I want everyone to know it.” Even the bottle has personality.

2. Beautiful by Estee Lauder

Beautiful is a fragrance that has been around since 1985. It’s longevity is owed to its light floral scent and citrusy and woodsy undertones. The top floral notes include lily tuberose, marigold, and rose mandarin. There is something very warm and elegant about this scent. Perhaps, this is owed to the presence of vetiver and sandalwood.

3. Burberry Brit by Burberry

A popular brand, Burberry introduced the Burberry Brit fragrance in 2003. It contains a number of fresh notes that include Italian lime, icy pear, and lemon grass. However, the heart of the scent is comprised of lush peony, sugared almonds and a mahogany amber base with a touch of vanilla.

Even the bottle suggests, “I’m a great scent for fall,” as it reminds you of the warm plaid shirts that are popular during the cooler months.

4. Illicit by Jimmy Choo

If you like a modern floral that has a warm honey-amber base, Illicit by Jimmy Choo fits the bill. The composition is opened with bitter orange and Ginger, but the heart of the fragrance is in the jasmine sambac and rose. This is another scent that lets you hang on to those warmer months while transitioning into the cooler ones.

5. Kelly Caleche by Hermes

The Kelly Caleche scent by Hermes is very unique, as it is in a good position to become a person’s signature scent or one that is only used when in demand of a scent with leather undertones and floral notes.

This scent has many fall details, such as grapefruit, but it also has a hint of yellow mimosa, rose, and iris gourmand. This is a perfume that was once dedicated to famous Grace Kelly and the famous leather Kelly bag, but it is also one that has been dedicated to all ladies and young women.

Even the bottle is very beautiful and charming with a small lock around the neck of the bottle, which is symbolic of all three versions of the perfume.

6. Tiffany Co by Tiffany

While this perfume isn’t exactly a rarity, it is a great scent for fall because its top notes consist of lemon and mandarin orange bergamot. Rose and iris black currant peach make up the middle notes. However, the base consists of musk and patchouli.

Launched in 2017, this is fairly new fragrance by Tiffany & Co.

Let Your Nose Be Your Guide

All in all,  let your nose be your guide. Think of the scents that you like and review this list to find what is going to appeal to you the most. For instance, a preference for a leathery scent to go with that fall leather jacket is going to most likely lead you to Kelly Caleche by Hermes. Then again, a desire to hang on to summer while migrating to fall can lead you to Jadore in Joy by Christian Dior.

The options are practically endless.


5 Must-Know Tips For Applying Perfume Like A Pro

Perfume shopping can be daunting, especially if you´re not completely sure what you are looking for. Most people actually have one favorite, or a couple of favorites, and stick with that for years and years. However, choosing a perfume is one thing, the right way of applying your perfume is another. You might wonder now what the fuss is about because applying perfume is easy right? Just spray and dab a bit and that’s it, ready to go. But actually, there are some tips that can help you get the most out of your perfume. Here are our 5 must-know tips for applying perfume like a pro:

1. Use Vaseline to make the perfume last longer

By rubbing Vaseline on your pulse points before spraying your perfume on it, you will make the scent last much longer. The cream, since it’s occlusive, will make sure the fragrance is on your skin and therefore the smell will be stronger for a longer time instead of when you spray the perfume directly onto dry skin. 

2. Time your perfume spraying right

The perfect moment to apply your fragrance is right after taking a shower and before you are getting dressed. Because of the moisture on your skin, the scent will be locked in. This will not only help the fragrance last longer, but it will also prevent it from staining your favorite clothes or jewelry.

3. Don’t rub your wrists together after spraying

Somehow a lot of people think they should rub their wrists together after spraying their perfume on and to dab the fragrance from one wrist to another or from your wrist to your neck etc. However, the rubbing makes the top notes disappear faster than intended and this results in the scent fading much earlier.

4. Target specific points for spraying your perfume

If you want the scent of your fragrance to last longer, you should choose a few specific points and spray your perfume there. These are so-called warm areas and that will help diffuse the perfume across your entire body and thereby keep the scent longer. The pulse points and warm areas you should target (but, pick a few, don’t do all of them at once!) are your wrists, inside your elbows, your neck, below your midriff, behind your knees and on your ankles and calves.

5. Spraying in the air

If you want to have a lighter scent, you should spray the fragrance in the air and then slowly walk into the mist. This way the fragrance will spread evenly over your body and it will have you smell just with a hint of perfume for occasions when you might not want to smell too strong.

With these 5 tips, you will be applying perfume like a pro from now on. However, there are some other handy tips and trick when it comes to your favorite perfumes. For example, did you know that if you want your fragrances to last longer, you shouldn’t store them in the bathroom or other damp, warm places? Because heat, light and humidity can actually break down your cologne and thereby lessen the quality of the perfume. So instead of storing them in the bathroom, store your perfumes in cool, dry spots and away from windows.

Finally, if you want to use perfume on your hair, don’t spray a fragrance (especially not when it’s alcohol-based) directly onto your hair because this will dry it out. Instead, spray the perfume on your hairbrush before brushing your hair with it. This will leave your hair lightly scented but without damaging it.