Along with the changing leaves, our favorite thing about fall is wrapping ourselves up in luxurious, cold weather appropriate perfumes. Heavier and richer than the light florals of spring and summer, fall fragrances are all about cozy, sexy notes like vanilla bean, sandalwood, amber and leather.
And finding that perfect autumnal perfume is easier than ever, thanks to the truly supreme new scents hitting the market as soon as the temperature drops. These are the five fall fragrances that you need to know about this year.
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Marc Jacobs, Decadence ($95, Sephora)
This perfume really does live up to the name—Decadent by name, decadent by nature. With a strong floral opening, this scent opens up after about fifteen minutes to reveal vetiver, amber and jasmine sambac. We even detected a hint of vanilla that makes us think of the most indulgent French pastries. Plus, the bottle? Beyond adorable.
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Image: Tom Ford
Tom Ford, Noir Pour Femme ($80, Sephora)
Noir was originally a men’s fragrance that we’ve always been powerfully in love with—so imagine our excitement this fall when Tom Ford’s genius perfumers created a female version. The confident core of Noir remains—and the addition of some softer elements like jasmine, vanilla and a not-too-sweet rose makes this a cool weather classic for the woman who likes her fragrance sexy, but never overdone.
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Jimmy Choo, Illicit ($65, Sephora)
If you’re a floral lover who doesn’t want to say goodbye to her petals come fall, Illicit is for you. Feminine and sexy, this eminently seductive perfume has notes of honey, bitter orange and Turkish rose with sandalwood at the core. A hint of jasmine means that this heavy, dreamy fragrance remains totally wearable.
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CLEAN, Cashmere ($69, Sephora)
This perfume is straight-up luxury in a bottle. At first whiff, you get a nose full of bright, sparkly lime—like sunrise through the changing leaves in your favorite park. This is balanced with deeper, richer notes of sandalwood, musk and a very restrained jasmine. Cashmere does feel like cashmere…it’s elegant, rich and warm, but also a lot of fun.
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Michael Kors White Luminous Gold ($80, Ulta)
Nothing says ‘Fall fragrance’ quite like amber, and this beautiful scent has it in spades. Smelling like a vintage perfume in the best way possible, it opens strong with jasmine, pear and a subtle hint of licorice. This brings to mind a luxurious library packed with first editions in the house of your dreams. We can’t get enough.