Searching for the Ultimate Transitional Scent? These Fragrances Are Perfect for Fall
The beginning of fall often calls for a few new wardrobe purchases, but as much as we love sweaters, boots, denim, and scarves, we're here to remind you of another category that is commonly overlooked: fragrance. Scent is one of our strongest senses, capable of transporting us back to vivid memories with a single sniff. Because of this, we're firm believers that a seasonal perfume is a must, especially come autumn; the right spritz, packed with woody, spicy notes, might conjure up warm, inviting pictures of Thanksgiving celebrations past or apple picking on a crisp day. With that in mind, we rounded up some of our top fragrances for fall. Some are new, others are classics—and all can be found below.
Jo Malone London
Late-summer poppies are surrounded by wheat overtones in this harvest-time fragrances from Jo Malone London.
Shop Now: Jo Malone London Poppy and Barley Cologne, $144, sephora.com.
An oldie but a goodie, this popular gender-neutral, Western-inspired fragrance features rich and woody notes of cardamom, leather, cedar, and sandalwood.
Shop Now: Le Labo "Santal 33" Eau de Parfum, $86, nordstrom.com.
Yves Saint Laurent
Fall is the perfect time to wear warm and spicy notes, so this coffee, vanilla bourbon, and jasmine fragrance is an ideal choice. Plus, the bottle is a piece of art.
Shop Now: Yves Saint Laurent "Black Opium Extreme" Eau de Parfum, $130, ulta.com.
Prefer an earthier scent? This new perfume from AllSaints is ripe with leather notes, making it a spritz-worthy option for fall.
Shop Now: AllSaints "Leather Skies" Perfume, $79, ulta.com.
Another classic, this Tom Ford perfume features notes of black orchid, black truffle, and patchouli, making for a tantalizing scent that's earned over 41,000 loves on Sephora.
Shop Now: Tom Ford "Black Orchid" Eau de Parfum, $136, sephora.com.
Giorgio Armani's latest fragrance is filled with notes of orange blossom, tuberose, and sandalwood, giving it a nostalgic end-of-summer allure.
Shop Now: Giorgio Armani "My Way Intense" Eau de Parfum, $98, nordstrom.com.
We love a display-worthy bottle and this one just so happens to be filled with an autumn-appropriate scent. Red currant, vetiver, vanilla, and rose are the stars.
Shop Now: Carolina Herrera "Very Good Girl" Eau de Parfum, $132, ulta.com.
Here, we have a moody fragrance from Versace, featuring notes of ginger, gardenia, and amber. It's warm and spicy, and totally unforgettable.
Shop Now: Versace "Crystal Noir" Perfume, $99, sephora.com.
Bitter almond, sambac jasmine, and vanilla make this warm and spicy fragrance a fall favorite among shoppers.
Shop Now: Dior "Hypnotic Poison" Roller Pearl, $39, sephora.com.
Is there anything better than sitting by the fireplace on a chilly fall day? We'd argue no—and this fragrance, which features notes of clove oil, chestnut accord, and vanilla accord, is perfect for those who adore that cozy vibe, but can't always embrace it.
Shop Now: Maison Margiela "'REPLICA' By the Fireplace" Perfume, $135, sephora.com.
Viktor and Rolf
This bow-shaped bottle is filled with an unexpected mix of mandarin, caramel, and orange, which together make for a warm, citrus-forward scent that's particularly fitting for fall.
Shop Now: Viktor & Rolf "Bonbon" Eau de Parfum, $98, nordstrom.com.
How stunning is this bottle? You'll be pleased to know that the fragrance inside is just as alluring, with hints of pear, white gardenia, and brown sugar. Overall, it's a heavier floral, making it better suited for fall than summer.
Shop Now: Gucci "Flora Gorgeous Gardenia" Eau de Parfum, $80, sephora.com.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris
A cult-favorite, this luxe fragrance blends jasmine, saffron, cedarwood, and ambergris. Just remember: A single spritz goes a long way.
Shop Now: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris "Baccarat Rouge 540" Eau de Parfum, $325, nordstrom.com.