The top 10 fragrances to spray this fall
In French, the re-entry is known as “the re-entry”. Back to school, if you will. I have always liked the way the expression is devoid of any overt scholastic reference. It makes it universal and therefore applicable even to those who haven’t raised their hands while attending God knows how long. Because that’s the thing about September: No matter how old you are, you’ll always feel like it’s the start of something new, a chance to become who you want to be. A new haircut can help set the tone, as can new wardrobe basics. But the most intimate and meaningful way to signal change, in my opinion, is to change your scent. Even without looking in the mirror, you just to feel different, as the slate is clean and the possibilities endless. Here, I’ve rounded up 10 fall scents that can help make it happen, whatever your back-to-school mood is. Have a good start!
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum, $ 125 (50ml), sephora.ca
MOOD: I WAS TOO FUN Remember when we were light and carefree and could hug our friends and go dancing? Gucci’s latest addition captures exactly that energy. White gardenia gets a rock’n’roll makeover (Miley Cyrus is rightly the face of the scent) with brown sugar and jasmine absolute. It’s fun, vibrant and full of hope.
Tom Ford Ombre Leather Scent, $ 200 (50ml), sephora.ca
MOOD: BURN THE SWEAT! Fall trends have a mission: to make us want to get dressed again. One of the funniest of the bunch is definitely the Western Revival (think: cowboy boots and fringed jackets). Tom Ford has what it takes to match the look: a sultry tribute to the American West blending leather, cedarwood and violet.
Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum, $ 135 (50 ml), sephora.ca
MOOD: SWEET, PLEASE Just at the right time for the colder weather, Miss Dior’s famous rose de Grasse receives an infusion of warmth from soft musks and velvety sandalwood. Tender and delicate, this is precisely what we need in these upsetting times
Byredo Young Rose Eau de Parfum, $ 365 (100 ml), holtrenfrew.com
MOOD: HELLO, I LOST MY MOTIVATION. HAS ANYBODY SEEN IT? Byredo salutes the fervor of young people: this conviction that anything is possible with hard work and determination. Defying convention, the unlikely marriage of Sichuan pepper and Damascus rose reminds us to never lose this fire.
Aerin Cedar Violet Eau de Parfum, $ 155 (50 ml), nordstrom.ca
MOOD: IN THE WILD LIFE A mix of cedar and violet evoking a hike in the Adirondacks: cool breeze, peace of mind and breathtaking scenery as far as the eye can see. Just add your favorite fleece and a protein bar.
Louis Vuitton Spell on You Eau de Parfum, $ 310 (100 ml), ca.louisvuitton.com
MOOD: DO YOU REMEMBER ROMANCE? Seeing your partner every second of every day (sweating, to boot) for over a year and a half isn’t good for anyone. It’s also not about being locked inside if you’re single and tragically unable to mingle. Louis Vuitton has the antidote: a heady and magnetic blend of iris, rose, jasmine and musk that is sure to add a bit of romance to your life.
Maison Margiela Replica Autumn Vibes Eau de Toilette, $ 72 (30ml), sephora.ca
MOOD: LET THE COMFORT BEGIN This is the very first Maison Margiela Replica fragrance to be inspired by a Canadian place: Montreal in the fall, to be exact. Cardamom, cedar and moss capture the magic of an autumn walk, chai latte in hand and fiery foliage all around.
Aesop Karst Eau de Parfum, $ 255 (50 ml), aesop.com
MOOD: I MISS MY PASSPORT Do you dream of sand and surf? Let Aesop bring you the beach. Mineral top notes and herbal notes transport you to a distant coast, the salty sea air filling your lungs while perfectly ruffling your locks.
Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge Eau de Parfum, $ 145 (80 ml), labaie.com
MOOD: REBEL WITHOUT CAUSE Our lives have been very regulated for the past 18 months, so it should come as no surprise that we are urging us to be free. That said, we’re all honest citizens who understand the rules are in place for a reason, so let’s deliver our challenge via a spritz of Givenchy’s latest L’Interdit, a beguiling chilli leaf fusion. , blood orange and Ginger.
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Musc Noir Eau de Parfum, $ 160 (100 ml), labaie.com
MOOD: LUMINOSITIES BEGIN. I WILL MOODY If fall makes you want to swap your sunny balayage for a richer, deeper shade and swap your summer dresses for (faux) leather pants and pointy blazers, this one’s for you. . Mixed with plum, musk and suede, the enigmatic scent invites you to switch to the dark side.
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Katherine Lalancette is the Beauty Director of The Kit, based in Toronto. She writes about beauty and trends. Contact her by email at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter: @kik_tweets