Sunday, September 29, 2013

Welcoming Autumn with "Sweater Weather" Fragrances

*This post contains PR samples.
With few exceptions, I’m not the kind of girl that runs to flowery fragrances. I am well aware that this is quite a pronouncement, but one glance at my perfume collection will give you a good idea of the notes I tend to gravitate to. Resinous ambers, sensual musks and incense notes that are about as thick as low hanging smoke are among my most cherished. Uncomfortably hot weather means that I’m often limited to my herbal selection, or the be all and end all of summer fragrances Diptyque’s much beloved Philosykos. Nevertheless, you may still sniff me wearing a perfume along the lines of Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan on a hot summer evening. As far as I’m concerned there is something sensual about defying “rules” and expectations by wearing a resinous and rich perfume on a hot night.

At the risk of sounding stereotypical (after all, who really cares what “they” say? One should wear what one wants to wear when one wants to!) I eagerly anticipate the arrival of autumn to bring out the best in my base note heavy perfume collection. There is nothing more wonderful than a fragrance that gives you the feeling of being wrapped in a cashmere blanket, or wandering through an amber toned library with creaking floor boards beneath you, or wandering about in a densely wooded forest on a grey autumn day crunching leaves beneath your feet as the crisp air and smell of decay surround you. Can you tell that autumn is my favorite season? Here are a few of the perfumes that I cannot wait to experience as the weather becomes crisp.

Bruno Acampora Nero (Original Review HERE)
Diptyque Eau Duelle (Original Review HERE)
Kiehl's Ambre 1942 Perfume Oil

Diptyque Volutes (Original Review HERE)
Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles
Osmia Organics Juniper Fire* (Original Review HERE)

Though I wouldn’t want to create anything too predictable, I wish I could find a perfume that captures the essence of what autumn is to me. Surely there must be a fragrance rich with notes of hay, candle warmed pumpkin and decaying leaves underwritten with the smell of a fire place that I can douse myself in as soon as October 1st draws near. Perhaps my exploration has not been extensive enough. Do you have any recommendations along these lines?

What is your favorite autumnal perfume? 

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*This item was provided by PR for consideration. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. Do not hesitate to reference my policies in the event that you have any questions.