September is here and you know what that means: it’s high time you select your signature fall perfume. We admit that as soon as we feel the slightest chill in the air, we head straight for scents loaded with sandalwood, bergamot and amber. We crave noticeable fragrances that have staying power. Don’t you?
But this season, brands are debuting fall perfumes laced with florals that pair well with unexpected, spicy notes. And if you’re still into wearing fruity, floral scents when the weather is chilly, you’re in luck. A few fragrances have an autumn twist on their flowery notes.
Take a look at the best fall perfumes and kick off your season with fragrances that are so fall, it hurts.
Voce Viva Eau de Parfum, $100 at Sephora
Valentino’s new warm floral scent is the stuff fall dreams are made of. It features a beautiful blend of orange blossom absolute and golden gardenia combined with Italian bergamot and mandarin. There’s even a pop of crystal moss accord and vanilla perfume. Plus, the bottle boasts the brand’s signature studded details.
My Way Eau de Parfum, $97 at Armani Beauty
This floral fragrance’s unique aroma takes you on a trip around the world. It contains orange blossom from Egypt, jasmine from India, cedarwood from Virginia and vanilla from Madagascar. Add in notes of bergamot, tuberose and white musk and you’ve got one memorable fall fragrance. The stunning bottle topped off by an eye-catching blue and gold cap is refillable so it can keep making an impression on your vanity.
Perfect Eau de Parfum Spray, $96 at Macy’s
What makes this floral fragrance different is its notes of rhubarb, almond milk, cedarwood and cashmeran. The unexpected combination offers a bright yet smooth aroma you can wear all season long.
Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée, $95 at Chanel
Putting a bright spin on its beloved Coco Mademoiselle scent, Chanel’s latest fragrance is designed to be worn at night. The sensual riff on the coveted perfume includes notes of white musk highlighted by soft jasmine absolute and rose petal accord.
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Cypress & Grapevine Cologne Intense, $135 at Bloomingdale’s
Instead of florals, this best fall fragrance relies on cypress trees and grapevines for its fresh scent. Amber gives the aroma a sensual boost so you can flaunt it day or night.
Replica Coffee Break Eau de Toilette, $130 at Sephora
Before you know it, we’ll lose an hour of daylight. This new fragrance will help you make the adjustment thanks to its coffee-centered aroma. Warm coffee and milk mousse accord are blended with vanilla and a musk base for a warm and spicy scent. There’s even fresh spearmint with a lavender twist.
Bloom Profumo di Fiori Eau de Parfum, $100 at Ulta Beauty
Another new take on a classic scent, Gucci’s latest offering revolves around tuberose. It is enhanced by jasmine sambac closed buds and jasmine sambac absolute along with ylang ylang. Sandalwood and other woody notes help round out the fragrance.
Chloe Eau de Toilette Rose Tangerine, $95 at Ulta Beauty
If you like a little fruit with your florals, this will be your new seasonal go-to scent. The top note is tangerine essence amped up by fresh rose absolute, while blackcurrant with verdant undertones gives it character. Grounded in a base of cedar and white amber, the fragrance is like an instant pick-me-up every time you spritz it on.
Eau de Parfum Spray, $95 at Macy’s
Rebecca Minkoff’s first foray into scent features a unique blend of tobacco accord, jasmine and coriander. The base is comprised of tonka, labdanum resin and patchouli essence, making it the ideal fall fragrance.
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Lipstick Fever Eau de Parfum, $100 at Sephora
This powdery floral is inspired by a streak of lipstick. It combines violet absolute, raspberry and iris over a woody base. We’re also big fans of its radiant red bottle.
Dirty Vanilla, $165 at Heretic Parfum
Searching for a one-of-a-kind scent? This fall-ready fragrance casts vine-grown vanilla in a starring role. Set on a bed of musk, amber, sandalwood and a dash of coriander make up the rest of the ensemble.
Iso Gamma Super Eau de Parfum, $100 at Sephora
Fans of woody scents will want to spray this pick on daily until spring. Minimalist by nature, it mixes vetiver, ambergris and cedarwood to create its earthy aroma.
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Rossa Rose Eau de Toilette, $130 at Neiman Marcus
Ever wonder what you’d get if you married a rose garden and an orchard? Well, here’s the answer. The fresh fragrance focuses on Bulgarian rose with lychee, blackcurrant, mandarin orange and bergamot notes. This is another case where the bottle deserves a coveted spot on your vanity.