Editor top 5: autumn perfumes

By Lauren Carbran

Ah, autumn: the season when we start ordering the Pumpkin Spice Latte instead of the Fruity Frappuccino and choose movie marathons rather than club nights. But what do I look forward to the most? The smell of autumn. Yes, call me crazy, but the hints of cocoa, citrus, woods and spices make me happy in autumn. And here are my top five perfumes…


ladymillionprivePaco Rabanne Lady Million Privé for her

A perfume with cocoa, honey and orange blossom notes? Count me in. And that’s not all I love about the new Paco Rabanne Lady Million Privé – it mixes coconut and clove, too. If you want something oriental and flirty, this is your autumn weapon, girls. I like to wear mine on date nights.

zadig-and-voltaireZadig & Voltaire This Is Her!

I wouldn’t usually opt for a fragrance with chestnut and pink peppercorn notes (I’m more of a floral fan), but, trust me, this is divine. This is her! is the ultimate autumn scent, thanks to its notes of sandalwood and vanilla. I’ll be reaching for it when I want a perfume with a bit of an edge. And it’s a great match for the gothic trend seen on the AW16 Marc Jacobs catwalk – which means I’ll be getting my black fur jacket, boots and dark lipstick out of the cupboard.


Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium for her

I’m not surprised that YSL Black Opium is massive for autumn (and every other season, for that matter). It’s energetic and addictive – and you’ve got the vanilla, coffee and orange blossom notes to thank for that – which makes it perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. So next time it strikes 3pm in the office, make sure you have this with you.


Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men

Woody fragrances have officially taken over autumn. And there’s nothing better than the classic Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men, which mixes cedarwood with grapefruit and ginger for the perfect concoction. Want to raise your scent game forever? Opt for this – us girls love it.

jimmychoomanintenseJimmy Choo Man Intense

This, my friends, is another crowd pleaser. And if you’re a fan of the original Jimmy Choo Man, then Man Intense is for you. It has all the ingredients I love for autumn: tonka bean, pepper and honeydew melon. I can’t get enough of it.

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