Cold weather presents us with the impossible situation of trying looking cute in spite of the elements—rain boots and parkas that resemble sleeping bags aren’t exactly runway ready. The good news? You can always pick up the slack with a seductive signature scent. A nice oud or a strong musk can grab the attention of passersby, even through layers of scarves, sweaters and hats.
Here we review the fall scents that are sure to bring on the heat as the days get colder!
YSL Mon Paris Eau De Parfum
When it comes to daydreams, parading through Paris is pretty high on the list. Finding love under the Eiffel Tower and eating cheese for dessert—now that’s our idea of paradise. Alas, even if you don’t have plans to visit the city of light this season, the notes of red berries and pear in Mon Paris Eau De Parfum will transport you.
Maison Margiela Across Sands
While we love spending long, cold days cozied up under the covers, we aren’t willing to miss out on the outdoorsy scent of fall! We’re talking oud, dates and spices—essentially, the notes you’ll find in Across Sands by Maison Margiela. It’s the perfect perfume to usher in the essence of fall minus the chill.
Giorgio Armani Sun Di Gioia Eau de Parfum
We’re calling it now. About halfway through November, you’ll start fantasizing about white sand beaches. But if a trip to the Caribbean isn’t in the stars, try wearing a scent that reminds you of the sun and sea. With floral and jasmine notes, Sun Do Gioia Eau Parfum is the perfect #tbt to beach days.
The Body Shop Red Musk Perfume Oil
Feeling luxurious this fall season? Skip the spritz and opt for a scented oil instead. Dab a bit on your wrists or even in your hair for a scent that will last all day long. This Red Musk Perfume Oil combines notes of cinnamon with a hint of tobacco for a spiced musk that will draw that special someone in this holiday season.
YSL Black Opium Sparkle Clash
Any beauty addict worth her salt will tell you that half the fun of perfume is displaying a collection of beautiful bottles on your vanity. And if the name Black Opium Sparkle Clash hasn’t sold you already, this limited edition bottle will. Pick one up and bring the scents of black coffee, vanilla bean, and white flowers into your rotation for winter.
Ralph Lauren Collection Portrait of New York White Lily
If we could cross our arms, blink three times and be transported to anywhere of our choosing, it would have to be Madison Ave. And our favorite place to shop there? That would be Ralph Lauren. This flagship store just so happens to be the inspiration behind their Portrait of New York White Lily perfume. With blended notes of Casablanca Lily, Madagascar vanilla and pink pepper, you’ll feel like a real New York dame.
Which of these scents did you fall for? Let us know in the comments below!