While summer and spring are more about light and airy notes, fall is about cooler temperatures and short days, which call for warmer and more sophisticated fragrances. In other words, it’s time to ditch the eaux de toilette of the yester season, in favor of the heavier, enveloping, and decadent scents of fall.
Fall’s quintessential aroma derives from a simple sentiment – a warm sense of nostalgia. Memories we associate with the change of seasons – memories of warmth and comfort and being close together – are what make the season so pleasurable.
So, when we are looking for scents that capture the essence of fall, we tend to look for warm and dry fragrances with rich, spicy, woody, or mossy undertones. Smokey and woody notes, in particular, are common among fall perfumes, bringing to mind images of snuggling around a flickering candle and sharing in the warmth of companionship. The same effect is achieved with rich, comforting scents such as leather, incense, tonka bean, cedarwood, and sandalwood. Additionally, we’re also seeing a surge of delicious fall perfumes that feature warm, mouthwatering gourmand scents.