6 scents that celebrate the poetic melancholy of autumn
All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 07 2023
Seasons have a tendency to trigger emotional responses.
The liveliness of summer feels richly potent and exciting. Spring is charged with the inevitable discovery of a fresh new day. And winter’s unyielding cold is reflective, still and restorative.
But there is an inherent poetry to the evocative palette of the crumbling of nature as it transitions into the months of autumn.
Misted landscapes, rain like rich syrup and fallen leaves in russet tones are summoned symbols of a season in metamorphosis, while mellow aromas of ripened plums, crisp, cold mornings, and slow burning bonfires tempt the nose.
Remit yourself to an otherworldly incensed haze with these six scents selected to embrace the cathartic melancholy tied to this time of change.
Tom Ford Electric Cherry
Tarte, fresh and spicy, Electric Cherry marries a myriad of strange delights. The presence of jasmine, musk and green woods warm the bitter bite of morello cherry, ginger and pink peppercorn notes.
$540 at MECCA
MAISON MARGIELA On A Date
Rich blackcurrant, grapes bathed in the final few hours of summer’s sunshine, and the sticky resinous aroma of bergamot oil, patchouli and rose, lend themselves to form this magnetic, sensual and intriguing olfactory experience.
$210 at MECCA
Goldfield & Banks Island Lush
Featuring a lush forest of wood notes, aromatic spices, vetiver and leather, Island Lush is a buttery, smoky, powdery and seductive ode to the nuance of Australian sandalwood.
$310 at Goldfield & Banks
TRUDON Mortel Noir
An ephemeral recollection of skin on skin, Mortel Noir embodies the meeting of harmonious forms with notes of Somalian incense, Madagascan black pepper, and the sweet, warm and earthy aroma of pure cistus.
$355 at TRUDON
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.