7 scents that celebrate the poetic melancholy of autumn
“All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey”
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / February 24 2022
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 come to mind.
As for the scents of the season? Mellow aromas of ripened plums, crisp, cold mornings, and slow burning bonfires taint the nose.
Remit yourself to an otherworldly incensed haze with these seven scents selected to embrace the elegiac melancholy tied to this time of change.
Vilhelm Parfumerie Purple Fig
Wander into the caress of the wilderness, champagne in hand, and the feel of cashmere on your skin. Bitter, sweet and joyful too, this duality-led fragrance marries pepper accords with the aromas of angelica, galbanum, green fig, jasmine and vetiver. Feel lost and found in an evening with echoes of this parfum on the palette.
$224 at MECCA
Maison Francis Kurkdjian OUD Satin Mood
Find comfort in the sensual experience of this full-bodied fragrance that envelops the senses with notes of natural oud, rose, benzoin, violet and vanilla. Rare, decadent and opulent, this scent embodies a delight to the senses encased in spruce.
$359 at MECCA
Trap the last licks of the day’s sun with notes of warm amber and cool moss. This eau smells like the last vision of colour before the bleakness of winter, realised with bright moments of musk, jasmine and gardenia.
$179 at ROEMY
Giorgio Armani Privé Bleu Lazuli
Honeyed plum, smoky plumes of tobacco and cardamom-spiced vanilla bean ground this comfortingly sweet touchstone of scent. Earthy notes of mate tea and bergamot are blended with floral blooms of osmanthus and jasmine to create a complex bazaar of fragrance.
$335 at Adore Beauty
SŚAINT Cosmic Bang
Bottling the mystery of an ancient earth in a state of evolution, one can experience an unexpected balance in the welcoming of the unknown with this drop. Fig, bergamot and bay leaf temper the palette as it’s driven into the depths with notes of musk, vetiver, cedar, hay, and tobacco.
$109 at SŚAINT
Tom Ford Rose De Russie
Providing a provocative intensity, this fragrance endeavours to empassion the wearer to the true rarity of rose. Spicy, warm and woody in equal measure, its inclusion of black leather also lends an air of inherent intrigue to the blend. This is the last venture into the rose garden in the pitch black of night before autumn is ripe on the heels of summer.
$364 at MECCA
HUGO BOSS The Scent Le Parfum For Her
The warmth of amber lights the way through the crisp air of the pervasive autumnal chill, while the bite of spiced pink peppercorn and the softness of sweet velvetine orange blossom eclipse the nose. What can you expect? An alchemical attraction unleashed.
$135 at MYER
Briar is a Content Producer 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 Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.