Weekend poll – ready for autumn?

Weekend poll returns after a long break. Since autumn is now really in full swing here and all the signs given by nature prove that winter is closer with every passing day I wanted to ask if you have any staple fragrances for this season? A perfume that you cherish but it feels only suitable to wear it around September, October and November. Would that be something fresh and reminding of past summer or maybe something warm, enveloping to fight the chill? Or maybe something completely out of the box… If no particular perfume comes to your mind please feel free to name 2-3 favorite autumn fragrance notes.

I’ll reveal my picks at the end of the weekend, would love to see your choices first.

[edit] Just like I promised today I’m revealing a couple of my favorite fragrances for autumn. During that season I reach for scents that are warm and represent a nice richness of aromas and notes. Andy Tauer Phi Une Rose de Kandahar, Atelier Cologne Gold Leather and Ramon Monegal Ambra di Luna are my good companions before first snow appears.

[note] photo “my lucky chestnut” is my own, all rights reserved

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20 thoughts on “Weekend poll – ready for autumn?

  1. Ania says:

    I’m waiting impatiently for autumn, in this part of Japan it comes only in late November. No matter what climate I live in, September, October and November mean chypre or wood. My current favourites are vintage Femme by Rochas, Feminite du bois, Bois des Iles, 31 rue Cambon (also Cuir de Russie, Santal blanc and Boxeuses, sorry can’t name just 2-3 ;).

  2. The only fragrance I save for the colder months is Angela Flanders’ Aqua Alba.

  3. LeshKat says:

    Vanille Incensee and Satal Carmin:). Also, anything that smells like dried leaves!

  4. jillie says:

    In mid October for the last 25 years (!) I turn to Guerlain’s Samsara. I still have some vintage bottles that smell good – the modern fragrance is rather thin and screechy – and the rich sandalwood, laced with a soft vanilla and jasmine always seems so comforting to me. I never feel like wearing it when the weather is warm, but once the mists and frosts creep in, I yearn to smell it again. I am just about to delve into the back of the cupboard to get my precious bottles out …..

    • lucasai says:

      Wow, that is a great commitment to reach for Samsara every autumn for 25 years! I’m impressed. Glad you still have some vintage bottles that are good to wear. I only know the current version of Samsara

  5. shellyw says:

    I have dyptique Volutes perfume which never seems right in the sunny, hot time of year. I tend to wear Cuir de russie a to in the fall but that may be that I bought it in the fall and associate it with that as there is nothing too heavy about it. I found a vintage bottle of Shalimar cologne and that seems good for cooler weather. Most of my recent purchases have been very floral so I may need to take a look at that and make a trip to a counter somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. hajusuuri says:

    2-3 only??? Fall is my favorite time of the year! Like Shelleyw, Volutes is in my Fall rotation. The others are Bvlgari Black, Jo Malone Blackberry Bay, L’AP Seville a l’Aube, L’AP Safran Troublant, Le Labo Iris 39, Atelier Cologne Silver Iris, Serge Lutens Iris Siver Mist and on of my recent acquisitions VC&A Bois d’Iris. Can’t wait to find out yours!

  7. Undina says:

    “2-3 only??? Fall is my favorite time of the year!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It’s still summer here (an unexpected heat wave with +31C is coming this Tuesday) but I look forward to wearing my cooler weather perfumes – all the ambers, woods and orientals. Let’s say… Chanel Coromandel, Guerlain Encens Mythique dโ€™Orient and Ormonde Jayne Orris Noir.

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