Weekend Poll – Falling for Fall


I like Autumn as a word that describes the season of the year that comes after Summer, although I think Fall is more common in use, especially in the US. No matter which one you use, it still applies to the same part of September, October and November. As I said in my review of Rose Rouge, I like Autumn for the charm of its colors. If we talk about perfume, do you find this part of the year appealing in terms of scents that you want to wear? Do you start to set citrus, light florals and greens aside in order to switch to amber, woods, leather, spices or heavy florals? Perhaps there’s a group who don’t do this kind of differentiation.

Until Thursday this week we were still enjoying temperatures of around 20-22°C, which is unusually high for Poland at given time, so I still got to enjoy my more summery fragrances but I also noticed a tendency in my own choices that I didn’t reach for simple cologne but rather something that’s a bit more comfortable and warm. I am switching into an Autumn mood. Soon I will enjoy even more iris than usual as I find it to be a scent that perfectly compliments a changing weather. Sandalwood, amber & others will be worn in no time. I am really looking forward to this change. If someone told you ‘I want to fall for Fall’ – what would be the 1 ultimate fragrance you’d recommend?

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24 thoughts on “Weekend Poll – Falling for Fall

  1. hajusuuri says:

    Oh boy, tough question so I’ll cheat a little. My choices are based on current availability and price:

    – For warmer Fall days – Hermes L’Ambre des Merveilles
    -For cooler Fall days – Serge Lutens Chergui
    – For colder Fall days – Guerlain Cuir Beluga (Price is reasonable if you can get the 20 mL Le gout parfumee)

  2. shelly says:

    My fall favorites are Bois d’Isle, Volutes, and Ormonde Woman. But seasons here are very mild so really they are wearable often. I do think some greens are out of place in very cold times, but I cannot say seasons really guide me much.

  3. I find myself moving away from the light florals and toward spicier florals or florientals. Fall is also a great season for me to wear woody and aromatic scents. Azuree, Aromatics Elixir, Adam Levine for Her, Aramis Calligraphy Rose, the two Arquiste for J. Crew scents (No. 31 and No. 57, which are both boozy), VCA L’Automne. Currently enjoying also the new Commodity Velvet!

  4. Jillie says:

    Still having difficulties with my ability to smell, so not wearing a great deal of perfume right now. However, I have noticed that – in spite of the unseasonably warm weather we have been experiencing – I no longer crave the freshness of citrus and sprayed myself liberally with Iris Poudre (pre-reform) the other day and could smell it and felt comforted by it. It was also praised by others. It is a much warmer, richer version than the current recipe, and wears well in the cool evenings.

    So, yes, the iris is coming out for me too as we move into autumn.

    • lucasai says:

      I am sorry your nose is not ‘fully operational’ yet.
      Iris Poudre must be very comforting as the weather changes. I think I only tried the more recent version. I’m not 100% sure now but it’s possible you’ve sent me some of it before, then it’d mean I have your pre-reform too

  5. Undina says:

    It’s hard for me to think about Fall perfumes yet (it’s still too warm/hot during the day) but I would say that in a week or so L’Air du desert marocain will be a perfect Fall perfume for where I live.

    • lucasai says:

      Does California have any distinct differences between seasons?
      L’Air du Desert Marocain is a cool perfume. I recently discovered Le Maroc Pour Elle, which is also fab.

      • Undina says:

        Well… I won’t tell for the whole California (we have mountains with snow and deserts) but as for where I live, let’s talk about day temperatures: in Winter it’s about 14-15C and in Summer it gets to 28-30C (with one or two heatwaves with up to 34C).
        Coldest nights in Winter are about 3-4C and in Summer our nights are usually around 16C.

        When it’s not drought, we have rains in Winter, and we never have rain in Summer (if not to count once in a several years August freak rain episode and recent first summer thunderstorm we had earlier this year).

        I need to re-test LMPE (I have a sample), but when I tried it first several years ago, it wasn’t for me.

  6. Good as here in Brazil autumn has few cold days …

    cold days under my skin francesca bianchi and italian leather memo

    night cold wave vero profumo and moonlight patchouli van cleef

  7. rickyrebarco says:

    My go to fragrance for fall is Cargo fe Nuit by Prada olfactories. It feels warm and a bit dry and reminds me of falling leaves and warm cups of chai. This fragrance is spicy, Woody, and the perfect unisex blend for fall. Does anyone else wear this scent in fall?

    I have missed some of your recent posts, having just had some major surgery to repair the allograft in my leg that was put in 30 years ago. I got an infection and had to have the surgery redone 2 weeks ago. What a mess, but I’m finally getting better. And I plan to spend some recovery time sniffing perfumes!

  8. Brigitte says:

    1000 Flowers Reglisse Noire

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