On previous weekend I was almost melting because it was so hot here. Today I am enjoying the mild 22C and the clouds rolling in the sky. The change in the weather is obvious and as I travel between Poznań and my home town I can clearly notice how much faster it gets dark, week after week. When I wake up in the morning it’s not that warm anymore and evenings get more chilly too. On those two moments during the day I can slowly notice the smell of autumn that starts to linger in the air. I still haven’t had my summer vacation and I’m going to go somewhere in September. No fancy trips to Italy this year, gotta get some rest locally this time. Especially that the situation related to covid starts to get worse again in those popular holiday destinations like Spain or Croatia.
The thought of autumn getting closer lead me to thinking if you have, or at least know, any perfume that could be referred to as a “transition fragrance”. A scent that doesn’t fit one specific season but feels like a perfect choice when the weather starts to change. For some reason I think of mimosa as one of those transition notes. There’s even an old Polish song with lyrics saying that “the Autumn starts with mimosas” (though I doubt the accuracy of this information – mimosa in France starts to bloom around February). Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom is a great example of a transition perfume in my book. Floral & lightly spicy.
Fugit Amor, a perfume from Jul et Mad range is another one that fits the bill. My skin makes this fragrance smell very clean, almost like a barbershop soap. But in fact it’s a resinous composition with a strong ginger accent and a glorious carnation in the heart. Thanks to woody and ambery notes in the base it emanates with inner warmth. It was one of those cases when I have falled for the perfume and quickly bought it to add to my wardrobe. You might see in the photo that the flacon is nearly empty. I really would love to hear from you on this topic – what fragrances do you wear in between the seasons and why? Not necessarily just on the edge of summer & autumn.