“Well, the frost is on the pumpkin and the hay is in the barn..” That means it’s time to talk about the Best Perfumes for Fall 2012!
It’s that time of year where the leaves are turning (at least for us Northern Hem folks – Portia, Down Under, will have to fake it! 😀 ). As I type this it’s a chilly 38F – a bit early for those nipply temps – and we’re scheduled for an uptick in the weather – but it’s funny how even a short burst of colder weather sparks that urge to start battening down the hatches and migrate inward. Suddenly, hot cinnamon rolls and coffee sound like a grand idea! (Resist, Anita! RESIST!)…and the cooler, shortening days make getting up at 5:30a…well, let’s just say that snuggly duvet feels mighty good!
As the season turns, so do most of our perfume choices. So, without further ado, here are the Posse’s choices for Best Perfumes for Fall:
Tom sez his Best Perfumes for Fall is :
Opus Oils M’Eau Joe No. 3: it their “Hollywood Whisky Fragrance” and it smoky, warm, with and almost “chewy”, and now that it’s actually cool enough I can really give myself a good healthy spritz.
The Fabulous Portia (who is going to teach me (and me – Patty) how to wear EYELASHES!)
Here are 3 Best Perfumes for Fall for you. I’ve given you Cheap. Middle and R.U.F.Joking?
Halle by Halle Berry: Such a great value Oriental that opens fresh green citrus, then goes through flowers, ends up spice and wood. I get some chocolate too but it’s just me. Lasts for hours and has well priced body lotion that I adore and use regularly alone or to layer.
Oud Ispahan by DIOR: Delicate, spicy, vintage Ispahan rose and Oudh done so elegantly and melded seamlessly into a magic potion for those cooling days of autumn. Lovely sillage and soft but insistent scent bubble that will bring the boys to the yard to taste your milkshakes.
Bottega Veneta Parfum: In the R U F Joking range Bottega Veneta Parfum in the Baccarat bottle is a soft super luxury leather and not-sweet-fruit fragrance that only you and your closest intimates will know you are wearing. Selfish perfumery that lasts for hours and hours and huffs up your top and surprises you till you go to bed. The people that are lucky enough to get this close will be glad they did.
March picks her best perfumes for fall: This is the time of year I switch to my old favorites — like Worth Courtesan, which Luca Turin dissed pretty hard and I don’t care. I bought it in Edinburgh and it reminds me of chilly air, hilly streets, and gorgeous young men in kilts. Really, what more does one need? Also I’ve been wearing the heck out of my Fendi Asja, the sadly discontinued (?) scent which is both office-appropriate and reminds me of apple cider and warm, dusty radiators, and I mean that as a total compliment. Speaking of which, since I’m a shameless scent slut, if anyone has a bottle of Asja at home, unloved and unwanted, I’d love to buy it.
Miss Ann’s Picks for Best perfumes for Fall:
Byredo Gypsy Water — As in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this one is just right. Just the right mix of lemon, bergamot, pine, incense and vanilla, all keeping each other in the perfect balance, and light enough not to be offensive. It’s cuddly-comforting without being too sweet or cloying; it strikes me as one of those
scents that fall into the “your skin but better” category. I only wish it wore a little longer — this would be great supplemented by its matching body lotion or cream, if and when I’m ever back in the dough.
Faberge Imperial — Here is a rediscovered gem: a love of mine from some 16 years ago, which I’ll be posting about in
the very near future. This gorgeous floral, smooth as silk with its whisper of carnation, smells like just the thing
for dressing up and going out to dinner during the cool evenings of autumn.
Amouage Interlude Woman — This elusive chameleon, with its underpinning of incense shot through with bursts
of kiwi, marigold and lots more, has been amazing in the summer heat, so I can hardly wait to see what tricks it has up its sleeve in the chill of fall. My prediction: Simply magical!
Musette’s Best Perfumes for Fall:
I was going to bore you guy to flinders with my regular Autumn rotation but I (and you, dear Posse) have lucked out! because the weather has been glorious so I can wear different scents!!! After a freakishly hot Summer we plunged into insanely cold temps (38F? Wth?) – but now it’s back to a picture-perfect Autumn, just like that photo up there. Warm enough, still, for bare legs most daytimes…but carry a sweater, just in case. Snuggling under the duvet at night. A pinch of cinnamon on my morning toast. And…ambers. I recovered from the terror of the Nazgul and found some Big Love for ambers. Mona di Orio’s Les Nombres d’Or Ambre is heading the list. Amazing notes: Atlas cedar, ylang-ylang, benzoin, Tolu balm, amber and vanilla. I’ve been rolling around in this for the past week or so and it just keeps getting better! It’s also the perfect weather for ambergris – wearing Profumi di Firenzi Ambra Grisea is the olfactory equivalent of a hillside walk along the Brittany coast in Autumn. Of course, there is the vaunted, perfect Amouage Epic, from head to toe. It’s a very comforting and grounding scent for me and makes me feel cozy and safe, like I’m in my favorite cashmere jacket. Guerlain Encens Mythique d’Orient. My New Love. Jasmine, roses, incense. It’s a fabbo-weird combination of bright/sparkling and warm/spicy, with that Guerlain refinement that is always welcome – at least in my perfume collection. I see myself wearing this all Autumn long.
Don’t faint. But I’m NOT wearing leathers right now. It’s harvest season and I can barely blink without sneezing. Every single one of my leathers is like a rasp to my eyesockets. Can you believe it? Cuir de Russie parfum? ZAP! Vintage Diorling? BAM! Cuir Ottoman? POW! I guess I’ll just have to wait until December – and wear them at bedtime.
Patty’s best Perfumes for Fall –
I’m gonna hafta shut my damn windows this week! I’m not happy. Waking up cold and snuggling into blankets with the doggies in the morning until the temps start creeping up to 80 has been so wonderful – the fall is everything I want in weather. I don’t want to shut my windows, and I really do not want to see a freaking
in the week’s weather forecast.
.And if you look at this week’s weather forecast for Denver, there is a snowflake
I just wanted to point that horrific bit of craptivity out.
But nevertheless, I dig into my perfume closet and pull out my favorite fall perfumes that do not like snow in early October either – Amouage Lyric Woman for a not too uncurrent scent I love to wear every fall since it came out. Caron Nuit de Noel and Caron Parfum Sacre are two of my best older’ish perfumes for fall for probably the last 5+ years – they just are everything fall is about – woody, warm, and you can pick up the EDT or EDP versions of both of them for less than a quarter of a tank of gas. For the best perfume for Fall 2012 of new releases, I’m still waiting for it, but I’m predicting it will be one of the Kilian In the Garden of Good and Evil thingies. I could be wrong! And L’Artisan Seville a l’Aube is in a serious rotation still and always, I’m having a major Orange Blossom fixation in 2012!