By Darcy Rive
Paying homage to the original Colonia scent, Acqua di Parma's newest rendition opens with the fresh citrus notes of bergamot, orange and lemon and warms into aromatic notes of lavender and sandalwood. In this version, however, you’ll also discover notes of cardamom, Tonka bean and amber, giving this a lasting, opulent finish that reflects the rich tones, scents and colours of the autumn season ahead.
When Dior’s Perfume Creator Francois Demachy began concocting the house’s latest fragrance, he wanted to capture an olfactive interpretation of light, bringing some much-needed radiance to an often overcast autumn. Joy is a delightful perfume which sparkles with bergamot, mandarin, Rose Grasse absolute and jasmine. While the introduction is sweet, the heart notes of sandalwood and base notes of powdery musk create a sensual and nuanced fragrance.
Leather fragrances can be a little bit overpowering in the hot days of summer, however the cooler weather of autumn enhances the rich, heady qualities of the scent. Tom Ford has moved his much-loved Ombré Leather perfume from his Private Blend line into his more accessible Signature line just in time for the new season. The unisex perfume balances masculine notes of cardamom, amber and moss with feminine florals, such as jasmine sambac and patchouli, creating a truly intoxicating scent.
In spring, Jo Malone London debuted a fragrance collection inspired by the English countryside, and now for autumn, the brand is taking us back to the provincial outlands with its new Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne. Davana opens with its sharp liquorice tones, before softening into quintessential honeysuckle, sweet rose and syrupy accents of honey. The cologne settles to the earthy fragrance of moss, giving you the feeling of standing in a wild country field, no matter where you are.
Cartier perfumer Mathilde Laurent was admiring how light travelled through a diamond to reveal a rainbow of seven colours when she felt inspired to create a new perfume of seven flowers. Carat opens with sparkling top notes of hyacinth, lily and violet before glittering down to an aromatic heart of narcissus, tulip and honeysuckle. Though autumn fragrances are classically richer and warmer, this new Cartier number will be a favourite amongst those who prefer a lighter, brighter perfume.