Many floral fragrances make us think we should wear them only in spring and summer. These days there is no season to wear a certain classification of scents. We recommend floral fragrances with notes of woods, musk and amber tinged with spices that can stand up to cooler climates and meld on your skin like sunshine shining its last rays in the garden. Here are our top picks:
The puffy yellow flowers of mimosa and cassie share a green honeyed note accented by violets and powder. With soft tones of wood, mimosa absolute is also sweet and rich—a nearly perfect floral. Try Jo Malone Mimosa and Cardamom, with its spicy sweet drydown that gives this cologne an edge.
Like your fall floral fragrances Rosy? Rose Goldea by Bulgari is like wearing a gilded jewel and is an airy, dewy ode to the most romantic of flowers. Forget fussy; this is a modern rose with sensual notes of sandalwood and musk. Try a niche fall floral…Montale Aoud Flower combines the lush plushness of full blown red roses and aromatic geranium with the richness of oud, and teak wood.
One of the most sensuous and romantic fall floral fragrances we have encountered is Floris Night Scented Jasmine from the esteemed British Perfumery. There is nothing proper about this is one of the most beautiful of fall floral fragrances and uses a special jasmine that only unfurls its petals in the evening. A scented love song, this perfume with notes of gardenia and iris rests on a velvet bed of precious woods and amber. Guaranteed to thaw the iciest heart. Jasmine is not for women only. We recommend Joop, a modern twist on the classic tobacco men’s colognes. Masculine notes of grassy vetiver are laced with honey and a hint of smoky jasmine.
Every woman (and man) needs a flower of seduction and Designer Tom Ford created the ultimate fragrant weapon. Black Orchid is a fall floral that makes a grand entrance…spicy, velvety and darkly audacious. A rare breed with an unforgettable blend of black currant, exotic truffles, chocolate and voluptuous orchid smolders with an incense trail that follows long after you leave the room.
Tocca Cleopatra is a chic fall floral for the modern woman with a nod to the most famous Queen of Egypt. Exotic tuberose reigns like the royal flower she is while notes of grapefruit, vanilla and black currant float on an exotic base of musk, amber and resins.