The New Fragrances You Need to Try This Autumn

Sunday, October 14th 2018 0

From soft and pretty to deep and sensual

This autumn, lots of brands have unveiled new fragrances.

What has struck me in recent months is that, for the first time in a long time, there are no safe bets among the new launches. Instead, each fragrance is powerful and potent in its own way.

Here are a few of the noteworthy scents that I am enjoying with the turn of the season.

Jo Malone Honeysuckle and Davana, from £47

Honeysuckle and Davana is quite unlike anything I’ve tried from Jo Malone London. Sweet, sharp, floral and almost a little disruptive, this will enter the room before you do. It’s a real love or hate fragrance, unlike lots of their softer options, and I love it.

Jo Malone London Honeysuckle and Davana Review

Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle, from £52

The prom queen of the autumn fragrance launches, Beautiful Belle is what it says on the tin: beautiful. This fresh, pretty, floral fragrance gradually wears to exude a spicy undertone, giving it an oriental twist. Slightly warmer than the fragrances I’m used to from Estee Lauder, I think this will transcend all ages and make a beautiful Christmas gift for anyone in the family this year.

Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle Review

Givenchy L’Interdit, from £51

L’Interdit has really surprised me for the positive because for once I am finding myself drawn to a fragrance which is largely based around tuberose. Tuberose is so sweet and piercing, I find it quite difficult to wear. However, the sheer contrast of L’Interdit on first spray versus the dried down fragrance is a romantic, creamy play on the sharp flower. This fragrance merges lots of light, bright notes like jasmine and orange blossom with a sensual darkness from smoky notes, making it the sexiest fragrance I’ve tried this autumn. Be sure to try this before you buy – the blotter will smell completely different to your wrist in a few short minutes.

Givenchy L'Interdit Review

Ralph Lauren Woman, from £49

Speaking of tuberose, Woman is a perfect fragrance to take you into autumn because it is rich and heady, just the kind of thing you want to smell on your scarf on a cold morning. This is a deep scent and I was really impressed with the lasting power; one spritz of this and you’ll find it lingering all day. Teaming a powerful hit of tuberose with creamy, woody notes, this contrasts a sharp sweetness with a rich fullness. If red wine was a perfume, it would be this.

Ralph Lauren Woman Review

NUXE Parfums des Possibles, £49 each

This autumn marks the arrival of two lovely new additions to the NUXE fragrance family.

Nuxe Les Parfumes Des Possibles

One sharp, sweet and zesty to energise you in the morning…

Nuxe Les Parfumes Des Possibles

…the other earthy, sensual and dark, a witchy scent for the night.

Nuxe Les Parfumes Des Possibles

Molton Brown Jasmine and Sun Rose, from £45

A warm, sexy scent, Jasmine and Sun Rose is the first ever chypre fragrance from Molton Brown. Though chypre scents can often be quite heavy, this is spicy, powdery and a touch sweet, making it sexy and a bit more playful. This comes as a scent or in various body products, my favourite being the divine bath oil.

Molton Brown Jasmine and Sun Rose Review

Molton Brown Jasmine and Sun Rose Review

Jo Loves Jo by Jo Loves, from £70

A pungent, sweet take on grapefruit, if you like citrus scents then this stands out because it is powerful at the same time as delicate. Jo Malone has created this fragrance especially for herself, she says.

Jo Loves Jo by Jo Loves review

The obvious question will be how this compares to the JML Grapefruit, and they’re very different. This is sweet and rich, whereas the JML Grapefruit is for me a little more bitter and crisp. Both lovely but with entirely different personalities. If you thought you loved Pomelo, just wait until you try this.

Penhaligons Luna, from £100

This one isn’t new, but I have worn it since the turn of the new moon in July. I am besotted by Luna, a scent inspired by the mythical Greek goddess of the moon. Beyond the delicacy of the bottle, with a magical silvery hue, the juice is like the moon itself and both powerful and gentle.

Penhaligons Luna Review

An instant hit of freshness opens the scent with notes like orange, lemon and bergamot, but warmth from amber and musks make this as comforting as it is clean.

Penhaligons Luna Review

What have you been wearing this autumn? Tag me on Instagram @MixedGemsBeauty and show me.

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