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By Sophie Stockholm
Whether you’re into a clean, crisp aroma or a more masculine-inspired heady scent to wear this season, we have you covered with some of fall’s best fragrances that will take your everyday wear from ordinary to extraordinary.
Here are 5 obsession inducing fragrances to wear this autumn.
#1) Arquiste for J.Crew
Arquiste for J.Crew is a time capsule in a bottle. If you want t take a trip down memory lane, then this fragrance is for you. Arquiste, founded by Carlos Huber, a brand known for it’s evocative scents inspired by moments in history, has teamed up with the preppy brand, J.Crew to create two fragrances inspired by the Guggenheim museum of art.
In 1941, the Guggenheim featured “Exhibition by 31 women”, the first modern art show, that honored 31 female artists of the decade, curated by Peggy Guggenheim in 1943. As a result, “31” was created to honor the bold scents that the artists wore at the time- red vermouth, Bulgarian rose and patchouli, while “57”, with notes of cinnamon bark and vanilla bean, was designed to heighten the sense of the fragrant cocktails and curved oak wood of the famous gallery.
According to Jenna Lyons, president and executive creative director of J.Crew , informs us, “Developing these scents with Carlos was like following someone who is walking through time.”
The scents are now available at J.Crew.com
#2) Philosophy: Pure Grace
Nothing smells better than soap and water clean. That’s the philosophy behind this light, crisp fragrance.
Pure Grace is like a or the scent of newly washed linens. It is great as an everyday scent or if you just want a little pick me up throughout your day. It evokes the warmth of all things clean and graceful while reminiscent of being wrapped up in freshly washed sheets.
Philosophy, a skincare brand, believes in the beauty of the human spirit. Behind every products is a philosophy to go by in your everyday life. Approaching self care in a skincare point of view, philosophy believes in self improvement and and being better to yourself.
#3) Jo Malone: Red Roses
Roses may bloom in the spring, but this is the perfect year round scent for those looking for a signature fragrance. It isn’t your “old lady” type of scent at all. Instead it is modernized with hints of 7 different blends of the worlds most exquisite roses, with crushed violet leaves and a hint of lemon.
This fragrance truly is a treat. Just a little goes a long way. Red Roses is so attractive that you will surely be noticed wherever you go. Strong, yet feminine, this scent is for the daring with a little of a traditional side.
#4) Comme de Garcon: Incense Kyoto
Many women like to wear men’s colognes because they sometimes last longer and come in heavier scents as opposed to the sweeter gentler smells of most women’s perfumes. Introducing “Incense Kyoto, By Comme de Garcon, a unisex fragrance.
Rei Kawakubo, a famed designer began this fragrance in 1994 and has been a sought after product ever since. Cedar notes enlighten this fragrance with a smokey veviter that meets juniper and cypress.
As a more masculine scent, Kyoto is the perfect woodsy tone for fall and makes you feel like your in the zen of the great outdoors. Perfect for those cozy campfire nights.
#5) Helmet Lang: Eau de Parfum
This popular cult classic has been out of circulation for at least a decade. Now it’s back and better than ever.
The scent is strangely sweet and powdery and was resurrected by Maurice Rousel, the french perfumer who created it back in 1995. Chic, hip, yet strangely addictive, Helmut Lang comes in three categories: Eau de Toilette($185) Cuiron($165), and Eau de Cologne($185) and is available at helmutlang.com.
Try these unique and somewhat underground perfumes for a special addition for your fall beauty regimen. You will smell irresistibly charming this season.
I want to hear from you. What is your favorite all-time fragrance? Do you have a signature scent? Thoughts are welcome!