There’s no better time to update your perfume collection than the start of a new season
Warmer, spicier, and a little more bold—set the mood for fall with our favourite, top-rated fragrances...
1. Wild Vanilla Orchid by Floral Street
We can’t get enough of Floral Street for a number of reasons, including how all the fragrances are vegan, sustainably sourced with raw materials, and come in gorgeous, environmentally friendly packaging. This particular scent smells like the perfect crisp, autumn day…think creamy vanilla, cassis, jasmine, sandalwood and bamboo.
Available at Sephora, $99
2. North Bondi by Ouai
If you’re looking for a simple, fresh scent then North Bondi by Ouai is your perfect match. Inspired by a blend of beach and city life, this scent is a mix of amber, patchouli and blackberry, mixed with florals like magnolia and violet.
Available online, $56
3. Memoire D’une Odeur by GUCCI
Gucci's latest unisex creation has an earthy, yet floral base that leaves a uniquely different scent on everyone’s body. With key notes of Roman chamomile, Indian coral jasmine and vanilla, this beautiful fragrance inside a stunning emerald bottle is a must-try for the new season.
Available at Sephora, $148.00
4. Flowerbomb Midnight by Viktor&Rolf
Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb collection has become a cult favourite, and we’re loving this intoxicating, latest addition called Midnight. Think blackcurrant, jasmine and musk with hints of sweet vanilla. It doesn’t get more mysterious, and sensual than that.
Available at Sephora, $142
5. Vanilla Woods by The 7 Virtues
Organic and ethically sourced, Halifax’s The 7 Virtues creates fragrances that not only smell delicious, but also help provide war-torn families across the globe with fair wages. Vanilla Woods is a calming blend of rose, pear, warm caramel,and amber with essential oil from a sustainable cooperative in Madagascar.
Available online, $97
6. Poppy and Barley by Jo Malone
If you love a fall harvest, then this refreshing perfume is sure to become your everyday favourite. Bright and warm, it has notes of poppy, rose,and violet, balanced with blackcurrant that adds just the right amount of spice.
Available online, $184
7. Illusione by Bottega Veneta
Here’s a quintessentially feminine perfume that has all the fall feels—right from its blend of green fig leaves and orange blossom to its beautiful amber bottle. If you love a slight oriental, floral scent, then this is definitely a must-have.
Available online, $164
8. Tuberose Winter by Zara
A burst of iris, tuberose and vanilla, this Asian-inspired eau de toilette by Zara is a sultry fragrance that is sure to become a daily favourite. Not to mention, you really can’t go wrong with its affordable price.
Available at Zara, $19
9. Black Musk by The Body Shop
Head over to the darker side with this rich fragrance by The Body Shop, which will remind you of a chilly, autumn evening. A blend of deep musk, bambinella pear, pink pepper and bergamont, it’s perfectly appropriate for the colder season.
Available at The Body Shop, starting from $5
10. Santal 33 Eau De Parfum by Le Labo
Fresh violet, cardamom, leather, sandalwood, musk and iris all come together in this irresistible eau de parfum that is described as an open fire. A unisex fragrance, it takes inspiration from the iconic spirit of a man in the American West.
Available online, various prices at Nordstrom
11. Donna Born In Roma by Valentino
This perfume by Valentino is for the woman who exudes both elegance and femininity. It’s made of three qualities of jasmine, blended with vanilla bourbon which is known as the most expensive extract in the world. Plus, we just adore this glamorous little bottle complete with the brand’s iconic studs.
Available at Sephora, $123
12. Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
Electrifying and bold, Black Opium by YSL is quickly becoming another cult-favourite. We can’t get enough of its ingredients—white flowers, orange blossom, cedarwood and a kick of dark coffee. Try it out, and you’ll see why this glamorous, yet edgy fragrance makes our list.
Available online, Various Prices