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The Cosiest New Perfumes That Radiate Autumnal Vibes

Jacqueline Kilikita
·3-min read

Having spent the majority of summer 2020 indoors, discovering instant mood-boosters, no matter how small, has become important to many of us, and not much triggers happy memories or evokes a moment of joy like fragrance.

This summer, Le Labo, Gucci and Maison Margiela packed perfume with sunny orange blossom, lemon, coconut and more but when the weather turns, suddenly those zippy citrus notes and sweet florals don't feel quite right. Instead, you might hanker for something warm, cosy and all-encompassing. Well, you're in luck. From
Aerin to Giorgio Armani, perfume's latest launches boast everything from leather to vanilla bourbon, making them as comforting as a hot toddy (or a pumpkin spice latte, if that's more your thing).

Ahead, discover your new autumn signature scent.

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Aerin’s Ambrette de Noir is on the expensive side but we defy anyone to find a perfume as chic (both the bottle and the fragrance inside). At first spritz, this is spicy, warm and comforting thanks to a heavy helping of vanilla bourbon. As the day goes on, those notes give way to sugary nuances, but in a grown-up way. That'll be the rose and tonka, of which anyone with a sweet tooth will approve. <br><br><strong>Aerin</strong> Ambrette de Noir Parfum, $, available at <a href="https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/aerin-ambrette-de-noir-parfum_R03661928/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Selfridges" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Selfridges</a>
Aerin’s Ambrette de Noir is on the expensive side but we defy anyone to find a perfume as chic (both the bottle and the fragrance inside). At first spritz, this is spicy, warm and comforting thanks to a heavy helping of vanilla bourbon. As the day goes on, those notes give way to sugary nuances, but in a grown-up way. That'll be the rose and tonka, of which anyone with a sweet tooth will approve.

Aerin Ambrette de Noir Parfum, $, available at Selfridges
Gucci Bloom is one of the breeziest summer florals, and Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori is its autumnal counterpart. Jasmine still reigns supreme but it dries down to something heady and warm thanks to sandalwood and musk. Compliments incoming.<br><br><strong>Gucci</strong> Bloom Profumo di Fiori Eau de Parfum For Her, $, available at <a href="https://www.boots.com/fragrance/perfume/all-perfume/gucci-bloom-profumo-di-fiori-eau-de-parfum-for-her-30ml--10285644" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Boots" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Boots</a>
Gucci Bloom is one of the breeziest summer florals, and Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori is its autumnal counterpart. Jasmine still reigns supreme but it dries down to something heady and warm thanks to sandalwood and musk. Compliments incoming.

Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori Eau de Parfum For Her, $, available at Boots
Smoky with sweet undertones, this smells like bonfires and freshly cut exotic bouquets. It's seductive, sophisticated and so moreish, you'll want to keep it on you at all times.<br><br><strong>Bjork & Berries</strong> September Eau De Parfum, $, available at <a href="https://gb.bjorkandberries.com/products/september-eau-de-parfum" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bjork & Berries" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bjork & Berries</a>
Smoky with sweet undertones, this smells like bonfires and freshly cut exotic bouquets. It's seductive, sophisticated and so moreish, you'll want to keep it on you at all times.

Bjork & Berries September Eau De Parfum, $, available at Bjork & Berries
Vanderohe has expertly bottled the fresh green scent of crisp air and fallen leaves in this pocket-friendly, roll-on perfume. As it wears off, lavender becomes the loudest note, clinging to skin and helping calm restlessness and anxiety. <br><br><strong>Vanderohe</strong> Enhancing Perfume Oil, $, available at <a href="https://vanderohe.com/collections/the-collection/products/enhancing-perfume-oil" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vanderohe" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Vanderohe</a>
Vanderohe has expertly bottled the fresh green scent of crisp air and fallen leaves in this pocket-friendly, roll-on perfume. As it wears off, lavender becomes the loudest note, clinging to skin and helping calm restlessness and anxiety.

Vanderohe Enhancing Perfume Oil, $, available at Vanderohe
Chicago High is a real head-turner. Brooding and commanding, it smells like a well-loved leather jacket bathed in champagne with a heavy helping of tobacco. It's not for the faint-hearted, that's for sure.<br><br><strong>Vilhelm Parfumerie</strong> Chicago High Eau de Parfum, $, available at <a href="https://www.libertylondon.com/uk/chicago-high-eau-de-parfum-50ml-000646358.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Liberty London" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Liberty London</a>
Chicago High is a real head-turner. Brooding and commanding, it smells like a well-loved leather jacket bathed in champagne with a heavy helping of tobacco. It's not for the faint-hearted, that's for sure.

Vilhelm Parfumerie Chicago High Eau de Parfum, $, available at Liberty London
This perfume is refillable, so it already wins points for sustainability. While fresh and sprightly orange blossom is the first distinguishable note, it becomes cosy, enveloping and a little bit sensual with sweet vanilla, creamy cedarwood and white musk taking hold. <br><br><strong>Giorgio Armani</strong> My Way Eau de Parfum 30ml Refillable, $, available at <a href="https://www.boots.com/giorgio-armani-my-way-eau-de-parfum-30ml-refillable-10279631" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Boots" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Boots</a>
This perfume is refillable, so it already wins points for sustainability. While fresh and sprightly orange blossom is the first distinguishable note, it becomes cosy, enveloping and a little bit sensual with sweet vanilla, creamy cedarwood and white musk taking hold.

Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum 30ml Refillable, $, available at Boots
Lemon is the most discernible note at first, evoking summertime memories, but this fragrance becomes hazy and sultry thanks to osmanthus flower, which radiates black tea and spiced plum.<br><br><strong>Atelier Cologne</strong> Love Osmanthus Cologne Absolue, $, available at <a href="https://www.johnlewis.com/atelier-cologne-love-osmanthus-cologne-absolue/p5135039?size=30ml" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:John Lewis" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">John Lewis</a>
Lemon is the most discernible note at first, evoking summertime memories, but this fragrance becomes hazy and sultry thanks to osmanthus flower, which radiates black tea and spiced plum.

Atelier Cologne Love Osmanthus Cologne Absolue, $, available at John Lewis
If you like a scent that sticks around, this is Dior's most intense fragrance yet. Notes of rose are syrupy and luscious, while the sandalwood is reminiscent of incense. Both leave behind a seriously sexy trail. <br><br><strong>Dior</strong> J'Adore Eau de Parfum Infinissime, $, available at <a href="https://www.dior.com/en_gb/products/beauty-Y0996116-jadore-eau-de-parfum-infinissime" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Dior" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Dior</a>
If you like a scent that sticks around, this is Dior's most intense fragrance yet. Notes of rose are syrupy and luscious, while the sandalwood is reminiscent of incense. Both leave behind a seriously sexy trail.

Dior J'Adore Eau de Parfum Infinissime, $, available at Dior
Crystallised juniper berry and mandarin give this a sparkling sweetness but snug amber and powdery musk provide an autumnal contrast. It's like a fluffy comfort blanket on a freezing cold evening and you'll want to spritz it constantly. <br><br><strong>Jo Malone</strong> Midnight Musk & Amber Cologne, $, available at <a href="https://www.jomalone.co.uk/product/25946/80653/colognes/midnight-musk-amber-cologne?size=100ml" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jo Malone" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jo Malone</a>
Crystallised juniper berry and mandarin give this a sparkling sweetness but snug amber and powdery musk provide an autumnal contrast. It's like a fluffy comfort blanket on a freezing cold evening and you'll want to spritz it constantly.

Jo Malone Midnight Musk & Amber Cologne, $, available at Jo Malone

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