With fall just around the corner and I've already started to transition my perfumes. For the cooler weather I favour warmer scents with lots of depth and complexity in comparison to the lighter notes I wear in the summer.
Full disclosure, I went on a bit of a perfume binge recently and picked up a couple of new scents to add to my personal collection. Tom Ford's Santal Blush is new to me and as soon as I smelled it I was whisked away to away place of simple luxury and happiness. Another new one in my collection is actually an old classic that I'd forgotten about until now - Kiehl's Original Musk. I remember being 26 when I first discovered this scent and I was blown away by the unique and intoxicating perfume even back then. I'm not quite sure what I ever stopped using it but I'm glad it's back in my life.
From vanilla notes to plenty of sandalwood, these are my five favourite scents for fall.
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Tom Ford Santal Blush
This is the third Tom Ford scent to add to my collection and for good reason. It's sexy, mysterious and warm- like you're ready for fall and all you want to do is wrap yourself up in a cashmere blanket and never leave bed. It's woodsy, with sandalwood notes and floral tones that will have you getting compliments everywhere you go.
Kiehl's Original Musk
Like I said in the intro, I fell in love with this perfume about a decade ago. I think at the time it was probably a bit too sophisticated for my liking because I ended up switching over to Marc Jacob's Daisy - another favourite of mine to this day. Anyway, I'm glad to have rediscovered Kiehl's Original Musk just in time for fall. It's a floral woody musk with notes of orange blossom, bergamot, neroli, rose and patchouli. Best of all, this truly unique scent is unisex and the most affordable on this list at $57 (CND).
Fresh Cannabis Santal
This perfume comes recommended from one of my PR contacts who told me it was her personal favourite scent. I picked it up at the Fresh store in NYC when I visited this spring and I've been using it non-stop since. Another sensual woodsy scent, this one has is intended for men but it's lovely on women. It has notes of dark plum, patchouli, magnolia, chocolate, vetiver and vanilla musk. I also have this scent in a candle and keep it in my living room for a unique experience.
Le Labo Thé Noir 29
The brand actually surprised me with this beautiful scent in December of 2015. I had been away on a trip the Banff when I came home to a little brown box with a small perfume bottle containing my name and the date it was made on. I kid you not, every single time I wear this scent I get loads of compliments. It's the longest lasting scent I have a little goes a long way. Again, I've the bottle since 2015 and it looks like it's barely used. Thé Noir 29 is inspired by black tea and has notes of black pepper, amber and black rose.