I like to keep it simple when it comes down to perfume. My fragrance collection is very small. I’m not a fanatic or a collector. When I find a scent that I like, I usually stick to it. And I gravitate toward the same types of perfumes. Gourmands with vanilla notes, and fruity floral scents with a hint of musk. Here’s my favorite Fall fragrances. Although I wear some of these all year round.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
The holy grail of floral fragrances. as it should be with a name like Flowerbomb. A floral explosion with a hint of sweet musk. Flowerbomb has been on my wishlist since I tried a sample last year. So I jumped for joy when I received a PR Sample from Fragrance.com. It’s such an amazing scent. I always receive compliments and inquiries as to what I’m wearing. This is my #1 fave out of all of my Fall fragrances. Extremely pricey but worth it since a little goes a long way, and you’ll want to wear it everyday.
Notes: Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, Ballerina Freesia, Patchouli.
Giorgio Armani Si Intense
I recently received Si Intense in an Influenster Vox Box and fell in love at first whiff. It’s sweet and musky, and the 20 percent oil concentration allows it to linger a little longer. It lasts all day. The fragrance is strong but not overbearing. When I’m not reaching for Flowerbomb, I’m reaching for Si Intense.
Notes: Blackcurrant Nectar, Silky White Freesia, Vanilla Chypre Accord.
This fragrance has sentimental value to me. My Nana wore it all of the time as it was her favorite. I inherited her bottle when she passed away and would wear it only on special occasions. When it ran out last year it was so hard to find a replacement bottle as I believe it was temporarily discontinued. I was ecstatic to receive a PR sample from Fragrance.com. I’m so happy it’s back. Rush is a mature scent, very grown woman-ish. Floral, sweet, spicy and strong. Not for the faint of heart or sensitive nose. I continue to wear it for special occasions and when I want to leave an impression, like a first date 😉
Notes: Gardenia, Freesia, Jasmine, Vanilla, Patchouli.
Marc Jacobs Lola
First of all, I absolutely love Lola’s bottle. The large flower cap is beautiful, and it looks great on my vanity. At first spritz, the floral notes are heavy, especially rose. But it dries down to a musky vanilla that lingers all day. Lola is pretty strong so if you use too much it can be overwhelming. I usually just spritz my wrist, dab them together, then dab it on my neck. The scent is discontinued but still available at a few online retailers.
Notes: Grapefruit, Peppercorns, Pear, Fuchsia, Geranium, Peony, Rose, Musk, Tonka Bean, Vanilla.