These Are the Best Fall Scents, Hands Down
As the Northern Hemisphere begins to tilt further away from the sun, the air gets crisper, the days become shorter, and we start seeking out cozy aromas that wrap us up like a cashmere sweater. Fruity, floral scents take a backseat on our vanities to make way for heady, smoky aromas—the kind of notes that mimic autumn's gray skies and golden foliage. In preparation for the cooler months, we've rounded up the best fall scents you almost won't want to cover up with a scarf.
Take a look at our top picks below.
Anine Bing Savage Rose ($69)
L.A. It girl Anine Bing's fashion line is gaining huge traction, and her first-ever fragrance is just as chic and cool as her tastefully curated range of clothing and accessories. Described as "a forgotten rose garden in full bloom," this blend of Bulgarian and white rose is made more mysterious with hints of black pepper and musk.
Calvin Klein Obsessed for Women Eau de Parfum Spray ($94)
This reinvention of the iconic '90s-era Obsession fragrances comes by way of clean, clear packaging and androgynous scents: The women's fragrance is built on a traditionally male top note (lavender), and the men's variation is a masculine interpretation of vanilla.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Amethyst ($85)
The latest installation of Nirvana fragrances are Amethyst and French Grey. The latter boasts notes of tobacco, sweet honeysuckle, and spicy cedar wood, while the former is rich in lavender, honeyed neroli, and earthy musk.
"Amethyst and French Grey continue to build upon the story of Nirvana as we further explore notes that Ashley and I are drawn to: dark and rich, light and floral," Mary-Kate Olsen explains in a press email.
Annick Goutal Nuit et Confidences Eau de Parfum Spray ($190)
A little spicy, a little sweet. This chic new fragrance from French perfumer Annick Goutal melds frankincense and tonic bean with vanilla and white musk for a sensual, intoxicating scent made for the Parisian night—or anywhere, really. Pair it with a silk dress (or pantsuit) and instantly feel more powerful.
What's your signature fall scent? Tell us below!