Pick from these perfect scents for the autumn season

From glamorous and grown-up to feisty and fun, there’s an autumn fragrance for everyone, says Katie Wright.

NEW season, new scent — that’s the adage we’re trying to bring into common usage, as an excuse to splash out on one of autumn’s many fragrant offerings. And what a line-up it is.

Some of the chicest fashion houses are bringing out tantalising new fragrances, plus a number of pop starlets have come up with surprisingly sophisticated scents.

But it’s not all sassy and sartorial — elsewhere, perfumers take the spice route and classic florals come to the fore.

Take your pick from autumn’s aromatic selection...

Pick from these perfect scents for the autumn season

FASHIONABLE FORAYS:

Prada’s stylish little sister Miu Miu makes its debut on the scent scene, with an eau de parfum that’s as idiosyncratic as the label’s clothing offering.

The eponymous fragrance is a light, verdant blend that includes peppery akigalawood, created for the house.

* Miu Miu Ea de Parfum, €61 ( www.debenhams.ie )

Dean and Dan Caten don’t do things by halves, and the designers’ latest foray into scent is no exception.

Dsquared2Want, with its shiny lollipop-inspired lid, is a dressing table showstopper, and the scent within is equally attention-seeking, the powdery punch of mandarin and pink pepper drying down to a woody vanilla heart.

Pick from these perfect scents for the autumn season

* Dsquared2 Want Eau de Parfum, €77 for 50ml (available October 1; www.harveynichols.com )

Echoing the polished aesthetic of the Michael Kors woman, the designer’s gold collection is a triple whammy of sophisticated scents, from the fresh, almost masculine White Luminous Gold to the girly Rose Radiant Gold, and the gutsy, fruity 24K Brilliant Gold.

* Michael Kors 24K Brilliant Gold, from €55 ( www.debenhams.ie )

Pick from these perfect scents for the autumn season

ADVENTUROUS AROMAS:

Take a flight of fancy with fragrances inspired by exotic escapes.

Jo Malone’s latest cologne, Mimosa and Cardamom, evokes a trip to the spice markets of Morocco followed by a stroll through fragrant fields of sunset-yellow mimosa flowers.

* Jo Malone Mimosa and Cardamom Cologne, from €52 ( www.brownthomas.ie )

Pick from these perfect scents for the autumn season

Gold Lily, one of the five inaugural fragrances from the Chinese lifestyle brand, opens with a blast of Sichuan heat before revealing a heart of warm jasmine and musk.

* Shanghai Tang Gold Lily Eau de Parfum, €136 for 60ml ( www.harveynichols.com )

ICONIC CLASSICS:

Fans of pure florals will love the trio of fragrances indebted to petals. Housed in a stunning, antique-style amber bottle, Diptyque’s new jasmine-based juice is the product of two different harvests of the heady white floral, resulting in a rich scent with caramel edge.

* Diptyque Essences Insensees Eau de Parfum, €120 for 75ml ( www.diptyqueparis.eu )

Pick from these perfect scents for the autumn season

As part of the brand’s 20th birthday celebrations comes Liz Earle Botanical Essence No. 20, a lush symphony of three rose extracts, including delicate Turkish damask.

* Liz Earle Botanical Essence No. 20, €65.50 for 50ml (available in October; www.boots.ie )

Did you know bluebells don’t a have a natural scent? So Yardley has dreamt up a fresh fragrance, blending white florals with bergamot and sandalwood .

* Yardley London English Bluebell Eau de Toilette, €15 for 50ml ( www.boots.ie )

Pick from these perfect scents for the autumn season

YOUNG BLOOMS:

The latest songstress to turn her hand to scent is Ariana Grande, with the pom-pom-topped Ari. A succulent blend packed with vanilla, marshmallow and rose, the eau de parfum opens with a tangy flash of grapefruit and raspberry notes.

* Ari by Ariana Grande Eau de Parfum, €55 for 50ml ( www.boots.ie )

Rihanna Riri is an effervescent cocktail of passion fruit, honeysuckle and sandalwood, with a cheeky dash of rum.

* Riri by Rihanna Eau de Parfum, €38 for 50ml ( www.boots.ie )

Described as a ’feminist floral’, the unapologetically bold Ghost Girl eau melds punchy pomegranate with tuberose and almond — it’s a (girl) power-full combo.

* Ghost Girl Eau de Toilette, from €34 ( www.boots.ie )


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