The brisk bite of Fall and Winter is in the air and with it, I discover and breathe in apples, cinnamon, vanilla and pumpkins.
What scents arouse Fall and Winter for you?
“A good fragrance is really a powerful cocktail of memories and emotion.” ~ Jeffrey Stepakoff
It’s true that fragrances are key to memories, old and new. A scent is more evocative than a photo or an image.
Fragrance, is about wearing a perspective on your skin, much like in fashion you express yourself by what you wear.
With the right perfume, you speak through your senses.
Tip: Remember to sample a spritz on your skin and let it sit for a while before deciding to purchase. Every perfume meshes differently with a person’s skin chemistry. You will get a better feel of what scent goes best with yours after half an hour to an hour.
With the cooler weather comes layers of clothing, scarves, coats and boots. This also should prompt you to switch your scent/s over to fragrances that are a little heavier and longer-lasting so they may linger with the crisp and intense air.
Here are my picks (some older but mostly new) for Top 10 Fall/Winter 2014 Fragrances to suit each perfectly unique personality, style and mood.
CAC’s Top 10 Fall/Winter 2014 Fragrances
Notes: Solar Accord, Jasmine Sambac, Green Notes, Cashmeran, Vanilla, Transparent Amber.
Price: $96 (30ml refillable bottle)
Where to buy: Murale, Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson’s Bay, Sephora
height 1400width 1400originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMDKNY Be DeliciousThe new DKNY Be Delicious fragrance captures apple extracts wrapped up in fresh grapefruit and magnolia. A modern feast for the senses for the free-spirited.
Notes: American Apple, Cucumber, Grapefruit, Candid Magnolia, Tuberose, White Muguet, Rose, Violet, Sandalwood, Tender Skin Accord, Blonde Woods, White Amber.
Price: $75.00 (50ml)
Where to buy: Murale, Shoppers Drug Mart,
height 400width 300originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMRepetto Eau de ToiletteRepetto, the first fragrance from the iconic French dance brand, captures the quintessence of femininity in a musky, powdery rose.
Like a crisp ribbon or the perfect arabesque, the fragrance allows her to expresses herself with ultimate grace.
Strong yet delicate.
Notes: Cherry Blossom, Pear, Rose, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Amber Woods
Price: $59.00 (50ml)
Where to buy: Exclusively at Sephoraheight 373width 298originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMPrada Candy Eau de ParfumCaramel-scented with notes of white musk and Laotian benzoin.
It’s youthful and sweet, and the warm notes of white musk add elegance to the mix.
This scent has quickly become a Fall/Winter favourite — instant seduction.
Notes: Caramel, Musk, Vanilla, Benzoin.
Price: $96.00 (50ml)
Where to buy: Murale, Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson’s Bay, Sephoraheight 400width 300originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMChloé Eau de Parfum On my top favourite list, the Chloé line of perfumes epitomize beautiful, feminine and dainty.
A gorgeous and timeless fragrance that will never come out of style.
Notes: Pink Peony, Freesia, Lychee, Magnolia Flower, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Cedarwood, Amber, Honey.
Where to buy: Murale, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, Hudson’s Bay
height 400width 300originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMEstee Lauder Modern Muse Eau de Parfum An alluring contrast of sparkling florals and sleek, sensual woods.
Two distinctively different accords—sparkling jasmine accord and sleek woods accord—provide an intriguing dual impression. It’s a true innovation in fragrance design, as complex and fascinating as the woman who inspires it.
Notes: Jasmine Accord, Woods Accord.
Price: $91.00 (50ml)
Where to buy: Murale, Hudson’s Bayheight 1425width 1425originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMJimmy Choo Flash Eau de ParfumThe cool rush of power a woman feels when dressed in a pair of sexy shoes.
Sexy daring veil of jasmine, sophisticated white woods and pink pepper that goes on light but sinks into the skin for a long-lasting finish.
Notes: Pink Pepper, Tangerine, Strawberry, Exotic White Flowers, White Powdery Woods.
Price: $75.00 (50ml)
Where to buy: Murale, Sephora
height 954width 813originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMGUERLAIN L’Instant de Guerlain Eau de ParfumA spritz of Guerlain parfum instantly transports me back to the streets of Paris.
This soft, sexy scent is an intricate blend of interwoven fragrance harmonies that translates into a scent that’s destined to become a classic.
Notes: Citrus Honey, Magnolia Inclusion, Amber Harmony.
Price: $108.00 (60ml)
Where to buy: Murale, Sephora, Hudson`s Bayheight 342width 400orientation 1originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMBoucheron Place VendomeAnother french favourite, a feminine fragrance that’s gently sweet with a very mild spice in the background.
An attractive scent, not repelling, not overly loud or floral.
This fragrance embodies a natural, charismatic beauty, which radiates grace and beauty.
Notes: Pink Pepper, Orange Blossom, Rose, Jasmine, Honey, Peony, Benzoin, Cedar
Price: $90.00 (50ml)
Where to buy: Hudson’s Bayheight 400width 300originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMBurberry My BurberryA fragrance that embodies everything that Burberry and its classic trenchcoat are – fresh, timeless, reassuring, elegant, sophisticated, exciting.
An effortless, warm and distinctive scent, that won’t overpower.
Notes: Sweet Pea, Bergamot, Geranium, Golden Quince, Freesia, Patchouli, Rain-Tipped Damask and Centifolia Roses.
Price: $98.00 (50ml)
Where to buy: Murale, Hudson’s Bay, Sephoraheight 366width 300originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM