Happy Autumn! The weather is finally seasonally appropriate here in Cincinnati – crisp air, colorful leaves, and Halloween decorations creeping up everywhere! As the seasons have been transitioning, I’ve been thinking about my own changes. This has been a great year for personal growth (even though there’s a lot I still need to work through). I know I haven’t blogged much this year, but I’ve just been focusing on other things: friends, family, fitness, poetry, and discovering other things that bring me happiness. However, I am missing blogging about books, movies, and beauty/fashion. While I did delete my dedicated beauty/fashion blog when it began to feel too all-consuming, I’d like to start incorporating some of those interests here in this blog.
For my first post, I’ve been thinking about the scents of autumn. While I gravitate toward light floral scents during spring and summer, I definitely crave something warmer as the weather cools. These are my top three scents for autumn:
1. Amber Romance by Victoria’s Secret
Manufacturer’s Description: “Gourmand. Deep Amber. Sugar Kisses. Chasing sunsets.”
Okay, well Victoria’s Secret definitely should have a better description for this one. It is definitely a sweet amber scent, although “gourmand” makes it sound like it smells more like a dessert than it does. While I’m not typically a fan of sugary scents, this one is warm enough that the sweetness is balanced out by the amber. It’s a great, inexpensive everyday scent that evokes autumn evenings.
2. Guilty by Gucci
Manufacturer’s Description: “Created for a contemporary libertine, Gucci Guilty for Her is defined by a signature Fougère accord of Geranium usually found in men’s scents. Intimate and magical lilac flower is laced with amber to radiate warmth and grace at the fragrance’s heart.”
First we had an overly simplistic description, and now we have an overly flowery one. However, I like that it suggests a hint of masculine energy. While not really a typical unisex scent, there is something less feminine about this scent that I’m drawn to. When I need to feel like a strong, powerful go-getter, I grab this perfume. It always gives me the professional boost I need. Like the first fragrance, one if its main notes is amber, although this one is accompanied by geranium, pepper, and patchouli. It has a hint of musk which lends it maturity but it is not overpowering or matronly.
3. Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
Manufacturer’s Description: “Black Opium Eau de Parfum is the seductively intoxicating feminine fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent. The opening notes of adrenaline-rich coffee and the sweet sensuality of vanilla recline into the softness of white flowers for a modern, young, addictive fragrance. YSL Black Opium perfume is a gourmand women’s fragrance. The seductive perfumes of black coffee and white flowers make this a sensuous perfume with an edge.”
This is a great description of this scent. The blend of coffee and vanilla mixed with a gentle floral hint makes this a great fragrance that seems quite sensual. It’s not a sugary scent because the vanilla is quite warm already, but it does have a nice sweetness to its fragrance.
Well, those are my three scents for this season. I’ve found myself grabbing for one of these every single day. Do you find that your fragrance preferences change seasonally? What scent are you gravitating towards right now? Feel free to let me know in the comments section!
Thanks for reading!
9 thoughts on “The Scents of Autumn”
My go-to scent has been discontinued (Manifesto by Yves St. Lauren) so I am looking for a new favorite. The “Intimate and magical lilac flower … laced with amber” sounds appealing. Thank you for the tip. I need to look it up on my Amazon Prime account. Also, thank you for following JanBeek.blog. There is magic in being #678, don’t you think? I aim to add joy, inspiration, love and hope along with bits of education and humor (at times) to the lives of those who follow me. I commend you for taking a break and following your heart to other passions for awhile. Welcome back to WP. May it enhance your days as you pick and choose how to spend your time here. God bless you!
Thanks for reading and responding here! I hope you find the perfect fragrance for you 🙂
Great read! I haven’t really thought about fragrances for myself for fall… mostly for the home! I’ll have to check these out.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂 What scents have you picked for the home?
Of course! Loving the gumdrop candle from Bath and Body Works at the moment! 😄
thanks for the ideas.
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