Looking to update your fragrance for Fall 2015?
Seven, the global experts in fragrance (they are to fragrance what Pantone is to color) have reveled the key trends for the Fall 2015 season.
This season it’s all about embracing a more earthy, autumnal edge and unisex fragrances have taken center stage blurring the lines between his and hers.
“This season fragrances should be sophisticated and sensual; drawing inspiration from traditional ingredients from around the world but in a very modern context”.
The three must-have notes include:
- Oud: returning after a short absence, this note delivers a rich, musty, woody-nutty scent to create a sultry Middle Eastern backdrop to compositions.
- Rose: making an appearance for the fourth consecutive A/W season, rose is distinguished by its eternal femininity and used to add powdery, fruity or woody notes to a scent.
- Leather: evident in both masculine and feminine fragrances, a leather note brings smoothness, warmth and even an animalistic direction.
I sniffed my way through the parfum counters to curate a collection of my top picks for Fall 2015 scents.
Ready, set, spritz!
ONE: BYREDO Oud Immortel- A sophisticated woody unisex fragrance. Key NOTES: Lemoncello, incense, cardamom, Patchouli, papyrus, Brazilian rosewood, Tobacco leaves and moss.
TWO: Van Cleef & Arpels Precious Oud- Pays homage to the aquilaria, an Asian or Indian tree, which only reveals its powerful scent via the infection of the wood by a fungus. A magi-like essence alongside frankincense and myrrh, the fragrant Oud resin, woody and balsamic, adds earthy and leathery accents. Key NOTES: bergamot, pink pepper, incense, jasmine, tuberose, patchouli, oud, sandalwood, vetiver and ambergris.
THREE: Bond No. 9 New York Oud- a modernize and urbanize version of the exotic staple, oud, with a New York spin. Key NOTES: red plum, saffron, orange zest, oud, red rose, orris, patchouli, musk, honey, vetiver.
FOUR: Miu Miu Eau de Parfume-Stylish femininity, youthful seduction & unconventional sophistication. Key NOTES: rose absolute, jasmine and green notes, then contrasted by a woody patchouli extract.
FIVE: Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land- a unisex fragrance created as an homage to the honorable nurses and unknown heroines who served on the front lines of World War I with selflessness and compassion while saving thousands of lives Rose of No Man’s Land delivers a fresh rose fragrance that smells pretty true to nature. Key NOTES: pink pepper, Turkish rose petals, raspberry blossom, Turkish rose absolute, papyrus and white amber.
SIX: Atelier Cologne Gold Leather- Rich earthy unisex cologne. Key NOTES: Bitter orange from Seville, Indian saffron, Jamaican rum Plum, davana from India, eucalyptus from CaliforniaFraction of gaiac wood from India, fraction of cedarwood from Texas, leather and oud accord.
SEVEN: Memo Fragrances Irish Leather Eau de Parfum Spray. Unisex cologne with outdoorsy gusts of leather, birch, green maté tea, juniper berry, clary sage and amber. Top NOTES: Pink pepper, oil of clary sage, juniper berry, green maté absolute, oil of flouve, iris concrete, tonka bean absolute, leather accord, oil of birch and amber accord.
EIGHT: Illamaqua Freak Scarab- A dark seductive scent Unisex Fragrance that entices, captivates and corrupts. Key NOTES: Blood Orange, Neroli Absolute and Ylang Ylang, Davana Oil, Egyptian Jasmine, Honeysuckle, plum, Geranium, Anise, Moss and Leather.
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