Snuggle up and sniff.
Snuggle up and sniff.
Text: Valerie Stepanova
The daylight savings time has come to an end, the air is getting crisper and brisker by day, and the only flowers you can find out on the streets are sold as bouquets at your neighborhood bodega. The cuffing is looming, and we’re looking for all things cozy, cushy and comforting will envelop and shelter us from the harsh realities of the great outdoors. While wool or cashmere scarf is certainly a great option, V believe fall fragrances are no less important for making ourselves feel snug and at ease. That said, we’re coming to you with our very own roundup of best floral fragrances for fall — rest assured you’ll be able to find your new autumnal favorite here.
The Newest Launch: Gucci Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori
The newest addition to the Gucci Bloom perfume series is inspired by ambrosia’s significance in Greek mythology — the sustenance of the Greek gods thought to give immortality to those who drank it. Ambrosia fragrance adds orris (iris root) and damascena (damask rose) to the original jasmine, tuberose and rangoon creeper notes from the Gucci Boom Eau de Parfum. A true banquet of an ancient world, courtesy of Alessandro Michele and master perfumer Alberto Morillas.
The Instagram-Worthy: YSL Libre
A bold mix of French lavender essence, Moroccan orange blossom and musk accord for those who do what they want and dare to be exactly who they are. Assert your freedom this fall with this sensual-yet-daring reinvention of floral fragrance. Adorned with the iconic YSL logo, the bottle itself is a couture statement that makes for an even more luxe wear experience.
The Charitable: Lancôme Idôle
A classical floral fragrance made for women, by women. Notes of citrus, rose, jasmine, white musk and vanilla congregate to create a ‘soul-connecting’ fragrance committed to the use of sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients. A clean scent for the leaders of tomorrow: daring, pursuing new horizons and paving a new path.
The Brilliant: Tom Ford Métallique
A powdery floral aroma enveloped by the soft scent of vanilla and creamy sandalwood layer. A pulsating flash of modern, resolute femininity — willful, luminous and in full bloom — in luxe metallic packaging, as per usual for Tom Ford. Get this fragrance to feel like a powerful, have-it-all-together woman on the daily.
The Classic: Victor&Rolf Flowerbomb
A warm and spicy explosion of floral sensation that keeps us coming back for it year after year. Jasmine, orange blossom and patchouli with subtle traces of bergamot and mandarin combine with warm vanilla and praline notes to create a truly addictive autumnal scent. The fragrance is very versatile and will be appropriate for any occasion — be it a night out with your girl gang or a romantic dinner with your boo.
The Kardashian: KKW Fragrance Diamond Kourtney
This sweet fragrance, inspired by Kourtney Kardashian herself, is basically a vibrant yellow floral bouquet of jasmine, iris and magnolia put in a bottle. Sexy and warm, the scent finished with lingering notes of white patchouli, soft musk and whipped vanilla. The whole KKW Fragrance Diamond collection was much anticipated and guaranteed to sell out — snag yours while supplies last.
The Limited: OUAI North Bondi
Informed by the city and the sea of Sydney’s Bondi Beach, this limited-edition scent is a nuanced blend of rich florals and sheer white musk. The perfume also features notes of Italian lemon, rose de mai, violet, jasmine and bergamot. This is pleasantly fresh yet fall-appropriate fragrance —for all the hibernating beach bums out there.
The Feminine: Calvin Klein Women
Raf Simons’ first-ever aromatic creation celebrates the feminine spirit in all its forms. Notes of eucalyptus acorns, orange flower and Alaskan cedarwood combine to create a delicate yet rich scent for all modern women, each with their own distinct personality and voice. The bottle with embellished with a female eye created by artist Anne Collier—a motif that serves as a metaphor for an outlook on the world and a reflection of oneself, as well as a source of strength and emotion.