Ad. As we go into the autumn and winter months we will gradually make changes to reflect our evolving needs. We’ll make seasonal swaps within our wardrobe, shoe, makeup, and skincare collection. It also makes sense to change our signature scent to suit the season.
As the temperature cools, swap your lighter summer perfumes for heavier and richer scents. Take a look at five perfumes perfect for the cosy months of autumn and winter:
Parfums de Marly
The perfumes I have chosen all come from the Parfums de Marly range, which are available at https://www.notino.co.uk/parfums-de-marly/.
Parfums de Marly revives the splendor of the lifestyle of Château de Marly, a place dedicated to pleasure and celebration during the 18th century. A refined perfumery, respecting French savoir-faire, with audacious compositions that dare to go against the grain. Each fragrance has its own olfactory signature, developed from a palette of noble ingredients.
Luxury niche fragrances by Parfums de Marly are inspired by the times of Louis XV. whose passion for enchanting scents was well known. He especially loved extravagant and intense fragrances full of rich notes. Each day he requested his bedroom to be scented with a different perfume. Even the water in his garden fountains had a lovely scent.
Parfums de Marly revive the spirit of opulent balls and festivities that took place at the Château de Marly for the amusement of the royal court and foreign dignitaries. Each Parfums de Marly fragrance carries a piece of French history. Immerse yourself in the rich essences made from the finest ingredients known since the golden age of perfumery in the 18th century.
1. Carlisle, £240.35/125ml
A wave of freshness bathes the skin – Carlisle is the embodiment of light. Sunny and radiant, this sensual fragrance is built around a sandalwood theme that is warm, with a hint of vanilla, whilst both soothing and rich. The clear, seductive top notes of crisp green apple, warming nutmeg, and golden saffron unearth the scent to an elegant heart of rose, tonka bean, osmanthus, and davana. The perfume narrative is concluded by a base of vanilla, patchouli, and opoponax resinoid – an olfactory for fragrance connoisseurs and lovers of niche fragrances.
Green Apple, Nutmeg, Saffron
Tonka Bean, Rose, Osmanthus, Davana
Vanilla, Patchouli, Opoponax Resinoid
Best time to wear: spring, fall, and winter, for a special evening
The crisp green apple and warming nutmeg give Carlisle an autumn fragrance, while the vanilla carries it through to the winter and festive months.
2. Layton Exclusif, £173.85/75ml
Generous, spirited, and explosive, this eau de parfum asserts its strength and impetuousness. The striking new take on Layton is a deep, rich and woody fragrance for the connoisseur looking to make an impression. Top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, and apple softly envelope the heart of cinnamon, lavender, agarwood, and geranium. The base is concluded by guaiac wood, sensual vanilla and sweet cypriol. A revival on the traditional yet refined in its scent.
Bergamot, Grapefruit, Apple
Geranium, Cinnamon, Lavender, Agarwood
Cypriol, Guaiac Wood, Patchouli, Vanilla
Best time to wear: Fall and winter, for an elegant evening
I chose Layton as a scent for autumn as its woody fragrance captures autumn walks, while the cinnamon conjures cosy pumpkin pie baking memories.
3. Darcy, £181.45/75ml
With a vibrant composition, Darcy is a festive encounter that is captivating and vivacious. This compelling eau de parfum opens with a sunny, sweet aroma of bergamot, orange, and citrus. A sensual bouquet of rose and jasmine is found at the heart and delights. With a smooth base of patchouli, musk, and praline, the aromatic composition unfolds, finding merriment in its splendour.
Bergamot Essence, Orange, Citrus
Patchouli, Musk, Praline
Best time to wear: During a cold fall and winter day, or night.
For me, Darcy is a festive fragrance for special occasions. A glamorous gold bottle featuring orange and citrus top notes with rose and jasmine delightful heart notes.
4. Delina Royal Essence Exclusiv, £195.70/75ml
This new take on Delina is an unprecedented floral-oriental creation. The fragrance opens with the freshness of a fruity bergamot-pear-lychee trio and grows into burnt oud notes before sinking into a bed of soft and heady amber.
Pear, Lychee, Grapefruit
Turkish Rose, Incense, Vetiver
Vanilla, Musk, Evernyl
Best time to wear: Spring, fall and winter, for a special evening
Delina Royal Essence Exclusif is perfect during the later months of the year. It is filled to the brim with floral notes and juicy fruit, creating an exquisite scent in the prettiest of bottles.
A gourmand, floral and fruity fragrance designed entirely as a variation on texture. A mille-feuille of flaky sweetness, softness, and sensuality. A sparkling and juicy opening of mandarin and Italian bergamot with a joyful orange blossom flower and blackcurrant heart leads to a flimsy delight of marshmallow and airy sweetness of Chantilly cream that are addictive. The ambrette and musk base notes add a carnal touch to the composition. A glowing delight.
Mandarin, Bergamot, Grapefruit
Orange blossom, Blackcurrant, Raspberry
Marshmallow, Ambrette, Chantilly cream, Musk
Oriana- the new fragrance that everyone wants! A perfect Christmas treat featuring orange blossom and marshmallow notes.
Vegan and Cruelty Free
Parfums de Marly say:
“We are cruelty-free. All our products are made in France according to European regulations. There is no animal substance in our fragrances. Musk and ambergris which can be used are synthetic.”
Autumn & Winter Fragrance
Treat yourself this autumn to an exquisite and intense fragrance in a decadent bottle that will take pride of place on your dressing table.
What types of scents do you enjoy at this time of year?
*All prices correct at time of publishing.