7 of Our Favourite Fall Fragrances

Fall’s new fragrances are all about seduction, allure and intense chemistry.

October 13, 2016

By Amanda Ross

  1. Think of Valentino Uomo Intense eau de parfum as a young Italian heir with its suave, black leather vibe and top notes of clary sage oil and fresh mandarin. The elegantly studded glass bottle is coated in—naturally—shades of gray for a man who’s not afraid to push a few boundaries. 100ml, $115. nordstrom.ca

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  1. The iconic juggernaut that is Hermès introduces a new chapter in its fragrance stable with its Galop d’Hermès by perfumer/designer Christine Nagel. A study in contrasts, the perfume—in a stirrup-shaped bottle with leather cord—is both masculine and feminine, animal and floral, with Doblis calfskin leather mixed with rose and just a hint of saffron. 50ml, $222. hermes.com

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  1. Renowned celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury branches out from her eponymous line of cosmetics with Scent of a Dream, a hypnotic, erotic floral extract (tuberose, violet, jasmine) with mood-enhancing citrus (lemon, mandarin) mixed with bergamot, saffron and black pepper. Derived from her own blend of scented oils from Ibiza’s hippie markets, it’s a perfume designed to bring love, light, power, positivity and sex to the female wearer. 100 ml, $168. holtrenfrew.com

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  1. From its spice markets to its palaces and gardens, Aerin Tangier Vanille evokes the moody seductiveness of Morocco—cinnamon and saffron with bergamot and Bulgarian rose. At its heart, Madagascar Vanilla, considered one of the best vanillas in the world, mixes with the perfume’s floral undertones for a delicate, yet sensuous warmth. 100ml, $175. sephora.com

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  1. Tata Harper’s Love Potion features a 100 percent-natural aromatic blend of 10 of the world’s most potent aphrodisiac essential oils to stimulate the senses, heighten sensuality and boost confidence. It’s a tiny bottle of liquid love that includes top notes of orange peel and grapefruit, middle notes of ylang ylang and jasmine, and base notes of sandalwood and violet leaf. 10 ml, $90. beautymark.ca

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  1. Borne out of perfumer Geza Shoen’s disillusionment with the commercialization of the fragrance industry, his unisex Escentric Molecules 01 perfume seeks to reimagine scents entirely. The line targets a single note: the magnetic Iso E Super aroma-molecule, known for its pheromone-like qualities; it’s scentless in the bottle, but once sprayed on the skin, it reacts differently on everyone—a personalized scent for the wearer. 100ml, $150. goodgeplace.com

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  1. The new L’Homme Prada eau de toilette reflects duality in the male identity where there’s a reserve contrasted with a rich, sensual submersion. Masculine traditions are set against feminine with iris and amber—classic Prada ingredients—with modern notes of neroli, geranium and patchouli. It’s both airy, challenging and highly sensual all at once. 150 ml, $114. thebay.comhomme_prada

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