The new designer perfumes you need to buy, wear, and Instagram this Autumn | Illustration by Holly Wiggins for The Market Herald

8 Autumn Fragrances You Need Right Now

There’s nothing like swapping your sandals for boots, your summer dresses for sweaters, your iced latte for cappuccinos. As the weather begins to turn and leaves start to fall, it’s only natural to long for and take pleasure in all things that grant us warmth and comfort; the same goes for our fragrances.

Centred around sophisticated notes of wood, musk, amber and spice, autumnal perfumes offer a sometimes much-needed olfactory hug as we move into the cooler months. If you’re looking to swap out last season’s scents for something decidedly autumnal and luxurious, look no further than these top perfume picks.

Tom Ford Oud Wood

Anchored around notes of exotic rosewood, cardamom, oud and sandalwood, this luxurious scent from Tom Ford is often described as elegant, rich and woody. Ideal for wearing through to the winter months, Oud Wood is a unique fragrance that is sure to boost autumnal vibes.

Tom Ford Oud Wood perfume
Tom Ford Oud Wood, A$495 | Source: MECCA

Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge

Opening with top notes of ginger and blood orange, L’Interdit is the spicy and sensual successor of the original L’Interdit. Full of complexity, this fragrance is a warm and woody going-out perfume best worn as the nights begin to take on a chilly edge and leaves gather on the ground.

Givenchy L'Interdit perfume
Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge EDP 80ml, A$202 | Source: Myer

Maison Margiela Autumn Vibes

Could you get a more autumnal fragrance than Replica’s Autumn Vibes? Probably not. Leaning more masculine, this eau de toilette recalls long leafy walks after a bout of rain with its earthy notes of cedar and moss. Autumnal petrichor in a bottle.

Maison Margiela Autumn Vibes
Maison Margiela Autumn Vibes EDT 100ml, A$187 | Source: MECCA

Kayali Invite Only Amber 23

If you prefer to wear sweeter fragrances, consider investing in a bottle of Kayali’s autumn and winter appropriate Invite Only. An amber based gourmand fragrance, this warm perfume features notes of tobacco leaf, sour cherry, cinnamon, sandalwood and all the olfactory elements of a cosy autumn night.

Kayali Invite Only Amber 23
Kayali Invite Only Amber 23 EDP 100ml, A$211 | Source: Sephora

Van Cleef & Arpels Moonlight Patchouli

Another unisex fragrance that lends itself to autumnal dressing is Van Cleef & Arpels’ Moonlight Patchouli. Exuding luxury, this fragrance offers leathery undertones, floral notes, warming woodiness and, of course, patchouli.

Van Cleef & Arpels Moonlight Patchouli
Van Cleef & Arpels Moonlight Patchouli EDP 75ml, A$225 | Source: Selfridges & Co

AERIN Cedar Violet

Often described as more of a soft and clean perfume, AERIN’s Cedar Violet is perfect for those who enjoy a more subtle fragrance. Both earthy and floral with a woody dry down, this is a versatile and delicate autumnal scent that can easily be worn in the office.

AERIN Cedar Violet
AERIN Cedar Violet EDP 50ml, A$190 | Source: Estée Lauder

Jo Malone Vetiver & Golden Vanilla

With notes of vetiver, cardamom and vanilla, this intense cologne from Jo Malone is another strong contender for the ultimate autumn fragrance. Drawing comparisons to Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille, this warm and spicy fragrance is luxurious and complex.

Jo Malone Vetiver & Golden Vanilla
Jo Malone Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense 100ml, A$287 | Source: Jo Malone

Narciso Rodriquez Narciso Rouge

Opening with top notes of iris and Bulgarian rose, Narciso Rouge is a more feminine and floral autumn scent. Still anchored in woody base notes like cedar, sandalwood, tonka bean and vetiver, this powdery and musky perfume is praised for its staying power and elegance.

Narciso Rodriquez Narciso Rouge
Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Rouge EDP 90ml, A$179 | Source: Myer

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