Autumnal Scents

With the weather turning cooler and those crisp autumnal days closer, I’m planning to live in cosy knits for the next few months. And, to me, there is nothing more seasonal than spritzing a delicate, musky scent over a mohair jumper before leaving the warmth of my house. Below are some of my favourite scents for this time of the year.

Clive Christian L Woody Oriental

A true splurge, the perfume gift sets from Clive Christian include some very masculine, luxurious scents that would not be out of place in a dimly lit hotel bar in London with plush chairs and martinis on the menu. My favourite scent, however, would have to be the L Woody Oriental from the Private Collection; with notes of mandarin, lemon and pepper, the scent is truly autumnal and fitting for long evenings in an equally opulent setting.

Jo Malone Basil & Neroli

Understatedly chic, the Basil & Neroli cologne is one of my favourites. Received late spring as a birthday gift, it has transformed from an evening to a daytime fragrance as the balmy summer weather has faded. The scent is fresh and citrusy but with that autumnal musk, making it the ideal pairing with a snug cashmere jumper.

Burberry My Burberry Body Mist

Inspired by the classic trench coat, the My Burberry Body Mist is beautifully luxurious with every delicate spray. Featuring notes of patchouli, rose and geranium leaf, it’s a lighter alternative to the perfume and eu de toilette versions of the scent. Personally, I find it a more comfortable alternative – particularly with its moisturising aspects that would not feel out of place in a lavish spa.

The Body Shop Coconut Body Mist

One that is slightly more affordable, the Coconut Body Mist from The Body Shop is one of my favourite everyday fragrances. Light, delicate and warming, it seems an odd choice for an autumnal scent but I have always associated this scent with the colder months. Perfect for slipping into a shopper tote and spritzing throughout the day for a refresh.

What are your favourite autumnal scents?

In collaboration with Clive Christian


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