Four of the best: Perfumes for autumn
Florals, fruits and a hint of musk are the scents of choice for this season's fragrance launches.We at Independent Woman have sniffed four of the freshest and most alluring autumn scents for you.
Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne
Taking inspiration from Keats's 'To Autumn', we were pleased to discover this smells a world away from a musty library volume. Jo Malone has gone where no man has gone before and put the King William Pear at the heart of their fragrance. Sweet in all the right places and with a heart note of sensual patchouli, the fragrance is the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon spent crunching the leaves before brandies in the study beside a warming fire - or something like that.
Available from Jo Malone counters, priced at €80 for 100ml
Estée Lauder Pleasures Bloom
Those of you looking for a floral scent to brighten up the quickly cooling autumn evenings will be delighted to stumble across the latest fragrance from Lauder, Pleasures Bloom. Teaming Pink Grapefruit with Violet Flower, one spritz promises to transport the wearer to a field of colourful petals and luscious fruits. Should you still find your feet firmly on the ground and the immersion on the blink, be content with calming base notes of creamy vanilla, and soft musk.
Available from Estée Lauder Counters, priced at €45.00 for 30ml
Womanity by Thierry Mugler
Fragrance fans eager to get their hands on the latest creation by Thierry Mugler will be happy to hear the wait is over as the successor to the now infamous Angel and Alien scents officially lands on shelves. Playing on the contrast between sweet and salty the fragrance combines fig with caviar and even if you don't happen to be the biggest Mugler fan this scent doesn't disappoint. For those of you who like an eco twist, Womanity also comes in refillable vials.
Available from Boots, priced from €19.50 for 10ml.
Orla Kiely Eau de parfum
Crisp, refreshing and the perfect accompaniment to bright autumn mornings, Orla Kiely's debut fragrance is sure to please those who prefer something a little lighter for the darker months. Delicate floral notes teamed with uplifting scents like green tea, peach and bergamot will have you reaching for the wellies and heading for the country. Cleverly packaged in a primrose-shaped bottle, Orla's signature leafy print means it doesn't look too bad on the dressing table either.
Available from Arnotts and selected department stores, priced at €53 for 60ml.