Best fragrances for fall
By: Carla Snuggs
Now that fall is well under way, we hope you’ve found the perfect fragrance for the season. If you’re looking for a fresh, new scent this fall, you’re in luck: Posh Beauty Blog is going share some wonderful favorite fall scents that you’ll want to try. But first, we’re going to let you in on some tips to that will help your fragrance last longer.
How to Properly Apply Your Favorite Fragrance
How to properly spray a fragrance depends on how strong it is, explains Jason Nik, Life Coach, Author of The Warrior's Odyssey and fragrance connoisseur. “The three most common strengths of fragrances are EdC (Eau de Cologne), EdT (Eau de Toilette) and EdP (Eau de Parfum). EdC is the weakest and EdP the strongest.” If you're wearing an EdP, one spray on the neck is more than enough. Less than that, anything from 1 to 2 sprays will do. When you spray a scent on you, spray from at least 6 inches away from you. Spraying a scent through the air and walking through it is just a waste of a perfectly good fragrance and it won't last long, says Nik.
The common mistake people make is spraying the fragrance again when they no longer smell it, says Nik. “People wearing a fragrance can experience nose fatigue after about 15 minutes of wear, but other people will still smell it. Spraying again will make people want to get away from you.”
If you’ve ever wondered why some perfumes last longer than others, here’s why: “Perfumes that are alcohol based are subject to evaporation - therefore the shorter active life for the wearer. An oil based fragrance absorbs into the skin and lasts markedly longer, even into the next day!” explains our friends at Inkling Scents. Fragrance will also last longer when applied to the pulse points, typically wrists and necks.
Fresh Fall Fragrances
Vince Camuto Amore
This limited edition fragrance, Vince Camuto Amore, is inspired by passion and romance. Opening notes: Passion fruit, bergamot, frozen clementines with currant buds, freesia, orchid, lotus and wild lily of the valley. “The floral-fruity blend in the base is warmed by comfortable cashmere, sensual crystal amber, musk and sandalwood, leaving a warm, creamy trail on the skin,” according to Fragrantica.com ($78, Vincecamuto.com).
GUESS Dare was inspired by sexy, daring 70s icons like Charlie’s Angels and Bond Girls. The unique blend of notes, including Pear Blossom and Lime flower, captures the young and bold spirit of the GUESS Girl. The vibrant mix of green and fruity floral notes blends together to create a refresh, yet bold signature scent for the confident, seductive girl ($62, Guess.com).
Wild Essence by Halle Berry
Inspired by the idea of connecting women with nature, Halle Berry believes, “The essence of a woman is in body and soul and becomes more sensual in nature.” Desirable and sexy, this multifaceted fragrance has notes of fresh citrus and floral that captivates the raw, natural beauty of a woman ($28, HalleBerryFragrances.com).
The New York City-based luxury boutique perfume house of Seth Kornegay now offers a whiskey-infused, luxury unisex scent this fall called Petra. All Seth Kornegay fragrances are all-natural with no synthetics ever used. It includes Islay single-malt scotch whiskey from the southernmost portion of the Inner Hebridean Islands located off the west coast of Scotland. Each bottle is hand-numbered. Islay single malt whiskey is known for its smoky character derived from peat, along with a hint of seaweed and salt, which many describe as a medicinal flavor. This enhances Petra and mixes well with the scent's sensual amber notes melded with alpine freshness and a combination of white and dark wood notes blended with exotic, wild northern herbs and rare barks. Only available at SethKornegay.com 50 LM Eau de Parfum ($365) // 50 ML Eau de Toilette ($135) // 15 ML Eau de Toilette Rollerball for travel size ($45).
Jessica Simpson Signature
Jessica Simpson Signature Eau de Parfum blends bright citruses, romantic florals, and warm notes of vanilla and sandalwood for a bold fragrance experience that captures the essence of every woman's journey ($65, Jessicasimpson.com).
Torrey Pines by Peachy Keen
Peachy Keen's latest fragrance, Torrey Pines, is perfect for the fall. It has beautiful notes of pine, vanilla, lemon, coconut, and velvet. Torrey Pines is available in both spray and roll-on versions ($25- $70, Peachykeenperfume.com and select retailers in southern California)
This fall, try out a "scent-sational" collection from Cocktail perfume, including their signature fragrance COCKTAIL perfume, a luxuriously scented body lotion and shower gel and a fabulous refillable Rollerball. The fragrance is a unique blend of jasmine, amber and violet and evokes warmth and happiness ($56, Cocktailperfume.com).
Inkling Scents perfume and cologne formulas are 100% pure essential and perfume oils. They’re rich, silky and alcohol-free. The fragrances are composed of 100% pure essential and perfume oils. Inkling Scents offers 13 beautiful scents for women and 2 unisex scents, including “Ethereal”, “Tigress” and Gossamer ($15 - $75, Inklingscents.com).
Kat Burki Trellis Eau de Parfum
A fresh bouquet of Jasmine, Roses and Violets made for the graceful and elegant inspired by the bohemian spirit, foot loose and fancy free. Artsy, free-spirited and non-traditional. Top Notes: Fresh Greens, Orange Zest. Middle Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Muguet, Violet, Sweet Herbal, Ylang Ylang. Base Notes: Powdery Musks, Orris, Woody, Amber, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Patchouli ($115.00, Nordstrom.com).
Press samples were provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review.
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