Summer is fast approaching its end, and soon thoughts of hoodies, bonfires, and crisp autumn nights will fill people’s minds.
This is also the perfect time to put away those summer perfume scents in favor of the ones that pair well with autumn breezes and pumpkin spice. While the temperatures are cooler, you still want to smell good all day long, every day in the fall.
Have you ever wondered how to choose that perfect perfume scent for the autumn season? If you have, we’ll give you some tips on how to choose your scents as the temperature cools in the blog below.
Consider Your Lifestyle
Whether you’re trying to be sexy with a fall-scented pheromone perfume or going more casual with a woodsy scent, you need to consider your lifestyle before making your choices. It’s important to be honest with yourself. Will you be wearing the perfume for work? To go out at night? Is it going to be a part of your daily beauty routine?
For example, if you work somewhere where you’ll be sweaty for most of the day, then you’ll probably want to go with a more citrusy scent that’s lightweight. Also, if you work in an office that’s closed in all day, you might want to choose a scent that’s not overpowering so that you won’t offend your co-workers.
What’s a Fall Scent?
To choose your fall perfume scent, you first need to know what a fall scent even is. From burnt marshmallows to fallen leaves, there’s so much to choose from it can become overwhelming.
As fall approaches, people lean towards more luxurious sensory experiences than they do in the summer months. You trade your flip-flops, light summer dresses, and shorts for hoodies, denim, and leather.
The same holds for perfume scents. When the weather changes, most people opt for heavier scents to reflect the season. Although there are many popular options to consider, pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, amber, bergamot, sandalwood, and jasmine. Now that you know what a fall scent is all about, we’ll give you a few tips for choosing yours below.
Go With What You Love
As with anything else in your life, you should go with the scents that you love, even in the autumn season. In other words, don’t let the gorgeous bottles, persuasive salespeople, and great commercials sell you a fall perfume that you’re not going to like. If you’re not sure what you like, experiment until you find something that matches your personality and the season.
The truth is that unless you’re ordering a long-standing favorite that you’ve worn for years, it’s best not to order an entire bottle of perfume without even trying it. Instead, go to the store and try a sample of the perfume, see how you react to it, and if you love the scent. Then, and only then, should you purchase that bottle of perfume as your autumn scent.
Consider the Notes
The last thing you want to do is consider the perfumes’ notes. If you’re new to perfume shopping, notes are essentially the ingredients used to make a fragrance. They are grouped into three categories, including the top, heart, and base. The top notes are the scents you’ll smell during the initial application. Heart notes are what you smell after the top scent fades. Lastly, the heart notes are what lingers the longest.
While musky notes are common for autumn, it’s okay if it’s not your preference! There are plenty of floral or citrusy notes that are lightweight, while still enhancing your fall wardrobe.
When selecting floral or citrus top notes, they easily evaporate into notes reminiscent of amber and sandalwood, which are true scents of the season.
Layer Your Scents
Autumn is a time of transition, so it’s the perfect time to layer your scents. For example, try a warm, wintery perfume layered on top of a summery, light scent for a unique smell that works for your lifestyle, personality, and more.
Create Your Own
If you can’t seem to find the ideal fall fragrance in the stores or online, you could always make your own! All you need is a few essential oils, a scent family wheel, droppers, and small plastic or glass containers for storage. You can wear the essential oils as stand-alone or get creative and mix and match aromas until you find one that’s just right for you.
The rich fragrances of fall evoke feelings of positivity and warmth while adding a touch of character and style to your wardrobe. Whether you prefer something seasonal and warm or airy and therapeutic, there is a fall fragrance to suit your needs. Use these tips to help you find the autumn perfume scent you love. Do you have a favorite fall scent? We’d love to hear about it in the comments.