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My fall candles are lit and I’m feeling cozy with the scent of leaves and pumpkin spice filling my home. It’s time to switch it up and wear a perfume that will perfectly complement the fall weather and also transition well into the winter. Think of warm aromas like woods, amber, musk, spices, vanilla and a floral rose.

Looking for the perfect fall fragrance to add to your collection but don’t know where to begin? I’ve rounded up some of the best affordable fall perfumes that truly embody the coziness of the season. 

In case you didn’t know (because I didn’t) the perfume notes are ingredients that make up a fragrance. Top notes are the scents you detect first after spraying a perfume.

Kenzo Jungle L’Elephant

$50 for 3.4 oz bottle

Scent: Strong Spicy Amber

My interpretation: A strong Christmas candle meets a vanilla covered orange

  • Top notes: Cloves, Cumin and Mandarin Orange
  • Middle notes: Cardamom, Caraway, Licorice, Mango, Ylang-Ylang, Heliotrope and Gardenia
  • Base notes: Vanilla, Amber and Patchouli

Philosophy Fresh cream warm cashmere

$46 for 2.0 oz bottle

Scent: Woody vanilla

My interpretation: A warm winter scarf wrapped around vanilla covered marshmallows

  • Notes: Vanilla, Cashmere Wood, Sandalwood, Coconut, Musk

Elizabeth james nirvana bourbon (UNISEX)

$48 for 1.7 oz bottle

Scent: Amber vanilla

My interpretation: A sensual experience in the woods drinking aged bourdon

  • Notes: Oak, Bourbon Vanilla, Tuberose

La Petite Robe Noire Guerlain Black Perfecto

$60 for 1.6 oz bottle

Scent: Cherry Nutty Floral

My interpretation: A baby (baby powder) covered in roses found in the forest

  • Top notes: Sour Cherry, Almond and Black Tea
  • Middle notes: Licorice and Rose
  • Base notes: Leather, Tonka Bean, Patchouli and Black Musk

REPLICA Maison Margiela Jazz Club

$76 for 1.0 oz bottle

Scent: Tobacco Rum Leather

My interpretation: A dark underground jazz club bar full of men smoking tobacco and drinking rum

  • Top notes: Pink Pepper, Neroli and Lemon
  • Middle notes: Rum, Java vetiver oil and Clary Sage
  • Base notes: Tobacco Leaf, vanilla bean and Styrax

Carolina Herrera good girl

$73 for 1.0 oz bottle

Scent: Sweet Vanilla Floral

My interpretation: A sexy princess drinking a cup of coffee in a bed of flowers

  • Top notes: Almond, Coffee, Bergamot and Lemon
  • Middle notes: Tuberose, Jasmine Sambac, Orange Blossom, Orris and Bulgarian Rose
  • Base notes: Tonka Bean, Cacao, Vanilla, Praline, Sandalwood, Musk, Amber, Cashmere Wood, Cinnamon, Patchouli and Cedar

If you’re looking for something strong and bold then Kenzo Jungle L’Elephant would be a great fragrance to add to your collection. If you tend to gravitate to more floral scents then I suggest purchasing Carolina Herrera Good Girl.

Autumn is more than a season. It’s a vibe. So now is the time to break out your favorite sweater and update your perfume wardrobe.


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