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10 of the most uplifting new fragrances for Autumn

Switch up to a new fragrance this season with these mood-boosting scents

Now is the perfect time to update your olfactory wardrobe. As well as a host of uplifting new scents to try, this season also sees reimaginations of classics from Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Maison Francis Kurdjian and Clive Christian, which has launched a modern day version of a scent first created in 1886; while Acqua di Parma has placed sustainability at the forefront with an update on its classic Colonia range using 99% natural ingredients. Here’s our edit of the the best new fragrances to spritz this Autumn…

10 of the most uplifting new fragrances for Autumn
Clive Christian
Crab Apple Blossom
Eau de parfum, 50ml, £325

Honouring its associations with the Crown Perfumery Company, Clive Christian is unlocking the secrets of its scent archive with the launch of its new Crown Collection. Originally created in 1886, Crab Apple Blossom is the first fragrance to be reimagined for the modern era. A base of creamy sandalwood and aromatic driftwood gives way to an energising fusion of green rhubarb and neroli, before the delicate scent of this pretty blossom dances with the citrusy hit of exotic marine bergamot.

10 of the most uplifting new fragrances for Autumn
Acqua di Parma
Colonia Futura
100ml, £110

An ode to nature, Acqua di Parma has taken its iconic Colonia fragrance into the future with the introduction of Colonia Futura. Placing sustainability front and centre, the historic Italian Maison has used 99% natural ingredients in the creation of this new addition to the Colonia family. By skilfully blending the citrus explosion of Calabrian bergamot, grapefruit, pink pepper and lemon with the herbaceous heart of clary sage and the grassy freshness of lavender, you are immediately whisked away to a sun-drenched Italian vista.

10 of the most uplifting new fragrances for Autumn
Byredo
Tobacco Mandarin
Extrait de Parfum, 50ml, £235

 This October sees a new addition to Byredo’s seductive Night Veils collection which completes a quartet of fragrances designed for the night. Taking inspiration from the Moroccan city of Tangiers and likened to a complex character in a novel, Tobacco Mandarin is a sumptuous mix of bright citrus and spices set against smoky tobacco and a balanced mix of leather, wood and incense accords.

10 of the most uplifting new fragrances for Autumn
Vilhelm Parfumerie
Chicago High
Eau de Parfum, 50ml, £120

The latest fragrance to join perfumer Jan Vilhelm’s unique library of scent takes its cue from the effervescent glamour of the Roaring Twenties and, particularly, the high times at one of Jay Gatsby’s infamous mansion parties during the Jazz Age. With top notes of Champagne and bergamot, a heart of honey and tobacco, and a base of leather, patchouli and amber, the mood here is sultry and sensual.

10 of the most uplifting new fragrances for Autumn
Maison Francis Kurkdjian
L'homme A la rose
Eau de parfum, 70ml, £180

Known for challenging the gender norms, master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian’s latest olfactory offering is an adaptation of his A la rose fragrance… but for men. The fashion-forward floral scent combines woody amber base notes infused with a combination of grapefruit accord, essence of Damask rose and cistus, giving the classic rose fragrance a fresh, green slant.

10 of the most uplifting new fragrances for Autumn
Gucci
Bloom Profumo Di Fiori
Eau de parfum, 100ml, £103

Presented in a bold yellow lacquered glass bottle, Profumo di Fiori is a contemporary update of the debut scent Bloom, Alessandro Michele’s first women’s fragrance. Again conceived by the Creative Director and created by his go-to nose Alberto Morillas, the scent exudes a floral warmth and sweetness from fresh ylang ylang, with a top note of jasmine sambac enriched by a creamy tuberose, while base accords of sandalwood and sun-drenched wood create a deeper finish.

10 of the most uplifting new fragrances for Autumn
Jo Malone London
Fig & Lotus Flower
Cypress & Grapevine
Cologne, 100ml, £100 each

Inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Jo Malone London’s new Lost In Wonder collection is based around the greenness and lushness of these faraway, fantasy lands. Its two latest colognes draw on the fresh, heady, spicy aromas of the gardens – Fig & Lotus Flower combines a light, opulent floral with the freshness of fruit; while Cypress & Grapevine is a fougere accord, the lavender, cypress and grapevine giving a woody finish.

10 of the most uplifting new fragrances for Autumn
Dior
J'Adore Eau de parfum Infinissime
Eau de parfum, 100ml, £116

Described as a sensual sister to its sunny predecessor – J’adore eau de Parfum – Eau de Parfum Infinissime is based around the signature J’adore bouquet of centifolia rose, jasmine sambac, lily of the valley and ylang ylang. The addition of Grasse tuberose, along with pink peppercorn and blood orange, brings an exotic element to this new fragrance, making it both familiar and surprising at the same time.

10 of the most uplifting new fragrances for Autumn
Chanel
Coco Mademoiselle L'Eau Privée
50ml, £67

Almost twenty years since the creation of the original Coco Mademoiselle, L’Eau Priveé offers a subtle, more delicate version of the classic, especially for nighttime. Chanel perfumer Olivier Polge has reimagined its Oriental ambery overtones, creating a softer scent of rose petals, jasmine absolute and white musk, light enough to be sprayed before bed.

10 of the most uplifting new fragrances for Autumn
Diptyque
Othoniel Rosa
Eau de Toilette, 100ml, £120

A tribute to Parisian exhibition “La Rose du Louvre” by Jean-Michel Othoniel, Diptyque has collaborated with the artist on an exclusive eau de toilette honouring the queen of flowers, also the emblematic bloom of the museum. A blend of distinctively peppery rose with the spicy and woody scent of vetiver, the limited-edition fragrance also features the artist’s work.

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