Discover our favourite new perfumes for autumn 2019, from Byredo’s nostalgia trip to Chanel’s evocative tribute.
It’s a sentimental season in the world of fragrance, with the newest releases conjuring up stories both old and new. Relive the magic of a first slow dance, feel the warmth of a glowing sunset against your skin or embrace unknown adventures yet to come with the most exciting new scents of the season.
Acqua Di Parma Signatures Of The Sun
Signatures of the Sun is a new collection of ten vibrant fragrances “filtered through the prism” of Acqua di Parma’s classic Colonia scent. Five are re-releases from the Ingredients collection (Oud, Leather, Sandalo, Ambra and Quercia), five are all-new citrusy-floral fragrances with oriental roots: Yuzu features spicy Sichuan pepper, mimosa, jasmine, violet and lotus flower; Osmanthus mixes the fresh, sparkling scents of green mandarin with neroli patchouli; Vaniglia, inspired by Madacasgar, features sweet vanilla tones infused with neroli and jasmine; Sakura combines the flower of the Japanese cherry tree with tones of yellow mandarin and bergamot; and Camelia pairs vibrant citrus notes with the delicate scent of the precious oriental rose.
Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £197, acquadiparma.com
Diptyque Essences Insensées
Based on the exotic tiare flower from the island of Tahiti, this fourth addition to the harvest-based Essences Insensées collection mixes lively green notes that conjure the freshness of a gentle ocean breeze with pink pepper, vanilla absolute and frangipani for an uncomplicated finish.
Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £170, diptyqueparis.com
Replica Coffee Break
A new unisex fragrance from French fashion house Maison Margiela, combines the aromas of roasted Arabica beans, lavender blossoms and frothed milk for a spicy, floral scent which encapsulates the ambience of a cosy café on a cold winter’s day.
Eau de Toilette, £100ml, £95, selfridges.com
Chanel Gabrielle Chanel Essence
A warm, more opulent interpretation of the original Gabrielle Chanel fragrance, this scent also pays tribute to the bold, independent character of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Evoking the passion and inner strength of its namesake, master perfumer Olivier Polge has combined the white flowers of jasmine, ylang-ylang and orange blossom with big hit of creamy tuberose for a voluptuous and sensual scent.
Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £118, chanel.com
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Femme
A flamboyant encounter between the Amyris tree from Jamaica and the rare Iris from Florence, this scent conjures the warmth of a sunset. Surrounded by a luminous bouquet of lemon blossom, pear and sweet pea, the blend is underscored by accords of woody, musky amber.
Eau de parfum, 70ml, £150, harrods.com
Veronique Gabai Souvenirs De Tunisie
A love letter to the Côte d’Azur, Veronique Gabai is a brand new fragrance line comprising of nine signature perfumes, all of which come in refillable golden bottles. This white floral is tempered by fresh notes of orange blossom, sandalwood, bergamot and neroli, and sweetened by almond, giving it an intense, slightly mysterious air.
Eau de Parfum, 85ml, £255, libertylondon.com
Inspired by a burst of golden morning light, this glorious fragrance was conceived by Alexandra Moner, Barbara Zoebelein and Benoist Lapouza. A gourmand composition, its blend of cardamom, pear granita, mandarin juice and bitter almond is wrapped in a swirl of jasmine petals and white musk.
Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £100, harrods.com
Byredo Slow Dance
Masculine and feminine, bitter and sweet, this fragrance channels the innocence and experience of a first slow dance. Its top note of honey-like opoponax is blended with a floral pop of geranium, violet and labdanum and finished with patchouli and vanilla for a touch of warmth.
Eau de Parfum, 100ml, £165, byredo.com
Gucci Mémoire D’une Odeur
Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, this nostalgic scent “transcends gender and time”. A musky blend of Roman chamomile and Indian coral jasmine petals is teamed with an irresistible vanilla note and designed to explore the power of memories, bringing the past into the present.
Eau de parfum, 100ml, £92, gucci.com
Hermès Twilly D’hermès Eau Poivrée
Created as a tribute to the youthful spirit of the Hermès girl, Christine Nagel’s woody and spicy update of Twilly weaves ginger and sensual tuberose with the vibrant heat of pink peppercorn and smoky patchouli.
Eau de Parfum, 85ml, £108, hermes.com
Timothy Han Heart Of Darkness
The fifth fragrance from the niche perfumer is inspired by Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novella. Its watery green floral notes, aromas of dark woods and damp moss and hints of burning coal and amber evoke the story’s voyage by steamer up the Congo River and into the unknown.
Eau de Parfum, 60ml, £140, timothyhanedition.com