One of my favorite things about fall is that I can finally slather on my favorite earthy scents again. I do have a perfect summer staple as well, but since fall is my favorite season, it’s just divine to dwell into the many variations of musk, vanilla, amber and woods, mixed on my skin.
The Wearing His Shirt – One
Boyfriend was the very first perfume I purchased minutes after finding it online without getting to smell it first. The rich scent combines amber and woods as well as myrrh, night blooming jasmine and dark plum. At first I thought it might be too masculine for me but I love the feminine twist it has to it immediately after it touches my skin. My absolute fall and winter fave! A little goes a long way and the roll-on is still going strong for my third year in a row.
The All Day Everyday – One
The taste of anis was never one that grew on me. Therefore sniffing through the Jo Malone range, I didn’t even consider to give the Vanilla + Anise one a chance. That’s when the shop assistant recommended layering it with the Nectarine Blossom + Honey scent and boom, I was sold. These days though, I like to wear it all by itself or layered over other perfumes. Summed up, it´s just an outstanding warm basic scent for every day.
The Bold Sensual – One
How do you describe a scent you just fell head over heels with? I was interested in the Elizabeth and James Nirvana perfumes right from the start. Another online impulse buy, I never actually smelled before purchasing the two roll-ons. Well, I always thought Nirvana White would be more up my alley since its base notes are peony and musk which I absolutely adore, but no. I do like it, even though it’s a tad to floral for my taste but Nirvana Black? Wowza, scent nirvana indeed, I kid you not!
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black is where it’s at for me this fall and winter. It’s a sensual, dark and edgy scent that comes along with strong accords of violet, sandalwood and vanilla. I would say it’s more feminine than Boyfriend but still very earthy. I find it quite bold to create a standout dark perfume like Nirvana Black without adding any sweetness or florals to it, which, sadly, so many other perfume creators do.
I love that it’s complex and one of those perfumes, people immediately ask you about, once they have a whiff. I am quite literally in perfume nirvana right now and wouldn’t change it for the world :)
What are your favorite fall scents or do you have an all-year fave?