19 Cosy New Perfumes That Radiate Autumnal Vibes

Designed by Kristine Romano.
Maybe it's because I'm a Libra and autumn is my favourite time of year, but there's no better time to shop for a new perfume. It's a season so closely and evocatively tied up with fragrance, after all: wood smoke on a cold night, rainy pavements, fresh coffee steaming up windows, crisp woodland walks, pumpkin spice ushering in Halloween.
From food and drink to our bathtime rituals, we use these scents to romanticise even mundane events, turning autumn itself into a special occasion. After the year we've had, there's no underestimating the power of fragrance on our mood: an invigorating spritz on the wrist as you're getting ready for work in the dark or leaning in for a hug and catching a familiar scent on a friend's scarf. 
Practically speaking, too, just as we pack away our sandals and sundresses it's time to switch summer's fresher and sweeter scents for something more attuned to autumn's darker days and icy nights. Deep, musky and hard to pin down, sweet and spicy or earthy and green, we've covered them all in our autumn perfume roundup.
Get ready to journey into the very best scents of the season and discover your new signature autumn fragrance.
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