With autumn's natural aromas filling the air – crisp leaves, smoky fires and pumpkin, apple and cinnamon – it's the ideal time to transition your personal fragrance from the lighter scents of summer to a delectable new perfume to complement your fall wardrobe. This season, there's a scent to speak to your every mood, from sexy to sweet, masculine or feminine, sensuous to seductive. Typically heavier and woodsier, fall fragrances are a welcome change from the light florals and citruses in our warm weather wardrobes, and are that much more captivating and intoxicating to the senses with lovely, punctuated notes of spiced florals, warm vanillas and crisp woods filling our noses. Naturally, not everyone takes to the strong sensory experience of a heady, fall-feeling fragrance, so you'll find ample choice from light-yet-seasonal to woodsy-and-warm in our autumn perfume picks below.
Dolce & Gabbana Intense
Beautifully balanced with a touch of delicate femininity and sensuality, Dolce & Gabbana's Intense perfume is suitable for the sexy scent lover. Its blend of sandalwood with musky notes and hints of tuberose, green mandarin and vanilla keep things delicate, yet powerfully feminine for the ideal autumnal fragrance.
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Intense Eau de Parfum, $93 at Ulta.
A sublime combination of woody and floral notes, Fendi's L'ACquarossa parfum is an elegant elixir for the confident, sophisticated woman.
Fendi L'Acquarossa Eau de Parfum, 1.7 oz. $83 at Macy's.
Roses by Chloe
Equal parts pretty and sophisticated, this delicate, light floral fragrance has a depth not normally associated with rose scented perfumes. Its bottom notes of white musk and amber is intoxicating and a signature of the Chloé house.
'Roses de Chloé' Eau de Toilette Spray, $95 at Nordstrom.
Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge
For a seductively intoxicating scent, Tom Ford used statement spices of ginger, cardamom and cinnamon to bottle the scent of sexy in his Jasmin Rouge parfum. Laced with vanilla for sweetness and amber for depth, the spicy sexiness of Jasmin Rouge has become a bit of a Tom Ford signature in everything he touches.
Tom Ford 'Jasmin Rouge' Eau de Parfum, $280 at Nordstrom.
Elie Saab Le Parfum
Inspiring a warmth most suitable for the chilly season, Elie Saab's Le Parfum is a sensuous version of warm oriental florals made of ylang ylang, jasmine and patchouli for a lovely lightness.
Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau de Parfum Spray, $94 at Neiman Marcus.
Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto L'Elixir
A femme fatale's signature scent, this sensual fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent features an irresistible combination of woody and floral notes, using hints of tuberose and jasmine enhanced with warm vanilla and cashmeran to intoxicate intensely.
Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto L'Elixir eau de parfum intense, $80 at Selfridge's.
Givenchy Dahlia Noir
As an invention of Riccardo Tisci, the black dahlia scent proves its staying power with sexy and mysterious notes of cedarwood, pink pepper, amber, Tonka bean and vanilla for a beautifully powdery feminine touch.
Givenchy Dahlia Noir Eau de Parfum, $90 at Sephora.