As we hang on to the last rays of sunshine still treasuring memories of our days in the sun a wonderful new season approaches – Autumn.
Autumn links us between those steamy hot days and nights and the prospect of snuggling up in front of a log fire or stepping out in our evening wear for some glitzy party nights.
Just as its not time yet to don our snow boots, thick sweaters, winter coats and all those layers, fragrance wise its not really appropriate for us to wear those heady, heavy oriental and musky fragrances that are designed for party nights and somehow those floral light summery scents don’t seem right with the cooler nights and autumn sunshine.
So why not opt for a fragrance that is just in between and will take you through the autumn until its time to get the party started. We’ve picked out some of the latest launches that are just made for this season of mist and mellow fruitfulness and are bound to get you noticed!

Jo Malone’s London Poppy and Barley Collection  has been plucked from the harvest and spun into a supersized badge of beauty. Iconic, vibrant poppies can be seen now in the fields across England’s meadows. A lively floral scent enhanced by rose and violet and topped with juicy blackcurrants. This is the scent for the season. The scent is a living landscape you can almost image the poppies swaying in the fields when you open the bottle. The collection include a 30ml and 100mil cologne and a Body and Hand Wash. Pop into the Jo Malone Boutique in the Victoria Quarters and try it for yourself.










Whilst in the Victoria Quarter why not visit the L’Occitane Boutique and experience their ultimate autumn fragrance Terre de Lumiere. According to their master perfumier, Calice Becker “It’s a very innovative scent, the first gourmand aromatice flavour from L’Occitane, absolutely addictive” and that is right. It’s fresh, soothing and uplifting but don’t take my word for it pop into the boutique and try it for yourself. Dare to be different! And the boutique are leaders in recycling too and will put into their recycling programme any brand of cosmetic packaging. A great incentive to visit the boutique.











From Mugler comes a new fragrance Aura Mugler Sensuelle Eau de Parfum. The original scent has been revisited in a captivating interpretation that is new and exciting described by the perfumiers who created it as a floral musky fragrance. It has an ethereal and irresistible warmth and is very feminine and sensual and comes in a bottle you will want to keep long after the fragrance has been used created by Monsieur Mugler. Available exclusively on line at










Anther re-invention that’s great for Autumn or any time of the year ,is Gabrielle Chanel Essence. Launched in 2017 the fragrance was created in honour of Gabrielle Chanel’s bold and independent spirit. With the launch of Gabrielle Chanel Essence, House of Chanel’s perfumier-creator Olivier Polge has cut right to the essentials of the heart of the fragrance giving it a more voluptuous trail. The fragrant plant Grasse tuberose radiates throughout the composition with notes of citrus, a tangy dash of red berries and base notes of sandalwood, vanilla and white musk.






Kenzo World Power Eau de Parfum is a ground breaking fragrance from the exciting fashion and fragrance house. It’s been described as a fragrance without flowers that is very feminine and a new concept in perfumery. It’s an oriental fragrance that is modern and offbeat. A salty note has been worked in resonance with the Tonka bean to give contrasting accords. This fragrance is truly like no other. It’s also got the plus point that the Venezuelan Tonka Bean Absolute present in the scene is a sustainable raw ingredient which makes it possible to support the local population working with them in a fair way.










The first ever signature fragrance from Nars is launched this month. Designed in partnership with celebrated nose, Olivia Giascobetti this perfume is one of contrasts where light meets dark and sensuality meets individuality. Top notes of White Frangipani and smoke of incense harmonize with Tiare Flower and Sandalwood to make a modern and expressive fragrance.


And finally the most innovative and useful perfume accessory ever invited. As a travel writer and author I am constantly journeying from one place to another and its always my fragrance that weighs heavy in my luggage likewise as an Editor I need sometimes to work from dawn to desk to dusk so when Mugler introduced a perfuming brush I jumped for joy.
It’s a technological invention, housed within a brush, the texture of the perfuming brush is non-greasy and non-sticky. The colourless gel leaves your skin feeling refreshed and perfumed. And another plus point is the brush releases just the right amount of gel so no waste or over-perfuming. Housed in an elegant case these new accessories are available in Angel, Alien and Aura Mugler scents and slip seamlessly into any purse or bag.

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