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Three reasons why you should change your scent with the seasons

And the best Autumnal perfumes for 2022

According to fragrance experts updating your signature scent is just as important as updating your A/W wardrobe. Hence it’s no coincidence that the big fragrance houses tend to release new fragrances at the beginning of spring/summer and now as we enter the new season.  

Jonny Webber from Perfume Direct explains the science behind why you should be changing up your fragrance for the colder months:


1. Your favourite fragrance might smell different in autumn

“The temperature of your skin and the air can have an impact on how your perfume smells.

Hot weather can intensify fragrance notes but also cause them to evaporate quicker. In winter this evaporation rate slows down but you might find that scents don’t seem a strong or become lost. Whilst heavier, musky and woody scents are seen to embody the colder months, many people opt for these scents because they have better longevity in colder weather.

“Given the different way the body reacts to scents in cooler temperatures, autumn can also be a good time to layer your fragrances to create a completely custom scent and transition your signature scents from summer to autumn without completely changing your aroma.

“Fragrance layering is also ideal if you just can’t find the ‘one’, a perfume that you absolutely love. Instead, you have the chance to make your own signature scent using perfumes you already like. By layering your perfume, you can also help to make the overall scent last longer, as your skin won’t absorb all the fragrance oils as quickly.”


2. Scent can act as a mood booster

“Along with the onset of the colder darker days, for many this also means S.A.D (seasonal affected disorder) can start.

“Whilst many people embrace the cooler weather, the re-introduction of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, and not to mention the build up to Christmas; for many the shorter days, lack of natural sunlight and grey weather are unwelcome.

“Scent has the power to help to uplift and boost your mood. Look for fragrances which include Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Vanilla and Rosemary which are known for their mood boosting properties, or choose a fragrance that evokes happy memories. Remember – there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to fragrances it all comes down to personal choice. Wearing a fragrance is all about making you feel good so choose something that will give your mood a boost when the weather is cold and grey.”


3. It’s the perfect time to embrace bolder scents and seasonal influences

“Autumn is a rich time for the senses – we see dramatic changes in nature, the temperature drops and we feel the need to hibernate and cocoon ourselves in warmth. It’s also a nostalgic time as we build up to Christmas and the end of the year. As such, at this time of the year we start to crave different scents and fragrances – moving away from water-based fragrances that are popular in summer to deeper more complex scents where middle and base notes of musk, amber, oud, and sandalwood play a bigger role. Often these fragrances can seem overpowering and heavy in the spring and summer months so if you are a fan of these deeper, musky fragrances now is the perfect time to embrace them.”


Here are five Awesome Autumn fragrances with great savings. 


Hugo Boss, TheScent has everything for an Autumn fragrance, peach, freesia and dark dreamy cocoa.


Paco Rabanne Black XS for her, is distinct and bold, woody and floral finished with addictive notes of wood and vanilla.


Prada Paradoxe, a warm amber fragrance with a new musk molecule to bring an intense depth from the very first spritz.


Thierry Mugler Alien, a long-standing best seller, rich, floral and woody, with jasmine, cashmere and white amber, creating an incredibly popular perfume.


What about the men?

Check out Hugo Boss Bottled Men’s Eau de Parfum, a woody spicy fragrance for men, fruity with plum and apple, mid notes of cloves and cinnamon and base notes of vanilla vetiver and cedar.


For more information visit www.perfumedirect.com