Sweet smells: Four perfumes to pick up this fall

Is there such a thing as too many perfumes?

I didn’t think so.

Sure, lipsticks are definitely something that evokes personality, but there is nothing like a perfume to make you feel a certain way. Perfumes evoke emotions and something as simple as a particular smell can transport you into a specific time and place. They give you memories; it’s more than just some fragrant notes in a bottle.

Anyways, I love getting perfumes because that’s like the beginning of a scrapbook. They still have their story to tell and I can’t wait to see the perfume transform into a story. Companies are always coming out with new scents so I wanted to outline some noteworthy ones to take a look for this season.

Four perfumes from Armani, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, and Juicy Couture

Giorgio Armani Si Fiori

I actually brought my Armani In Love With You perfume to New York, so I have a sentimental thing with his perfumes.

New to the game is Si Fiori, a sweet floral perfume that is perfect as we transition into fall. This scent has key notes of blackcurrant, orange blossom, and vanilla, which at first sniff, will definitely have you thinking candy vibes. It’s a little more mature though and kind of has hints of cotton thrown in (although it’s not an official note, but I tend to pick it up when I sniff it).

The bottle is very beautiful and simple. It has a black stone top and the bottle itself is glass with a pale pink interior, which truthfully looks more like a nail polish bottle than anything else.

You can find it at Sephora for C$75 to C$122.

Bottega Veneta Illusione For Her Eau de Parfum Bottega Veneta Illusione

This one is my very first Bottege Veneta perfume and it doesn’t disappoint.

I typically like sweeter scents when it comes to perfumes, but as soon as I read the notes in the brand’s new Illusione eau de perfum, I knew I would dig this one as well.

Inspired by Italy (and made there too), this perfume has notes of bergamot, blackcurrant, orange blossom, green fig leaves, olive wood, and tonka bean. Although there is a men’s version as well, I do find the female one to have that androgynous scent, where it transcends the line of male versus female.  It’s definitely more mature and has that expensive department store smell to it.  When I take a whiff I get more 35-year-old CEO vibes, alluding to the fact that it’s something more mature and sexier.

The bottle is also very beautiful. The glass is tinted a copper colour and the rounded lid has a hollow hole in the middle to fit around the spray nozzle. This perfume retails for C$145 at Hudson’s Bay.

Burberry Her Blossom

Burberry Her Blossom

I absolutely love the original Burberry Her, so when I saw they came out with another one in the line, I just had to have it.

Burberry Her Blossom looks identical the original Burberry Her in bottle, with the only difference being the colour of the lid (the original has a blush pink lid, whereas Her Blossom has a white one). To be honest, I also find this one kind of similar in scent to the original as well, just not as candy sweet.

Her Blossom is a very sweet summery scent that the brand describes as a “love letter to London in bloom”. Giving it a whiff, you’ll notice floral gourmand, mandarin, and pink peppercorn before heart notes of plum blossom and peony and base notes of musk and sandalwood.

As mentioned, I do find this one to be similar to the original Burberry Her. With that being said, if you liked Her but found it to be a little too sweet, then you may want to look into Her Blossom.  It’s still sweet but leans more towards floral.  Personally I love both and think they are a great asset to have in my perfume collection.

Find it at Hudson’s Bay for C$132.

Giorgio Armani Si perfume

Juicy Couture Oui

I’ve always had a thing for Juicy Couture fragrances.

It seems like the brand in general has had a bit of a comeback lately, and even though their tracksuits may have become less popular since the mid-2000’s, their fragrance line has steadily been a hit.

I have so many Juicy Couture scents and although the original Viva La Juicy is one of my all-time faves (and the only perfume I have ever finished and gotten another bottle of), anytime they release a new scent I need to give it a whiff.

I actually received their newest scent Juicy Couture Oui last year at the LD Beauty event and I love it because it’s so different from what I’ve seen from them in the past. This eau de parfum has top notes of watermelon, açai tea natureprint, followed by jasmine absolute, wild tuberose, dewy honeysuckle natureprint, and ending with techno woods, amber resins, and captive musks.

I do think that the scent is very young and would be perfect for those in the 16 to 27 age bracket. It’s a very easygoing fragrance and one that can be worn everyday. I would reserve it for the daytime, but it’s definitely something that is easy to wear, both in terms of what you’re doing and who’s wearing it.

You can find it at Shopper’s Drug Mart for C$99.

Since we are still in the summer season, I wanted to talk about scents that are easily transferable from season to season. Although some of these are lighter or sweeter, they are all great, wearable perfumes that I highly recommend you check out.

What’s your favourite perfume?

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