Fall: Sniff List

My Fall sniff-list is only belated if you don’t live in the southern portion of the United States. Down here, it’s still premature: yesterday it was 90, and today it’s 85 degrees in Austin– still warm to be thinking about Fall fragrances, but since I’ve exchanged my short pants for long pants, I figure it’s time to put away the Coup de Foudre ’til Spring.

This is what I’m loving in my Texan pseudo-fall…

Imaginary Authors, Cape Heartache. With notes of Hemlock and Fir, it’s witchy-vibe is getting me in the mood for upcoming All Souls Day a little less than a month away.

Puredistance, Black. The new offering from ultra-luxury Austrian perfume house extraordinaire, Black is exactly what we’ve come to expect from the niche house: excellence. Witchy in a completely different way from Cape Heartache, Black is a dusty oriental with luscious flourishes. If Chanel Antaeus had an affair with PG14 Iris Taizo, their sexy love child would put on a purple velvet robe, and call itself Black.

L’Artisan, Traversée du Bosphore. I can’t believe it’s been three years since I fell in love with this perfume. It absolutely stands the test of time, and has become a staple in my annual fall line-up. Iris, leather, saffron? Yes, yes, yes.

I’ve been wearing Jacomo Silences PDT, CDG Avignon, and Parfums MDCI Chypre Palatin in heavy rotation for a few months now, and it’s finally okay to admit it. Powerfully sexy, each of these, and appropriate for most any venue. Silences is one of those rare fragrances in my collection that gets drained, and I really ought to buy in bulk. Time to head over to evilBay…

print by Ruben Ireland.

8 thoughts on “Fall: Sniff List

  1. I’m with you on the late Fall: it’s still really (unusually, I’d say) warm here, in Northern California. But I decided it was time to move onto “heavier” scents. A couple of days ago I wore Chypre Palatin, yesterday – Encens Mythique d’Orient, today – Rose d’Amour (Les Parfums de Rosine). Soon I’ll start wearing all my ambers.
    I like Fall! 🙂

    1. I’m with you–and Lavanya! Bring on the Fall! Amber season is my favorite season, even though technically it’s a very short season here in Texas, lol!

      Today I’m wearing CK Dark Obsession Men, and it’s so deliciously wrong. Fruitchouli-Amber?! Who does that? My perfumista badge is going to be revoked… 😉

    1. Lavanya, they’re both great! Very different beasts, but perfect for the changing season 🙂

      I’m looking forward to a bottle of CH, and Black is going on the FB list. May be a while, but it’s good to have that list filling up again…

  2. I’m sure you’re not surprised to learn fall is going full tilt here, but it’s been an especially glorious one that seems to be hanging on longer than usual, hooray!

    Like This, Jour Ensolleilé, Bottega Veneta, and Philosykos were in rotation until my newly acquired bottle of Maroc pour Elle got delivered, and I’ve been wearing it almost exclusively this last while. Such gorgeous stuff, it’s interesting how I’ve gone back to the very first niche thing I ever smelled.

    1. Wow, full circle! I love it! Working our way through perfume is it’s own kind of spiritual quest… ;

      Dionne, what an excellent line-up– especially Jour Ensolleilé! I had almost forgotten how much I’ve grown to love it. If I wan’t currently doused in Epic, I’d be digging for JE 🙂

      You live in such beautiful country, I can imagine what fall must be like… Looking forward to seeing the seasons through Facebook pics!!!


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