As temperatures drop and crunchy leaves begin to pave the sidewalks, we must leave behind summery scents of coconut, sunscreen and sandy beaches. Luckily for us, there is a bevy of new perfumes to replace the smells of summer. Not sure which one to pick? Check out our handy little quiz to see which new fragrance is for you.
1. On a crisp autumn Saturday when you have nothing to do you:
a. Go to a local orchard and go apple-picking
b. Head to your local vintage store to check out dresses
c. Bake some pumpkin bars to bring to your friends
d. Go to your neighborhood farmer’s market to purchase your favorite fall flowers
2. Pick the color of your favorite cozy fall sweater:
3. Your go-to fall drink is:
a. Pumpkin spice anything, duh
c. Vanilla latte
d. Piping hot mug of peppermint tea
4. Pick a song to jam to while getting ready:
a. “Boom Clap” Charli XCX
b. “Autumn in New York” Billie Holiday
c. “Stay With Me” Sam Smith
d. “Sweater Weather” The Neighborhood
5. Your style icon is:
a. Queen Bey
b. Audrey Hepburn
c. Heidi Klum
d. Shailene Woodley
6. When in doubt, your go-to lip treatment is:
a. Just a quick swipe of cherry chapstick
b. Wine-red matte lipstick
c. Light pink lip gloss
d. Smith’s Rosebud Salve
7. Select your latest Netflix binge:
b. Mad Men
c. Pretty Little Liars
d. National Geographic: Amazing Planet
If you’ve selected mostly A’s… you are attracted to fruity scents like Beyoncé’s latest perfume, Heat Wild Orchid. With notes including pomegranate, boysenberry, amber and honeysuckle, this sensual fragrance is sure to peak your interest. And like Queen Bey herself, this perfume is fierce and feminine in a jewel-toned purple bottle. Get yours today at perfume.com.
If you’ve selected mostly B’s… sample one of J. Crew’s two brand new perfumes. A collaborate effort with Arquiste, these new scents are inspired by the first modern art show by exclusively female artists in 1943. Both are vintage-inspired: No. 31 is reminiscent of perfumes worn by the artists, while No. 57 references oak paneling and the cocktails served at the gallery. Even the bottles are vintage-inspired, featuring simple design, black lettering and an elegant gold cap. Each 1.75 oz. bottle retails for $78 at jcrew.com, but If you don’t want to go whole hog, try out the rollerball version, which sells for $25.
If you’ve selected mostly C’s… you may gravitate towards sweet scents with notes of vanilla or caramel. Check out Victoria’s Secret’s recently-released Eau So Sexy, with notes of bergamot, apple and a Chantilly cream finish. Forget dessert—with one spray out of this pretty pink bottle, you’ll be sniffing your wrist all day long. Pick up your new scent for under $70 at victoriassecret.com.
If you’ve selected mostly D’s… try out B Balenciaga, a green and floral scent due to come out mid-October. With top notes of lily of the valley and violet leaves, base notes including cedar and a base of cashmere wood, this scent is sure to please any lover of fresh, clean, woody scents. Until the release date, keep up with the latest news on this perfume at fragrantica.com.