These Are the 15 Fragrances to Embrace This Fall

Don’t get me wrong. I am a summer baby through and through. I like the heat, I like floaty clothes, I like sun-kissed strands, I like freckled noses, and I really like the pared-backed beauty routine that so often comes with summer months. For the most part, I’m willing to say that I sort of loathe waving goodbye to summer.

That is, except when it comes to my fragrance collection. It sounds like an odd thing to say, I know, but the one thing that gets me really excited for autumn is surrounding myself with the seasonal scents. I’m an inherently cozy (read: lazy) person, and something about being snuggled up warm inside, enveloped by creamy, spicy scents makes my typically sun-drenched heart feel a little bit giddy.


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Because for me, fragrance is life. I surround myself with scents everywhere I go, and I like them strong. When I spray perfume, I want everyone to tell me I smell great. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that being remembered for smelling good is somewhat of a life goal for me. And fall is when my fragrance game really comes into its own.


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There are few things better than nuzzling your nose into a great fall scent, whether it's warm vanilla, creamy musk, smoky wood, or earthy floral. And so, as the late-evening sun sets on the zingy citruses and fresh florals of summer, it’s time to swaddle ourselves in knitted sweaters and cozy up with the aromas of autumn.

Not sure where to start? Keep scrolling for the very best autumn fragrances out there.

1. Miller Harris Oud Éclat

2. Ex Nihilo Honoré Delights Spray

3. Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Cologne

4. Escentric Molecules Molecule + Iris Eau de Toilette

5. Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum 

6. Aēsop Miraceti Eau de Parfum

7. Aerin Ambrette de Noir Eau de Parfum

8. Molton Brown Neon Amber Eau de Parfum

9. Maison Margiela By the Fireplace Eau de Toilette

10. Byredo Mixed Emotions Eau de Parfum

11. Penhaligon's Heartless Helen

12. The Nue Co. Forest Lungs

13. Diptyque Orphéon Eau de Parfum

14. Beauty Pie Mandarin Leaf, White Cedar & Freesia

15. Jo Loves Red Truffle 21

Freelance Beauty Editor

Shannon Lawlor is a renowned beauty journalist and has contributed to Who What Wear’s beauty content since 2020. As a leading beauty editor, expert and brand consultant, she has over eight years of experience working for some of the industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear (of course), Glamour UK, Stylist, Refinery29 and Fabulous.

Having also worked behind the scenes with some of the industry’s biggest brands and retailers, Shannon has a unique insight into what people really want from their beauty routines. Understanding that beauty lovers seek honest, open and responsible advice, she has it made her mission to demystify the intimidating world of beauty, taking a no-frills approach to the most relatable topics.

While Shannon is the first to admit she doesn’t hold the answer to every beauty question out there, she is dedicated to sharing her expert insights in a bid to help. As a self-proclaimed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for easy-to-use, foolproof beauty products and has made it her mission to scope out the best of the best.

When she’s not working, Shannon is likely soaking in the bath or giving no-holds-barred beauty reviews on Instagram from her bathroom floor.