Trust Me—These 17 Perfumes Do the Most Come Autumn

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.

Except, that is, 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 cosy (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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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 autumn 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 autumn perfume, whether it's warm vanilla, creamy musksmoky 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 jumpers and cosy up with the aromas of autumn.

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

1. Narciso Rodriguez For Her

2. Phlur Father Figure

3. Miller Harris Oud Éclat

4. Ex Nihilo Honoré Delights Spray

5. Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Cologne

6. Escentric Molecules Molecule + Iris Eau de Toilette

7. Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum 

8. Aesop Eidesis Eau de Parfum

9. Aerin Rose de Grasse Joyful Bloom Eau de Parfum

10. Estée Lauder Desert Eden Eau de Parfum

11. Maison Margiela When the Rain Stops Eau de Parfum

12. Prada Paradoxe Eau de Parfum

13. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum

14. The Nue Co. Forest Lungs

15. Diptyque Orphéon Eau de Parfum

16. Chanel Paris-Édimbourg Les Eaux de Chanel Eau de Toilette

17. Dior J'Adore Parfum d'Eau

Next up, the 18 best Zara perfumes that should be on your vanity.

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.