Nothing says brand new season quite like a new scent.
Seriously. A new fragrance is an announcement of sorts. It says, 'Hey, this is me right now and I smell good'.
It also says I smell good in the current climate - which, we're all hoping anyway, is a little less steamy than it has been.
You see, the Australian summer circa 2019 has been HAWT! We've loved it too - but, with Autumn rolling in it's time for a switch up.
We're saying goodbye to light, floral, citrus scents and opening our arms to fragrances with a cooler feel.
That is perfumes that have deeper, more woody notes, a touch of musk and a hint of chilly weather sophistication. Not sure which ones to choose? Never fear - here's a quick roundup of the very best perfumes to spritz right now.
The latest drop from Jo Malone, for example, is quite something.
The collection dubbed Wild Flowers & Weeds, is made up of five distinct scents, each a complete surprise and in the most delightful of ways. Try just one or all five - you won't regret it. Promise. Our personal fave - Hemlock & Bergamot.
It's made up of Hemlock's powdery petals, brightened with bergamot. There's also notes of golden mimosa and a touch of heliotrope plus, a bite of cucumber.
Chanel Gabrielle has been with us for a while.
But if you want to mix it up a little can we recommend the shower gel because hello! It is dead sexy and oh so good.
A foaming gel with the floral notes of the Gabrielle Chanel fragrance, this shower gel comes in an identical bottle. A solar flower based on a bouquet of 4 white flowers: a creamy and enveloping heart of exotic jasmine, shimmering with the fruity green notes of ylang-ylang. Then the fresh and sparkling orange blossom shines through, offering a glimpse of grasse tuberose captured in its finest dress.
Our advice - use the foaming gel first thing in the morning to awaken to the notes of the fragrance. Leaves the skin delicately scented with the notes of the fragrance and hey - only good things can come from here.
Okay so in theory Maison Margiela Under The Lemon Tree is a summer scent. But if you didn't wear it during the steamy months, now is the perfect time to give it a whirl.
This intoxicating unisex fragrance is fresh and bright, yet relaxing too. It has top notes of lime accord, petit grain essence and cardomom essence, middle notes of coriander essence, mate absolute and green tea extract, base notes of cedarwood essence, cistus absolute and white musk and frankly, the hint of Autumn about it.
Try it and see.