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3 Fall Scents That Make Me Swoon | The Menzini Files

The 3 Magical Fall Scents That Make Me Swoon

October 29, 2015

3 Fall Scents That Make Me Swoon | The Menzini Files

One of my favorite things about fall is that I can finally slather on my favorite fall scents again. I do have my summer staples as well, but since fall is my favorite season, it’s just divine to dwell in the many variations of musk, vanilla, amber, and woods, mixed on my skin. Scents are just magical to me and my current favorite depends so much on my mood as well. Is it the same for you?

The Wearing His Shirt – One

Boyfriend was the very first perfume I purchased minutes after finding it online without getting to smell it first. The rich scent combines amber and wood as well as myrrh, night-blooming jasmine, and dark plum. At first, I thought it might be too masculine for me but I love the feminine twist it has to it immediately after it touches my skin. My absolute fall and winter fave! A little goes a long way and the roll-on is still going strong for my third year in a row.

The All Day Every Day – One

Fresh peony freesia paired with velvety notes of tobacco and incense also known as Noa by Cacharel. The fall scent of fall scents. I nearly didn’t give this one a chance since I thought – by description alone – it would be too floral for me. The floral whiff fades quickly and turns into a more subtle one when the earthy notes kick in. It’s such a nice everyday scent that I get complimented on often. On a side note, I have always loved the minimal bottle design with the single pearl. It looks so nice on the vanity, too!

The Bold Sensual – One

My sister gifted me with a small bottle of Tom Ford’s Velvet Orchid a few years ago. Over the years, it grew a tad bit too sweet for me but it’s such a bold and multi-faceted perfume nonetheless. I love its complexity and it’s one of those fall scents people immediately ask you about. If you like a warm, earthy, sensual scent you might want to give this one a try.

The discontinued – ones (Updated)

Last but not least, I have to mention a few all-time favorites that sadly have been discontinued but I treasure the roll-ons with their last drops like the gems they truly are. The Elizabeth and James perfume line was amazing but especially the Nirvana Black and Nirvana White were huge hits including my favorite Nirvana Bourbon. All are sadly discontinued.

If you are a fan of layering perfume, I am sure you are no stranger to Jo Malone. They discontinued their Vanilla and Anise perfume which was such a warm and homely scent, especially layered with their Nectarine Blossom and Honey one. So sad they are gone. A great scent is like a great book, the one you want to read over and over again. Parting with it is never on your radar.

If you’re still on the fence check out this article on What your scent says about you!

What are your favorite fall scents?

  1. Corina Nika says:

    Oh man. That Jo Malone. I had a body butter in Rose and i almost cried every time i opened it. SO GOOD

    • Martina Menzini says:

      Ha, wondering if it was the scent or because you just knew how much repurchasing would cost you :) I love Jo Malone but it´s rather pricey – still there´s a candle, I might treat myself to pretty soon!

  2. Rae says:

    All of these fragrances sound amazing and I love how you have photographed them here with the fall leaves.

    Rae of Love from Berlin

    • Martina Menzini says:

      Thanks so much, Rae. My Ginkgo tree went into fall mode and I thought I´ll make the best of the yellow leaves while I have them on hand!

  3. Nina says:

    I’m glad you like the Elizabeth + James!
    I’ve been wearing Live Colorfully often but it’s not such a fall scent – I’ll have to test the perfumes I have and see what I’ve got.

    • Martina Menzini says:

      I had one statement scent for so long (it was Noa from Cacharel) but been playing around with very different kinds of perfume the last couple of years and I love it. There´s definitely a scent for every mood and occasion. Right now I don´t want to pick a signature scent :)

  4. Oh boy, the first one (boyfriend)) sounds perfect to me. I love the mix of amber and woods. Kisses, darling.

    • Martina Menzini says:

      Diana, it´s funny because I meant to tell you about it! Actually I wore it all week since the smell of it makes me so happy and relaxes me. I am still in love with the Nirvana Black as well but I think it works better after-work and not so much at work :) xo

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