Scents of the Season

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This time of year is all about hunkering down with your loved ones, sipping on hot apple cider and carving pumpkins. Fall has a smell too, something crisp and distinct. Something sweet and homey–like cinnamon, firewood, and fallen leaves. And though we can’t bottle that delicious, nostalgic scent as we might wish, we can definitely contribute to it.

Every woman should have a signature scent that she returns to year after year, keeping an extra bottle tucked away somewhere just in case. But as the seasons turn, it’s always fun to mix it up. Whether you want to try something sexy and spicy, warm and earthy, or light and floral, a new bottle of perfume is a great way to treat yourself.

For the glam girl:, $50 for 1 oz.

Couture Couture by Juicy Couture Eau de parfum spray offers a bubbly mix of mandarin and orange flower with jasmine and honeysuckle as middle notes. The touch of vanilla will bring you dizzyingly back to another era (yes, high school smelled sweet!), but with a mature edge. Bonus: the vintage-inspired bottle will look lovely on your vanity.

If you want to spice it up:, $220 for 3.3 oz

Truly evoking the glitz and grunge of New York City’s downtown, this sexy floral blend will have your husband weak in the knees. With a surprising blend of peach blossoms, gardenia, tuberose, patchouli, and cardamom, this fragrance is equal parts sexy and refined. Bonus: you only need a quick spritz and it will last all day. So, while it’s an investment, it’s one that will last.

 For the sweetheart who’d like to stay that way:, $120 for 3 oz

There’s nothing wrong with coming up roses! This light, sweet floral is an excellent choice for day, and your friends will beg you to find out what you’re wearing. Bursting with white flowers, cedar woods and honey, Elie Saab’s fragrance is as lovely as his dresses… but something the rest of us can actually purchase and enjoy.

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About Jenny

Jenny Studenroth is a cosmetics junkie and bridal blogger from New York City. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2007 with a creative writing degree, she went on to the beauty departments at Elle and the Wall Street Journal magazines, before becoming a freelance writer. Her wedding blog is Jenny and her husband Josh split their time between Brooklyn and Washington, DC along with their cat Dolce and pup Harry. The family is expecting their first human baby in the fall.