The Best Autumn Perfumes For 2023

The leaves are falling, our coats are out of storage, and pumpkin spice lattes are officially back on the menu – autumn is well and truly here. Just as the new season signals a change in the way we dress, it’s also a prime opportunity to set aside your bright summer perfumes and swap them for fragrances with decidedly more autumnal vibes.

From warm woody scents to sweet and cosy perfumes that smell just like autumn feels, we’ve pulled together an edit of the best autumn perfumes – they pair perfectly with cosy knitwear.

1. Aesop Eidesis

Sweet and spicy with a warm and woody base, this perfume smells like the crisp, fresh air on a bright autumn morning. What’s more, the scent lingers on skin all day long – it’s guaranteed to bring in the compliments. 

2. The Nue Co. Forest Lungs

Combining woody notes of cedar, pine, and vetiver with bright bergamot and fresh pine, this perfume is literally like a fresh autumn day in a bottle. Spritz it on your clothes and skin for an instant uplift – it’s designed to replicate the stress-relieving beneits of forest bathing, a Japanse ritual which promotes relaxation.

3. Who Is Elijah? Nightcap

Autumnal notes of cedar, vetiver, and sandalwood give this perfume a warm, woody base, while top notes of violet, pear, and cardamom add a sweet, fresh element. It’s truly addictive.

4. Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa '71

A late October cinema date to watch a scary movie (with popcorn!) is basically bottled in this Sol de Janeiro body spray. It’s a sweet and potent mix of caramelised vanilla, toasted macadamia nut, sea salt, white chocolate, and coconut.

5. Maison Matine Avant Lorage

This soft, creamy vanilla scent is actually the type of fragrance you can wear all year long – but we particularly love it during the autumn months. The combination of pepper, vanilla, sandalwood, and musk evokes the comfort of dressing in cosy cashmere.

6. Laboratory Perfumes Amber

Based on its name, you might think this would be a classic warm and woody autumn perfume, but thanks to an unexpected hit of clean, green freshness, it’s perfect for those who like bold, statement scents.

7. Floral Street Chypre Sublime

If you’re drawn to floral fragrances, you’ll be obsessed with this one. Bold notes of geranium, rose, and violet combine with incense and pink pepper for a warm and spicy twist.

8. Shay & Blue Blackberry Woods

This simple, elegant fragrance has just four key notes – blackberry, neroli, petitgrain, and cypress. It’s the perfect balance of fruity and woody (with just a hint of floral) and calls to mind crisp early morning walks in the countryside.

9. Estee Lauder Blushing Sands

Perfect for night time wear, this soft, musky scent is warm, sensual, and (thanks to pink pepper) has a hint of spiciness.