The Best Fall Perfumes To Wear When The Weather Turns Cold, According To Reviewers
Those initial cold snaps have finally started to arrive, and you're officially layering up in cozy fall pieces to keep warm when you head out. But staying snug involves more than just your wardrobe. Beneath your statement jacket and insulating sweater, a warm and sensual fragrance keeps you feeling extra cuddled up as you brave the cold on commutes, at cocktail parties, and everything in between. Haven't swapped in a new signature scent yet? Consider picking up one of the best fall perfumes to complete your style this season.
Fragrance fanatics know the importance of switching up your scent, not just to suit your mood but also in accordance with the season. And though perfumes are a pretty personal decision — each expertly blended bouquet reacts differently on every individual's skin — it doesn't hurt to factor in countless five-star reviews when scrolling through your options. Thousands of other shoppers can't be wrong, after all, and it helps to have a guiding light to help you narrow down your search.
So if it's endless options that have turned you off from finding your ideal fall fragrance, consider this a really good place to start.
Iconic brands like Prada, Bottega Veneta, and Tom Ford have their takes on warm, spicy, and sexy scents — like Prada's longtime fan-favorite Prada Amber, $124, which reviewers love for its intense musky notes that meld with the wearer's own natural aromas, and Bottega Veneta's eponymous perfume, $123, that combines softer musks with the rich smell of leather for a subtly striking scent. Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum, $240, constantly brings in rave reviews for its opulent mix of rich vanilla and warm tobacco, which is ideal for cozying up to as the weather gets colder.
Maison Margiela's ’REPLICA’ By The Fireplace, $126, has over 30,000 "hearts" on Sephora's site and well above 500 five-star reviews for its smoky yet sweet notes that mimic a crackling fire, and Yves Saint Laurent's brand-new fragrance Libre, $104, is already gaining popularity for combining lavender with musk and orange blossom for an unexpected bouquet that's warm enough to wear this fall.
Cult-loved fragrance names like BYREDO and Le Labo also contribute their fair share of popular fall scents, like BYREDO's very Instagrammable bottle of Gypsy Water, $175, and Le Labo's well-known Santal 33, $189. Both rely on sandalwood at the base for a warm finish, with hints of spices and subtle berries or florals for complexity. There's a reason you see these two on your social feeds all the time — so consider them worthy choices this season.
Ready to warm up your fragrance collection? Keep scrolling for some of the best rated fall perfumes from around the web, below.
The name tells you everything you know, but the reviews echo the sentiment: This fragrance is as warm and cozy as cuddling up beside the fire with loved ones.
Reviewers say this musky, warm scent mixes well with your own natural scent, for a sexy aroma with subtle hints of sweet citrus and florals.
The idea of this woodsy, warm fragrance is the classic English rose dressed edgily in a black leather jacket. Sweet centifolia rose is deepened by spicy nuances with red peppercorn and saffron.
Aside from the amazing price point, reviewers at Sephora praise this perfume for smelling natural — sort of like your skin, but amplified — thanks to musk, Copabia Oil, and Salted Praline.
Dozens of five-star reviews on OUAI's site praise this musky floral perfume, which smells exactly like the brand's crowd-fave wave spray. It's warm yet bright, like a crisp fall afternoon.
Known for its soft and supple woven leathers, Bottega Veneta created its signature fragrance with the same inspiration. Notes of floral sambac jasmine combine with a musky leather accord for an abstract aroma that's subtle but striking.
Tobacco and vanilla come together in Tom Ford's iconic fragrance, along with cocoa and spices for an especially warm bouquet. The glowing reviews are as warm as the fragrance itself.
The citrusy fresh start of this fragrance gives way to a much moodier, complex heart and base of incense, pine needles, amber, vanilla and sandalwood. Reviewers at Nordstrom say its sexy, warm, and unexpected all at once.
This cult-loved perfume combines spices and florals with rich, warm cedarwood, leather, and sandalwood for an ultra-sexy scent that can be worn by anyone.
It may have just launched, but YSL Beauty's Libre is already racking up top reviews. The lavender notes are warmed up with lots of musk and spritzed with orange blossom for a complex fragrance that's a cool take for fall.
This spicy scent combines roasted almonds and clove with a musky layer of vanilla and blonde wood. It's warmer, spicier, and more comforting than the light scents of summer.
Pure Madagascar vanilla blends with creamy tonka bean and soft floral heliotrope for a warm and seductive scent that lingers sweetly on skin. This natural fragrance relies on pure essential oils for a luxurious aroma that's rich and complex, not sugary sweet.