Scentsational: Fall's Most Fabulous Fragrances

One of the best aspects of autumn weatherbesides bringing out our favorite wardrobe piecesis the smell. Walking around campus, it’s hard not to appreciate the scent of leaves falling off trees, pumpkin-spice flavored drinks from nearby coffee shops and the latest perfumes wafting from students on their way to class. This season, warm, spicy and light floral notes are big for the cold weather, such as leather, sandalwood and pink pepper.

Marchesa "Parfume D’Extase"

Want a noticeable fragrance that you would wear while beaming at photographers on the red carpet? Notes of iris, Orris root, jasmine and musk will bring out your inner diva. ($85 for 1.7 oz;

Lady Gaga "Fame"


Although known for its surprising black color, this potion is not as edgy as it looks, with sweet notes of orchid, apricot nectar, belladonna and jasmine. ($79 for 3.4 oz;

Tom Ford "Jonquille De Nuit"

This fragrance gives the feeling of wandering through a secret garden at night, with lush notes of warm amber, violet leaf, narcissus and peppery angelica seeds. ($205 for 50 milliliters;

Donna Karan "Woman"

Not only does the bottle look like a dark, sensual piece of modern art, but the scent is just as sophisticated. Orange blossom, sandalwood and Haitian Vetiver give this scent an alluring trace that will leave anyone wearing it, well, like a woman. ($85 for 1.7 oz;

Halle Berry "Closer"

Are you more of a cologne girl? Or love the manly smell you whiff while hugging your boyfriend? Halle Berry introduces her newest complex scent containing water lily, cedar, vanilla, musk and cashmere wood. ($28 for 1.0 oz;

Givenchy "Eaudemoiselle" Body Mist 

This body-softening mist can only be best described as the smell of a rosebush after a dewy rain. Notes of citrus, ylang-ylang, tincture of rose and tonka bean take this fragrance from traditional to modern. ($46 for 3.4 oz;

Whatever your preferred fragrance selection may be, keep in mind that each person wears it differently. Thanks to biology, the way fragrance oils combine with our skin varies on our own pH balance, body chemistry, and skin type. So before making any grand fragrance purchases, let the perfume sit on your skin for about 10 to 15 minutes before making your final decision. 

Also, remember that the best places to spray are at the pressure points on our wrists, elbows, behind the knees and base of the throat, as those are the places where our veins are closest to the skin’s surface, releasing the most heat and therefore, scent.

By: Abigail Grohmann


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