Down-to-Earth Perfumes Perfect for Fall

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Woody Perfumes
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Mary Beth Wetzel

It's time to update your fall fragrance with a lineup of ultra-feminine fragrances that are grounded with woody base notes. One of this year's biggest perfume trends is the rise of the feminine fragrance. It seems the preference for unisex scents are falling out of favor and giving way to a whole new olfactory experience: floral (and sometimes fruity) top and middle notes paired with a strong base in the form of woody tones like cedar and sandalwood. The result? A light and intoxicating perfume with a warm finish that makes it prime for wearing all season long.

Elizabeth Arden My Fifth Avenue Eau de Parfum Spray

Elizabeth Arden My Fifth Avenue Eau de Parfum Spray

Amazon

From the citrusy start through the soft floral elements and woody finish, we're voting this perfume Miss Congeniality—it's a scent adored by all.

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau De Parfum

Amazon

This unisex perfume has layered notes of cardamom, iris, violet, and ambrox that sit on top of a smoking wood alloy composed of Australian sandalwood, papyrus, and cedarwood. Intended to invoke images of the American West and romanticized cowboy, it's a warming scent that will bring comfort all fall long.

Maison Margiela ’REPLICA’ By the Fireplace

Maison Margiela ’REPLICA’ By the Fireplace

Sephora

This scent is meant to imitate the "warmth and coziness of a crackling fire." Delicious notes of orange flower, clove oil, and chestnut rest on top of a vanilla for a spicy, warm scent with just a hint of nutty tone.

Kiehl's Since 1851 Original Musk Eau de Toilette Spray

Kiehl's Since 1851 Original Musk Eau de Toilette Spray

Nordstrom

Musk is an intoxicating scent that's hard to miss. Kiehl's Original Musk blends citrus and floral notes with a bottom layer of tonka bean, white patchouli, and musk for a warm finish.

Versace Dylan Blue Pour Femme

Versace Dylan Blue Pour Femme

Sephora

Fruity, floral top notes are kept in check with hints of brilliant white woods—bonus points for packaging it in a striking, vanity-worthy bottle.

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne

Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

Macy's

All three notes in this perfume create a fresh, earthy tone that can be layered or worn alone. The scent result is a blast to the olfactory as if you were standing on the seashore.

Guess Bella Vita Eau de Parfum

Guess Bella Vita Eau de Parfum

Amazon

Imagine the sweetness of black cherry melting into rich tones of tonka bean and amber wood. This perfume was meant for fall where warm days blend into crisp evenings.

Estee Lauder Beautiful Eau de Parfum Spray

Estee Lauder Beautiful Eau de Parfum Spray

Dillard's

Dubbed "the fragrance of a thousand flowers," Estée Lauder's Beautiful is a blend of rose, tuberose, and orange flower that's brightened by citrus in the middle and warmed with woods to finish.

Gucci Bamboo Eau de Toilette Spray

Gucci Bamboo Eau de Toilette Spray

Amazon

A top note of bergamot combines with finishing notes of sandalwood and Tahitian vanilla for a romantic floral and woody perfume.

Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau de Parfum

Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau de Parfum

Ulta

Make a splash this fall with this citrusy perfume that rounds out with warm cedar notes.

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