Top 10 Perfumes for Fall

As the weather becomes colder, we tend to wear perfumes with heavier notes. Generally speaking fresher and lighter scents are used in warmer weather and warmer scents are worn in colder weather. That being said these are our Top 10 Perfumes for Fall:

Penhaligon’s Elixir Unisex

MAIN ACCORDS: balsamic, woody, warm spicy, smoky and aromatic
Promising Review: ” Definitely one of the great fragrances of Penhaligon’s, although it is a touch soapy. But overall nice medieval smoky resinous warm spicy scent.”

Revlon Ciara for Women

MAIN ACCORDS: balsamic, woody, sweet, smoky and leather
Promising Review: ” Charmingly old-timey lemony soapy in the opening, extremely feminine. Like Chantilly dialed down from caricature levels. Shortly transforms to a more becoming and freshly-fruitily uplifting pleasing presence that’s still grounded in something woody or fibrous, almost tar-like but with absolutely no smokiness. Smells like a nice potpourri. I really like it.”
MAIN ACCORDS: fruity, sweet, rose, soft spicy and sour
Promising Review: ” I have this on today and it’s so lovely that I can’t stop smelling my wrists. Roses that smell like Turkish Delight.”

Creed Royal Oud for Men

MAIN ACCORDS: woody, musky, powdery, citrus, green and oud
Promising Review: ” Bottled luxury. I would label this a contemporary Bois De Portugal for a new generation. What we have here is an opulent concoction of creamy woods, sparkling spices and just a dash of faint oud in the dry down. Longevity and sillage are outstanding. Looking forward to wearing this during winter. Too rich for summer and spring, methinks.”

Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb for men

MAIN ACCORDS: warm spicy, cinnamon, tobacco, sweet, leather and soft spicy
Promising Review: ” This fragrance is liquid gold, it’s popular for a very good reason. And it’s named very appropriately too, it’s packs the spice punch of a bomb. I can’t see this ever not being in my rotation.”

Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men

MAIN ACCORDS: amber, fresh spicy, tobacco, citrus and sweet
Promising Review: ” Its very unique kinda fragrance.Very Masculine and Heavy.Just some performance issues.otherwise its a masterpiece.I totally love it.You should go for EDP version.It lasts longer and more intense”

Byerdo Accord Oud Unisex

MAIN ACCORDS: leather, fruity, oud, warm spicy and sweet
Promising Review: ” This stuff is great. The opening is sweet leather and medicinal/rubbery oud with a fruity vibe, after a while the saffron really comes out and it just becomes this delicious composition that’s just super intoxicating. I get a Tuscan Leather vibe from this one even though they smell very different. This very much unisex compared to something like TL. “

By Kilian Intoxicated Unisex

MAIN ACCORDS: warm spicy, coffee, fresh spicy, cinnamon and aromatic
Promising Review: ” I really Love this Scent and the whole packaging etc. Opens with Turkish Coffee and merges into a classy Amen vibe. Downside… doesn’t last long, sadly. A BIG downside too as it’s not cheap. I would but more Kilian if They lasted longer but all of the ones I have tried have lasted 2 or 3 Hours Max and then fade away. A real shame as the smells are Lush and the packaging is Fab.”

Giorgio Armani Si for Women

MAIN ACCORDS: vanilla, aromatic, green, fruity, woody and soft spicy

Promising Review: ” I love this fragrance. It’s a bit much for the daytime I think but I love it for an evening out or dressy occasion. It lasts a good amount of time on me (5-6 hours). It’s one I think I will always have in my collection, but not an everyday perfume in my opinion. Reminds me of Miss Dior.”

Amouage Journey  for men

MAIN ACCORDS: warm spicy, aromatic, balsamic, woody, tobacco and smoky
Promising Review: ” Opening: spicy, dry, rough, quite harsh for an untrained nose … Dry-Down: warm, smoky, balsamic
Feeling: takes you on an authentic olfactory journey through Arabia, one of the most oriental/arabic scents that I’ve tried.”

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Best Spring Fragrances

The spring is here and it is time to talk about best perfumes for spring. I wrote about this in the last years too so I’m trying to mention new perfumes here.

Best Spring Fragrances for Women

1.Miu Miu

Main Accords are:

Green, Floral, Rose, White Floral, and citrus

Promising Review: “This may be my favorite perfume ever! The floral opening is less than unique, but still lovely and well-blended. What does it for me is an interesting peppery-ness in the dry down that I can’t get enough of. This surely comes from the wood note. It’s def a unique element that may not be compatible with everyone’s tastes or body chemistry. I, however, am in love <3”

2.Gucci Bamboo

Main Accords are: White Floral, Citrus, Woody, Yellow floral, and Sweet

Promising Review: ” Love the scent, its fresh but mild. Perfect for spring day wear. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because I don’t feel like it lasts more than a couple of hours. It’s worth it for the time you can smell it though!”

3. Christian Dior J’adore

Main Accords are: Floral, Fruity, White Floral, Sweet and aquatic

Promising Review: “Beautiful perfume, I find it fresh like being on a beach its not an old Lady perfume. I’m In love with it, I can’t stop smelling my wrist its such a lovely scent and Long lasting on me which is rare!”

4.Vince Camuto Bella

Main Accords are: Citrus, White Floral, Amber, Animalic and fresh spicy

Promising Review: ” Really like this! Instant tropical fruity piña colada in a bottle! And what a bottle! It’s definitely one of the prettiest perfume bottles I’ve come across.”

5. Tory Burch Absolu

Main Accords are: Woody, White floral, Soft spicy, floral, tuberose, green

Promising Review: “Fruity Berry opening. But more sophisticated and matured, not candy-like. Comes off to me as pears. sweet slightly medicinal finish, Long lasting, even in hot Florida weather.
Not bad, goes with the fashion line. Doesn’t really stand out for me.
Longevity: Long lasting
sillage: moderate.”

Best Spring Fragrances for Men

1.Chanel Allure Homme Sport

Main Accords are: Citrus, Aromatic, aldehydic, marine, fresh spicy and vanilla

Promising Review: “Everything about this one is great. Even now in the colder autumn weather I think it’s still appropriate because of the creamy tonka bean and vanilla. The go-to fragrance of all time!”

 2. Acqua Di Gio Profumo

Main Accords are: Aromatic, Marine, Fresh spicy, Balsamic, smoky and citrus
Promising Review: ” Very nice scent, similar to the original one, but while the original would be mostly used day time in summer, this one I would say day and night. Plus I see nothing wrong as time goes on things need to get updated otherwise would be dated and that’s what they did to the original.”

3. Paco Rabanne Invictus

Main Accords are: Citrus, Marine, Aromatic, Fresh Spicy, and woody

Promising Review: ” Though I detest the bottle, this guy is fantastic! Don’t throw this one out because of the cheesy marketing – it is a great fragrance. Take Acqua di Gio and Individuel and mix them and you get this. Great longevity – just a really great fragrance.”

4. Versace Dylan Blue

Main Accords are: Citrus, fresh spicy, musky, amber and balsamic
Promising Review: “I never wore cologne because I couldn’t find one I liked enough to wear consistently and purchase…I wear this everyday and can’t go a day without getting a compliment on this scent!”

5. Bvlgari Aqva Amara

Main Accords are: Citrus, aquatic, balsamic, fresh, white floral, and smoky

Promising Review: ” Its an aquatic citrusy masculine fragrance. It opens with a blast of citrus (I swear i can smell orange blossom in here). Its a compliment getter and suits i guess the casual wear in high summer heat. Its a sexy fragrance, appreciated by the people around you more than appreciated by the person who wore it. Masculine, not unisex.”


Let me know your favorite perfume to wear in the spring in the comment.

** Reviews have been collected from different websites.


Best Creed Colognes

If you always wanted to try a niche fragrance brand you’d know Creed. To help you in choosing one to try I am listing the best Creed colognes.  And of course, you can get all of them in Pocket Perfume size before committing to a full bottle.




Top note: Bergamot, blackcurrant leaves, apple, pineapple
Middle note: Pink berries, birch, patchouli, jasmine
Base note: Musk, oakmoss, ambergris, vanilla


Green Irish Tweed

Top note: Lemon, verbena from India, peppermint
Middle note: Violet Leaves
Base note: Florentine iris, sandalwood, ambergris


Millesime Imperial

Top note: Bergamot, green mandarin, lemon
Middle note: Iris
Base note: Sandalwood, amber, musk


Virgin Island Water

Top note: Sicilian white bergamot, Jamaican lime, Sicilian mandarin
Middle note: Hibiscus, ylang-ylang, Indian jasmine
Base note: Tonkin musk, tropical wood


Original Santal

Top note: Orange Tree absolute, Jamaican ginger, Sicilian lemon
Middle note: Lavender, peppermint, rosemary, pinkberries
Base note: Mysore sandalwood, Virginia cedar, vanilla, Siam benzoin, ambergris, Tonkin musk



Love In White

Top note: Orange zest from Italy
Middle note: Florentine iris, daffodils from France, magnolia, Bulgarian rose, Tonkin rice
Base note: Vanilla, ambergris, Mysore sandalwood


Fleurs de Gardenia

Top note: Pinkberries, blackcurrant, galbanum
Middle note: Rose, Lily of the Valley, jasmine, peony, gardenia
Base note: Cedar, musk, patchouli


Acqua Fiorentina

Top note: Greengage plum, apple
Middle note: Rose, white carnations, bergamot, lemon
Base note: Virginia cedar, sandalwood, white grapefruit


Love In Black

Top note: Violet, Virginia cedar
Middle note: Florentine iris, clove, Tonkin musk
Base note: Violet from Greece, burgundy blackcurrant, rose



Top notes: Egyptian green apple, pink berries, Indonesian patchouli, Italian bergamot
Middle notes: Bulgarian and Turkish roses, Indian sandalwood, styrax, musk
Base notes: Sweet peach, cassis, lilac, amber, ylang ylang


I hope this helps you get a feel for the scents.


February Empties

Good news for my lovely MaxAromans. Hopefully, you all know about our Pocket Perfume section, if not Check out this post. So I have decided to dedicate one blog post to the perfumes that are finished, basically the most popular pocket perfumes, each month.

  1. Tom Ford White Patchouli for Women

This Perfume is a blend of white flowers, patchouli, peony, bergamot, jasmine, rose, coriander and ambrette seed.

Full Bottle Price: $97

Pocket Perfume: $8.99

2. Creed Original Vetiver Unisex

This fresh and aromatic scent is a combination of Ginger, Mandarin, and Bergamot.

Full Bottle Price: $159

Pocket Perfume: $ 11.5

3. Creed Green Irish Tweed for men

This fresh and sporty men’s fragrance is a combination of Irish, Lemon Verbena, and Violet Leaf.

Full Bottle Price: $152

Pocket Perfume: $ 13.95


If you can’t find your favorite perfume in the Pocket Perfume section you can request it and we will make it for you!

best selling fragrances
February Best Selling Fragrances



Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List


This is the second holiday gift guide. Next week we will have a gift guide for $100 and more.

Paris by Yves Saint Laurent

This Floral and classic perfume would make a great gift. The bottle is interesting and cute.

Main Accords:

Floral, Powdery, Rose, Woody, Green, and Fresh Spicy

Price: $54.80


Anthology Zizonia by Penhaligon’s

This is a fresh spicy perfume. The package and bottle are super cute and vampire-approved.

Main Accords:

Fresh Spicy, Aromatic, Woody, Warm Spicy, and citrus

Price: $66


La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Intense by Lancome

This perfume is very sweet and floral. The bottle is elegant and sweet.

Main Accords:

Sweet, Woody, White Floral, Nutty, and Powdery

Price: $73.99


Poudre by Valentino

This is a great gift for someone who loves powdery notes. The bottle is unique and very chic.

Main Accords:

Powdery, Vanilla, Woody, Floral, Balsamic, and Tuberose

Price: $81.99


1 Million Cologne by Paco Rabanne

This is a very popular aromatic perfume. The bottle is similar to 1 million so it is like a gold bar.

Main Accords:

Citrus, Aromatic, Rose, Warm Spicy, and Marine

Price: $53.40

Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior

This is a woody musk fragrance. The bottle is classy and sexy.

Main Accords:

Woody, Floral, Powdery, Aromatic, and musky

Price: $68.45


Intenso by Dolce & Gabbana

This fragrance is fresh spicy and sweet.  The bottle is elegant and stylish.

Main Accords:

Fresh Spicy, Aromatic, Herbal, Sweet, Green, and Woody

Price: $75.95

Himalaya by Creed

This is another amazing fragrance by creed. The 1 oz. bottle is perfect for collectors.

Main Accords:

Citrus, Woody, Musky, Powdery, Amber, and Balsamic

Price: $84.95


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