As we embrace the transition into the cozier months ahead, it's not just our wardrobes that undergo a transformation. Often our olfactory preferences change, too. Rather than gravitating towards the traditional leafy, warm and woody scents often associated with Autumn, add one of these innovative fragrances to bring an injection of vibrance and fun into your morning. Studies have shown that the aroma of fruits and summery scents can have a profound impact on our emotions, eliciting feelings of happiness and nostalgia. There are also studies that link the spicy fragrances to improved energy.


The fruity fragrance category used to be reminiscent of cloying teen body sprays with naff names like “Wild Berry” and “Tropical Sunset”, but no longer. Some of the most covetable perfume houses are offering much more creative interpretations of fruit.

Tom Ford Bitter Peach EDP

Tom Ford’s creation combines the sweetness of ripe peaches with unexpected bitter notes, resulting in a fragrance that exudes confidence and sophistication. A symphony of sophistication, it marries the sweetness of ripe peaches with as statement-making piquance that’s as bold as it is refined.

Goldfield and Banks Sunset Hour

Inspired by the vibrant allure of Broome, Sunset Hour is a tropical paradise that blends fruity notes with creamy coconut. There’s the lively dance of crisp pear, mandarin, and a desert peach accord with jasmine’s rich white floralcy, green mango, ginger, and coconut cream. Australian sandalwood, a close relative of the Quandong, provides a spiced-green-woodsy springboard for the fruity decadence. It’s not just a fragrance; it’s a sensory journey.

Vilhelm Parfumerie Mango Skin

This fragrance captures that moment when you break open a mango and lift it to your nose, inhaling the insouciance of summer, the carefree feeling of holidays. Pairing juicy mango with subtle skin musk, crafts a seriously captivating fragrance. Departing from typical fruity blends, it offers an nuanced and unique twist that will be well received on a dreary day. 

Pulp Byredo

A true classic in the fruity fragrance domain, Pulp Byredo defies conventions with a burst of ripe fruits like blackcurrant and fig. There’s a burst of blousy ripe fruits like blackcurrant and fig, it’s juicy, mouth-watering and utterly addictive. This fragrance is a statement-maker, perfect for those who want to stand out. 

Si By Armani Eau De Parfum Intense

This is more down the traditional cool-weather route. It begins with the succulent sweetness of blackcurrant nectar before floral tones of Rose Damascena and Davana essential oil emerge,all over a rich base of bourbon vanilla. Opulent and sensual this fragrance is perfect for those days when you want to cocoon in a cashmere wrap-like fragrance. It’s definitely noticeable, expect compliments. 

Ellis Brooklyn Sun Fruit

This cruelty-free, vegan, and sulphate-free fragrance is an addictive daydream inducer combining a creamy blend of fresh fig, bergamot, jasmine, and vanilla. The harmonious notes of plum leaves, pear, cyclamen, mingle with coconut to evoke sun-kissed vacations. Free from animal products, parabens, and phthalates, it’s a conscious creation for indulging in the sweet escape of tropical bliss. Apply on pulse points or body for an instant getaway.


Gone are the predictable floral scents of yesteryear. These innovative perfume houses are adding a splash of spice and wood to their florals, infusing traditional notes with tantalizing spices. Just as studies found that pumpkin spice boosts mood, these fragrances will also uplift the soul.

Twilly d’Hermes Eau Ginger by Hermes

This fragrance intertwines the vibrancy of fruity notes with the invigorating zest of ginger, creating a dazzling creation woven with peony, candied ginger, and cedar. It’s a burst of freshness, capturing the essence of a sun-drenched garden in full bloom. Floral, spicy, and woody, it exudes warmth and sensuality, evoking the lively spirit of summer days in every spritz.

Hibiscus Haven Extravaganza: Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajad

Sweet yet smoky, warming, intriguing and utterly original. Inspired by tasting a hibiscus infusion at a gemstone market this floral duo of hibiscus and rose dances with leather, cinnamon and vanilla bean softness. It’s an exotic and captivating sensory exploration in a bottle.

Words by Sigourney Cantelo.

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