Favorite Fragrances of Fall 2016

Stick a fork in summer she’s done. It’s time to toss aside the fashions and fragrances of summer and embrace the fall of 2016. And where the hot weather intensified the fragrance notes of your favorite fragrance, cooler temperatures will now cause them to be more difficult to evaporate. This is why it is so important to consider the season when choosing the right fragrance. In winter popular fragrances often contain notes of vanilla, cinnamon, incense, amber, spices, etc. In spring popular fragrances often contain notes of mint, basil, orange blossom, etc. In summer popular fragrances often contain notes of bergamot, rose, jasmine, mimosa, orange blossoms, etc. Finally, fragrances for the fall of 2016 are characterized by warm and musky wood notes. With that in mind, here are some favorite fragrances for the fall of 2016.

Top Fall Fragrances for Women

Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream: The wood notes of this fragrance are derived from frankincense and the fir tree. Blended with these woodsy notes are floral notes of lemon and peach. The result is a warm sensual fragrance that will assert itself without creating an overwhelming presence.

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Rose EDP for women: The top notes of this entry are that of sparkling wine and fruits, while the middles and base notes are of fruit blossom and woody elements respectively. Brazilian fashion model/actress Gisele Caroline Bündchen is the model for this perfume.

Dior Hypnotic Poison: This sexy, very feminine fragrance contains notes of bitter almond, caraway spice, Sambac jasmine, cinnamon, tuberose, vanilla, musk, mosses, and jacaranda wood.

Top Fall Fragrances for Men

Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme EDT for men: This fragrance is characterized by notes of cypress, bergamot, and violet. Also present are subtler pepper and leather notes. Gucci Pour Homme a great idea as a gift for the outdoor man.

John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider: With notes of Saffron, rockrose resin, Russian leather, this cologne is inspired by the world of motorcycle racing and is the epitome of masculinity.

Polo Supreme Oud Cologne for Men by Ralph Lauren: The elements of this luxuriously manly fragrance are a blend of spices and rich woods. It is “memorable, masculine, and intoxicating,” according to its makers.

Yes, there are some excellent fragrance choices for the fall of 2016. At Lily Direct we have fragrances that are a match for any and all seasons. In fact, the best thing about the change in seasons is that it is a perfect time to experiment with and refine your special aroma.

The Most Appealing Scents for Men and Women

Physical attraction is a phenomenon that engages all the senses not the least of which is smell. In fact, in the animal kingdom scent is the key method for finding and attracting a mate. For us it is a bit more subtle but still a driving force when it comes to what appeals us to the opposite sex. But it is not just about smelling clean or smelling good. Certain aromas are known to have a greater appeal than others. Perfumes and colognes that mimic food aromas, for example, are among the fragrances that have the strongest appeal. Here are few powerful aromas that are bound to be noticed by the opposite sex.

Men’s Fragrances that Appeal to Women

  • Licorice:  This scent is said to greatly enhance arousal in women affect.  According to a study by Dr. Alan Hirsch this scent, which comes from anise, combines well with cola and with cucumber as well.  Cereus No.11 for Men is one such cologne that combines these powerful attractants.
  • Pumpkin Pie:  According to Hirsch, this scent raises female arousal by 11%. It can be found in Pumpkin Pie by Demeter.
  • Dark Chocolate:  Chocolate is one of the many food odors that appeal to both sexes but to women in particular according to some studies.  Ralph Lauren Big Pony Red #2 is an example of a fragrance that combines dark chocolate with a hint of black pepper.
  • Lavender, Sage and Pepper:  This powerful triumvirate of aromas balances a sense of tenderness with power increasing its appeal to women.  Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme perfectly blends these aromas and adds to it dry notes of cedar wood.
  • Grapefruit, Vanilla:  This combination is intense but not overwhelming and mixed with an amber musk – as it is in Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Terrible – captures the opposite sex’s attention with its contrasting aromas.

Women’s Fragrances that Appeal to Men

  • Vanilla:  According to the Hirsch study, Vanilla is one food aroma that highly appeals to men. For maximum appeal it is recommended that women combine vanilla with amber and musk as in Clean Skin 2.14 oz/ 60 mL Eau de Parfum Spray for Women.
  • Floral and Woodsy fragrances:  These fragrances according to Hirsch can be used to appeal to men.  Calvin Klein’s Secret Obsession and Tom Ford’s Black Orchid are two examples of perfume’s that combine floral and woodsy notes.
  • Spicy Florals/white wood:  Two perfumes that combine these notes include Lolita Lempicka’s Si Lolita and Daisy Marc Jacobs.

Yes, certain aromas will always be known to elicit a positive response in people more than do others.  Modern day perfumers know this and carefully look at every study on the psychology of smell and attraction. At Lily Direct we sell fragrances that will appeal to the opposite sex and will increase your appeal as well.

The Origins of Perfume as a Mass Market Item

It’s hard to imagine a time when most of the modern conveniences that we now take for granted were relatively difficult to come by. After all, we literally have a whole world of commerce at our finger tips via the Internet or by a short commute to our local brick and mortar store. Yet, as difficult to believe at it may be, products like food, books, clothes, toys, etc, were once scare in certain areas. Perfume, which is now more than a $10 billion industry, began back in ancient times when fragrances like myrrh and frankincense were used in religious ceremonies and/or gifts to be cherished due to how rare they were to obtain. At this time the synthetic ingredients that are at the heart of many perfumes and that make them relatively affordable were unknown.

Eventually, the popularity of perfume would spread to 13th Century Europe with the Crusaders who brought back samples of it from Palestine to England, France, and Italy. From this, Europeans became enamored of fragrances like cinnamon, myrrh and frankincense. At this time, perfume – due to its expense and scarcity – was something that in which only the ruling classes could indulge. Everyone outside of these classes would have to wait until scientific innovations made mass production of these products possible. This occurred in the late 1800s when, for the first time, synthetic materials were discovered and could be used to mass produce perfume. These chemicals include nitrobenzene – made from nitric acid – and benzene which was the basis of the first synthetic perfume.

This revolution in synthetic compounds is not to say that natural ingredients such as flowers, grasses, spices, fruit, wood, roots, resins, balsams, leaves, gums, and animal secretions aren’t still at the heart of most fragrances. They are. But without centuries of scientific discovery and advances, fueled by the public desire for these fragrances, perfume would not now be as readily available as most other products that we now take for granted. Today, we can open up a magazine and get a whiff of an exciting new perfume, or go into a store and be sprayed with new cologne or visit a website that has thousands of fragrances that combine synthetic and natural products. We can do things that were unimaginable to earlier generation. Yes, mass production of perfume has been a boon for manufacturers and a blessing for consumers.