Our Top 6 Picks: Autumn Essentials 2021

Top 6 Autumn Essentials 2021

Woodland walks, crisp mornings, evenings by the fire, Autumn is finally here. It’s time to swap out those light, fresh summer fragrances for warmer scents. The change in season is one of the best excuses to buy yourself new treats, so here at Scentstore we have put together some essentials and scents you will want to take with you wherever you go this Autumn.


This is a new fragrance from Armani which only launched this year, this is a deeper, more sensuous version of the classic Armani Sì. The top note of this fragrance is blackcurrant syrup, which is sweet and juicy. In the heart is a combination of Turkish rose and davana and the base notes are a smooth benzoin and rich patchouli essence. The bottle is a transparent  glass bottle with a deep nude tint that fuses with the preciousness of its liquorous juice. Meanwhile, a black outer lacquer at the bottle’s base infuses the nude glass with a gently smoldering effect. This scent is deep and intense which leaves a sensual longevity on the skin, perfect for those long autumnal walks or romantic evenings in your local restaurant.

Armani Si Intense Ad2

Available to buy in-store or online at Scentstore in a 30ml, 50ml and 100ml Eau de Parfum Spray.


This fragrance is the definition of an autumn scent and one of my personal favourites. This is a bold, full-bodied floral perfume. The inspiration behind this scent, which was launched in 2020, came from its name, ‘Libre’ which in French means free. YSL has always been about freedom, they define this fragrance to be ‘For the untamed, the ones who dare to turn up the heat and embrace freedom to the full.’ Libre’s main accord is vanilla which is really fitting for coming into the festive season. This scent really builds in intensity, with its top notes being a mix of tangerine, bergamot and lavender, leading to a fearless and bold heart of orange blossom, jasmine sambac and orchid. This bottle looks great on your dressing table too, its colour is a deep burning fiery shade, a real autumn must have.

Yves Saint Laurent Libre Intense Eau de Parfum

Available to buy in-store and online at Scentstore in a 30ml, 50ml & 90ml Eau de Parfum. 


Now moving onto men’s fragrances, we have another new one, this one is from Viktor and Rolf, and was launched in 2021. Spicebomb Infrared is an explosion of the hottest spices, it even contains chilli, it is by far the hottest Spicebomb in the range. This is an amber spicy fragrance, its top notes are red fruits, pink pepper and saffron, heart notes are habanero chilli pepper and my favourite, cinnamon which is such an aromatic scent that really reminds me of Autumn as a season. The base notes are tobacco and benzoin, this scent really turns the heat up in all your senses. The bottle is instantly recognisable as one of the Spicebomb range with its grenade shape, pull the trigger and unleash a highly addictive scent.

Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb Infrared Eau de Toilette Notes

Available to buy in-store or online at Scentstore in a 50ml & 90ml Eau de Toilette spray


Another bold woody fragrance for this Autumn is Stronger with You Intensely, the newest from the Stronger with You range, and was only launched this past year. This is a oriental fragrance which opens up with notes of spicy pink pepper and sugar-coated chestnut; the heart notes are vanilla and suede whilst the base dries down with notes of ambery woods and bourbon vetiver. Once again this is a fragrance with one of its main accords being vanilla, it’s such a rich scent that just reminds me of baked goods and cosy nights by a fire.

Emporio Armani Stronger with You Intensely Eau De Parfum

Available to buy in-store and online at Scentstore, in 50ml and 100ml Eau de Parfum spray. 


What better way to kick off Autumn than with a new nail colour, this shade is actually from OPI’s summer collection, however it is super versatile and personally I think it is a perfect Autumn colour. Oranges, deep browns and berry shades are all foolproof Autumn shades, Love Song is a bright pumpkin orange with a subtle shimmer in it for that extra bit of glamour, great for day to day and evening wear. If you’ve used OPI before you’ll know how long lasting they are, and if you are a complete beginner, you’ll never look back. If you make sure to use the base and top coats then this polish will be long-lasting with a high gloss shine. A must have autumn mani!

OPI Love Song Nail Lacquer
OPI Love Song Nail Lacquer Bottle

The colder months setting in is as good an excuse as any for all you men out there to grow a beard, and why not treat your facial hair to some luxury? The unique combination of life enriching oils will make your beard feel a million dollars. Not only is this a great product, the cause behind it is arguably even more important than the product itself. It was launched as part of a global movement called ‘Beard Season’. It aims to turn beards into life saving conversations about checking your skin for melanoma – one of the world’s most common cancers. Proceeds from every bottle of Million Dollar Beard Oil will be used with responsible efficiency to spread awareness & action in the fight against melanoma. To find out more about the Beard Season movement you can click here.

Captain Fawcett Million Dollar Beard Oil
Captain Fawcett Million Dollar Beard Oil

Available to buy in-store and online at Scentstore, in a 10ml & 50ml Beard Oil.


When choosing Autumn fragrances and products ultimately you want something that is going to make you feel warm and comforted this time of year. We hope all these products will do that for you this season, and that you can enjoy a couple of months of walking on crisp crunchy leaves and sipping pumpkin spice lattes before the Christmas festivities really kick in.


Written by Molly

Perfumery - Established 1996

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