December 3, 2021

Cl Youth Theatre

Fashion, The needs of women

Fall’s Best New Fragrances Are Cozy and Quirky

Savage Absolute 

With a name like ‘Savage,” one might expect perfumer Jeff Alfaro-Johnston’s first fragrance to be animalistic and rough around the edges. Not so! His plant-based Eau de parfum is sensual and inviting, filled with yuzu, neroli, and rose absolute. Inspired by the raw power and uncompromising beauty of nature, the juice utilizes fruits, flowers, and resins like labdanum to draw you into its web. Only made in small batches, it’s an under-the-radar find well worth seeking out.  

House of Bo

Miami-based niche brand House of Bō only launched in October, but it’s already garnered the interest of fragrance addicts. Launching with a trio of scents from perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux the line made a splash when it was unveiled. With handcrafted caps made by Mexican artisans, recyclable glass bottles, and sustainable ingredients, it’s sure to please the environmentally conscious, but the scents themselves are equally impressive. While Agua de Santos and La Mar are light and refreshing, the mysterious Espirítu is ideal for the cooler months. Its leather, tobacco leaves, osmanthus, and carrot seed combine for an intense yet elegant woody blend sure to turn heads. 

Fueguia Seda

Fashion and fragrance are intertwined, so it makes sense that a scent would draw inspiration from fabric. Fueguia 1833’s intoxicating Seda is as smooth and light as the silks it draws its name from and is created to complement the material if they’re worn together. Heavy on jasmine grandiflorum and sambac, it’s soft, sweet, and slightly herbaceous. Compelling even if your wardrobe consists of t-shirts and jeans, it is guaranteed to make you feel instantly dressed up 

Commodity Milk 

Commodity Fragrances Milk

Few things are as comforting as a glass of milk. Whether you like it cold, warm, or plant-based, the drink takes you back to simpler times. Still, when Commodity set out to create Milk, the perfume, they weren’t interested in playing it safe. Instead, perfumer Christelle Laprade set out to capture the feeling of relaxation and contentment the beverage can evoke, utilizing unexpected note pairings like mahogany and marshmallow to produce that sense of joy. Each of Commodity’s fragrances is offered in three strengths—personal, expressive, and bold—allowing the wearer to control the silage so you can keep things close to the body or project so that everyone can get a whiff of creamy goodness. 

Dior Miss Dior 

Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum

Odds are you’ve got a bottle of Miss Dior sitting on your dresser. Among the most popular fragrances ever created, the original Miss Dior was released in 1947 and it’s sequel became a phenomenon when it relaunched in 2012. Still, there’s always room for improvement, and Dior’s revamped version of the classic takes the idea of the youthful, optimistic Dior client and creates something new for those very people to enjoy. Lily of the valley, Centifolia Ros, peony, and iris are failsafe notes that are irresistible year-round. Still, the upbeat olfactory profile of the fragrance’s latest incarnation is especially cheerful during the colder months. 


Aesop Karst

Fall takes on different qualities depending on where you live, and Aesop’s enveloping Karst is a tribute to the seaside. Enveloping with an almost vegetal aroma, its blend of juniper, sandalwood, and cumin evokes a cold day in Brighton or the scent of a burgeoning thunderstorm. A true original, Karst takes its name from the topography that develops when soluble rocks (limestone, gypsum, chalk, and their ilk) dissolve in water. The inspiration might not be sexy, but the fragrance is and its daring nature makes it a must smell.