–Fruit: apple, pears (!), peaches are very big this year. Sneak in the occasional fig and I think that will make you very happy indeed. Peach is going to come into its own in 2015 as a perfuming ingredient and fall will be its time to come into its full potential.
–Pumpkin. No surprise here, pumpkin has been a great attractant for years and has turned into a classic perfume note.
–Spices, not just any spices but: clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and anise (licorice). Coming on very strong this year are unusual notes of cardamom, turmeric, and coriander. I think the public loved the oldies but with more refined palates at the dinner table, we enjoy more refined noses, too.
–Variants on Patchouli. Patchouli is an eternal fall favorite because it is exceptionally strong and long lasting. Always a component of the resinous perfumes, patchouli marries well with all of the above notes. However, perfumers are now playing with new patchoulis which are becoming available: iron free, sweet, “hyper earthy”, buttery, and brown sugar-like strains of patchouli are hitting the market now for us perfumers, and you are loving it.
These are just a few of the new notes you will be enjoying during the Halloween through winter season. Catch the last of the summer scents now before they evaporate at Possets Perfume, too. They are fabulous harbingers of autumn and once they are gone, they are…gone!