Cozy fragrances you’re bound to fall for
Why smell like everybody else? Switch up your usual pumpkin spice scents for something out of the ordinary—like eucalyptus, sandalwood and vetiver. Whether you’re looking for an autumn gift that stands out from the crowd or a pampering treat for yourself or your household, these scents all inspire epic cuddle-up vibes.
Like the changing of the seasons, every year around the same time, people start talking about pumpkin spice, well, everything. And while its cozy charm has a place once the weather turns colder, we think it deserves more company in the pantheon of fall fragrances—in fact, Lovery has a list of indulgent alternatives that are sure to leave you or your gift recipient saying “pumpkin, shmumpkin.”
First, it might be helpful to note that the term “pumpkin spice” is shortened from “pumpkin pie spice.” So, the scent has less to do with pumpkin than it does the spice aisle at the supermarket. If you want to veer less sweet and more woody, opt for total indulgence with a home spa kit infused with sandalwood. The smell of sandalwood is known for its relaxing, calming effects, so it’s an excellent choice as we head into the busiest season of the year.
Another sweet, warming fragrance to consider for fall is honey blended with almond—a natural match for the season’s hygge fashions and overall ambiance. Our body butter is a great choice to keep skin moisturized, supple and smelling great once temperatures start to drop.
If you’re on the hunt for a scent that’s a bit more bracing and green, try a luxurious gift basket full of products scented with eucalyptus, which has been prized for its ability to keep sinuses clear and senses soothed for centuries. You’ll smell like a peaceful forest, with a vibe to match!
Feeling adventurous? Here are some more pumpkin-spice alternative perfumes to try:
Female Christ – sweet, earthy and woody with patchouli, rhubarb and cashmere wood
Woody Vetiver – grassy, sweet and refreshing
Warm Cashmere – fresh cream with notes of vanilla
However you choose to mix up your autumn scent palette, remember the fragrance shopping basics and keep formulations in mind: thicker, richer creams and treatments are de rigeur for body care in colder weather. It’s never been easier to look great, smell wonderful and make your own statement—season in, season out.