Seasons of Mist – The Glass Guide to Autumn Perfumes

THE change of season, gives us the chance to update our perfume wardrobe. Inspired by smoky bonfires, the mellow sweetness of ripening fruit and fallen leaves crushed under foot, this Autumn’s scents feature notes of amber, patchouli, musk and cedars and evoke the season beautifully. Here is the Glass selection of the best releases.  




The Perfumer's Story After Hours


After Hours

After Hours

Created exclusively for Harrods by award-winning The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi, After Hours captures the essence of the famed luxury store, conjuring up seductive longing with notes of ylang-ylang, vetivert, bois de rose, patchouli and musk

After Hours is available here and retails at £95 (100 ml EDP)

BYREDO Velvet Haze, 50ml - £95.00
Velvet Haze

Velvet Haze
Byredo takes on psychedelia with their latest release, Velvet Haze, a woody oriental fragrance with patchouli leaves, ambrette, coconut milk with a base of cacao absolu and wild musk.

Velvet Haze is available at Liberty London and retails at £95 (50 ml EDP)


Millesime Violette

Revived from the over 100-year-old French house Maison Berdoues’ archive, this updated version of their Violette, first produced in 1936, is subtle and chic with iris and patchouli and presented in a beautifully decorated (and light damage-defying) white porcelain bottle and black silk atomiser.

Millesime Violette is available at Harvey Nichols and retails at £110 (100 ml) EDP 

Trudon Parfums -Flacon II - 300dpi



The world’s oldest candle maker, the luxury French company Cire Trudon, have now launched their first perfume collection Trudon Parfum containing five scents. Our favourite II (pronounced deux), created by Lyn Harris, is a compelling, crisp and aromatic fresh forest of a fragrance with green, cedar, pine and juniper notes.

II is available at Selfridges and retails at £165 (100ml EDP)


Noble VIII Rococo Magnolia

Celebrating the Rococo period in design, this lush scent from British perfume brand, Clive Christian, is complex, subtle, slightly spicy and feminine with accents of rose, magnolia and cinnamon and clover.

Noble VIII Rococo Magnolia is available at Harrods and retails at £350 (50 ml EDP)

Etat D'Orange You Or Someone Like You 100 ml

You or Someone Like You

You or Someone Like You

A recent creation from the witty French fragrance house Etat Libre d’Orange is the LA-inspired You or Someone Like You created in collaboration with author Chandler Burr, who wrote a book of the same name. Evoking coastal California, airy, sunny and bright with notes of rose, mint and grass.

You or Someone Like you is available at House of Fraser and retails at £82 (50ml EDP)

EVODY Tubereuse ManifesteTubéreuse Manifeste

Tubéreuse Manifeste

From the latest Collection Gallerie from French mother and daughter perfume company Evody comes Tubéreuse Manifeste which takes its cue from the Surrealist art movement. A feminine dark, exotic, rich fragrance is composed of rose absolute, iris butter, vanilla and labdanum. Intoxicating and compelling.

Tubéreuse Manifeste is available at Jovy Mayfair and retails at £145 (100 ml EDP)Grenson x Haekels QUEEN STREETQueen Street

Queen Street

Classic British shoemakers Grenson have collaborated with Margate-based fragrance brand Haeckels to create Queen Street named after location in Northampton of Grenson’s first premises. The fragrance recreates the smell of the factory and the countryside around it. A fresh, green and leathery, very wearable scent.

Queen Street is available at Grenson stores and retails at £160 (100 ml EDP)

 Ideo Parfums _ B EDP last CantoLast Canto

Last Canto

Lebanese niche perfumers Ideo (named after the French expression “ideal olfactif”) introduce Last Canto, inspired by a night spent in St Petersburg’s Peterhof Palace. With ingredients including almond, cinnamon, iris, heliotrope, blonde wood, tonka bean and vanilla. Both spicy and powdery, alluring and feminine.

Last Canto is available at Liberty London and retails at £140 (100 ml EDP)

Metal Chypre

Metal Chypre

For its luxury collection, Juliette Has A Gun debuts Metal Chypre, which explores the origins of the chypre fragrance family and makes a play – in perfume – on its roots (Cyprus) and etymology (relating to copper) and so brings the chypre up to date with this copper-inspired perfume, evoking the poignant very hot last days of summer. With notes of bergamot, iris, patchouli, white musk and tonka bean absolute.

Metal Chypre is available at Harrods and retails at £220 (75 ml EDP)

Penhaligon's COUNTESS_DOROTHEA_ EDP_75ML_BOTTLE_AND_BOXCountess Dorothea

Countess Dorothea

The latest character in the Penhaligon’s highly successful Portrait collection is Countess Dorothea who is both sharp of mind and wit, her signature spicy and fresh fragrance has notes of bergamot, red ginger oil and sherry cashmeran.

Countess Dorothea is available at Penhaligon’s stores and retails at £178 (75 ml EDP) The Cora by ThameenThe Cora

The Cora

From luxury London-based perfume house Thameen comes The Cora, inspired by the largest yellow drop diamond in the world, the Cora Sun-Drop Diamond. This scent is bright and multi-faceted, with notes of white jasmine, magnolia, Bulgarian roses, carnation, lily of the valley, benzoin, vanilla, amber, patchouli and white musk. An intriguing big, white floral.

The Cora is available at Selfridges and retails at £145 (50 ml EDP)

by Caroline Simpson

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