Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

New Season Scents; from Glamorous and Grown-Up to Feisty and Fun, There's an Autumn Fragrance for Everyone. Katie Wright Sniffs out the Scents of the Season

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

New Season Scents; from Glamorous and Grown-Up to Feisty and Fun, There's an Autumn Fragrance for Everyone. Katie Wright Sniffs out the Scents of the Season

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NEW season, new scent - that's the adage we're trying to bring into common usage, as an excuse to splash out on one of autumn's many fragrant offerings. And what a line-up it is.

Some of the chicest fashion houses are bringing out tantalising new fragrances (including one very cool debut), plus a number of pop starlets have come up with surprisingly sophisticated scents.

But it's not all sassy and sartorial - elsewhere, perfumers take the spice route and classic florals come to the fore.

Take your pick from autumn's aromatic selection...

FASHIONABLE FORAYS PRADA'S stylish little sister Miu Miu makes its debut on the scent scene, with an eau de parfum that's as idiosyncratic as the label's clothing offering. The eponymous fragrance is a light, verdant blend that includes a unique component, peppery akigalawood, created specifically for the house.

Dsquared2 Want Eau de Parfum, PS56 for 50ml (available October 1; harvey nichols.com) Dean and Dan Caten don't do things by halves, and the designers' latest foray into scent is no exception. Dsquared2 Want, with its shiny lollipop-inspired lid, is a real dressing table showstopper, and the scent within is equally attentionseeking, the powdery punch of mandarin and pink pepper drying down to Michael Kors 24K Brilliant Gold, PS58 for 50ml (superdrug.com) a woody vanilla heart.

Echoing the polished aesthetic of the Michael Kors woman, the designer's gold collection is a triple whammy of sophisticated scents, from the fresh, almost masculine White Luminous Gold to the girly Rose Radiant Gold, and the gutsy, fruity 24K Brilliant Gold.

ADVENTUROUS AROMAS TAKE a flight of fancy with fragrances inspired by exotic escapes.

Tang Lily PS60ml Jo Malone's latest cologne, Mimosa and Cardamom, evokes a trip to the spice markets of Morocco followed by a stroll through fragrant fields of sunsetyellow mimosa flowers.

Gold Lily, one of the five inaugural fragrances from the Chinese lifestyle brand, opens with a blast of Sichuan heat before revealing a heart of warm jasmine and musk. …

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