I'll defer to others for the "burning leaves" scent, but we're on the same page, Fufu! Even though it's still hot as blazes here, I'm *feeling* autumn -- the color of the sky is different and the cloud formations are different -- and orientals and chypres have really been on my mind lately. Today I almost bought a fresh bottle of Magie Noire at the Lancome counter. It's one of my favorite autumn (and winter) fragrances.
Halston is another fragrance that I normally wear in autumn or winter -- as soon as the humidity drops. Coriolan by Guerlain is a men's fragrance but quite a dazzling chypre. 10 Corso Como and MAC V/3 come to mind for smokey and woody, though MAC V/3 evokes dark, snowy winter nights for me -- white smoke rising from chimneys against the night sky.
One of my favorite autumn fragrances is Golden Autumn. One breath of this and I can almost see the leaves changing colors. Maybe not a burning leaves aroma but definitely gives me the sense of autumn in the air. I had been buying it at Long Lost Perfumes but Mr. Dame seems to have discontinued it. It should be available at The Vermont Country Store, however -- and I definitely need to order some.
I always loved Revlon Intimate in the autumn, so the last couple of years I've been buying the Long Lost Perfume version, Darling. I think Mr. Dame has also dropped this one, however. I think it's sad to have to go through withdrawal when some of our favorite fragrances are discontinued, but to re-discover them and then have them snatched from us yet again is just too cruel!
Cabochard is sassy and crisp in the autumn, I think. Love Aphrodisia (LLP Desire)! Apercu is another great one as well as Sisley Eau du Soir. And I seem to love Patou 1000 more in the cooler, drier months. And... Opium and Cinnabar!
Autumn is my favorite time of year (even South Texas autumn).