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    Default Asking too much? Autumn wake up notes

    With spring, it’s easy, green notes are an eye opener and summer citrus the same. But so many lovely fall notes encourage a warm cozy snooze. Now I know it’s asking too much of a spritz of scent (even accompanied by a huge mug of coffee) to entirely make up for a shortage of sleep, but what Fall notes wake you up in the morning?

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    I want an "Autumn wake up-parfum" to.
    Please let me know if there is one :bounce:

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    Spiced oranges, as in Mandarine-Mandarin, make me think "breakfast" in cold weather, and oudh is a "kick-in-the-pants" note that works well in autumn.

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    nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, saffron

    Le Parfum de Therese
    Le Baiser du Dragon
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    Kingdom
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    Ava Luxe Madeline
    Caron Nuit de Noel
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    Mitsouko is my Autumn favourite. I think Miss Dior is also a great fall scent.

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    For me Ginger is a superb get up and go wake up note! Also Grapefruit and (red) berries when paired with other appropriate notes.

    Check out:

    Jasper Conran Woman
    Guerlain Pamplelune - the patchouli musk base note is less likely to offend.
    Police Pink Attraction: Eyes For You - pink grapefruit over hazlenut musk
    Avon / Christian Lacroix Rouge
    Fendi Fantasia
    TBS Cinnamon Spice - not as spicey as it's name suggests but wonderful
    TBS Cosy Cashmere
    TBS Dewberry
    Hugo Boss Deep Red
    Vivienne Westwood Anglomania

    A warm fig can also be nice:

    Davidoff Good Life Woman
    Ava Luxe Wild Black Fig
    Favourite (Winter) Crazy Combos

    Tabu + Orange Blossom * Hermes Rouge + Bellodgia* Voleur du Roses+ Rose Ispahan * Rasa Extreme + Paris * Wood Coffee + Cafe Noir *

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    Mitsouko is my Autumn favourite. I think Miss Dior is also a great fall scent.
    2nd the Mitsouko.
    I find the somewhat bitter orange smelling openings in some chypres(Mitsouko, Clinique AE) are wonderful for helping me to wake up in the morning. Especially with Mitsouko where it's so clear and distinct that it's like biting into a fresh orange. What's also wonderful is how they change and mellow throughout the day so you're not stuck with that one citrusy blast all day long.

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    1000
    Mitsouko
    Miss Dior
    Chypre Rouge
    Biche dans l 'Absinthe

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    Great question Kyra!

    I would think anything with pepper in it (black pepper, white pepper). A favorite scent for fall mornings is Poivre Samarcande by Hermes (such a classy white pepper note).

    I also agree with Moondeva's ginger note recommendation. The scent from Origins, Ginger Essence I think it's called, is wonderful.

    Finally, I think a strong anise note (not sweet) might work - I get my fix of this in Absinthe by Ava Luxe.

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    Mitsouko and Le Parfum de Thérèse get my vote, too, would add Y, another fruity Chypre.
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    I generally enjoy Oriental-Spicy fragrances for autumn:

    Kingdom by Alexander Mc Queen
    Dinner by Bobo
    Initial by Boucheron
    Omnia by Bulgari
    Safran Troublant and Tea for Two by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Fumerie Turque, Mandarine-Mandarin, Chergui by Serge Lutens
    Nu by Yves Saint Laurent
    Un Crime Exotique, Intrigant Patchouli by Parfumerie Générale
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    Nu edp is defenitely my wake up autumn scent...And maybe even Jicky.Oh..and another wake up scent from my wardrobe is Egoiste
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    Wake up notes - anything boldly masculine (usually a combination of citrus and herbs). Maybe because I find these notes so distressing when I wear them. Distress tends to wake me up

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    How about coffee?

    Black Vetyver Cafe - Jo Malone
    Cafe Noir - Ava Luxe
    Bond New Haarlem

    and any more anyone can think of?

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    Default Re: Asking too much? Autumn wake up notes

    Quote Originally Posted by Indiscreet View Post
    How about coffee?

    Black Vetyver Cafe - Jo Malone
    Cafe Noir - Ava Luxe
    Bond New Haarlem

    and any more anyone can think of?
    Thierry Mugler B*Men
    Balmain Balmya - has a delicious 'Cappucino' base note
    CDG Wood Coffee
    Favourite (Winter) Crazy Combos

    Tabu + Orange Blossom * Hermes Rouge + Bellodgia* Voleur du Roses+ Rose Ispahan * Rasa Extreme + Paris * Wood Coffee + Cafe Noir *

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiscreet View Post
    How about coffee?

    Black Vetyver Cafe - Jo Malone
    Cafe Noir - Ava Luxe
    Bond New Haarlem

    and any more anyone can think of?
    I was just about to suggest Coffee!

    Either that or mint!

    As in Herba Fresca or Mentafollia (Aqua Allegoria- Guerlain)
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    Will cave in on him by and by.

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    Thank you, darlings, for all of the thoughtful, wonderful and funny ideas.

    And it is wonderfully shaking up my classifications. I had pretty much shelved Pamplelune for the season, and with some regret, because it is a superb wake-up. But I wore it yesterday midday and found that it positively glows in fall weather, the cool bringing out a wonderful spiciness in the grapefruit. So guess this isn’t just for summer.

    And spiced orange? I only have a few drops of Mandarine-Mandarin, but I’ve got a lot of Mararanih and it’s an absolute orange spice bomb! I’m just getting to know oudh, (expensive acquaintance, that) but I can see that medicinal note working right well.

    And all sorts of things I usually think of as evening to try in the morning. Started the day in Chypre Rouge (not just for going out for Indian- but that alone would justify it for me!) and it rocked me out the door. I’m a new devotee of Mitsouko, so I haven’t tried it in the morning yet. But I’ve released it from summer lockdown (nearly fatal on a warm spring night!) and it purred like a kitten over Italian on Sunday night.

    Ginger, pepper and more spices and chypres too- I may survive mornings after all. I can sort for the orientals that aren’t totally languorous. And I’m starting to like an occasional anise note(under the influence of the sugared anise seeds from aforementioned Indian restaurants). Coffee and tea, indeed, topically as well as ingested. Mint- unquestionably effective if I can get past the toothpaste idea. And fir crossed my mind(and nose) yesterday- I was sitting on the porch smelling like a grapefruit and suddenly noticed the scent of pine or fir. After a baffled moment, I realized it was not the Pamplelune- the driveway next to ours is being cleared and widened and they had been running chainsaws all day. A bit wintry, but quite awakening.

    And contrariwise to Sakecat- even after an extended pas de deux with my snooze alarm, waking up tends to distress me!

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