30 days of fall fragrance: fallen autumn leaves

The fragrance of autumn leaves

By Deborah Fulsang

30 DAYS OF FALL FRAGRANCE: AUTUMN LEAVES

The smell of fallen maple or oak leaves is as much iconically Canadian as it is autumn. There is a dry vegetal smell of course if those leaves lay in the sunshine in a big robust pile – all ready to be raked or jumped in by some eager grade schooler. But combine that fragrance with the scent of the damp under-layer of leaves, and that is a lush complex smell we love. Warm, earthy and also somewhat green: How’s that for a new candle scent? You’d have the essence of the season then with that one, minus the chill. Byredo, Nest, Voluspa: Anyone listening? …READ MORE