Fall 2014 fragrance trends inspired by cocktails, roses and lush dark berries

Fall fragrance trends run from roses to berries and bottled cocktails

By Adriana Ermter

We’re hanging on to these last precious days of summer but can’t resist the urge to start fall fragrance shopping. Here a trio of scent trends to try if you’re looking for the new and note-worthy.

TREND: THE DARK ROSE
Our infatuation with dark magic- and fantasy-inspired television shows and movies such as Witches of East End, Constantine and Dracula Untold continues. What better symbol to portray seduction, drama, mysticism and ever-lasting love, which now includes the reincarnate, than the rose? Its scent is intoxicating, its touch is velvety and rich, and its thorns piercing.

Key notes: Rose, patchouli, white flowers, black and white cedar, vanilla. Emotional character: Intense.
Inspiration: Narciso Rodriguez, Narciso EDP, $106 (50 ml), www.narcisorodriguez.comat Hudson’s Bay www.thebay.com; and Jean Paul Gaultier, Classique Intense EDP, $107 (50 ml), www.jeanpaulgaultier.com, at Shoppers Drug Mart www.shoppersdrugmart.ca …READ MORE