15 Cozy Bonfire-Inspired Niche Fragrances for Fall

15 Cozy Bonfire-Inspired Niche Fragrances for Fall

November 08, 2017

On October 24th, Merz Apothecary hosted our Fall Fragrance event, a laid-back get-together for fans of niche fragrances and autumnal scents. There were cocktails, snacks, and--of course--an awesome selection of indie scents. The theme of the evening was "Elements of Fire," celebrating all the things that work together to make bonfires such a warm and welcoming fall tradition.

Our three fragrance associates worked together to create a narrative that speaks to all the elements of a flame. If you weren't able to attend in person, what follows is a virtual walkthrough of the event, so you can follow along at home. And don't forget that Smallflower offers a sample program, so if one of the scents below strikes your fancy, you can test it out before ordering a full size! You can find more information here → Woodsy scents

Pure eVe, Just Pure Eau de Parfum

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] The Different Company Pure eVe, Just Pure Eau de Parfum [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] As simple and seductive as a flame. An unpretentious fusion of fresh elements and a touch of sweetness, rounded out with soft rose, musk, and cedar. Notes: Candied Almond, Musk, Flax, Mimosa, Aldehydes, White Rose, Cedar by The Different Company | $195 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]

Oud Eau de Parfum

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Eau de Parfum [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] Carrying firewood, its rich aroma fills the air of a star-studded night. A bewitching blend of saffron and patchouli with cedarwood and oud. Notes: Saffron, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Oud by Maison Francis Kurkdijan | $300 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]

Terroni Extrait de Parfum

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] Orto Parisi Terroni Eau de Parfum [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] Transfixed by the fire, its molten magnetism draws you closer. Even the trees seem to be leaning in. The smell of fire, wood, and damp soil beneath your boots. Notes: Birch, Incense, Musk, Saffron, Vetiver by Orto Parisi | $195 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]

Lignum Vitae Eau de Parfum

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] BeauFort London Lignum Vitae Eau de pafum [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] Sharing salted caramels and fresh-baked sweets made with spices and citrus peels; the wood burns slowly, its scent contrasting with a fresh crispness in the air. Notes: Biscuit, Sea Salt, Ginger, Caramel, Lime, Pepper, Sand, Citron, Bergamot, Oakmoss, Vanilla, Vetiver, Oud, Juniper, Mandarin, Amber by BeauFort London | $150 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]

Chypress Eau de Toilette

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] Floris Chypress Eau de Toilette [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] A soft blanket wrapped around you, warm and enveloping. A bouquet of flowers joins a medley of citrus to light up amber, vanilla, and musk. Notes: Bergamon, Osmanthus, Jasmine, Vanilla, Musk, Ylang-Ylang, Amber, Neroli, Patchouli, Lemon, Sweet Orange by Floris | $135 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row] Warm and spicy niche fragrance

Oriental Lounge Eau de Parfum

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] The Different Company Oriental Lounge Eau de Parfum [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] Effortless love. An arm wrapped around your shoulder, pulling you close. Fresh bergamot and curry leaves, pepper and rose, amber, tonka bean, and labdanum Notes: Amber, Curry Tree, Tonka Bean, Labdanum, Rose, Pepper, Satinwood, Bergamot by The Different Company | $195 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]

HYLNDS Spirit of the Glen Eau de Parfum

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] D.S. & Durga HYLNDS Spirit of the Glens Eau de Parfum [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] You grin, realizing someone spiked the cider. The essence of whiskey: a fresh and fruity open, followed by rich oak and hay on a base of malt and smoky coal. Notes: Malt, Oak, Coal, Wood, Chamomile, Hay, Whiskey, Pear, Pineapple, Grass by D.S. & Durga | $180 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]

Sushi Imperiale Eau de Toilette

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale Eau de Toilette [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] A delectable burst of heat; flames without the smoke. Cool lemon and mandarin balance fiery spices, Madagascar vanilla, tonka bean, and sandalwood. Notes: Cinnamon, Star Anise, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Lemon, Pepper, Bergamot, Vetiver, Patchouli, Rose, Jasmine.  by Bois 1920 | $145 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]

Golden Chypre Eau de Parfum

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] Grossmith Golden Chypre Eau de Parfum [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] The last rays of light shimmer on autumn leaves before sunset. Luminous citrus pairs with spicy cardamom and nutmeg, florals, smoky vetiver, and woods. Notes: Bergamot, Geranium, Orange, Nutmeg, Cardamom,  Vetiver, Rose, Wood, Musk, Heliotrope, Labdanum, Amber, Patchouli by Grossmith | $395 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]
"Golden Chypre is great because it has this really cool, retro feeling, but with a modern freshness. The note Chypre was created by the perfumer François Coty in the 1920's, and it always dries down to a spicy, warm musk. It's like putting on your favorite fall sweater."

- Dana | Fragrance Associate

Velvet Haze Eau de Parfum

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] Byredo Velvet Haze Eau de Parfum [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] The hypnotic beauty of a bonfire; in a trance, you dream of tropical warmth. Sweet coconut and hibiscus meet smooth cacao, musk, and patchouli. Notes: Musk, Patchouli, Abrette, Cacao, Coconut, Hibiscus by Byredo | $250 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row] Smoky niche fragrance for fall

Chambre Noire Eau de Parfum

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] Olfactive Studio Chambre Noire Eau de Parfum [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] You slip on your favorite leather jacket, the essence of casual luxury. Smoky incense and dried plum with soft florals, sandalwood, vanilla, and patchouli. Notes: Leather, Plum, Incense, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Violet, Papyrus, Pink Pepper, Vanilla, Musk, Jasmine by Olfactive Studio | $195 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]

1805 Tonnerre Eau de Parfum

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] BeauFort London Tonnerre Eau de Parfum [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] A bonfire in a small coastal town; wind swirling smoke and salty sea mist, rustling the aromatic fir boughs. With lime, brandy, cedarwood, and amber. Notes: Smoke, Gunpowder, Seawater, Balsam, Lime, Whiskey, Cedar, Amber by BeauFort London | $150 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]

Istanbul Eau de Parfum

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] Gallivant Istanbul Eau de Parfum [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] A traveler stops to warm themselves by the fire; an old soul with a young heart. Bergamot, myrrh and lavender with patchouli, tonka bean, amber, and musk Notes: Opoponax, Patchouli, Lime, Lavender, Amber, Cardamom, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk, Geranium, Red Thyme by GALLIVANT | $95 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]
"Istanbul makes you think differently about smoke. It's a light trail instead of a dark, heavy plume. It's herbaceous, which is great for fall, and it bridges a lot of notes of the fragrance world."

- Lori | Product Specialist

Tea for Two Eau de Toilette

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] L'Artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two Eau de Toilette [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] Sipping smoky lapsang souchong tea, dunking delicious spiced gingerbread. Anise, cinnamon, and ginger mingle with sweet honey, vanilla, and tobacco. Notes: Tea, Tobacco, Cinnamon, Spice, Honey, Ginger, Star Anise, Gingerbread, Vanilla, Leather, Bergamot by L'Artisan Parfumeur | $130 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]

Palo Santo Eau de Parfum

[GDC_row] [GDC_column size="half"] Carner Barcelona Palo Santo Eau de Parfum [/GDC_column] [GDC_column size="half"] Friends drink rum and milk punch, laughing as they follow a familiar path through the woods. Traces of smoke meet cedar, tonka bean, dry vetiver, and vanilla. Notes: Milk, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Wood, Rum, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Artemisia by Carner Barcelona | $180 | Shop Now → [/GDC_column] [/GDC_row]

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