Editor's Picks: 5 Transitional Spritzes

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We’ve all enjoyed a second summer but fall temperatures are on the way. Here’s what we’ll be spritzing this week to ease the transition back to reality

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Fruity Freshness

Raspberry, blackcurrant and pear promise to keep a spring our step as the temperatures dip. And a base that brings in amber and cashmere woods adds a seductive warmth that gets you in the mood to cozy up fireside.

Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau So Decadent EDT 100 mL, $120, at Hudson’s Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Bursting Bouquet

This powdery floral with rich tuberose and jasmine will keep flowers in bloom all fall, with a soft and sultry, versus delicate and sweet, finish. Think: More smooth skin and cashmere socks than silk night gown. (I’m in the market for a pair to match the dusky bottle.)

Gucci Bloom EDT 100 mL, $154, at Hudson’s Bay and Sephora.ca.

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Free & Breezy

Created with its namesake’s rebellious spirit in mind, this new offering from the iconic French fashion house is lighter and more playful, making it the perfect scent for romping through crunchy fallen leaves. Perfumer Olivier Polge picked ylang-ylang, jasmine, orange blossom and tuberose, with a fruity touch coming courtesy of zesty grapefruit and blackcurrant.

Chanel Gabrielle EDP 100 mL, $183, at Chanel counters.

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Picking Apples

Fragrances featuring apple have been a favourite of mine since the mid-‘90s brought Joop’s All About Eve (RIP) into my life. This new Marc Cain Mysteriously No. 1 features the sweet, crisp fruit, along with Sicilian bergamot, mandarin, and marigold. What could be better to channel the feeling of a fresh autumn day spent filling your basket with ripe juicy fruit? 

Marc Cain Mysteriously No. 1 EDP, 80 mL for $120 at Marc Cain stores from October.

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New Bloom

Our gardens might be dwindling, but a bouquet of exotic flowers such as cyclamen, peony, gardenia and osmanthus will take bright florals everywhere we go. With orange blossom and a pear-like character from the woody-musk-scented chemical Helvetolide, this is a fall flower-market afternoon in spray form.

Shiseido Everbloom EDT 50 mL, $89, at Hudson’s Bay from October.

Heather Marrin