• By: Sid Cratzbarg

Fall for these frangrances

Fall is a SCENTILICIOUS time as there are so many new and exciting fragrances so, put away those light summer fragrance bottles and Get Sidified with some of the hottest fall scents. I guarantee, these will be an awesome addition to your perfume collection for Fall 2021. Start your day with a spritz of your favourite scent and enjoy the day! These new and incredible fragrances are found at Shoppers Beauty Boutiques and select Hudson Bay stores. Have fun shopping for your new fall scent that will certainly get you noticed and have people say, “What are you wearing?”

Sid’s Tips

I am often asked if perfume expire? The answer is yes, perfume and cologne do go bad. Many perfumes from luxury brands don’t have an expiry date. Some brands will last 10 years but the average shelf life of a perfume is three to five years. Fragrance experts say that fragrances with a heavier base such as amber and patchouli last longer.

The fragrance industry has never really  standardized fragrance concentration but has given ranges. The concentration of compounds definitely effects the intensity and longevity of a fragrance.

Fragrance Families

  • Floral: Floral perfumes can be made from a single flower note or a bouquet of flowers. Floral notes are now being introduced to men’s fragrances.
  • Oriental Family: These fragrances are considered warm, spicy, and seductive. They are long lasting and are great choices for fall and winter.
  • Wood Family: Wood perfumes are often warm and usually  have notes of sandalwood, cedar, and patchouli. Some perfumers will curb the warmth of a woody fragrance with citrus.
  • Citrus Family: Citrus fragrances are usually fresh and light. Some winter and summer fragrances will feature overt citrus notes.

Perfume duration and concentration 

Parfum: 20-30%, the scent lasts a day.
Eau De Parfum: 15-20%, 8 hours of longevity.
Eau De Toilette: 10-15%, 3 or 4 hours of longevity. 
Eau De Cologne: 3-8%, rarely lasts more than two hours.
Aftershave Eau Fraiche: Less than 3%, lasts one hour.Aftershaves are primarily used to soothe the skin after shaving.

Mont Blanc Explorer – Ultra Blue Eau De Parfum

I have always enjoyed wearing the Mont Blanc fragrances. The new Ultra Blue Explorer is a fabulous citrus aromatic fragrance for men and is so appropriate for the office and for this time of the year. The flacon design shows the iconic Mont Blanc star and the glass is printed with the ultra blue Saffiano motif. The fragrance has notes of bergamot , patchouli, woods, and leather. Inspired by the blue sky, and ice covered mountains, this fragrance is definitely a winner!

Calvin Klein – DEFY

The iconic name of Calvin Klein is synonymous with fashion and fragrance. DEFY is for the millennial male who dares to DEFY! The scent opens with crisp bergamot and lavender absolute. Vetiver oil from Haiti is the heart of this awesome fragrance with a base of amber notes. I love this scent and feel it is a must have for your collection and is a great way to start your day.

Perfect Intense by Mac Jacobs

Marc Jacobs’ latest eau de parfum celebrates the power of being real, bold and perfect. It has been described as a bolder, complex, fun, and playful fragrance for the modern hip woman. I love the crystal-cut cap adorned with mismatched charms. Perfect Intense is a beautiful floral scent with notes of daffodil, roasted almonds, and sandalwood.

Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau De Parfum by Gucci

I love that Miley Cyrus fronted the launch campaign for this sensational fragrance. It has been described as a scent created for the woman who is a free spirit. The elongated flacon is crafted from lacquered pink glass with a gold cap and the packaging features an incredible floral pattern. The a white Gardenia note is blended with Jasmine absolute, pear blossom, and sweet brown sugar accord. This fragrance is DDG (drop dead gorgeous). Be part of the Gucci world by wearing this new scent.

Alibi by Oscar De La Renta

I have always loved the fashion house of Oscar de la Renta. Their new fragrance, described as one of the most glamorous fragrances of 2021, is introducing the young modern woman to the luxury brand. Alibi is a floral-fruity-gourmand fragrance for women with notes of ginger,mandarin,vanilla, and musk. The magnificent sculptured glass bottle has been inspired by the handbag of the same name. A must have to your fragrance collection!