Skip to main content
Canada’s most-awarded newsroom for a reason
Enjoy unlimited digital access
$1.99
per week
for 24 weeks
Canada’s most-awarded newsroom for a reason
$1.99
per week
for 24 weeks
// //

Irene Schnell, perfumer and creative director of Eau Naturale Fragrances in Calgary, says it’s always a good idea to switch up your fragrance with the changing of the seasons. For fall’s cooler temperatures, she recommends looking for heavier, warmer notes such as spices. “It would be like wearing a warm sweater,” she says, adding that this season’s trendier scents may include amber, ginger and something smoky such as tobacco. When selecting a new scent, Schnell recommends getting a sample to wear for a few days. “Your body chemistry changes throughout the day so the fragrance you wear will be affected by it.”

My recommendation: I’ve always loved the concept behind Margiela’s Replica collection, where each scent is inspired by a singular provenance and period. For Autumn Vibes, the latest installation, the inspiration comes from Montreal, 2018. Described as a woody trail and red leaves, it includes notes of pink pepper, coriander and carrot seeds with a woody base of cedar wood and moss. I was lucky enough to visit Montreal three times in 2018, and I like to take a moment to remember those good times whenever I catch a whiff of this cozy scent.

Maison Margiela Replica Autumn Vibes, $166 at Sephora (sephora.ca).

Story continues below advertisement

Maison Margiela Replica Autumn Vibes.

Charlotte EVRARD/Handout

Need some advice about your skin and hair care routines? Send your questions to ritual@globeandmail.com

Your Globe

Build your personal news feed

  1. Follow topics and authors relevant to your reading interests.
  2. Check your Following feed daily, and never miss an article. Access your Following feed from your account menu at the top right corner of every page.

Follow topics related to this article:

View more suggestions in Following Read more about following topics and authors
Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

If you do not see your comment posted immediately, it is being reviewed by the moderation team and may appear shortly, generally within an hour.

We aim to have all comments reviewed in a timely manner.

Comments that violate our community guidelines will not be posted.

UPDATED: Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies