Mode's Top Autumn Fragrances


A new scent from Tom Ford kicks off our autumn fragrance round-up

Nobody does evening glamour like Tom Ford. And his particular love for Seventies glamour is reflected in his new Private Blend fragrance, Patchouli Absolu. The distinctive ingredient of patchouli – celebrated in Seventies perfumery – is suggestive of nightcrawling bohemians and, OK, the odd goth. Ford’s Patchouli Absolu embodies three facets of the ingredient – an oil form that gives a raw and primal texture, then the patchouli heart, the absolute, earthy extract of the plant, and finally there’s clearwood, a purer form of patchouli that diffuses through for a long-lasting effect.

With longer evenings looming ahead, it’s part of a new trend for immersing yourself in a cloud of heavy decadence.


L-R: “L” For Men eau de parfum £225 for 50ml by CLIVE CHRISTIAN,; Reckless Parfum Pour Homme £345 for 50ml by ROJA PARFUMS,; Santal Carmin Cologne Absolue £145 for 100ml ATELIER COLOGNE,; Opus VIII eau de parfum £180 for 50ml by AMOUAGE,


L-R: Tuscan Scent Incense Suede eau de parfum £170 for 75ml by SALVATORE FERRAGAMO,; Bleu de Chanel eau de parfum pour homme £58 for 50ml by CHANEL, 020-7493 3836; L’Orpheline eau de parfum £88 for 50ml by SERGE LUTENS,; Euphoria Gold Men eau de toilette £58 for 100ml by CALVIN KLEIN,; Blacks Club Leather eau de parfum £85 for 100ml by SHAY & BLUE LONDON,