In partnership with Hudson's Bay • They're starting already, those seasonal visions of russet leaves, cosy knits and yeah, as our Liza Herz notes, pumpkin-spice everything (yuck). But summer isn't over yet, even if those September issues are whispering at our wallets like cool breezes rustling through Fall trees. Open up for new clothes, they croon. You need an awesome new wardrobe to survive the coming dark months.... What some of us miss, though, is that a new fragrance can help lift weather-beaten spirits and lend an air of newness to longtime favourites in our closets.
New My Burberry Eau de Toilette (from $80 at thebay.com), is an ideal transition fragrance that keeps the mood light and optimistic, but not so sunny that too-early thoughts of a crackling wood-burning fire makes us want to cry. Inspired by the iconic Burberry trench coat, its fresh, bright, grand floral notes are anchored by earthier notes evocative of a stroll though a garden on a pretty Fall day.
What to wear with My Burberry Eau de Toilette? We'll hold off on that trendy Fall poncho – it's still technically summer after all, despite the more delicate temperatures. Instead we'll reach for cuffed jeans and a blazer with the sleeves pushed up, and drape our necks in a generous cashmere scarf in case of a sudden chill breeze. A crisp trench (Burberry, of course, the inspiration for the flacon's cap and and hand-tied English-woven gaberdine knot) doesn't hurt for drizzly days. New knee high boots? Sure, but not black. And don't forget oversized shades – the sun certainly hasn't given up yet.
Want to add more than My Burberry Eau de Toilette to your transitional fragrance wardrobe? The Hudson's Bay beauty counters are filled with covetable scents from Balenciaga and Chloé, Kenzo and Hanae Mori, Tom Ford and Martin Margiela, Annik Goutal and Giorgio Armani – and more.
Have you been thinking about a new transitional fragrance or two? Are you now? *grin*