Fall Fragrance Picks: Perfume Review / Fragrance Review

Katie Puckrik Smells 6 autumn fragrance picks:
Lolita Lempicka
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Diptyque L’Eau Trois
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Lumière Noire pour Femme
Chanel Égoïste
Amouage Memoir Woman

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Other fragrances mentioned in this review: Bulgari Black, Christian Dior Hypnotic Poison, nag champa, Comme de Garçons Avignon, Juliette Has a Gun Lady Vengeance & Miss Charming, Indult, Parfums MDCI, Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male & Fleur de Male, Chanel Platinum Égoïste & Coco Mademoiselle, Amouage Jubilation XXV for Men & Epic Man.

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Katie Puckrik Smells says:

No ouch implied for M7, I just neglected to address your question. I like M7, have only smelled the relaunched version. To me it smells of apricot leather with a woody drydown.

Connie H says:

I gotta try allll these!

inf0isFree says:

Great reviews thanks! I love the original Égoiste as well! I remember owning and wearing it regularly. On another note (pun intended), I wonder what your take is on Encre Noire for men? Thanks

DubsMood says:

Montales Kabul Aoud for me this autumn. In a nice way it’s so strangely different than “usual” scents – i love it (unfortunately really hard to get).
Btw. i really love your channel & your cheerful nature!

KimHjalmarsson says:

Thanks! I came here for the Tom Ford parfume review.

Giselle Vindiola Gutiérrez says:

You are a very strange woman… I love Lolita Lempicka, it’s beautiful and out of this world. I still own my last bottle just because it’s beautiful design, and a year later i can still smell the perfume even though the bottle it’s empty. Whenever i smell it i feel like i’m being transported into a fairy tale woods.

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

@xyltk I like the Chanel and the Hermès – the former is heavier/cozier, and the latter is more transparent and versatile.

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

@Randamaye Not for you, eh?

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

@XXXkisssssXXX It’s invisible, but still has such a presence!

Sasha Mac says:

@KatiePuckrikSmells Thanks a lot and i love how you always reply to everyone! Take care x

wtfwtfwtf777 says:

It’s all my bad English, I meant rather “single kind word” (if it sounds better). Anyways, I have a much better question 🙂 I’m looking for a manly rather traditional elegant not off-putting scent(s). Current faves Lalique White and Guerlain Vetiver. Next logical moves seem to be Rive Gauche and Grey Vetiver (can’t get rid of TF – don’t know why..). Do you think I missed smth good and obvious? Should I try Green Irish Tweed? Just smth for my next fox hunt… (I guess you favor London a bit?)

HappinessSparkles !! says:

Love love love all the. Videos and I have learned so much from you Thanks !!!!

Bryan Glezerson says:

Hey Katie,
This Fall I am wearing Green Irish Tweed by Creed, Grey Vetiver (which you mentioned in the video), and Power by Kenzo. Every time I wear Power I smell a lovely tobacco and that rich sweetness makes me immediately think “autumn”

Jelena Delibasic says:

I plan to wear Womanity Eau pour elles, Gina My place or yours and Alien

wtfwtfwtf777 says:

Whew, for a while I began feeling like Leo next to that big ship.. Are all Kates so fatal to deal with? Anyway, thanks for the tips! Btw I totally loved TFGV – I think it’s foxy enough – for all kinds of those guys, actually 🙂 I can smell a sexy rubber note here – wondering if it’s the same vibe as Bvlg Black. Didn’t enjoy much YSLRG – it smells real good only after like 2 hrs. Also got Caron PUH (luvely!) and M7 (I think u might dig the old versions). hope you smelling good these cold days! 😉

Lila M says:

Lolita Lempicka, I smelled it today…..O_O *shudder*

Arkady says:

Omg, Katie! I absolutely adore Lolita Lempicka and I totally agree with you, it is 100% autumn fragrance!

beflamboyantreviews says:

My ultimate autumn fragrances are Etat Libre d’Orange’s Afternoon of a Faun and Like This.

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

Are you still treading water? Here’s my lifesaver: all your faves and next move ideas sound good to me. If you’re looking for a contemporary take on a classic masculine, try Penhaligon’s Sartorial. It would work well for the fox hunt. Another manly/traditional/elegant one to try is Chanel Pour Monsieur (the regular edt, not the concentre version).

scsofka says:

J’ador L’or is my New favorite. I don’t know if you have reviewed it yet but you should!

Mai Cecile says:

What do you think of L de Lolita Lempicka? I’m thinking I like it more that Lolita Lempicka. That cinnamon and vanilla really do it for me.

wtfwtfwtf777 says:

Dear Katie, you seem to favor many of Tom Ford’s fragrances – TV, Grey Vetiver, Gucci PH.. I was curious about your feelings towards M7 (preferably the one reformulated – which has a bottle with one wall transparent). Do you personally enjoy it/find it appealing on men? I mean, really.. ))
BTW I was pretty surprised not to find Eau Savage among your top picks, I thought that would be your stuff really – it’s classy, chic yet kind of simple. Probably Vetiver spoiling fun here?


adoro seus vídeos mas não compreendo muito bem. Vc poderia me ajudar com plaquinhas em português que informem se tem Boa projeção e Boa fixação rsrsrs. mas de alguma forma compreendo o que vc diz já sou sua fã!

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

@Westwoodboy1 Haven’t tried Weekend, but I do very much enjoy Allure Homme Edition Blanche: it’s soft, fresh, subtle and kinda sexy.

Melissa de Blok says:

Yes! It is so unusual too, on my skin. Thanks for replying 🙂 I just found your videos; will def be checking you out more and linking to you on my blog. I just started my perfume journey a few weeks ago and it’s become an obsession.

Qehceval4 says:

O rage! ô désespoir! ô vieillesse ennemie! N’ai-je donc tant vécu que pour cette infamie?

mavis martini says:

II can recall all the sensations and circumstances of the moment I first smelled Egoiste. I ’twas such a Wow what just happened here moment. Liike you saod

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

Perfect! Another tobacco I’m loving is Bell’Antonio by Hilde Soliani.

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

@mebirdo I never had the opportunity to try Fidji. And now, tears because it’s too late.

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

All smells – like food, flowers, ambient smells (like plastic wrapping, car interiors, etc)? Or just perfume?

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

@inf0isFree It’s a smokily-charred vetiver-fest. Great, if that’s your bag.

Giovanna Benitez says:

I remember when Margaret Cho made fun of the Égoïste commercial.  

Melissa de Blok says:

I know this is two years late, but I am absolutely obsessed with Memoir and was looking up every review on it, as not many people mention the notes that I seem to get on my skin. With me it opens up with an almost too-sweet smell for a few second, then a few mins later I can only smell a smoky licorice incense base that lasts ages. It is most likely my favourite scent ever (for now!).

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

It’s pretty darned bold, but if you hold it at arm’s length and spray low (back of knees, or small of the back), you can calm down the effect.

wtfwtfwtf777 says:

Don’t leave me in this ocean of fragrances alone Katie, don’t do that to me

Sasha Mac says:

@KatiePuckrikSmells and btw how long should someone keep their perfumes before they “go bad”, and do perfumes go bad?

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

@XXXkisssssXXX Keep fragrances away from heat/light/humidity, and they’ll last for years – up to ten for some, if not more. Otherwise, they’ll turn/lose power, even smell rancid/sour after 2 years.

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

I know what you mean by “smell of an old man who is wearing a distinguished fragrance”, that’s what Penhaligon’s Sartorial smells like when I wear it (and I love it!). But to me L’Eau Trois smells fresher and more nature-like than that. I think you will smell confident and intriguing to men.

Rafick Bdaro says:

I know this is late to respond, but i would like to share my scents for this fall, i will be wearing so far Chanel Egoiste (not because of the video! It was just a coincidence) YSL Body Kouros and Diptyque “L”ambre dans l’eau” I am usually attracted to licorice,musky,woodsy and herbal scents hence the Diptyque cologne. I know you heard that like a Gizzillion times but i love your videos and the funny sarcasm sometimes 🙂 just inspiring

Katie Puckrik Smells says:

Never too late to respond, especially since you’re right on time for fall fragrances again. Thanks for your list…and for your inspiring compliment!

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