Much like clothes, scents are also very dependent on the season.

“This season always encourages more intense, heavier, longer lasting fragrances to evoke a feeling of warmth and comfort during the colder months,” says British perfume guru Bruce Furlonger from Seven Scent.

“These traditional notes will still be evident, but a number of creative fragrance accords, which are growing in popularity, look set to influence direction.”

How to select the perfect Autumn 2013 fragrance

Bruce pinpoints tea accords to be a big trend right through until next year but predicts that perfumes will move away from the classic or traditional green tea scents, towards a more unusual, sophisticated and rich fragrance.

“Spices such as cardamom, cumin and saffron inspired by the Middle East are also classic autumnal scents,” adds Bruce.

“Meanwhile, amber is versatile and popular, it adds warmth and blends with oriental spices as well as soft musky notes.

“And red berries, rich and dark notes, will deliver a seasonal feel.”

Looking for some inspiration? Rose d’Arabie by Giorgio Armani is being touted as the must-have scent for fall. It’s a heady mix of saffron, patchouli and golden amber, which gives a heady, long-lasting fragrance.

Meanwhile, with its sandalwood, jasmine and sweet pea ouds, Carven Le Parfum is also a much-talked about launch this fall.

It’s also worth looking out for Jimmy Choo Flash. With spicy top notes of pink pepper blended with strawberry, floral heart notes and woody bottom notes, it’s the perfect blend of sugar and spice.

Elsewhere, Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noir is a fruity yet elegant choice. The top notes of classic rose and jasmine blend with the fruity, mischievous heart notes of black cherry and blackcurrant, creating an aura of carefree confidence and classic feminine charm.