Halloween perfumes don’t have to be dark and brooding. Let’s not forget, the best part of October 31 is the candy! Halloween fragrances can be sweet or spooky depending on the vibe you’re going for. We’re here to help you find a Halloween perfume you’ll die for.
Keep reading for some Halloween perfume inspiration.
What Are Halloween Perfumes?
Halloween perfumes tend to be either sweet, fruity, or have darker woody notes. You can even find some leather scents that work well for Halloween if you’re going for a “spooky perfume.” Even though Halloween is also now celebrated during the day, most Halloween fragrances work best after dark.
With notes like whipped cream, marshmallow, frangipani, pear, and vanilla, this scent couldn’t scream “Halloween perfume for women” any louder. It’s also the epitome of Ariana Grande with the aforementioned candy sweet profile, but with notes like cashmere wood, jasmine, blackberry, and black currant to round it out.
Those supporting notes balance this trick-or-treat perfume so it’s never nauseating. In fact, it’s beautifully balanced and a particularly great sweet perfume for a woman in her 20s, 30s, or even younger (first fragrance alert!)
Recommended related fragrances: Pink Sugar Perfume by Aquolina, Rumeur 2 Rose By Lanvin, Very Irresistible Sensual By Givenchy
For a perfume that smells like candy — literally — we can always count on Demeter. There’s no deep diving with their scents because they’re always true to their name. That said, Sour Apple takes a unique approach to a sweet fragrance by adding that special sour element.
This is one of the best-priced trick or treat day perfumes you’ll find in any haunted mansion.
Recommended related fragrances: Moschino Cheap and Chic White Clouds, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea and Mimosa, Blu Mediterraneo Arancia Di Capri Perfume By Acqua Di Parma
For perfumes to wear on Halloween that are on the “spooky side,” Tom Ford’s Ombre Leather fits like a gothic glove. This is a deep, dark, heavy scent with leather, animalic, amber, smoky, mossy, and woody notes.
That said, Ombre Leather is smooth and luxurious, so there’s no need to be terrified by its bolder fragrance notes. For such a powerful scent, it’s surprisingly wearable.
Recommended related fragrances: First by Van Cleef & Arpels Perfume, White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor Perfume, Oscar by Oscar De La Renta Perfume
For a sweet perfume that’s perfectly on theme, we love Pumpkin Pie by Demeter. It gets extra brownie points because it’s one of those Halloween perfumes that will easily transition to an everyday fragrance throughout the fall and winter seasons.
Notes of pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves combine in a soothing and comforting mix that works well anywhere Halloween takes you.
Recommended related fragrances: Pink Sugar by Aquolina, Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka, Juicy Couture by Juicy Couture Perfume
Super Cedar by Byredo is another fragrance on the “spooky perfume” side. There’s something alluringly mysterious about this woody cedar scent, and like the undead, it will last forever. Seriously, if you spray it on your Halloween costume in 2022, you might still smell it in 2023, so spritz sparingly.
Recommended related fragrances: Exclamation Perfume by Coty, Glow Perfume by Jennifer Lopez, White Shoulders Perfume by Evyan
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