Every fall season should include days like this, with companionable strolls down leaf-strewn paths under brilliant foliage and clear skies.

This advertisement for Prince Matchabelli Golden Autumn was published in 1964. I wish I could get closer to see the details of the couple’s outfits — sweaters? tweeds? — but even without sharper resolution, the mood is clearly conveyed…

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Here’s an advertisement from the Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin from September 19, 1958, introducing Golden Autumn as a new “Fall classic.”

This illustration, from Sisson’s department store, gives us a look at the “leaf-emblazoned” packaging. I love the woman’s head draped in fallen leaves, with the Matchabelli “crown” hovering just above.

I haven’t been able to track down an official description of Golden Autumn’s notes, just some conflicting lists of notes on different fragrance sites. I’m imagining a spicy amber scent, warm but not heavy.

What perfume do you think you’ll be wearing most often this fall? Feel free to share in the comments!