Looking for a new signature scent? Spraying and spritzing yourself at the cosmetic counter might not sound too appealing right now (unless you enjoy the company of frenzied holiday shoppers). Lucky for you, we’ve had a preview of the season’s most indulgent fragrances—and we’d be happy to give you the scoop!
Experience aromatherapy at its most luxurious with JO MALONE’s Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Cologne Intense. Rare Kyara wood, enriched with amber, black orchid, cardamom, ginger and water lily, make for a calm and relaxing scent. $250 (6.7 oz), available at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
HANAE MORI’s latest, No. 7, is inspired by Parisian sweet treats: fresh fruit and French pastry, along with exotic flowers. What’s more, the pink organza inside the bottle’s crystal cap honors breast cancer awareness. $95 (3.4 oz), available at fine department stores.
Acqua Fiorentina: The Encore by CREED, a fragrance unavailable in the U.S. for years, has finally arrived. A breathtaking blend of Diamond Jubilee apples, Renaissance roses, Florentine pear and others makes it worth the wait. $260 (2.5 oz), available at Neiman Marcus.
Sweet, flirty and elegant, GUERLAIN's La Petite Robe Noire mirrors how your favorite little black dress makes you feel. Notes of bergamot, black cherry, black rose and licorice are packaged in a stunningly chic bottle. $80 (1.6 oz), available at Dillards Galleria.
With just one whiff of Infusion D’Iris, you know it’s a PRADA: Iris, along with neroli, lily of the valley, violet and others, combine to continue the brand’s signature modern take on traditional ingredients. $65 (1.7 oz), available at fine department stores.
Known for creating some of the world’s most expensive perfumes, CLIVE CHRISTIAN has released V from his private collection. The fragrance takes you to the heights of romance with orange blossom, rose and jasmine, along with soothing chamomile and lavender. $450 (1.7 oz), available at Neiman Marcus.
Orange you glad for HOUBIGANT’s Orangers en Fleurs? Presented in a Baccarat crystal bottle, the perfume is both spicy and sweet: Orange blossom, jasmine and rose are the top notes, followed by tuberose, nutmeg and musk. $180 (3.4 oz), available at Neiman Marcus.
Looking for something bolder? Lady Million by PACO RABANNE is playful and seductive with bitter orange, neroli flowers and Arabian jasmine at the top, and finished with patchouli and amber notes. $88 (2.7 oz), available at Sephora.
Fruity and floral, SWAROVSKI’s Swarovski Edition made its debut this fall during Fashion Week—a fitting bow for this witty clutch-bag bottle that contains a very feminine-chic scent with notes of clementine, red currant, gardenia and white musk. $70 (1.7 oz), available at Swarovski.