By  on September 7, 2012

Rounding up September’s most innovative products.

Fragrance

TOM FORD NOIR
Noir unifies Italian bergamot, black pepper from Madagascar and Indonesian patchouli to evoke the refined, urbane sophisticate that is the Tom Ford man. $90

ATELIER COLOGNE ROSE ANONYME

Atelier Cologne’s newest scent uses ingredients from across the map. Rose Anonyme blends Turkish rose and ginger from China with incense from Somalia. $185

GUCCI PREMIÈRE

Opening with notes of orange blossom fused with white flowers and leather, Première represents timeless Hollywood glamour, as personified by spokesperson Blake Lively. $105

CHANEL COCO NOIR

Coco Chanel’s sojourn in Venice inspired perfumer Jacques Polge. Combining top notes of grapefruit and bergamot with a floral heart and drydown of patchouli and sandalwood, Coco Noir represents his vision of a Venetian evening. $130

L’ARTISAN PARFUMEUR SÉVILLE À L’AUBE

To reveal the contrast between carnal pleasure and the dark, somber drama of Holy Week in Spain, perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour combined orange blossom, jasmine accord and Luiseiri lavender. $165

GIORGIO ARMANI CODE ULTIMATE
Designed to be more intense than the original, this contains amped-up levels of Code’s signature amber- woody and vanilla tonka bean notes with a leather note to add sensuality. $84

SHAKIRA ELIXIR

Inspired by exotic sensuality, the Colombian superstar blends floral neroli and white flower amidst fruity apricot skin with a balsamic mixed base of benzoin and sugar cane. $36

LADY GAGA FAME

Fusing honey, saffron, apricot nectar, tiger orchid and jasmine sambac, Gaga’s premier fragrance aims to highlight different olfactive aspects of each note without using a traditional hierarchy. $79

LANCÔME LA VIE EST BELLE

Twenty-two years ago, Lancôme introduced Trésor. Its newest blockbuster fragrance, fronted by Julia Roberts, mixes patchouli, praline and Tunisian orange blossom to represent a woman emblazing her own unique path. $75

BALENCIAGA FLORABOTANICA

Created to evoke an 18th-century botanical garden with only the rarest, most exotic species, Florabotanica combines two accords—one of vetiver, amber and aladium leaf, the other of rose, carnation and mint. $125

NEXT: Makeup >>

Makeup

CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE LUMINOUS INTENSE LIP COLOUR
Reformulated with concentrated ultrathin pigments, hydrating agents and antioxidants, this lipstick magnifies shade intensity and leaves lips supple. $34

ORIGINS GINZING BRIGHTENING MASCARA

Containing natural plant extracts to lengthen and lift, Origins’ GinZing features an eye-brightening pearl complex to saturate lashes and make the eyes appear brighter. $17.50

BENEFIT PERK-UP ARTIST
Benefit’s latest pocket-size complexion compact contains three shades of concealer to correct, cover and brighten the eye area. $30

LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURIZER CRÈME COMPACT

Laura Mercier’s best-selling tinted moisturizer arrives in a compact format. Fusing vitamins C and E to protect skin from environmental stressors, this 12-shade cream formula delivers a dewy coating. $45

BOBBI BROWN LONG- WEAR EVEN FINISH FOUNDATION

Available in 20 shades, this SPF 15 foundation contains treated pigments suspended in an emollient gel for a silky and lightweight finish. $47

BAREMINERALS READY SPF 20 FOUNDATION
From the brand that started the mineral makeup revolution comes its first solid foundation. The 20-shade range combines a proprietary mineral complex with encapsulated glycerin to hydrate the skin. $29

SMASHBOX MORE THAN A PRIMER
Packed with c-phyte complex, a blend of vitamin C, caffeine and plant and fruit extracts, this hybrid skin-care and makeup primer fades dark spots and acne marks. $42

LAURA GELLER BAKED IMPRESSIONS EYESHADOW PALETTE IN ESPRESSO YOURSELF
Inspired by Geller’s love of Italian Roast coffee, this coffee bean–embossed eye palette is a hybrid of pressed and baked powders to achieve longer wear. $30

MAKE MATTE FINISH EYESHADOW, SATIN FINISH EYESHADOW, MATTE FINISH BLUSH

This new cosmetics brand, founded by Mana’s Nikos Mouyiaris, donates 33 percent of its proceeds to the We See Beauty Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds women’s cooperatives in the U.S. $12, $12, $15

NEXT: Skin Care >>

To access this article, click here to subscribe or to log in.

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus