From Manhattan artsy to Parisian chic, fall’s flowers showcase glamour in many splendid ways.
Bold as its name, this scent was inspired by the passionate color red and by its official muse, actress Anne Hathaway. A sumptuous floriental, this combines saffron, jasmine, Mai de Grasse rose absolute and Bulgarian rose with essence of nagarmotha, an Indian grass. $85, Lancôme counters.
Van Cleef & Arpels Féerie
If luxury had a fairy godmother, she’d wear Féerie. Packaged in a faceted jeweled blue bottle with a fanciful silver stopper, this has top notes of violets, black currant and mandarin; a heart of Bulgarian rose and Egyptian jasmine, and a base of iris and vetiver. $150, Bergdorf Goodman.
Iconic jeweler David Yurman’s debut fragrance interprets his love of gemstones and cable design through a complex bouquet. Patchouli, exotic woods and soft musk blend with peonies, water lilies, rare natural rose attar, mandarin, green petals and cassis, a combination that reflects Yurman’s talent for making natural materials both luminous and luxe. $165, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus.
Chanel Les Exclusifs de Chanel Beige
Only Chanel could give this muted shade such a rarefied and complex expression. Madame Chanel, who embraced beige in all its tonalities, inspired this blend of hawthorne, freesia, frangipani, honey, white petals and yellow gold. $190, Saks.
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The designer’s newest fragrance is a refined bouquet of mandarin and watery greens, with a hint of lychee and golden delicious apple, a heart of lily, freesia and jasmine and the depth of vanilla, musk, oakmoss and patchouli. Like Wang’s best work, the scent and bottle are impeccably tailored and confident, equally ready for an important meeting or a romantic date. $90; Bloomingdale’s, Saks.
Bond No. 9 Andy Warhold Lexington Avenue
Commemorating what would have been the Pop artist’s 80th birthday, this celebrates Warhol’s early days as a young Manhattan illustrator. Before the cult of Manolos, Warhol exalted luxury shoes in his drawings, and this scent—floral and woody—suggests his love of all things sensuous with notes of peony, orris, patchouli and even a touch of crème brûlée. $195, Bond No. 9, Saks.
Christina Aguilera Inspire
A rocking cocktail of mango, citrus and freesia, with a heart of tuberose, rose and gardenia and a base of Valencia orange flower, sandalwood and musk. Warning: You may find yourself humming “Genie in a Bottle.” $59, department stores.