Every season there’s a gazillion and one fragrance launches. Some go under the radar and some become the new “it” scents that you see, er, inhale everywhere you go. A whole slew of fall sniffs have landed on my desk. Click through the gallery to check out the lineup:
Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola!
It’s a new take on Marc’s Lola–a cult-favorite ‘fume from a few seasons ago. Oh, Lola! is a flirty, youthful juice that’s light, citrusy and fruity. Oh! And the bottle has to be the cutest I’ve ever seen.
Coach Poppy Flower
Coach’s Poppy was an immediate fan favorite upon its release last year and has been remixed into Poppy Flower, which is much less sugary than the original. Poppy Flower has notes of water lily, rose and peony–uber feminine and romantic. Girly girls, rejoice.
C.O. Bigelow Elixir Gold
This scent from C.O. Bigelow is rich with notes of cedar, dark woods, vetiver and musk. Elixir Gold is technically a cologne, but its sexy aroma suits any woman, day or night. I put this in my unisex category and definitely think it works on an “experienced” scent-wearing female. If you appreciate the zest and spice of Jo Malone, you’ll love it.
Maison Martin Margiela (untitled)
If you frequent NYC’s The Lion or The Waverly Inn, this fragrance is beftting of you. Its nondescript yet mysterious name (untitled) is trendsetting without trying. Hence, its got a fresh, easy scent that smells like a whiff of crisp air. The main element, galbanum, is woody, green and floral. Although created for a woman, I have put (untitled) in my unisex category as well. The woodsy-ness and natural notes smell sophisticated and clean on a man.
It’s the first fully integrated fragrance launch across all platforms of the Burberry Brand (Brit, London, Prorsum). Body is mature, perhaps for our mothers, with a slight powdery top note. The base is warm, musky and creamy with rosy floral heart notes. It’s a fancy, polished woman in a bottle. I’m thinkin’ ladies lunching at the Four Seasons.
Jimmy Choo Parfum
First things first: the bottle is gorgeous. Wouldn’t even care if it didn’t smell good ‘cause the bottle just looks that amazing on a perfume tray—but it does smell good! Jimmy Choo Parfum is ageless. Whether 18 or 58, it’s a scent for “all dolled up” kinds of nights with warm, sexy notes of sandalwood, candied orange and patchouli. Your stilettos are just begging for it.
A new direction on the typically mature and powdery Prada fragrances, Candy is sassy, girly and sweet. The caramel, vanilla and honey notes reflect its namesake. It’s undeniably fun, alive and incredibly chic. The bottle is unique, but still recognizably Prada with a pink signature Saffiano leather embossed logo.
CHANEL N°19 POUDRÉ
The old adage, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,” doesn’t always prove wise. The original CHANEL N°19 (named after Coco’s August 19th birthday) is a classic that women have been wearing and loving for years. It certainly is not broken, but it has been “fixed,” and it’s lovelier than ever. As the name suggests it has a powdery finish but still contains the same base as the original: Haitian Vetiver and Virginian Cedarwood. CHANEL N°19 POUDRÉ is soft and smooth, a welcome change from a timeless classic.