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The 11 Best New Fragrances for Fall

From spicy oud to modern rose and everything in between.

By: Hannah Baxter

There’s no better time to switch up your perfume than when the seasons change. The crisp citrus scents of summer give way to warm florals and spicy oud in the same way that you swap your favorite sandals for a pair of leather brogues or a linen sundress for a cashmere sweater. Everything is just a little bit cozier this time of year, so why shouldn’t your fragrance match? In the spirit of fall, we uncovered the 11 most intriguing new scents of the season, from a fresh take on the classic rose, to sensual blends of vanilla and bourbon. Find your new signature scent below, and get ready for strangers to stop you in the street, demanding to know what you’re wearing.

Joy by Dior Eau de Parfum, $100

Nothing says elegant femininity quite like a Dior perfume. This new floral scent is a dreamy blend of zesty bergamot and mandarin, along with the ever-popular jasmine and rose from the Grasse region of France.

Diptyque Essences Insensées, $250

Aside from being housed in a showstopping bottle, this sensual fragrance from Diptyque captures everything we love about the summer—green florals, ocean wind—while making it suitable for fall with hints of warm vanilla. Wear it when you want to remember your favorite beach vacation.

Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum, $104

If you ever thought lavender was only for the elderly, we challenge you to not fall in love with this stunning scent from Yves Saint Laurent. Warm musk perfectly balances the floral notes, giving it a hint of cherry blossoms that never leans too sweet.

Acqua di Parma Osmanthus Eau de Parfum, $270

Osmanthus, the Southeast Asia flower that served as inspiration for this Acqua di Parma scent, is known as the flower of happiness. Tart green mandarin mixes with calming peony, animalic ambrette, and heady patchouli for a delicious fragrance for fall.

Killian Rolling in Love, $240

From Killian’s Narcotics fragrance collection, this white floral scent blends seductive iris with warm ambrette seeds, musk, and almond milk. It clings to you in all the right ways and is perfect for a late night out in the city with your friends.

Frederic Malle: Rose & Cuir by Jean-Claude Ellena, $330

Frederic Malle offers a new interpretation of its classic rose scent with a spicy blend of timut pepper, geranium bourbon, and fruity cassis. The scent dries down to a warm woody core of leather, vetiver, and cedar. Truly one of the most dramatic and hypnotic fragrances you could wear this season.

D.S. & Durga Notorious Oud, $175

If you’ve yet to try an oud-leaning scent, let D.S. & Durga’s new fall release be your spirit guide. The spicy, woody, and musky oud is one of the most complex scents in the world, but this fragrance balances it with notes of sweet saffron, bulgarian rose, and warm lavender. It’s challenging in all the right ways and will quickly become your new go-to perfume.

Valentino Donna Born in Roma Eau de Parfum, $130

Valentino debuted two new scents this fall in iconic spiked bottles, and the women’s warm floral has found a permanent place on our vanities. Mysterious blackcurrant plays nicely with bourbon vanille (the world’s most expensive extract) and jasmine grandiflorum, creating a woody floriental reminiscent of Roman street culture.

Tom Ford Soleil Neige, $240

Inspired by a day spent on the Alpine slopes, Tom Ford offers a bright floral scent with plenty of bergamot and Turkish rose. Carrot seed, woody benzoin, and creamy vanilla create a warm base that is ideal for those crisp fall afternoons.

Chloé L’Eau, $119

If you’re a rose fan but are craving something a bit lighter and more modern, prepare to become a Chloé girl this season. The blend of dewy magnolia, rose water, tangy jasmine, and bright citrus create a vibrant floral scent that never feels heavy or stuffy. It’s rose for the modern woman.

Parfums de Marly Kalan, $295

This assertive new fragrance from Parfums de Marly marries the spicy opening notes of black pepper with fresh blood orange before blooming into the heart of lavender and orange blossom. Warm sandalwood and earthy moss round everything out for a perfect sensual fall blend.

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