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Scents Of The Fall Season

The latest fragrances perfect for fall’s mild days and balmy nights.

Your closet isn’t the only element that enjoys a makeover each fall – September is also the perfect time to update your scent wardrobe! Take a break from your signature spritz and embrace a carousel of suitably seasonal options that are sure to satisfy your senses and enchant everyone who crosses your path.

Here’s a look at six of the latest debuts, each from iconic brands that imbue their fragrances with a dash of their style DNA.

Luxuriance by Rivières de Cartier

The latest fragrance from the iconic jewelry house is actually one of a trio, all themed to the idea of flowing rivers and the scents that organically find their way into these waters. While Allégresse offers notes of tuberose and black currant and Insouciance glistens with irises and violets, Luxuriance (seen here) focuses on the green notes of a forest, including fern, oak, wild herbs and geranium. Cartier perfumer Mathilde Laurent also extended this celebration of nature beyond the “juice,” to use the industry vernacular for the perfume itself: Each bottle is refillable, while the packaging has been streamlined and is made from sustainable materials. A 100-ml. bottle retails for $113; at Cartier, located on the Lower Level.

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia

“Fragrances are explorations and flowers, in particular, represent a world of infinite possibilities,” says Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, who often employs floral themes

to create some of today’s most forward-thinking designs. Michele’s reach extends into every element of the famed Italian label’s universe, and that includes an updated scent, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia, which relaunched in August exclusively at Sephora as part of the house’s 100th-anniversary celebration. This more concentrated eau de parfum is indeed built around the white gardenia, blended with jasmine, pear blossom and brown sugar for a touch of sweetness. Michele also redesigned the bottle in a striking pink lacquered glass, topped with a gold cap and featuring an illustration based on a 1966 painting of Gucci’s iconic Flora design. A 100-ml. bottle retails for $138; at Sephora and Gucci, located on the Lower Level.

Twilly d’Hermès Eau Ginger

The latest in the Twilly d’Hermès fragrance collection sparkles with notes of candied ginger, peony and cedar, a blend designed to feel lively and a bit fizzy. The radiance of Twilly d’Hermes Eau Ginger also extends to its bottle design—a white cap vs. the black cap used for the previous two iterations, for example, and an overall brightness to the bottle design, highlighted by the colorful and graphic silk ribbon delicately tied around the neck. Named for the Twilly Hermès fans love to collect, this scent likewise reflects the ease and playfulness of the piece that ranks high among the house’s most popular silks. A 2.87-oz. bottle retails for $136; at Hermès, opening this October.

Jo Malone London Special Edition English Pear & Freesia

Fans of Jo Malone London love this fragrance brand for its unique scent combinations, and that’s true of its wildly popular English Pear & Freesia: “There’s something unexpected about the combination of key ingredients, and it’s got that freshness and elegance we’re known for,” explains Celine Roux, global head of fragrance for Jo Malone London. “When you smell English Pear & Freesia, you’re instantly transported to an orchard where juicy fruit mingles with beautiful flowers.” For the fall season, Jo Malone London is releasing a special-edition collection, from the cologne in three sizes to a candle and an extra-large hand and body wash, while English Pear & Freesia scents in the brand’s Layering Collection includes a Body Crème to moisturize while creating a lasting fragrance. Prices for the collection start at $72; at Jo Malone London, located on the Upper Level.

Louis Vuitton Spell On You

Created in Grasse, France, by Louis Vuitton master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Spell On You debuted in early September as the latest scent to join the iconic maison. Belletrud challenged himself to design a fragrance based on a floral that requires tremendous patience: the iris pallida from Florence, which requires six years and five tons of the flower to create one kilogram of absolute essence. “It’s like the finest varietal in a grand cru,” he notes. Roses from

Grasse, jasmine from China, acacia flowers from Egypt, and white musk form the other notes to create an eau de parfum that’s deep and seductive. A 100-ml. bottle retails for $265; at Louis Vuitton, located on the Lower Level.

Tiffany & Co. Rose Gold Eau de Parfum

The latest scent from the legendary jewelry house celebrates the warmth and shine of rose gold, interpreted by master perfumer Jerome Epinette using notes of blackcurrant, pink pepper, lychee fruit, and Japanese blue rose (a nod to Tiffany & Co.’s signature color). Ambrette seed and musk are among the notes added to create a warm finish. Because this is Tiffany & Co., the bottle design has been equally considered; the glass flaçon has been crafted with edges that resemble diamond and gemstone facets, while you’ll also discover subtle etchings of the scent’s key notes,

while the neck is embellished with a collar in Tiffany Blue. A 50-ml. bottle retails for $107; at Tiffany & Co., located on the Lower Level.

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