Smell better than freshly fallen autumn leaves, plus Margot Robbie, Michael Kors and Lily Aldridge all talk perfume.
this fall, don’t settle for just one scent. “A perfume should show a certain part of your personality depending on how you feel,” says Mylène Alran, perfumer for Bottega Veneta. This season, romance abounds in fragrance. They say opposites attract, which is why Alran added a woody base to the rose in Parco Palladiano VI and why vetiver was added to the gourmand hazelnut in Mugler’s Angel Muse. Flowers, the ultimate seduction tool, are in fragrant heaps in Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure (freesia, peony and white lily) and Tom Ford Orchid Soleil (black orchid and tuberose). Looking to escape? Dior’s La Colle Noire transports you to a private garden in France (where its flowers are harvested), while the bergamot and jasmine in YSL’s Mon Paris takes you to Calabria, India and China. Sensuality comes through in the gingerbread and “warm woods” in Serge Lutens’ Baptême du Feu and the heliotrope and raspberry in Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million Privé.
Clockwise, from top left: Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum Eau de Parfum Intense Spray ($112 for 50 mL); Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum Spray ($140 for 50 mL); Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure Eau de Parfum Spray ($108 for 50 mL); YSL Beauté Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Spray ($110 for 50 mL); Serge Lutens Baptême du Feu Eau de Parfum Spray ($155 for 50 mL); Dior La Colle Noire Eau de Parfum Spray ($245 for 125 mL); Christian Louboutin Trouble in Heaven Eau de Parfum Spray ($375 for 80 mL); Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano VI Eau de Parfum Spray ($330 for 100 mL); Paco Rabanne Lady Million Privé Eau de Parfum Spray ($98 for 50 mL); Mugler Angel Muse Eau de Parfum Spray ($78 for 30 mL). For details, see Shopping Guide.