// SCENTS AND THE CITY

FROM AN AU­TUM­NAL BLEND OF ENGLISH OAK TO A MUSKY AC­CORD WITH A FLO­RAL TWIST, RE­FRESH YOUR FRA­GRANCE WARDROBE WITH THE SEA­SON’S TOP NOTES.

Capitol File - - CONTENTS - BY CHRISTINA CLE­MENTE

From an au­tum­nal blend of English oak to a musky ac­cord with a flo­ral twist, re­fresh your fra­grance wardrobe with this sea­son’s top notes.

As you swap your sum­mer whites and bil­lowy linens for darker hues and heav­ier fab­rics, au­tumn like­wise calls for a fra­grance re­vamp—es­pe­cially as we con­tinue to forgo sig­na­ture scents for per­fume wardrobes. “We see cus­tomers try­ing some­thing new in­stead of re­plen­ish­ing old fa­vorites,” says Sta­cie Borteck, vice pres­i­dent and DMM of cosmetics for Bloom­ing­dale’s. This sea­son, there’s no short­age of unique, bold fra­grances to add to your col­lec­tion.

THE NEW CLAS­SIC

Chanel in­tro­duces its first “pil­lar” fra­grance in 15 years: Named af­ter the founder her­self,Gabrielle Chanel Eau de Par­fum fea­tures four flo­rals, in­clud­ing or­ange blos­som and tuberose. Tysons Gal­le­ria, 2001 In­ter­na­tional Dr., McLean, 703-8470555; chanel.com

WORLD TRAVELER

For Septem­ber, Wash­ing­to­ni­ans will have ac­cess to all 11 of Le Labo’s city-in­spired scents (usu­ally sold only in each lo­ca­tion), such as Lon­don’s Poivre 23 (100ml for $460), a spicy ori­en­tal, and Ga­iac 10 (100ml for $460), a woodsy musk in­spired by Tokyo. 1924 8th St. NW, Ste. 120, 202-986-0600; lelabofra­grances.com

SEA­SONAL SPRITZ

Jo Malone Lon­don launches two colognes with a base of roasted oak ab­so­lute: English Oak & Red­cur­rant adds rose, while English Oak & Hazel­nut in­cludes cedar ($135 each for 100 ml). Ci­tyCen­terDC, 202-7894239; jo­ma­lone.com

AU NA­TUREL

Dahlia Divin Eau de Par­fum Nude, from Givenchy, en­hances the skin’s nat­u­ral aroma with notes of apri­cot, jas­mine, and white musk. Macy’s, 1201 G St. NW, 202-628-6661; ma­cys.com

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