As the seasons change and we say goodbye to summer for another year, we’re saying hello to eight new fragrances perfect for fall.
Spray your way into the new season with Savoir Flair’s pick of the best new perfumes that will take you from day to night and everything in between.
Diptyque '34 Boulevard Saint Germain Eau De Parfum'
The Diptyque story began in Paris at 34 boulevard Saint-Germain, where its flagship store still stands today. The boutique itself has a unique, special olfactory atmosphere thanks to its shiny wooden display cases, creamy aroma of wax, and the spicy scents rising up from the rug adorned floors – which is what this new fragrance captures so beautifully. Inspired by the store’s wooden features bathed in sunlight, it blends Indian sandalwood, Madagascan vanilla, tonka bean, almonds, and spices to make for the most wonderfully warming winter scent.
Jo Malone ‘Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne’
But if it’s the English countryside you’re after, this is the scent to take you there. A burst of happiness in a bottle, it’s brimming with bright, sparkling honeysuckle, fresh rose, aromatic davana, and woody moss to bring a sun-splashed British day to your beauty routine. “The brief was to capture the exact scent of honeysuckle, which we were able to do thanks to the headspace we created in the Cotswold. We added an unexpected twist to this very English flower with davana, moss, and patchouli, turning it into a modern chypre”, explains Master Perfumer Anne Flipo.
Chanel ‘N°5 Red Edition’
Okay so technically it’s not a new scent, but it is a whole new look for Chanel ‘N°5’. For the first time ever in the history of Chanel, its iconic fragrance is undergoing a very bold (and very red) makeover. The new limited-edition perfume will be housed in a red glass bottle to pay homage to one of Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite colors – “the color of life, the color of blood”.
If you’re really lucky, you might bag yourself one of the red Baccarat crystal bottles too, but with only 55 available in the whole world, you’ll have to move quickly.
Calvin Klein 'Women'
Introducing the first-ever Calvin Klein fragrance developed under the vision of Chief Creative Officer, Raf Simons. A woody floral scent with notes of eucalyptus acorns, orange flower, jasmine absolute, and Alaskan cedar wood, it’s an ode to women and an olfactory portrait of the multi-layered idea of femininity today. Fusing freshness with sensuality, it’s a play of contrasts as perfumers Annick Menardo and Honorine Blanc really sought to celebrate the varied personas of the women who inspired it.
The next best thing to covering yourself in Cartier diamonds? Drenching yourself in Cartier’s stunning new scent, ‘Carat’. Inspired by the mesmerizing prism of light reflected off diamonds, in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent “wanted to create a fragrance that sparkles, alive with all the fire of a diamond.” She achieved this by using seven white flowers to “form a new flower, abstract and alive, like the light of a diamond.” The result? A brilliant bouquet that shines bright like a diamond.
Givenchy first launched ‘L’Interdit’ in 1957, dedicating the fragrance to Givenchy’s muse Audrey Hepburn. This year the scent was reimagined, and a new, modern version was created. An instant classic, it’s all about the clashing of black and white colors, achieved with a bouquet of white flowers (jasmine, tuberose, and orange blossom) and an intense, dark woody and earthy base of vetiver, patchouli, and ambroxan. Feminine, flirty, and intoxicating, it’s the perfect perfume to spray on a fall/winter night.
Byredo 'Eleventh Hour'
In 1951, Ella Maillart embarked on a journey “to the end of the world” to find harmony, which was how she became one of the rare Westerners to experience the birthplace of the Buddha, Nepal. Byredo’s new perfume ‘Eleventh Hour’ is inspired by this spiritual journey and is an exploration around the smell of journeys ending. Opening with peppery and citrusy Ban Timmer, which grows on the Nepali highlands, it then settles on skin to reveal its wild fig heart. A warm, woody base of tonka beans and cashmere woods adds depth, resulting in an exquisite sweet but spicy and warm scent.
Narciso Rodriguez 'Rouge Eau De Parfum'
“With this new chapter, I wanted to elevate the seductive nature of the original Narciso. Eau de parfum Rouge is not only sexy; it arouses passion,” says Narciso Rodriguez of his seriously seductive new scent. Choosing the color red to embody “passion and mystery”, he used notes of musk, Bulgarian rose, iris, tonka, and vetiver to create a timeless yet transcendent fragrance that will seduce your senses with just a spritz.
Narciso Rodriguez ‘Rouge Eau De Parfum’