Much like in the fashion industry, where the arrival of new collections heralds the start of a new season, fall is the most important time of the year for fragrance launches.
Now is when perfume purveyors bring out the big guns, the blockbuster scents they hope will become bestsellers, and this year there are some strong contenders, particularly if you’re looking for a rich, warm scent to cocoon you during the colder months.
Here are seven highly-anticipated new fragrances vying for a place on your dressing table.
Valentino 'Voce Viva' Eau de Parfum
Fronted by none other than Lady Gaga, ‘Voce Viva’ is a “celebration of equality” according to Valentino artistic director Pierpaolo Piccioli, and there’s no doubt this eau de parfum will appeal to many. Beautifully balanced, the glamorous scent is abundant with white florals, the heady gardenia, and jasmine notes tempered by the warmth of sandalwood and vanilla absolute.
Hugo Boss 'Alive' Eau de Parfum
If you’re looking for a mood-boosting scent (and who doesn’t need cheering up right now?) look no further than the latest feminine fragrance from Hugo Boss. One blast of this bright blend, which opens with fresh notes of apple, blackcurrant, and plum that make way for the soft sweetness of vanilla and cedarwood, and you will feel Alive.
Chanel 'Coco Mademoiselle' L’Eau Privee Night Fragrance
A new twist on a Chanel classic, this nocturnal remix dials up the mandarin, rose, and jasmine elements of the original ‘Coco Mademoiselle’, resulting in a seductive scent that’s made for after-dark encounters.
Giorgio Armani 'My Way' Eau de Parfum
Marking the start of a new chapter for Armani fragrance, ‘My Way’ comes in a refillable bottle (and what a beautiful flacon it is), is made with sustainably sourced ingredients, and its production is carbon neutral. As for the scent, it features a classic perfumery pairing – zesty bergamot and heady tuberose – layered over a musky cedarwood base.
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Marc Jacobs 'Perfect' Eau de Parfum
Inspired by Marc Jacobs’ mantra ‘I am perfect as I am’, ‘Perfect’ celebrates the beauty of individuality with an eau de parfum unlike any other. Topped with a quirky trinket-covered cap, the joyful juice bursts with sparkling rhubarb and daffodil, rounded out with creamy almond milk and cashmeran notes.
Lancome 'Idole Intense' Eau de Parfum
Hot on the heels of last year’s hit launch, ‘Idole Intense’ is a potent new composition that emphasizes the jasmine and rose elements of the much-loved scent, bolstering them with patchouli and sandalwood to create an elegant floral feel.
Atelier Cologne 'Love Osmanthus' Cologne Absolue
Did you know the osmanthus flower only blooms at night? The nocturnal plant, native to Asia, is the inspiration behind this unisex cologne, which combines the creamy scent of osmanthus with the freshness of Italian lemon and the deep warmth of cedarwood.