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.
FROM LEFT 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, 703-847- 0555; chanel.com
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
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, 202-789- 4239; jomalone.com
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