Fall's 5 Best Fragrances

Every year, members of More’s Reader Panel scrub and spritz their way through hundreds of new fall beauty launches. The result: A shopping list of the season’s must-haves. Here, what topped the fragrance list

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Bond No. 9 Madison Square Park

This floral ($170; Click to Buy), spiked with green notes, was a hit for its sophisticated allure. One tester said it best: “This is a mature scent that doesn’t smell old.”

Courtesy of Bond No.9

Calvin Klein Forbidden Euphora

A fruitier take on the original Euphoria (a floral oriental), this fragrance ($62; Click to Buy) scored points for its evolution from citrus to sexy. “It starts off juicy, then becomes almost musk-like on the skin,” explained one tester.

Courtesy of Macy's

Cartier Baiser Vole Eau de Parfum

Baiser volé is French for “stolen kiss,” and this understated floral ($100; Click to Buy) is appropriately demure. Comments included “soft and light” and “delicious.”

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Pure DKNY A Drop of Verbena

A greener, tarter take on last year’s Pure DKNY, this variation ($65; Click to Buy) was embraced by testers—and their friends. “I have never been complimented on a fragrance as much as with this one,” said a tester.

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Jo Malone Wild Bluebell

This mix of amber, musk and sweet florals ($55; Click to Buy) is billed as “naughty but nice” by Jo Malone. But most of our testers put it in the “nice” column. “Light and airy and lifted my spirits,” said one.


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Courtesy of Jo Malone

First Published September 23, 2011

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