Beauty agenda: fall fragrance launches

Here are the biggest perfume releases of September.

Women's prestige

A flanker to Lancôme's Trésor fragrance launched in 1990, Trésor Midnight Rose - fronted by actress Emma Watson - tries to capture Parisian nights. Notes include raspberry, pink pepper, jasmine, peony, rose, vanilla, cedar, and musk.

Burberry releases Body, fronted by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Opening with notes of absinthe, peach, and freesia, the fragrance has a heart of rose, iris, and sandalwood and then melts into a base of vanilla, amber, and musk.

Oscar de la Renta introduces his first fragrance in ten years, Live in Love, a composition of bergamot, ginger orchid, hyacinth, muguet, galbanum, jasmine, orange blossom, rose, white woods, musk, amber, sandalwood, and cedar.

The fourth flanker to 2003's Amor Amor, Cacharel's Amor Amor Forbidden Kiss - composed of pink pepper, coffee, and vanilla - is meant to add a touch of mystery.

As part of their tarot card-inspired Anthology series, Dolce & Gabbana are releasing La Tempérance (ambrette, iris, and musk) for women and Le Fou (bergamot, juniper berry, and gingerbread) for men this fall.

Guerlain will launch Idylle Eau Sublime, a flanker to 2009?s Idylle. This new perfume features notes of rose, lychee, peach, jasmine, woody amber, patchouli, and musk.

Jil Sander premieres new fragrance Eve, a fruity floriental smelling of grapefruit blossom, redcurrant, rose, jasmine, violet, cashmere wood and patchouli.

A flanker to 2008's Féerie, Van Cleef & Arpels' Féerie Rose des Neiges will feature notes of lychee, pink pepper, rose, magnolia, tonka bean and sandalwood.

Valentino has a new "sensual and sexy" fragrance in the works: Valentina, fronted by model Freja Beja Erichsen, is composed of bergamot, white truffle, white flowers, strawberry, cedar, amber, and vanilla.

Men's prestige

The Strokes singer Julian Casablancas will front Azzaro's campaign for its new fragrance Decibel and even wrote a song to go with the scent, which smells of green mandarin, licorice, violet, incense, vetiver, tonka bean, and vanilla.

Ben Sherman launches its debut prestige perfume this month. Inspired by the Brit Art movement, its notes feature bergamot, lemon, lime, mint, nutmeg, incense, hay, cedar, amber, and coffee.

Dsquared² describe their new Potion fragrance as"the scent of seduction"- notes include mint, angelica, thyme, gentian, cinnamon, cashmere wood, patchouli, amber, and musk.

A rather original composition of fig leaves, raw cacao bean, and wood can be found in Jean Paul Gaultier's new Kokorico fragrance.

Shortly after releasing a commercial for its Nuit de l'Homme perfume starring French actor Vincent Cassel, French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent has tapped another Black Swan collaborator, French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, for L'Homme Libre, which features notes of bergamot, pink pepper, and patchouli.


Gwen Stefani's final fragrance under the popular label Harajuku Lovers is due out in September. As the month marks the beginning of the holiday season in the fragrance world, Jingle G! will be Christmas-themed, featuring notes of tangerine, orange blossom, and vanilla; a ribbon even lets you hang it from your Christmas tree.

Heidi Klum is launching her debut fragrance Shine, a floriental developed with Coty. "I didn't want something that was super-sweet. I wanted sensual...," she said of the perfume. "I didn't want clean. I want to smell like a woman. I wanted something that is long-lasting but not hovering."

Another star to release her first scent is country singer Taylor Swift, who introduces Wonderstruck, inspired by her "Enchanted" lyrics. The fragrance opens with notes of freesia and apple blossom and feature a heart of vanilla, honeysuckle, and white hibiscus, with a dry-down of amber, sandalwood, and peach.

Staying in the country sphere, Keith Urban is also readying his first signature scent: Phoenix for men is composed of blackberries, cognac, plum suede accord, dates, dark chocolate, fir balsam, musk, cashmere woods, tonka and "amber gourmand, which imparts a hint of leather." "The ‘what doesn't kill you makes you stronger' story of the phoenix is something that I think fits really well with a man's cologne," the singer has said of the fragrance.

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