Our 5 Favorite Must-Have Scents for Fall

August 23, 2011 • Beauty, Fashion Blog

Ah, what isn’t there to love about fall? The fresh start, the kids go back to school, the clothes…the smells. Not only do we get to update our wardrobes with all the latest trends, we also need to update our perfumes with all the latest scents. Don’t worry. Second City Style has you covered. Here are our 5 favorite new scents for Fall 2011:

Marc Jacob's Oh, Lola!


1. Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola!

I met her in club down in old Soho, where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry cola...Oh, Lola. Leave it to Marc Jacobs to add re-energized twist on this now iconic fragrance. This sparkling and fruity scent is refreshing and light, personifying Lola’s flirtatious free spirit. The bottle is girly and vibrant pink with the new campaign featuring Dakota Fanning. Yet, the scent is adult enough for those of us who are shall I say…way out of college? The top notes are Fraise Des Bois, Pear, Effervescent Raspberry Cocktail. The mid-notes are of Peony, Magnolia, cyclamen. The base notes are Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla Absolute, Sylkolide. Trust us…you will love this scent.

Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola, $88

Acqua di Parma Gelsomino Nobile

2. Acqua di Parma Gelsomino Nobile

This new Acqua di Parma fragrance from the Le Nobili collection is centered on a very special species of Jasmine, grown in Calabria, Italy.  The Le Nobili collection of women’s fragrances is centers on a single unique and emblematic flower, representing the sophisticated and elegant expression of the Acqua di Parma lifestyle. The green and fresh aspect of this particular type of Jasmine in this new fragrance gives a light and airy effect. Included in the scent are notes of Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Orange Blossom, Tuberose, Calabrian Jasmine, Cedar Wood and Musk.

Gelsomino Nobile Eau de Parfum, $108

Vera Wang Lovestruck

3. Vera Wang Lovestruck

Not only do I love the bottle, I am just lovestruck by this new scent by Vera Wang! It is easily going to be one of my favorites this fall. Inspired by a modern day twist on Romeo & Juliet, Vera Wang Lovestruck is a sparkling addictive floral.  The back-story is A modern day love story set in downtown New York City, the Lovestruck ad campaign features Leighton Meester, star of Gossip Girl. The top notes are pink guava, angelica flower, mandarin. The mid-notes are tuberose and lotus blossom. The base is comprised of precious woods, white musks.

Vera Wang Lovestruck 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, $78

Elie Saab Le Parfum

4. Elie Saab Le Parfum

Designer Elie Saab’s debut fragrance Le Parfum is an ode to absolute femininity with its floral, solar, woody scent. Created by world-renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, the scent has notes of sun-kissed orange blossom, jasmine, cedar accord and honey rose This radiant fragrance is truly addictive and reminds of a time in my past I can’t quite put my finger on, but am loving.  It smells like no other fragrance I have tried in a long time. “I wanted something simple. Straight lines, the rigor of a cube, and the sensation of an object made to be held in the hand, but with the density of beautiful objects,” says Saab. “And as always, light as the overarching theme.  For me light is eternal strength.”

ELIE SAAB Le Parfum Eau de Parfum/1.6 oz., $90

CK Forbidden euphoria

5. CK Forbidden euphoria

I have to admit, I am not normally a fan of CK fragrances, but have now changed my mind when it comes to this fruity floriental. Forbidden euphoria evokes a modern, fresh sexiness with a mysterious twist. The top notes are of mandarin, passion fruit and touches of iced raspberry. The mid-notes are of tiger orchid and jasmine. The base notes are patchouli with a sophisticated blend of musks and cashmere woods.

Forbidden euphoria Calvin Klein (1.7-oz. Eau de Parfum Spray), $62

– Lauren Dimet Waters

FTC Disclosure: Samples provided for review


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