The Best New Fragrances Of Fall 2022

Fall is the time we tend to revamp our wardrobes, pulling out what no longer works and bringing in new pieces that might last a season or for forever. The same should be done with your fragrance wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for a signature scent that will stay in your collection for years or wanting to experiment, the best new fragrances of fall 2022 offer it all. Get ready to start spritzing.

Henry Rose Char

Warm and cozy with just a hint of spice (and everything nice), Char is the ideal scent for fall. You’ll want to watch the leaves change color and curl up under a blanket as soon as you spritz it on. Top notes of tonka bean, ginger and labdanum mingle with a heart of patchouli and orange flower, with a base of vetiver. Like of all the eau de parfum’s in Michelle Pfeiffer’s line, the formula is EWG Verified and Cradle to Cradle Certified, boasting 100% ingredient transparency. $120, henryrose.com

Lancome Idôle L’eau de Parfum Nectar

You’ll never guess the new note in this latest iteration of this classic scent—popcorn! Yes, really. Idôle gets a neo-gourmand twist with a popcorn accord that adds a crunchy texture to the smooth juice, along with cereal and caramel, resulting in a sweet confection with a touch of salt—much like your favorite snack. Sustainably sourced rose and vanilla round out the unique blend of the original Idôle pear accord. $102, lancome-usa.com

Prada Paradoxe Eau de Parfum

Meant to represent the Prada woman in all forms, the floral ambery scent is multifacted, just like her. Sensual yet sweet, warm and crisp, the feminine scent is all about contrasts, created with two accords—Ambrofix, a bio-converted amber that’s a woody ambergris note, and Serenolide, a groundbreaking new musk molecule. Neroli and jasmine dominate the scent, rounded out with bergamot, tangerine, pear, Tunisian orange flower and Madagascar bourbon vanilla. Emma Watson is the face of Prada Paradoxe and wrote and directed the campaign film that celebrates being a living paradox. $142, ulta.com

Guerlain Oud Nude Eau de Parfum

In celebration of the first anniversary of Guerlain’s L’Art & La Matiere relaunch, the house added three new genderless oud scents to their collection. Oud Nude puts its hero note at center stage, blended with an intoxicating combination of white almond, raspberry accord, rose, sandalwood, Madagascan vanilla tincture and blonde wood Atlas cedar. Mysterious and beguiling, the juice is warm and sensual. $360, guerlain.com

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine

True to its name, the latest from Gucci really is a gorgeous jasmine. The second fragrance in the #FloraFantasy collection is a rich, joyful floral explosion. The scent spotlight is on grandiflorum jasmine, mingled with mandarin essence and magnolia accord, and a base of sandalwood and benzoin. $149, sephora.com

DedCool Xtra Milk

Think of the comfort a warm glass of milk brings and you have this cozy fragrance. The blend of bergamot, white musk and amber smells different on everyone, since it mixes with your unique chemistry for a one-of-a-kind effect. $90, dedcool.com

Dior J’Adore Parfum D’Eau

J’Adore just got a major makeover. The revamped classic is Dior’s very first water-based and alcohol-free fragrance. A groundbreaking nano-emulsion technique allowed this fragrance to be made of just flowers and water—that’s it. That means it has a high concentration of floral oils and no chemical solubilizers, which translates to less dry down, keeping the scent fresher for longer. The signature J’Adore floral blend includes jasmine, magnolia, rose, honeysuckle and neroli, with the flowers sourced sustainably through Dior’s Beauty As a Legacy sustainability program in Grasse. $118, dior.com

Jimmy Choo I Want Choo Forever

If this chypre amber gourmand fragrance were a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes, it would be a sparkling heel ready for a fun night out. Sweet yet seductive, it exudes confidence and playfulness, thanks to notes of rose, black cherry liquor and moss accord. $124, macys.com

Hermessence Violette Volynka

Violets conjure beautiful, deep purple perfumes, and so does this latest Hermés fragrance in the Hermessence collection. The Volynka leather top notes create a striking juxtaposition with the soft romance of the violet flower, creating a contrast in intensity and sweetness, masculine and feminine, the strength of leather and powdery delicateness of violet. $286, hermes.com

Aesop Eidesis

The myth of Narcissus and “The Mirror” is the muse behind this genderless woody, spicy scent. Watery notes are meant to evoke a pool or looking glass. Reminiscent of damp earth and dry woods, it’s easy to envision a pool surrounded by a deep forest. That effect is achieved with top notes of petitgrain, black pepper and frankincense; a heart of cumin, cedar and frankincense; and a base of sandalwood and vetiver. $195, aesop.com

Diptyque Eau Rihla Parfum Pour Les Cheveux

“Rihla” means “journey” in Arabic, which is fitting since Diptyque’s new hair mist is inspired by travel, particularly the routes taken by Diptyque’s founders through the Middle East in the mid-twentieth century. Originally launched as a perfume last year, spritz this into your locks and it will leave a spicy, woody trail, with notes of pink peppercorn, Atlas cedar, saffron, iris, vanilla, leather and raspberry. $65, diptyqueparis.com

Tom Ford Noir Extreme Parfum

An even bigger and bolder version of the original Noir Extreme fragrance, Tom Ford himself sums up the scent perfectly: “Noir Extreme Parfum expresses the dramatic duality of a refined man,” he says. Spicy cardamom, shimoga ginger, tonka bean and guaiacwood join forces to create a spicy warmth that’s sensual and sexy. $230, tomford.com

Le Labo x The Met Laurier 62

Le Labo teamed up with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to create a special-edition candle celebrating art and beauty. Its inspiration is the unfinished 1908 piece “Underneath the Cork Oaks” by Henri-Edmond Cross, particularly its enticing imperfections that draw an emotional response. Sixty-two ingredients create the candle’s blend, including notes of laurel, rosemary, eucalyptus, thyme and cumin. $92, lelabofragrances.com

Byredo Eyes Closed

Inspired by British photographer Alasdair McLellan’s “The Perfect Kiss,” Eyes Closed is all about love that transgresses all differences, embracing intimacy and connection. It’s no coincidence that the genderless scent’s two top notes—cinnamon and cardamom—are some of the oldest in the world, creating a sweet, spicy warmth. Middle notes of carrot, orris butter and ginger, with a base of patchouli and papyrus complete the fragrance. $280, byredo.com

Mugler Alien Goddess Intense Eau de Parfum

To say Alien has reached cult classic status is an understatement. The perennial favorite just got its most recent makeover, adding notes of Calabrian bergamot, jasmine and bourbon vanilla to the sweet floral scent, making it warmer than the original. $170, sephora.com

Cher Decades Eau de Parfum Collection

You can’t argue that Cher has been a living legend for decades, so she’s partnered with Scent Beauty to capture each one in a bottle. The ’60s is a chypre flora with notes of bergamot, rose damascene and patchouli to symbolize the era of peace and love. The ’70s is an amber, woody incense scent with cardamom, saffron and musks to bring back disco. The ’80s is floral and fruity with notes of mandarin, honeysuckle and tonka bean for a goth punk feel. The ‘90s is a floral with notes of peach nectar, heliotrope and sandalwood for a blend of grunge and pop escapism. $29.99 each, scentbeauty.com

Phlur Somebody Wood Eau de Parfum

Chriselle Lim, the owner of Phlur, wanted to capture her personal journey of finding a soulmate in a perfume. She tapped perfumer Robert Gaudelli to do just that with Somebody Wood, with wood symbolizing strength, resiliency and sensuality, along with the emotions that come with seeking a life partner. The spicy, woodsy scent tells that story with top notes of bergamot and lemon; a heart of jasmine, saffron and cyclamen; and a base of sandalwood, vanilla, musk, amber, moss and cedarwood. $96, phlur.com

Ellis Brooklyn Vanilla Milk

Don’t be surprised if this eau de parfum gives you the sudden urge to bake a cake. With two different types of vanilla, creamy milk accord, upcycled cocoa shells and a blend of floral, woodsy and musky notes, it’s practically dessert for your nose. $105, ellisbrooklyn.com

Acqua di Parma Magnolia Infinita

Citrus gets a fall update with this delightfully bright, floral scent that works with cooler weather. Calabrian bergamot, which is Acqua di Parma’s signature note, draws you in, along with notes of Jasmine sambac, rose, magnolia and ylang. $135, neimanmarcus.com

Carriér Fréres Cypress Botanical Palet

Candles aren’t the only way to scent your home. Hang this beautiful palet in a small space wherever you’d like to infuse its aroma, such as a closet, dresser, drawer or bathroom. With the evergreen Cypress tree of the Mediterranean as its muse, it bestows a fresh and woody scent. $49, carrierefreres.com

Bath & Body Works Coffee & Whiskey Cologne

The company behind everyone’s favorite nostalgic candles also makes some seriously sophisticated scents, like this unisex Coffee & Whiskey Cologne. It’s a smooth take on your morning brew made Irish style, with notes of Irish whiskey, vanilla and coffee. You’ll want to drink it all in. $39.50, bathandbodyworks.com

Snif Dead Dinosaur

Gasoline isn’t a note you’d expect to find in a fragrance, but then again this isn’t your typical fragrance. When you’re paying homage to dead dinos, it makes sense to include a gasoline accord, along with pink pepper, ginger, magnolia flower, orris, davana, cedarwood, peru balsam and amber woods. Take a whiff, close your eyes and you’ll practically see a tar pit—or at the very least an old garage. $65, snif.co

KAYALI Lovefest Burning Cherry

KAYALI and Huda Beauty teamed up for the very first time on their Lovefest collection, spanning a fragrance, Lovefest Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette, creamy blush, liner lashes and a lip quad, all meant to evoke a love festival. Burning Cherry does just that with its sweet and sexy juice. The warm, woody gourmand features—you guessed it—black cherry, along with rose damascena and palo santo. $118, sephora.com