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The best new perfumes and colognes

…As picked by our intrepid style staff (plus a few guest testers)

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FOR WOMEN
 

Chanel Beige, For Her Eau De Parfum by Narciso Rodriguez, Republic of Women Eau de Parfum by Banana Republic, Datura Noir Eau de Parfum by Serge Lutens, and Stellanude by Stella McCartney
 

1) CHANEL BEIGE
$200 for 200 mL, at Chanel, 935 N. Michigan Ave.; 312-787-5500, chanel.com
Picked by: our contributing editor Barri
What’s in it: hawthorn, freesia, and frangipani, with honey
Tester said: “Beige starts out perfumy and flowery, then dries down to a more powdery, clean, kind of girly finish.”
+ Barri also likes Annick Goutal’s Petite Chérie.

2) FOR HER EAU DE PARFUM BY NARCISO RODRIGUEZ
$89 for 3.3 oz, at Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave.; saksfifthavenue.com
Picked by: our sales scout Bridget
What’s in it: rose, peach pulp, patchouli, sandalwood, amberlyn, and musk
Tester said: “The subtle scent is very seductive. Added bonus: The fragrance leaves a light crystal shimmer wherever it’s been sprayed.”
+ Bridget also likes Vanilla Lavender by Lavanila Laboratories and Beckham Signature Story For Her by Beckham Fragrances.

3) REPUBLIC OF WOMEN EAU DE PARFUM BY BANANA REPUBLIC
$48 for 1.7 oz, at Banana Republic, 744 N. Michigan Ave.; 312-642-0020, bananarepublic.com
Picked by: our photo coordinator Megan
What’s in it: sweet osmanthus, lychee, bergamot, peony, pink jasmine, and Moroccan rose
Tester said: “I can wear it to the office and out at night.”
+ Megan also likes Calvin Klein’s Euphoria and Christian Dior’s J’adore.

4) DATURA NOIR EAU DE PARFUM BY SERGE LUTENS
$120 for 50 mL, at Barneys New York
Picked by: our senior editor Cassie
What’s in it: datura (a white tropical flower), bitter almond, heliotrope, tuberose, and black vanilla
Tester said: “It’s just plain sexy.”
+ Cassie also likes Issey Miyake’s L’Eau d’Issey.

5) STELLANUDE BY STELLA MCCARTNEY
starts at $43 for 1 oz eau de toilette up to $81 for 3.3 oz, at Sephora
Picked by: our style contributor Rebecca
What’s in it: Moroccan rose infused with grapefruit, white peony, Ugandan vanilla, grey amber, and a touch of pink pepper for spice
Tester said: “It reminds me of my mom’s peonies.”
+ Rebecca also likes Kimono Rose by Thymes.

 

Photography: Michael Boone

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