Estee Lauder Modern Muse ($78, esteelauder.com)
Jasmine is the star of this delightfully woodsy concoction, with tuberose and lily as supporting players.
Armani Prive Rose D’Arabie ($275, giorgioarmanibeauty.com)
When laced with violet and patchouli, rose sheds its polite and innocent reputation, turning deep and heady.
Dolce & Gabbana Intense ($112, saks.com, available in October)
White flowers and orange blossom meet sandalwood and musk in this creamy floral-oriental.
Calvin Klein Downtown ($80, macys.com)
Neroli and plum are tempered with the slightest hint of powdery violet leaf.
Elizabeth Arden Untold ($79, elizabetharden.com)
A warm base of patchouli and amber anchors bright gardenia and jasmine.
Boss Jour by Hugo Boss ($78, hugoboss.com)
When grapefruit and lime mix with freesia, lily of the valley, and honeysuckle, the result smells like sunshine in a bottle.
Jimmy Choo Exotic ($88, nordstrom.com)
This sexy, sweet scent starts out with a blast of black currant, followed by notes of orchid and grapefruit.
Byredo 1996 ($145, byredo.com)
Perfumer Ben Gorham created this fragrance with the photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin as a gift for friends. The raves over the icy mix of juniper berries, iris, and violet led Gorham to add it to his line.
Carven le parfum ($109, saks.com)
The French fashion house’s first scent in decades delicately weaves together sweet pea, hyacinth, and jasmine.
Tom Ford Fleur de Chine ($210, neimanmarcus.com)
Star magnolia, hyacinth, and bergamot get a slightly powdery twist from jasmine tea, plum, and Chinese cedar.