Fall’s Best Perfumes Hit All the Right Notes

Turn over a new leaf with a fresh fall fragrance. Here, W editors share the scents on the top of their seasonal lists.

Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land

“Leave it to Byredo to make a rose scent feel young and modern. With Turkish rose petals and white amber, it’s the perfect combination of femininity and strength, and subtle enough for everyday wear.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land, $145,


“I’ve been eagerly anticipating Azzedine Alaia’s new fragrance since W’s Beauty Director spilled the scoop in May. Fortunately, it lives up to my expectations.” – Sarah Leon, Digital Director

Alaia Paris Eau de Parfum, $150,


“You don’t have to be religious to love the smell of an old cathedral.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Liason de Parfum Resist Me, €125,


“For me, this fragrance is the essence of fall. The wild fig and black cardamom mixed remind me of warm nights by the fire.” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant to the Editor in Chief

NEST Fragrances Indigo, $68,


“I’ll be spritzing Chateau Krigler 12—an Oldie, but a goodie—this season for a touch of serendipity.” – Mia Adorante, Assistant Beauty Editor

Krigler Chateau Krigler 12, $330,


“I am undyingly loyal to Frederic Malle’s Iris Poudre parfum, but I also love the lushness of Le Labo’s Rose 31. If I use it in body lotion form, it doesn’t quite feel like cheating.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

Le Labo Rose 31 Body Lotion, $65,