FASHION

Imagine This: Surreal Fragrances to Shop Now


Josephine Schiele

The surrealists were all about the chance encounter of, say, an umbrella and a sewing machine on an operating table. These fragrances conjure their own pleasantly surprising mash-ups. Here, the delightful new scents to add to your vanity this fall.

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Surreal Fragrances
Josephine Schiele
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Ralph Lauren Collection Sage, $240, ralphlauren.com.

An herbalist eating fresh figs in a lean-to on the Appalachian Trail.

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Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Ginestra, $225, saks.com.

A socialite clipping sprigs of broom flower outside Portofino, Italy.

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Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris, $92, yslbeautyus.com.

A woman in a Le Smoking at 3 a.m. in a head shop in the Haight in San Francisco.

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Coach Eau de Parfum, $75, macys.com.

An intern eating raspberry sorbet in the Kennedy Rose Garden.

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Jo Malone London Basil & Neroli, $130, jomalone.com.

Princess Kate chopping fresh basil in an orange grove.

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D.S. & Durga Radio Bombay, $260, dsanddurga.com.

An open cedar chest filled with peaches and balsam fir branches.

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Viktor and Rolf Bonbon Couture, $135, saks.com.

Crème brulee for two shared in the library after dinner at the Harvard Club.

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Giorgio Armani Si, $96, armanibeauty.com.

Liquid amber trickling through stacks of chopped wood piled neatly against a cottage in the Black Forest.

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Creed Aventus for Her, $405, creedboutique.com.

A bowl of freshly cut apples ready for breakfast on the terrace of a Tuscan villa.

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Parfums Quartana Digitalis, $145, twistedlily.com.

A rain-soaked batch of violets discarded on a mossy hilltop at dawn.

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Petit Matin, $215, neimanmarcus.com.

A young couple bringing lemon tarts home on a foggy morning in the Marais.

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Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum, $114, bloomingdales.com.

A fresh mimosas spilling into the sand during brunch at the beach.

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Tom Ford Vert D’Encens, $225, tomford.com.

Batches of lavender peeking through pine cones along a wooded path.

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Vilhelm Parfumerie Modest Mimosa, $245, barneys.com.

A recently discarded Violet candy wrapper sitting next to a cup of freshly pressed carrot juice.

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Estee Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Gloss, $85, esteelauder.com.

Kendall Jenner ordering a bottle of black cherry soda from room service at The Hotel Costes after a night out with her friends in Paris.

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Andrea Mack Dual, $135, totokaelo.com.

A group of hikers sipping ginger tea with lemon as they soak in an Icelandic hot spring lagoon.

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Bond No. 9 Soho, $335, bondno9.com.

A painter treating herself to a scoop of orange sorbet while assessing her almost-completed work in her sunlit loft.

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Oscar Velvet by Oscar de la Renta, $88, macys.com.

A debutante dressed in a velvet de la Renta gown wearing a wrist corsage of iris and black orchid.

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Clive Christian Noble VII Cosmo Flower, $550, saks.com.

A vendor opening her stall at Covent Garden while sipping on a cup of cocoa.

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Diana Vreeland Outrageous Daringly Different, $350, neimanmarcus.com.

An intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art heading out for a late dinner in her new leather jacket after a very long first day.