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.

Surreal Fragrances
Josephine Schiele
Ralph Lauren Collection Sage, $240,

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

Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Ginestra, $225,

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

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris, $92,

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

Coach Eau de Parfum, $75,

An intern eating raspberry sorbet in the Kennedy Rose Garden.

Jo Malone London Basil & Neroli, $130,

Princess Kate chopping fresh basil in an orange grove.

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

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

Viktor and Rolf Bonbon Couture, $135,

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

Giorgio Armani Si, $96,

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

Creed Aventus for Her, $405,

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

Parfums Quartana Digitalis, $145,

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

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Petit Matin, $215,

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

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum, $114,

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

Tom Ford Vert D’Encens, $225,

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

Vilhelm Parfumerie Modest Mimosa, $245,

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

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Gloss, $85,

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.

Andrea Mack Dual, $135,

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

Bond No. 9 Soho, $335,

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

Oscar Velvet by Oscar de la Renta, $88,

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

Clive Christian Noble VII Cosmo Flower, $550,

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

Diana Vreeland Outrageous Daringly Different, $350,

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.