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Beautiful Buys: The Most Intoxicating New Fragrances of Fall 2017

The concept of a "signature scent" is lovely, but if you're anything like me, settling on just one fragrance for every occasion is a bit challenging. So many moods! So many personalities! How can one scent possibly satisfy all of the many facets of the sensory fun house that is my interior world? Fortunately, when it comes to scent, I don't need to be stingy. New fragrances are launched all the time and I have the rare privilege of being able to smell many of them before they even hit the market. So, without further ado, here are a few of my favorite new fall fragrance launches that may deserve prime real estate in your next fragrance shelfie: 1. L'Artisan Parfumeurs Histoire D'Orangers Fragrance category: Floriental Perfumer: Marie Salamagne (Jo Malone London Mimosa & Cardamom) Key notes: Inspired by Salamagne's travels in the valley of Souss, at the foothills of the
Rrose body milk from Brooklyn Ellis smells like the most heavenly rose perfume
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Meet Rrose Sélavy from Ellis Brooklyn, Your New Favorite Fragrance

With her latest scent from Ellis Brooklyn, RRose, New York Times beauty columnist Bee Shapiro appears to have finally captured the white whale of fragrance: a scent that is both fresh and natural yet nuanced and complex. The name, an homage to Marcel Duchamp’s female alter ego, Rrose Sélavy (a play on “Eros, C’est La Vie”) underscores its playful unpredictability. As a muse to Man Ray, Duchamp dressed up as an older woman, attempting to look young and beautiful. Working with famed perfumer Jerome Epinette of Byredo, Shapiro channeled the subversive spirit of Rrose Sélavy by flipping the olfactive script. “I thought, ‘let’s take rose, which is such a common note, and try to make it fresh and young and unpredictable.’’ The result: a fragrance that’s as intoxicating as it is unexpected. At first whiff, one can hardly even recognize rose, enveloped as it is in a luscious bouquet of