The must-have fragrances for fall

Ditch summer’s breezy scents and go for warm and fuzzy.

You’re wearing soft sweaters and sipping pumpkin-laced drinks these days, so it’s time to put away the carefree fragrance that was your summer go-to and layer on a deeper, moodier scent for fall. These eight irresistible new choices—four for women, three for men, and an unisex option—are perfect for ushering in the season with a spritz.

cartier la panthère eau de parfum légère, $300

The most recent addition to Cartier’s Le Panthère collection for women, this musk-driven scent gets its sensual floral twist from the tiaré, a type of gardenia that grows on Tahiti and is traditionally woven into necklaces for visitors to the island. Look closely at the bottle’s jewel-cut design to see a panther in profile. BUY IT >

eric buterbaugh velvet lavender, $300

Buterbaugh is an Los Angeles-based florist who caters to the likes of Demi Moore and Gwen Stefani, and his just-launched unisex fragrance line, Eric Buterbaugh Florals, pays homage to his favorite blooms. Buterbaugh’s Velvet Lavender scent was developed with master perfumer Harry Fremont, and it contains not a whiff of anything harsh or chemical-y—it’s all warm, silky-soft vanilla, sage, sandalwood, and of course, lavender. BUY IT >

ralph lauren fragrances polo supreme oud, $125

This rich, spicy scent is Ralph Lauren’s first eau de parfum for men, meaning it has a higher concentration of ingredients and wears longer. Its distinctive middle note—smoky Indian oud accord—is found in exotic Agarwood trees in the Middle East and South Asia. You’ll smell like a cinnamon-tinged man of the world. BUY IT >

norell new york eau de parfum, $150

In 1968, this sophisticated floral scent was the first signature fragrance from an American fashion designer. A modernized version of the women's perfume was just released, and it’s an understated mix of pear, mandarin, jasmine, Orris butter and vanilla, among other luscious, timeless ingredients. BUY IT >

boss the scent, $85

This new entry from Hugo Boss was formulated to seduce, slow burn-style, with its top note of spicy ginger, middle notes of maninka fruit (provenance: West Africa) and lavender and base note of burnished leather. The effect is hyper-masculine and yes, very sexy. BUY IT >

jo malone mimosa & cardamom, $140

There’s sugar, spice and everything nice—think cozy sandalwood and nostalgic Damask rose—in the latest scent from cult favorite London perfumer Jo Malone. This great everyday fragrance for women moves seamlessly from from lunch to late night. BUY IT >

tom ford noir extreme, $100

Hints of rose and jasmine make this a scent for a man who’s not afraid to smell a little flowery, but its smoky finish gives this amped-up version of Tom Ford’s Noir fragrance an unmistakable masculinity. BUY IT >

clinique aromatics in black, $79

If you're a woman who always believed black is the new black, you’ll love this bold, wear-anywhere scent that blends bright plum and grapefruit notes with darker jasmine, myrrh and vetiver. The scent aims for dark yet comforting, just like your favorite leather jacket. BUY IT >