Best new fragrances

We asked New Yorkers to test the season's newest colognes and perfumes and give us their honest feedback.

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  • Diesel men's Only the Brave Iron Man Limited-Edition Eau de Toilette Spray, $68...

  • Aramis men's Cool Blend Eau de Toilette Spray, $52 for 3.7 oz, at Macy's, 151 W...

  • Burberry Sport for men Eau de Toilette, $57 for 1.7 oz, at Sephora, locations...

  • Prada men's Infusion de Vetiver Eau de Toilette Spray, $74 for 3.4 oz, at Saks...

  • Bond No. 9 unisex Andy Warhol Montauk Eau De Parfum, $145 for 50 ml, at Bond...

  • Carolina Herrera women's CH Garden Party, $65 for 3.4 oz, at...

  • Nina Ricci women's Le Paradis de Nina Eau de Toilette spray, $55 for 50 ml, at...

  • Aropostale women's Compagnie Generale fragrance, $13 for .5 oz, available...

  • Natori women's Eau de Parfum, $80 for 1.7 oz, at Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave...

  • Balenciaga women's Paris Eau de Parfum, $95 for 1.7 oz, at Bloomingdale's, 1000...

  • Anna Sui women's Rock Me! Summer of Love fragrance, $58 for 50 ml, at Anna Sui,...

Diesel men's Only the Brave Iron Man Limited-Edition Eau de Toilette Spray, $68...

Photographs: (bottles) Michelle W; (portraits) Devin Elijah


1. Diesel men’s Only the Brave Iron Man Limited-Edition Eau de Toilette Spray, $68 for 75 ml, at Diesel, 685 Fifth Avenue at 54th St (212-755-3555, diesel.com)

John Hoyos, 25, skateboarder; Williamsburg, Brooklyn
“I’d buy this just for the packaging! It’s a pretty versatile smell—I’d see any guy in his twenties wearing this in any NYC neighborhood.”


2. Aramis men’s Cool Blend Eau de Toilette Spray, $52 for 3.7 oz, at Macy’s, 151 W 34th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-695-4400, macys.com)

Kevin Honegger, 25, art director; Chinatown
“This would totally work for a gay couple in their thirties living in Chelsea who have tons of corporate swagger.”


3. Burberry Sport for men Eau de Toilette, $57 for 1.7 oz, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com.

Paul Policastro, 24, real estate project manager; Park Slope, Brooklyn
“I can see this cologne being worn during a daytime party in Prospect Park.”


4. Prada men’s Infusion de Vetiver Eau de Toilette Spray, $74 for 3.4 oz, at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave at 49th St (212-940-4650, saksfifthavenue.com)

Steve Serio, 26, unemployed; Crown Heights, Brooklyn
“This reminds me of Park Slope because it’s super light and is not overbearing at all.”


5. Bond No. 9 unisex Andy Warhol Montauk Eau De Parfum, $145 for 50 ml, at Bond No. 9, 897 Madison Ave between 72nd and 73rd Sts (212-794-4480, bondno9.com)

Brittany Engel-Adams, 21, dancer; Chinatown
“This has 'Wall Street man’ written all over it—clean-cut, clean suit, business junkie.”


6. Carolina Herrera women’s CH Garden Party, $65 for 3.4 oz, at theperfumespot.com

Anne Genberg, 22, student; Lower East Side
“I definitely would not smell this downtown at a club. I’d imagine this more on the Upper East Side on Madison Avenue.”


7. Nina Ricci women’s Le Paradis de Nina Eau de Toilette spray, $55 for 50 ml, at macys.com

Margarita Gonzalez, 27, student advisor; Bronx
“I’d wear this to go run errands in the middle of the day, but it’s overall a very girly scent—you gotta be wearing a skirt to have this on.”


8. Aropostale women’s Compagnie Generale fragrance, $13 for .5 oz, available August 1 at Aropostale, 901 Sixth Ave at 34th St (212-239-5201, aeropostale.com)

Marlene Urena, 15, student; Cypress Hills, Brooklyn
“I’m smelling the grass, trees and flowers at Union Square Park. I see a young college girl wearing this and walking around with her friends.”


9. Natori women’s Eau de Parfum, $80 for 1.7 oz, at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave at 59th St (212-705-2000, bloomingdales.com)

Jesse Keller, 23, dancer; Lower East Side
“This makes me think of a sophisticated older woman who works and lives on the Upper East Side.”


10. Balenciaga women’s Paris Eau de Parfum, $95 for 1.7 oz, at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave at 59th St (212-705-2000, bloomingdales.com)

Maiko Yoshikawa, 34, journalist; Flatbush, Brooklyn
“I’d see an artist wearing this while working at her Chelsea gallery.”


11. Anna Sui women’s Rock Me! Summer of Love fragrance, $58 for 50 ml, at Anna Sui, 113 Greene St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-941-8406)

Emily Hansen, 21, actress; Upper West Side
“The smell reminds me of warm weather at a laid-back rooftop bar—definitely not an office scent.”

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