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The best perfumes for women and cologne for men this fall

Rethink your signature scent this season with one of fall's best new fragrances

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The arrival of fall means it's not only time to update your closet with the latest fall fashion trends—like stunning animal print bags and nifty wearable tech gadgets—but it's also time to change up your signature scent. We sniffed out the latest offerings and picked the best perfumes for women and cologne for men this season. From selections by big-time designers to popular brands, these are the best fragrances for fall.
MYNY by DKNY

MYNY by DKNY

This energetic scent contains notes of raspberry, pink pepper and Egyptian jasmine. It's a great perfume for Rita Ora fans while they bop around the city. ($48–$88 at dkny.com)
Silhouette by Christian Siriano

Silhouette by Christian Siriano

A sophisticated perfume with notes of grapefruit, black currant and green apple, this scent is perfect for a fancy night out on the town. ($68–$92 at christiansiriano.com)
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Côte d’Azur by Oribe

Côte d’Azur by Oribe

Yes, this cologne is by Oribe hair-care company. And just like its popular (and really good-smelling) hair products, this fresh unisex cologne contains notes of citrus floral, lemon, plum and amber. ($85; coming soon)
Girl by Pharrell Williams

Girl by Pharrell Williams

Don't let the name confuse you: This woody scent by the "Happy" singer is actually for boys and girls. The unisex cologne contains notes of patchouli, cedar and sandalwood. ($135 at Dover Street Market)
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Michael Kors for Men by Michael Kors

Michael Kors for Men by Michael Kors

The newest men's cologne from Michael Kors contains notes of bergamot, thyme and star anise. Translation: The scent is perfect for rugged and sophisticated guys alike. ($62–$78 at Michael Kors)​
Oud by John Varvatos

Oud by John Varvatos

The latest men's scent from this major designer is an exotic scent with notes of tobacco mixed with cypress, juniper berries and sage. The classic Varvatos bottle design is accounted for, this time with a fancy gold net covering. ($150 at John Varvatos)
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