Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia EssenzaThe ideal pick-me-up, with mint, lemon, and pink-pepper notes.To buy: $85 for 1.7 ounces, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.If you worry that you are wearing too much perfume, see our fragrance tips.Featured November 2012
Donna Karan WomanIn this piquant pick, sandalwood and vetiver—usually found in masculine fragrances—get feminized with white floral undertones.To buy: $115 for 3.4 ounces, nordstrom.com.
Lancôme La Vie Est BelleTesters reported that this infusion of patchouli, sweet praline, and tart orange blossom drew admiration from friends, coworkers, and passersby on the street.To buy: $95 for 2.5 ounces, lancome-usa.com.
Vera Wang Lovestruck Floral RushA heady homage to your favorite after-hours activities: Sparkling champagne notes evoke cocktail hour, while pink passionflower lends a flirtatious edge.To buy: $78 for 3.4 ounces, macys.com.
Chanel Coco Noir Eau de ParfumTesters could still detect this bold and beautiful mixture of bergamot, jasmine, and white musk 10 hours after application.To buy: $130 for 3.4 ounces, nordstrom.com.
Coach Poppy BlossomDon’t be deceived by the strong, sweet mix of notes: Lychee and gardenia add up to a sophisticated scent that delights wearers without overwhelming them.To buy: $65 for 1.7 ounces, coach.com.
Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y.There’s nothing simplistic about this simple fragrance based predominantly on—you guessed it—lily. Moss and truffle give it depth and body.To buy: $80 for 1.7 ounces, sephora.com.
Jo Malone London Blackberry & Bay CologneFruity fragrances can smell like dessert. Not this one. The tangy berry-and-grapefruit blend is grounded by earthy cedarwood.To buy: $110 for 3.4 ounces, jomalone.com.
Balenciaga FlorabotanicaFar from a bowl-you-over, air-freshener floral fragrance, this fresh mix of rose and carnation is subtly sublime.To buy: $95 for 1.7 ounces, neimanmarcus.com.What type of scent is right for you? Go to realsimple.com/fragrancequiz to find out.Get Daily Finds via e-mailSee all Daily Finds from this month