Woodsy and Earthy
These scents are more intense, combining traditionally masculine notes with more delicate feminine ones.
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Donna Karan Chaos Eau de Parfum, $120
Piquant herbs, like sage and coriander, are softened by lavender, chamomile, and woods in the distinctive scent.
To buy: bergdorfgoodman.com.
Tom Ford White Patchouli, $105
This sophisticated perfume will effectively remove all hippie associations from patchouli. It blends the plant’s oil with peony, rose, and jasmine notes.
To buy: neimanmarcus.com.
Kiehl’s Original Musk Essence Oil, $26
Introduced in 1963, this classic and often mimicked musk oil can be worn alone or layered over a summer scent to “winterize” it and give it staying power.
To buy: kiehls.com.
Pacifica Solid Perfume in Sandalwood, $9
Nothing like what you wore in junior high, this solid, travel-friendly balm smells of just-sanded sandalwood, with orange and tangerine essential oils for a delicious sweetness.
To buy: pacificaperfumes.com.
Tokyomilk Parfum in Dead Sexy 06, $28
The half-sweet, half-smoky scent contains vanilla, orchid, and exotic woods, such as ebony. Imagine toasted marshmallows on a crackling fire in tropical Hawaii.
To buy: 888-658-6596.