fall perfumes 2012
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Lady Gaga
Fame Ultimate Masterpiece

A surprisingly sweet and feminine combination of belladonna, apricot nectar, tiger orchid, and jasmine. ($79 for 3.4 ounces; Macys.com)

Lancôme
La Vie Est Belle

Iris, sweet praline, jasmine, and orange blossom in a delicate, sophisticated floral scent. ($75 for 1.7 ounces; Lancome-USA.com)

Tom Ford
Jonquille de Nuit
Lush and slightly spicy: peppery angelica seeds, violet leaf, narcissus, and warm amber. ($205 for 50 milliliters; Saks.com)

Givenchy
Eaudemoiselle Body Mist
A skin-softening mist (a mix of glycerin and rose extract) with floral notes of orange blossom and ylang-ylang. ($46 for 3.4 ounces; NeimanMarcus.com)

Donna Karan
Woman
The rich, woody, and warm scents of sandalwood, vetiver, and orange flower. ($115 for 3.4 ounces; Nordstrom.com)

Halle Berry
Closer
A fresh and powdery floral bouquet: water lily, violet, and mimosa, with a touch of vanilla bean. ($28 for 1 ounce; Target.com)

Diptyque
Volutes
Exotic notes of tobacco, iris, immortelle flower, and benzoin (a sweet-scented resin) in a fragrance that's dense, smoky, and a little musky. ($140 for 2.5 ounces; DiptyqueParis.com)

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