These clean brands ditch synthetics in favor of raw, natural materials that come together to create truly special fragrances.
Fragrance 1: Ormaie, Les Brumes
The notes: Top notes of lemon, mandarin, bergamot, and ginger are finished with a woody base.
Why it’s special: All-natural fragrance line Ormie comes in bottles crafted by a sustainable glassmaker with decorative tops whittled from beech trees cut from renewable forests. The thoughtfully designed fragrance will bring as much joy as a decorative object on one’s dresser as it does to wear.
Fragrance 2: Goldfield & Banks Southern Bloom
The notes: Floral and woody fragrance featuring smooth, green notes.
Why it’s special: Goldfield & Banks is a newly launched luxury perfume line inspired by the unique fragrances of its native Australia. Southern Bloom takes its name from the rare, exquisitely scented boronia flower found off the coast of Bruny Island in Tasmania.
Fragrance 3: D.S. & Durga, Amber Teutonic Eau De Parfum
The notes: Alpine cedar, cardamom, and green mandarin are paired with a base of Austrian pine, opoponax, and musk.
Why it’s special: This handcrafted unisex scent blends woody and spicy notes in a way that is harmonious and pleasingly unexpected. A truly special scent from a truly special brand, it has a greenish color that separates it from other fragrances by the brand.
Fragrance 4: Heretic, Dirty Rose
The notes: Rose de mai and damask rose are juxtaposed with citrusy bergamot, spicy pepper, and juicy apricot notes.
Why it’s special: Founded a few years ago in New York City, Heretic takes a nonconformist approach to fragrance using raw, natural materials to create unique scents that react differently to each individual’s skin chemistry. New this season, Dirty Rose is complex, nontraditionally feminine, and utterly beguiling.
This grouping includes some of the most beguiling, bold new scents of the season—for those seeking to stand out.
Fragrance 1: Serge Lutens Parfums, Le Participe Passé
The notes: Amber, fir balsam, and resin.
Why it’s special: The latest addition to the Collection Noir from legendary Serge Lutens is rich, enveloping, and warm—sweet but not overly playful. It’s exotic without being overbearing in the slightest.
Fragrance 2: Tiziana Terenzi, Sirrah Extrait De Parfum
The notes: A bouquet of ancient and rare fruits, combined with precious spices and middle notes of amber—finished with rich woods.
Why it’s special: Third-generation Italian perfume house Tiziana Terenzi creates robust scents that awaken the senses. Brand-new Sirrah is technically a men’s fragrance, but its evocative scent is well suited to anyone seeking an intoxicating signature smell.
Fragrance 3: Frédéric Malle, Dawn
The notes: Oud, pink pepper, cedar, and Turkish rose.
Why it’s special: Frédéric Malle was inspired by his travels through the Middle East when creating this exquisitely crafted new scent. The powerful fragrance is developed by Carlos Benaïm and exclusively available at Barneys.
Fragrance 4: The Harmonist, Yin Transformation
The notes: Floral base notes with layers of sandalwood and white musk.
Why it’s special: The Harmonist uses rare botanical oils to create unique scents inspired by the five pillars of feng shui: fire, earth, metal, water, and wood. Yin Transformation is inspired by energy moving between yin and yang, and the scent itself evolves on the wearer moving from playful and flowery to a creamy musk.
These unique, unexpected scents defy ordinary expectations.
Fragrance 1: Acqua Di Parma, Colonia Artist Edition Eau De Cologne
The notes: Sicilian citrus top notes with middle notes of lavender and rosemary, finished with a sandalwood base.
Why it’s special: The brand’s well-loved, delicate citrus fragrance comes in Exclusively Ours packaging. The playful exterior is designed in collaboration with artist Clym Evernden and complements the fragrance, which is artful without taking itself too seriously.
Fragrance 2: Bois 1920, Paranà
The notes: Leathery birch notes pair with fruity accents of black currant and Italian bergamot.
Why it’s special: Technically a men’s fragrance, this sophisticated scent from the family-owned Italian perfume brand is well suited to women, too. Strong but not overpowering, it’s luxurious while still smelling natural.
Fragrance 3: Aedes De Venustas, Musc Encensé
The notes: Notes of amber, clary sage, cashmeran, musk, and tonka.
Why it’s special: We love the vintage-inspired decorative bottle almost as much as we love the latest scent from artisanal, New York–based Aedes de Venustas. This sexy fragrance is opulent and subtle at the same time with mysterious hints of incense.
Fragrance 4: Maison Margiela, Under The Lemon Trees Eau De Toilette
The notes: Top notes of lime accord and cardamom, finished with a base of cedarwood and white musk.
Why it’s special: Each time there’s a new scent in the Maison Margiela Replica range, we’re excited to see what they’ve concocted. Their latest Exclusive Ours scent is citrusy, fresh, and bright—a hint of spring that doesn’t feel out of place.