Looking for your signature scent in 2018? Start the year on an extra-fresh note by discovering the right fragrance for you. Here at Barneys HQ, our team has tested the latest perfume launches, and these are the brands they can’t get enough of.

Whether you’re fan of floral, spicy, citrusy, or muskier aromas, we have something for everyone to try. Read on and shop Barneys.com or store locations to add these beautiful bottles to your own top shelf.

Jennifer Miles, VP DMM Cosmetics

Potion No. 1, this new scent by Wendy Nichol, is so warm and cozy, plus it smells amazing on the skin. The notes of sandalwood and leather are such a beautiful combination and feel very modern and cool.”

WENDY NICHOL Potion No. 1 Eau De Parfum 100ml

Erica Choi, Art Director

“You can always trust Byredo to introduce the most sophisticated-yet-modern scents, and the new Velvet Haze Eau De Parfum is no exception. With notes of ambrette, coconut water, patchouli, cocoa absolu, and wild musk, it’s fresh and invigorating. I’ve accumulated a collection of Byredo perfumes over the years, and aside from making me smell amazing, the bottles add an incredibly chic touch to any space they are placed in.”

BYREDO Velvet Haze Eau De Parfum 100ml

Mirella Siciliano, Buyer, Cosmetics

Colonia Pura is a fragrance that’s perfect for a cold New York City day. Crisp air only accentuates the scent’s fresh top notes, and then a base of white musk and cedarwood is brought out. While Acqua di Parma created it for the modern man, I find it so fit for the modern woman, too.”


Taylor Gross, Assistant Buyer, Cosmetics

“My new scent to start off 2018 is Ever Always by Boon the Shop. It’s such a beautiful, feminine scent that I want to wear it everywhere, always. The fruity notes of peach and bergamot mix with floral notes of rose and cedarwood, creating an aroma that reminds me of a perfectly sweet, spring afternoon.”

BOON THE SHOP Ever Always Eau De Parfum 100ml / BOON THE SHOP Vervenit Eau De Parfum 100ml / BOON THE SHOP Because Everything Eau De Parfum 100ml

Brigitte Timmins, Senior Public Relations Manager

“I’m not big on scents that are too floral or feminine, so Malin+Goetz Leather is the perfect fit for me. The notes of leather, sandalwood, and amber feel rich and comforting during this New York winter. I actually first bought it as part of a candle set, which is another thing I like about Malin+Goetz: if you love a scent, you can use it in so many different ways!”

MALIN+GOETZ Leather Perfume Oil 9ml / MALIN+GOETZ Leather Candle

Monica Porostosky, Buyer, Cosmetics

“I love all Maison Margiela Replica fragrances, but I found my new go-to with Sailing Day. I just gravitate towards anything with Juniper notes!”

MAISON MARGIELA Replica Music Festival Eau De Toilette 100ml / MAISON MARGIELA Sailing Day Eau De Toilette 100ml

 Katherine Pegno, Assistant Buyer Fragrance/ Men’s Treatment and Apothecary

Nuit de Cellophane is the perfect scent for the new year. Consisting of florals, sandalwood, and musk, this fragrance offers a unique combination of notes all in one bottle.”

SERGE LUTENS Nuit De Cellophane 100ml


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