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Dark and Dusky

If you only knew the power of the dark side: deep, rich, spicy scents of the season.

1. Chanel Coco Noir ($98) erupts with the spicy scent of bergamot and then bleeds into jasmine and rose florals. Finally, it settles into a deep sandalwood. Warm, alluring, and very autumnal.

2. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire ($80) begins with black cherry, which is complemented by rose before turning to a moody blend of licorice and black tea.

3. Tom Ford Lys Fume ($205) is one of the designer's four Jardin Noir fragrances. White lily, amber, rum, and vanilla combine to create this wonderfully boozy, peppery oriental.

4. Finally, there's Lady Gaga's much-anticipated Fame ($55-$79). This black perfume has deep notes of belladonna, apricot, and jasmine. Spicy, seductive, strong.