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The Best Fall Fragrances of 2012

Feeling Sweet, Moody, Fresh? Find the Fall Fragrance That Suits You

Fall doesn't always mean going for warmer fragrances. Consider these energetic, bright scents a pick-me-up when the days turn shorter.

1. Gucci Premiere ($63-$87) opens with a heady burst of bergamot. White flowers and musk are at the heart of the scent, with hints of smoky leather — a nod to Gucci's heritage — providing a rich base.

2. Donna Karan's latest fragrance, Woman ($85), feels clean and sophisticated thanks to orange flower, Haitian vetiver, and sandalwood.

3. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme ($77) is a reincarnation of the original scent. Top notes of tangerine lead into jasmine before finishing off with marshmallow and sandalwood.

4. Nicole ($55-69). The vanilla, amber, and cashmere scents she grew up with are prominent, but the blackberry and papyrus additions make it modern — and surprisingly pleasant for a celebrity endeavor.

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