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.