A glamorous, no-holds-barred blend of cognac, incense, and coriander; mandarin orange gives it just the right touch of brightness.
QUEEN BY QUEEN LATIFAH, $49, MACYS.COM
Tart and gingery when you put it on, this gets more complex after a few minutes, inflected with Egyptian jasmine and patchouli.
GIORGIO ARMANI IDOLE D’ARMANI, $62, GIORGIOARMANIBEAUTY.COM.
At first, lily and rose are sweetly delicate; over time, the undertone of leather creates amazing depth and mystery.
D&G FRAGRANCE ANTHOLOGY 18 LA LUNE, $65, NORDSTROM.COM.
Plum, dark chocolate, and a hint of hibiscus flower: juicy in the best possible way—and undeniably sexy.
AVRIL LAVIGNE BLACK STAR, $29, KOHLS.COM.
An iconic, silver-screen sort of scent, with generous doses of gardenia and neroli in a cut-glass flacon.
MARIAH CAREY FOREVER, $42, MACYS.COM.
In keeping with the gilded crown and crest, this is all-out opulent, with Indonesian sandalwood, coconut, blackberry, and a swirl of amber.
LOS ANGELES BY CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER, $59, MACYS.COM
Ruby red grapefruit and musk make this both zesty and sultry (though we’d buy it for the fabulous bottle alone).
MARC JACOBS LOLA, $65, BLOOMINGDALES.COM.