Ah, fall, the season when we’re inundated with a slew of new fragrance launches. If it seems like there are more and more perfumes coming out each year than the previous, that’s because there are: In 2012, for starters, there were 1,400
. By 2014, that number increased to 1,620
. It would be understandable for even the most ardent fragrance lover to be fatigued by all those choices. And the volume, combined with the same-y-ness of most of what’s out there (is it us, or is just about everything
a fruity-floral these days?), makes finding something truly unique or special extra-challenging.
Fortunately, we're here to help! Want to smell like outer space? We got you. More into the fragrance equivalent of an Indian desert? It’s in here. Interested in a perfume that’s a dead ringer for the scent of makeup? Yep, that’s possible, too. Click through to discover some of fall’s most unusual, most captivating, and most non-basic scents.