August and September are popular months for launching cosmetics collections. Shoppers also will see quite a few new fragrances, too. We tested three for scent and sensuality. Take a whiff.
Notorious: Ralph Lauren Fragrances' latest scent gets its inspiration from film noir. It comes in an art deco bottle and features notes like vintage Patchouli Musk. It's heady and perfect for fall. Prices: $40-$70. Availability: September at Macy's and www.ralphlauren.com.
St. John: The luxury apparel label relaunches its signature scent, which was created by co-founder Marie Gray. A combination of tangerine and freesia is the first smell, followed by jasmine, sandalwood and amber. Very pretty. Prices: $70-$95. Availability: Nordstrom.
Sensuous: Estee Lauder's new fragrance is warm and totally feminine. It has an amber base with a light floral touch. Also a nice fall fragrance. Prices: $49.50- $69.50. Availability: department stores.