"It devises its own destiny, gratifying every whim as it orchestrates an enthralling spectacle for the aesthete and connoisseur." We're used to seeing nonsense in fragrance descriptions, but the above line for Cartier Roadster ($105) takes the 2009 award for most absurd. With notes of English mint, cashmere wood, patchouli, cistus labdanum and vanilla, it may not be an "enthralling spectacle," but it smells damn good. For those looking for a more active scent, Roadster Sport ($105) packs citrus notes of lime and tangerine, as well as herbs and spices like sage, rosemary, and black pepper, for a decidedly more masculine musk.
"Never resist the call of the game." At least, that's what Lacoste Challenge ($60) thinks you should do. With a woody base that's complemented by citrus notes of lemon and orange, as well as lavender and rosewood, it's a fine fall fragrance, and comes in a skyscraper-esque glass bottle with black lid that will look great on your counter — which is a good thing, since it's height will likely make it a no-go for the medicine cabinet.