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Sweet Smells

Five classic scents get an overhaul this fall.

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Rive Gauche Eau de Toilette is a relaunch of the original 1971 fragrance, now with a more modern scent and in a slimmer perfume canister ($70 for 3.3 ounces at Bergdorf Goodman).

Eternity’s limited-edition mirrored bottle debuts in October ($45 for 1.7 ounces at Calvin Klein and Macy’s).

Chanel No. 5 gets a sleek new spray bottle ($78.50 for 3.4 ounces at Barneys New York).

Opium has a new scent and a new face, Kate Moss ($65 for 1.6 ounces at Bloomingdale’s, October 15).

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s Boucheron is the same fragrance in a new package ($100 for 3.3 ounces at Saks Fifth Avenue).

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Super Sneaker
For a spa weekend out of the city this fall, all you need is some workout-wear, a pair of jeans, a couple of sweaters—and way too many pairs of shoes. What if you want to hike while you’re there? Or maybe there’s a running trail nearby, or spin class at the gym? Every sport requires its own shoe. Consider, then, Nike’s Air Zoom Spiridon, not only incredibly lightweight—and designed with Caged Zoom Air cushioning and pressurized air-sole technology to lend support for running—but suitable for everything from kickboxing to trampoline jumping to step class ($100 at Niketown).

Rich Man, Pore Man
Summer takes its toll on the skin of men as well as women, so fall is the perfect time for a manly facial. DoritBaxter Spa (212-371-4542) offers one ($120 for one hour) that combats the sweat bumps that come from exercise. At Yasmine Djerradine (212-588-1771), the latest for men is the Biosonic facial ($150 for 90 minutes), using ultrasound-wave technology to increase hydration and circulation and reduce redness and puffiness. Shizuka New York (212-644-7400) is offering a version of its men’s mini-facial, which cleanses without massage or final mask ($60 for 30 minutes).

Chai Chi
It’s not enough that people obsessed with the creamy, exotically spiced chai want to drink it every morning and evening; now they want to slather it all over themselves. Fortunately, there’s no need to steep it in the bathtub. Soaps, bath gels, even lipsticks, are now scented with the intoxicating blend. The newly renovated spa at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach (561-627-3111) even has a Chai Tea Mud Mask ($119 for 75 minutes), in which you are painted head to toe with a super-softening chai-scented mud mix.

Philip B’s Chai Latte Soul and Body Wash is a blend of black tea, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, black pepper, and honey for softening skin, with milk proteins for exfoliating it ($40.50 at Barneys New York).

Hard Candy Chai Latte Lipstick actually contains energy-boosting caffeine ($9 at Sephora).

La Collection Savon de Thé, from Gianna Rose Atelier is a beautifully packaged collection of triple-milled soaps, including chai, Moroccan mint, lemon, and ginger green ($30 at Saks Fifth Avenue).


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