Even if you're not a woman who regularly steals from the guys' side of the fragrance aisle, you may want to consider making an exception for Marc Jacobs's new cologne, Bang ($55). It's the sort of scent that feels perfect worn under a cashmere sweater and trench coat, and it's delicate enough to sit nicely on anyone; there's nothing about it that telegraphs "strictly male."

Bang has a beautifully spiced, herbaceous wood accord that doesn't smell like most colognes. It opens with a burst of freshly ground pepper, which is then quickly joined by vetiver and soft sandalwood. The blend is warm without being heavy at all, and it dries down to a slightly salty, woodsy blend. It's not sweet or girly, but I would say that there's plenty of room for femininity in it. If you've never tried wearing cologne before, I highly suggest you seek Bang out and give it a sniff.