There are a few things we always have in our purse – lipbalm, pens, copious amounts of old receipts... But none bring us as much joy as our favourite perfume. Whether it's a fruity one for work or a warm, spicy scent for a night out, there's a few signature scents that we always find ourselves going back to. If you're on the market for a new scent or just want to treat yourself to something special, we've put together a list of the 13 fragrances we are obsessed with and that you should defs add to your beauty arsenal.
Channel your youthful indulgence with Chanel’s timeless blend of vanilla, jasmine and iris, Chance. Redefine your classic scent, and prepare yourself for an influx of compliments. This timeless old friend will give you that instant daily confidence.
If you adore Dior, this iconic scent was designed for you. The floral mixture of Sambac jasmine, Danascena rose and Ylang-Ylang essence is delicately balanced but striking enough to ensure compliments everywhere you go.
Gypsy Water has achieved cult status in the world of perfumery with it-girls everywhere sliding it into their purses. Designed to tap into your inner bohemian, Gypsy Water is a vivacious combination of woody scents, laced with bright citrus and heady incense notes. It’s an iconic scent that is instantly recognisable. Plus, with their roll-on oil, body lotion and body wash, there’s no reason why you should ever have to go without this illustrious scent.
Fresh, feminine, fruity: Kai’s signature scent is a tropical-inspired fragrance that has us dreaming of our next island escape. With layers of gardenia and exotic white flowers, it’s an effortlessly crisp and cool perfume that feels as fresh as a cool island breeze.
Rather than opting for the usual Eau de Parfum, test out one of our faves from Chloé. Roses De Chloé has a stunningly sweet scent that isn’t overwhelming. Light, floral and delicate, it will help you embrace your natural femininity and will make you want to whip off that pink ribbon and tie it to your hair.
Kim K is our golden gal for all things feminine and sexy, and with the release of her fragrance, Crystal Gardenia, we’re convinced she can do no wrong. Exclusively available on the Kardashian website, this bottle is mixed with the sense-stimulating top ingredients of water lily, grapefruit and Anjou pear. Effortlessly sensual, this arousing scent is bound in a crystallised case, an unmistakable, aesthetic addition to any purse.
With layers of fresh grapefruit and cucumber laced with peach nectar, creamy vanilla and floral jasmine, Cleopatra has become a cult favourite. The scent is inspired by the Queen of the Nile herself, layering scents it is told she wore herself. Even if it’s just a marketing ploy to get us to buy it, we can’t deny that it boasts a regal fragrance that definitely turns heads.
For the untamed traveller, Elizabeth and James’ Nirvana Black Solid Perfume is a must-have. With a luxurious scent of violet, sandalwood and vanilla, it’s a bold yet wearable scent. Tucked inside a black, mirrored compact, this perfume was made for your carry-on and will be your first pick for every adventure.
When you’re wrapped up in your thick woollen knit, what could be better than inhaling the warm and spicy scent of patchouli essence and leather accord? Not your average scent, this special guy is part of the incredible Replica range. With the steady approach of the colder season, this is your go-to for an all encapsulating perfume.
As delicate as its name, this fragrance is a stunning blend of exotic ingredients, resulting in a scent that is soft, earthy and warm. The dent in your bank will be rewarded with stolen glances and utter envy.
This heady and intoxicating scent isn’t for the faint of heart. With spicy notes of cardamon, iris, sandalwood, cedarwood, leather and musk, it has been specifically crafted for those who don’t shy away from attention-grabbing fragrances. It goes on strong and woody, but mellows out to a warmer, sweeter scent as the day goes on. Plus, as a unisex fragrance, it’s perfect for both halves of the whole.
This sweet, citrusy combination is an absolute dream. As slick as it’s casing, this Jo Malone fragrance is easily one of our faves. If you’re purchasing this one for your man, we guarantee he’ll like it (almost as much as you do) as it’s the perfect blend of peppery and aromatic scents, without ever being too overbearing.
This is one of those scents that starts quite heady and woody before balancing out with a clean, floral finish. With bold layers of cumin and clove, the scent settles on the skin with rose oxide and jasmine sambac, making it a versatile and exciting fragrance.
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