20 Editors’ Favorite Perfumes and Fragrances We Tested

Whether you have a signature scent you wear every day, a trusted selection for different occasions, or a bunch of travel scents so you can mix it up whenever you want, you’ll want to check out these perfumes and colognes that our editors love it. . These are the scents we wear daily that have gotten a lot of “Hey, what scent are you wearing?” questions from passers-by.

From unisex fragrances to perfect summer scents to colognes you can’t get enough of, discover our all-time favorite scents to wear.

I’ve amassed a fragrance collection – a fragrance wardrobe, if you will – with some outstanding choices that will always be in my rotation, including this fragrance from House of Bo. The independent fragrance brand launched last year with three heavenly scents that celebrate natural ingredients, and Agua de Santos is the scent I use most often. It is fruity and floral with notes of mandarin and orange blossom, but enhanced with a little musk. Equally charming are Beachy La Mar and Woody Espiritu. Sometimes I’ll even layer two of the different scents. Additionally, the marble-topped vials are beautiful and sculptural, which speaks to the brand’s appreciation of natural elements and is something to consider when dropping nearly $300 on a perfume – the vials feel worthy of the high price. — Sophie Shaw, associate beauty editor

Byredo Mojave Ghost Hair Perfume

Byredo hair perfumes are my favorite perfumes. A few years ago, I fell in love with Mojave Ghost, a woody, moody floral scent with notes of violet, sandalwood and amber. But at hundreds of dollars for just one bottle, I knew I couldn’t afford it. Then, after some research on the internet, I found these hair fragrances, which are available in many of Byredo’s best-selling fragrances, and there was no turning back. Clocking in at under $100, you just need to spray it a few times in your hair and it lingers for literal hours. I’ve received countless compliments from strangers and friends, and so far this bottle has lasted me four plus years. — Rachel Lubitz, Senior Lifestyle Editor

The Nue Co. Functional Scent

During the height of the pandemic, even when I hardly ever left my house, I sprayed this almost daily just for myself. As the name suggests, this scent is meant to provide a calming and functional effect when worn. My stress and anxiety levels were significantly higher during the pandemic, and I found this smoky, woody scent to be very calming. — Hayley Saltzman, Social Media Manager

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum

I present to you my “going out” perfume. This is the perfume I use before going out on the town in New York. My look isn’t complete without a pump of the stiletto bottle perfume. I just place a dab on my wrists and behind my ears and it’s strong enough to last me all night. Believe it or not, I’ve had this perfume for two years! A little goes a long way and it lasts for hours. If you love floral scents that last, I highly recommend splurging on Good Girl. — Sarai Thompson, Social Coordinator

Burberry Her London Dream Eau de Parfum

My favorite perfume is Burberry Her London Dream. It’s a very natural scent with modern yet romantic notes without being too heavy. What I love the most is that it’s so versatile – I can wear it to work, on a date night, through the winter and in the heat of the summer. It has a very fresh smell of lemon and ginger in the top which is nice. Plus, it comes with an option to personalize your bottle for free with up to three initials. — Emily McNutt, Travel Editor

Givenchy Very Irresistible L'Eau En Rose Eau de Toilette

I got this one when I was an intern at a beauty magazine several years ago, and I love how it embodies all that is sophisticated and mature while still offering a bit of fragrance playfulness of pink. The roseless version of Very Irresistible by Givenchy is also, well, very irresistible, but I think the rose is such an uplifting note, especially in the warmer months. — Marissa Miller, Editor-in-Chief

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Soft Fluidity Silver

This clean, crisp unisex scent has been part of my regular rotation for a few years – and somehow I barely made a dent in the bottle despite using it weekly. Thanks to the powerful fragrance, one spritz is enough for a whole day. Juniper berry gives it a bright, masculine tone, yet it has an underlying sweetness that sits well while wearing the scent. — Sophie Shaw, Associate Beauty Editor

Duke Cannon Supply Co. Men's Sawtooth Cologne

I’ve been using this cologne for many years now because it’s affordable and smells great, and a little is enough. I use it daily and one bottle usually lasts me about a year. It’s aromatic, with hints of cedar and amber, and I’ve received several compliments on how good it smells from friends and strangers. This will be my favorite scent until they stop making it. — Daniel Toy, editor

Diptych Philosykos Eau de Toilette

On a very hot day in New York a few years ago, I decided to cross the first floor of Bloomingdales from one avenue to another so that I could get a good dose of air conditioning. I’m not usually a perfumer, but since I wasn’t in a rush, I stopped in to smell some of the department store fragrance offerings that were on my way. That’s when I came across this Diptyque Paris Philosykos Eau de Toilette and thought, “I need this. A woody ode to the fig tree, according to the brand, it was and still is my favorite perfume. — Chelsea Stone, Editor-in-Chief

Le Lab Sandalwood 33 Eau de Parfum

I know this scent is considered somewhat basic and ubiquitous at this point, but in my opinion, there’s a reason why it’s so popular. It’s the perfume I wear every day and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it. I find it’s subtle and light enough for everyday wear, yet smoky and woodsy enough for evening wear. I wear it through seasons, events, for just about anything, and even with everyday use the bottle has lasted me a really long time. I’ve tried more affordable “dupes”, but nothing seems to hit the same note or last as long as the original. — Hayley Saltzman, Social Media Manager

Katy Perry Killer Queen Eau de Parfum

I’m a sucker for celebrity fragrances (thanks to Britney Spears’ Curious being my go-to in college). One scent that I constantly get compliments on is Killer Queen by Katy Perry. Warning: it’s intense! You barely need a full spritz for it to last all day. Although it has floral top notes, I would classify it more as a musky scent – a must for fall. The bottle alone is so unique, and I love displaying it. — Lindsey Smith, Associate Editor

Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum

This classic floral scent is one of my favorites for spring and summer. It has notes of lily of the valley and peony with a soft, light powdery finish, rather than overly sweet or headache-inducing. I was lucky enough to land a personalized engraved bottle at a Miss Dior pop-up in New York last summer, which will become a sweet keepsake once I’m done with the perfume. — Sophie Shaw, Associate Beauty Editor

Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Eau de Parfum

Because when I want (or at least want to feel like), I always take this bottle from Maison Louis Marie. Presented in a simple, chic bottle reminiscent of the ones my grandmother had on her vanity, it has notes of sandalwood, vetiver and amber, making it one of the most intoxicating earthy floral scents around. that I have ever felt. — Rachel Lubitz, lifestyle editor

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Oribe Côte d'Azur Eau de Parfum

I’ve written many times about how much I love Oribe’s hair products, but one of the things I love the most about the products is actually the fragrance. This scent brings Oribe’s signature scent in fragrance form, and it’s the perfect scent for a special occasion or night out. It has a bright, citrusy note without being too summery or sweet, and you instantly feel a little more glamorous or dressed up wearing it. — Hayley Saltzman, Social Media Manager

Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy Eau de Parfum

I’m a Juicy Couture until I die. Although it evokes all the vibes of 2008, Viva La Juicy is perhaps the most complete perfume I own. In fact, I find it so attractive that I usually only wear it when going out rather than in a professional setting. I’ve bought almost every Juicy Couture fragrance on the market, and now I’m left with just a matching velor tracksuit. — Marissa Miller, Editor-in-Chief

Nest Indigo Travel Spray

This Nest travel spray is a new must-have for me. Its fragrance lasts for hours and guarantees you compliments. It has a fruity, fresh smell that I tend to be drawn to, so I make sure to take it with me wherever I go! — Tyler Holender, Social Media Intern

Glossier You Eau de Parfum

This scent is slightly more subtle than many others I usually wear, and it’s a light and bright note for summer or daytime activities. This scent is supposed to “blend into skin” and “smells a little different on everyone”, so I can’t make assumptions about how it smells on others, but the fact that it’s supposed to smelling different on each person makes it unique. and personalized. — Hayley Saltzman, Social Media Manager

From $60 at Sephora

Burberry Brit Sheer Eau de Toilette

My favorite perfume is Burberry Brit Sheer. I’ve worn it for years and it’s the scent I’m always looking for. It’s subtle and light but the scent lasts a long time. I love it so much I bought it in three different sizes so I always have it on me. — Lindsey Smith, Associate Editor

Perfume Fragonard Belle Cherie

I found this perfume in a perfumery in France and it is truly one of a kind. La Belle Chérie by Fragonard is a perfect combination of floral, fruity and woody scents. I would recommend it for all day wear as I rarely need to reapply. The bottle lasts me about a year! — Savannah Born, Editorial Intern

Summer Fridays Fragrance Trio Roll-on Perfume Oils

This is my favorite travel scent, not only because it comes with a super small and portable rollerball applicator, but because the scent, along with the Coconut Wave scent included in the pack, instantly puts me in the mood. holiday mood. I love a good vanilla scent (going back as far as Victoria’s Secret Vanilla Lace), and this feels like a more grown-up version of that sweet, cloying scent. — Hayley Saltzman, Social Media Manager

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