It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that there are still famous people who have their own top-selling scents despite the fact that so many of them are now the faces of fragrance ads. Everyone has an opinion, but in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it seemed like everyone was talking about celebrity perfumes. The likes of Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, and Fergie were icons to many of us growing up. Fans would buy everything that they promoted. Just about any fan worth their salt would shell out big bucks for a bottle of their hero’s signature perfume.
Whether you’re buying a celebrity perfume because you love the celebrity or because you love the scent itself, you can’t deny that the fragrance market has developed significantly over time. The attention has recently shifted to celebrity-backed skincare and cosmetics brands. However, given the current vogue for Y2K fashion, might we anticipate a shift in the perfumes of famous people as well? For the time being, we’re going to enjoy the throwback nature of the situation by discussing our favorite vintage and modern celebrity fragrances.
Most Popular Celebrity Fragrances
1. Tyler the Creator’s French Waltz
Tyler the Creator has always had a swanky and luxurious sense of style. He is always seen with nail polish and loafers on. In 2021, the rapper added more products to his GOLF le FLEUR line that could be worn by both men and women. The FRENCH WALTZ was born at that time. The bottle says that the unisex scent smells like “falling asleep in the garden while using the sun as a towel to dry off the last drops of lake water.”
2. Eilish by Billie Eilish
Eilish by Billie Eilish, which just came out in 2021, will make you feel happier than ever. The neck, collarbones, and back, which are the star’s favorite parts of the body, inspired the metal bottle that looks like a sculpture. Inside, a blend of red berries, mandarin, vanilla, spicy notes, tonka bean, and amber creates a romantic (but also comforting) scent. Since this is the pop star’s first fragrance, and it’s often sold out, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store for the beauty industry.
3. Rihanna’s Fenty Eau de Parfum
Rihanna is known as one of the best-smelling celebrities (there are dozens of articles about this online), so you can trust her when it comes to perfumes. And finally, you can smell like her too! The singer’s first high-end perfume, Fenty Eau de Parfum, came out in 2021. In an amber-colored glass bottle, both men and women can enjoy the scent of magnolia, musk, tangerine, and bulgarian rose. Also, you know it’s good when it sells out within hours of being restocked. The warm and spicy smell, the way the bottle was made to fit perfectly in Rih’s hand, and the fact that the end goal was to give people more power make the fragrance feel very personal.
4. Private by Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell consistently delivers works of refined beauty. The supermodel gave us a peek into her glitzy, private world when she released her fragrance in 2015, and the bottle is just as chic and original as the perfume itself. Mandarin, rose, orange blossom, tonka bean, vanilla, and musk give Private a clean, floral aroma. If you’re on the market for a sweet, fruity, and distinctly feminine fragrance, you’ve found it.
5. Ariana Grande’s Cloud Eau de Parfum
Ultimately, the winning scent is a cult favorite that has been endorsed by beauty editors, has been extensively trended on Tik Tok, and is quite inexpensive. Ariana Grande’s Cloud Eau de Parfum deserves all the praise it can get. Sweet notes of lavender blossom, juicy pear, and bergamot fill Ari’s perfume, which is housed in a lovely blue container with a cloud-shaped cover. With one smell of this, you’ll be convinced that God is a woman. Product copy describes Cloud as an “uplifting smell that imbues a thoughtful, artistic representation of positivity and happiness from Ariana to her fans.” This heavenly fragrance is your ticket to the hereafter.
6. Pharrell Williams’s Girl
The popularity of unisex fragrances is hard to deny. In 2014, the rapper and fashion mogul collaborated with Commes des Garçons Parfum to launch the fragrance. The bottle, which was created by Pharrell’s good friend and famed artist KAWS, is a work of art in and of itself. A woodsy fragrance as versatile as this one was created by some of the industry’s finest noses. Neroli, lavender, white pepper, cedarwood, and sandalwood are some of the fragrance’s key ingredients.
7. Katy Perry, Killer Queen
Dark Horse for us was Killer Queen by Katy Perry. This fragrance, designed to “bring out the force within you,” is ideal for the autumn season. Women everywhere have been singing the praises of the singer’s eponymous fragrance since its introduction in 2013 accompanied her album “Prism.” Key notes of forest fruits, black plum, and bergamot accords may be found inside the ruby jewel-shaped bottle. The bottle itself will boost your ego, and the aroma, which is both musky and refined, will make you feel like a badass.
8. Fame by Lady Gaga
Have you ever encountered a black fluid perfume? The first 2012 gift for Lady Gaga’s legion of “Little Monsters” has arrived! In the modern bottle is a black liquid that becomes invisible in flight, making it popular with both sexes. Crushed tiger orchidea heart covered in a dark incense cloak, ground apricot, and a blend of saffron and honey drips make up the fragrance.
9. Jennifer Aniston by Jennifer Aniston
After that, we have Jennifer Aniston, the first fragrance from Jennifer Aniston (previously Lolavie). Introduced in 2010, the Friends actress aimed to develop a fragrance that was both personal and universal by balancing a variety of components. Citrus and rose up front, lily, jasmine, and violet in the heart, and musk, sandalwood, and amber in the base make this a classy bottle and fragrance. During the warmer months, you’ll adore this smell as much as native Californian Jen does!
10. Beyoncé’s Heat
You’ll feel like Sasha Fierce after blasting some Heat by Beyoncé. Beyoncé’s Heat perfume, which debuted in 2010, reportedly sold $3 million worth of merchandise in its first month of availability, as reported by Stylecaster. The world over, Knowles’s line was recognized as 2013’s best-selling celebrity fragrance brand. Peach, orchid, magnolia, musk, honeysuckle, and almond come together to create an overall amber vanilla smell that is captured in a charming antique-like red bottle. The product was named after Queen B’s tour and concerts, and the bottle is decorated with red and gold, two of her favorite colors.
11. Fancy by Jessica Simpson
It’s no surprise that businesswoman Jessica Simpson has a top-selling perfume after she successfully launched her own line of clothing and shoes. With its lovely vanilla aroma, Fancy quickly became a go-to for many young ladies after its 2008 debut. Millions of bottles later and a decade or so after its release, Simpson’s Fancy remains as popular as ever. Flavors of apricot, pear, red berries, caramel, gardenia, amber, and sandalwood are housed inside the feminine container embellished with rose gold.
12. Sarah Jessica Parker’s Lovely
Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw on SATC, wanted to create a signature smell that was “extremely sexual and also unquestionably refined” for women of all ages to enjoy. With the release of Lovely in 2005, SJP entered the lucrative perfume market. We simply can’t get enough of this delightful aroma, which is a blend of gentle citruses, rosewood, cedar, apple martini, orchid, amber, and white musk.
13. Britney Spears’s Curious
Britney Spears’ perfumes have become a cultural phenomenon. In 2004, with the release of Curious, everyone’s favorite pop star from their youth entered the fragrance market. She was at the pinnacle of her career when her perfume became a best-seller at department shops and was named Best Women’s Fragrance by the Fragrance Foundation that same year. A fruity and floral scent is created by the combination of fresh lotus, magnolia, pear, and vanilla, contained in a cute teal container with pink heart charms. Britney Spears and Curious both continue to look amazing.
14. J. Lo’s Glow
Although Elizabeth Taylor was among the first celebrities to have her own fragrance, Jennifer Lopez is often credited with launching the modern era of celebrity perfumes. To use a more modern metaphor, she could be thought of as the prototypical celebrity perfume. There was a flurry of celebrity perfume launches after the artist released Glow in 2002. It’s no surprise that JLo’s fruity fragrance, presented in a glitzy bottle, has smashed sales records. Glow has been out for almost 20 years, but it continues to play a significant role in JLo’s groundbreaking success.
15. Paris Hilton’s Can Can
Again, a fragrance that will transport you to another time and place is Can Can by Paris Hilton. The heiress and businesswoman is well-known for her lucrative fragrance empire, much like Britney’s. Paper Magazine reports that Hilton’s total sales of all of her fragrances had topped $2.5 billion. Can Can is a seductive, fruity perfume presented in a feminine bottle with a pink cap that will make you feel like a celebrity. The top notes include citrus, peach, and black currant; the heart notes feature orchid and orange blossom; while the base notes feature amber, musk, and woody accords.
16. Elizabeth Taylor, White Diamonds
Since its international release in 1991, White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor has been one of the most popular celebrity perfumes on the market. Despite the fact that the British-American actress passed away in 2011, her perfume empire remains one of the most lucrative franchises in the world. Taylor blazed a trail in the perfume business, inspiring other A-listers like Paris Hilton to start their own scent labels. A sophisticated floral fragrance, White Diamonds is housed in a container studded with sparkling white diamonds. Top notes consist of aldehydes, bergamot, neroli, orange, and lily. You may put your faith in this product because it was recognized by the Fragrance Foundation and entered into its Hall of Fame in 2009.
7 Tips for Buying a Perfume
Fragrances can make an environment confusing, both for you and for the people who will be around you throughout the day. Still, it’s always hard to find the right one.
1. Learn about the Aroma Families
Different scents can be used to make up a perfume’s full aroma profile. There are top, middle, and bottom notes to think about, but most of the time, each of them fits into one of the following categories:
Botanical is the most well-known scent family. This smell can have a single rose note or a lot of different scents.
Fresh is a family of scents that is becoming more popular. Many new scents smell like the seashore or the ocean.
The best way to describe the oriental scent family is as warm and zesty. These scents are meant to last a long time and are thought to be from the heart.
Woody: Warm and full, these timberland notes are a popular choice for outdoor-loving men and women.
2. Choose a scent that fits with the way you live
If you find yourself falling asleep at work, try to avoid rose-scented scents, which may make you want to sleep. Instead, try to find a scent with something energizing, like dark pepper, to keep you awake.
3. Keep in mind that the smell will be different on your body
Use the white paper blotting surfaces that we found around the store to test perfume. Spray some perfume on the tip to get an idea of how it might smell.
Perfumes can smell very different on different people. This is because of how the normal microorganisms on our skin react to the scent.
4. Can’t Choose an Eau De Toilette or Eau De Parfum?
EDP smells more steady and lasts longer. You could spray it on at 8 A.M. and still have half of it on you at night.
EDT, which can also be read as “reviving water,” is mostly made up of top notes, which give a scent its freshness and sharpness. It would smell more earthy right away, but by early afternoon, about 80% of that smell would be gone.
5. Think about where you’re going to spray the perfume
When you’ve found the perfect scent, try putting it on parts of your clothes where there is the most movement, like the back of your dress. No matter if it’s on your wrists or in your body’s storage space, perfumes smell better as they age.
To keep your perfume smelling its best, put it in a place away from light and heat, like a room or bathroom window.
6. Think about what you want
If the person doesn’t tell you what perfume they want or you want the gift to be a real surprise, try to figure out what scents they like. Is the person’s choice of perfume a big part of what makes them strong? Does it smell like flowers, tangerines, or wood?
You can always ask the person in a casual way what perfume they are wearing and use that to help you choose their gift.
7. Think about the Enduring Hours
Each perfume has a number of hours that it lasts. This is how long you can expect the scent of the perfume to be strong. A good rule of thumb is that the higher the concentration of the perfume, the longer the scent will last.
The enduring hours are:
- Eau de Cologne: 1-3 hours
- Eau de Toilette: 3-8 hours
- Eau de Parfum: 6-12 hours
- Pure Parfum: 12-24 hours
Everyone has their own unique sense of smell and choice for fragrance (and smells). Not everyone will share our enthusiasm for the same thing we did. You should check the list of ingredients in addition to the celebrity you admire to choose which perfume is suitable for you. There’s no point in choosing an extremely sweet flower smell if you like spicy or musky fragrances and you know you won’t like it. Consider the aromas you enjoy, or those that seem to work well with your unique biochemistry, and sniff about for them.