In your search for a signature scent, it's important to remember that smelling good isn't up to the gender printed on your perfume bottle. You can smell your best and make a statement in a Pour Femme or a Pour Homme, and people won't know until they you tell them. Your fragrance could even have no gender-specific label to it at all and you can still catch those compliments. Want proof? Give one of the unisex perfumes below a chance and see for yourself.
Best Unisex Perfumes
1. Calvin Klein CK One
It's no secret that CK One was the fragrance that made sharing a scent with your significant other a trend in the '90s. To this day, couples (and singles) love it for its refreshing citrusy whiff you simply can't apply too much of, especially if you live in the tropics.
CK One Eau de Toilette, P3798, CALVIN KLEIN, Rustan's
2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
All of Tom Ford's fragrances are gender-neutral, but there's a reason why Neroli Portofino is one of their most well-loved scents among male and female customers. A mixture of sharp citruses, lavender, and a brush of amber, this perfume will remind you both of the beach and your childhood.
Neroli Portofino Eau ed Parfum, P12,600, TOM FORD, Rustan's
3. Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin
If you love your citruses with a bit of a kick, you won't regret picking up a bottle of this signature Jo Malone London cologne. The combination of lime and basil is just spot-on—clean, fresh, and versatile like a crisp white button-down as a fragrance. Though it stands well worn on its own, it's uncomplicated enough to be layered with other scents in your collection (we recommend something ultra fruity).
Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne, P4200 (30ml), JO MALONE LONDON, SM Aura
4. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis
True to its name, Aqua Universalis is a bright, universally flattering fragrance that anyone can pull off. It feels like a cool breeze on your skin and fresh linens—a subtle citrus that mellows into light white florals and musky wood.
Aqua Universalis Eau de Toilette, P10,300, MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN, adora.ph
5. Chanel Les Eaux Paris-Deauville
Every scent in Chanel's Les Eaux line feels like a vacation, and Paris-Deauville is definitely the one that makes us miss peaceful afternoons by the beach the most. It's radiant, invigorating, and charming, with a stunning fusion of Sicilian orange and basil that just screams summer.
Les Eaux Paris-Deauville Eau de Toilette, P8350, CHANEL, Rustan's Makati
6. Clean Reserve Warm Cotton
This fragrance is everything that its bottle promises. It's not just fresh and fruity, it's also warm and comforting, like being tucked into the most luxurious hotel sheets and never leaving. Basically, it's no surprise that it has fans from all genders, because who doesn't love recreating that feeling every day?
Warm Cotton Eau de Parfum, P4600, CLEAN RESERVE, Rustan's
7. Gucci Mémoire d'une Odeur
We've talked about date night fragrances before, and Mémoire d'une Odeur by Gucci falls right into that category in a unique way. This scent is an herby, musky sandalwood that is memorable (almost nostalgic) without being cloying, which is perfect if you're a fan of the understated.
Mémoire d'une Odeur Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, GUCCI, Department Stores
8. Aesop Tacit
Many associate Aesop with the scent of fresh herbs, and this perfume takes that and mixes it with sunny yuzu to create a perfume that's impossible to resist. Of course, it still has that signature Aesop kick, having notes of basil and vetiver that grounds the initial fruity whiff.
Tacit Eau de Parfum, P5550, AESOP, aesopskincare.ph
9. Acqua di Parma Colonia
Colonia by Acqua di Parma is baby cologne made grown-up, sophisticated, and chic. It boasts of a citrusy floral heart that's basically the formula for elegant nostalgia, composing of verbena, lavender, Bulgarian rose, and rosemary with a comforting woody base.
Colonia Eau de Cologne, £82 for 50ml (approx. P5523), ACQUA DI PARMA, acquadiparma.com
10. Byredo Gypsy Water
One of Byredo's most popular fragrances, Gypsy Water is known for its sharp citrus opening that mellows into a woody, powdery vanilla. It's definitely not the most distinct scent you'll come across, but we think there's power in this perfume's simplicity.
Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum, €135 (approx. P7857), BYREDO, byredo.com