Back in 2018, Ariana Grande launched Cloud, a fragrance that would soon go down as one of the most beloved perfumes in both the celebrity and non-celebrity world of scents. We tried the kitschy perfume ourselves, and along with many, fell in love with the flowery-clean scent it gave off. And funnily enough, it brought us back to the early 2000s, a time when celebrity perfumes were not a rarity, but commonplace. We thought back to scents like Jennifer Lopez’s Glow, Beyoncé’s Heat, which gave us our first taste of what it must feel like to be them (or at least smell like them).
Today, we’re rounding up a few celebrity perfumes that we feel deserve a spot in your collection. They don’t only work because of the hype that surrounds their celebrity, but because they’re actually just good. See them ahead:
10 Must-Try Celebrity Perfumes
1. Cloud by Ariana Grande
You can’t talk about celebrity perfumes without mentioning Ariana Grande’s Cloud, a scent that went miles beyond the singer’s fanbase and into every perfume collector’s vanity. It smells of both light flora and powder-freshness, making you feel like you just got out of an essential oil-dipped bath. If there’s one celebrity fragrance that you have to try, trust us, it’s this one.
Cloud Eau de Parfum, $45 (approx. P2535) for 30ml, ARIANA GRANDE, ulta.com
2. Heat by Beyoncé
In the same way Beyoncé’s persona is a dichotomy of a sizzling hot performer and a down-to-earth mom of three, Heat is a stellar mix of sweet and spicy. It starts off sweet with notes of peach and macarons, and dries down to a base of spicy amber, tonka bean, and sequoia notes.
Heat Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, BEYONCE, amazon.com
3. Glow by Jennifer Lopez
Glow by Jennifer Lopez is as jovial of a throwback as the pop star's relationship with Ben Affleck. Concocted with white floral notes like jasmine, rose, and tuberose, and highlighted with citrine ones like grapefruit, this scent feels light, refreshing, and timeless—perfect spritz for summer nights out when you long to bring out your inner J. Lo.
Glow Eau de Toilette, $19.29 (approx. P1087) for 50ml, JENNIFER LOPEZ, amazon.com
4. White Diamond by Elizabeth Taylor
White Diamond by Elizabeth Taylor is on a league of its own, having launched to major popularity in the ‘90s and said to be a catalyst for the celebrity perfume wave of the 2000s. It’s a quintessential white floral perfume for women, with notes of lily, jasmine, narcissus and tuberose—an elegant concoction that has a movie star’s seal of approval.
White Diamonds Eau de Toilette, $23.89 (approx. P1346), ELIZABETH TAYLOR FRAGRANCE COLLECTION, amazon.com
5. Scent from Above by Dolly Parton
Don’t let the ultra-feminine bottle fool you, Dolly Parton’s Scent from Above does a fantastic job at blending deep woodsiness and lightweight flora. It does so through a balance of fruits like pear and mandarin orange, flowers like jasmine and lily-of-the-valley, and musky notes of sandalwood, amber, and patchouli. It's a combination that’s as playful, colorful, and one-of-a-kind as Ms. Parton herself.
Scent from Above Eau de Toilette (50 ml), $45 (approx. P2535), SCENT BEAUTY, scentbeauty.com
6. Etat Libre d’Orange by Tilda Swinton
In 2010, Tilda Swinton collaborated with French perfume house Etat Libre d’Orange for a cheeky fragrance called Like This. It was inspired by the fragrances in the actress's home, from the aromas of her kitchen to the heart of her garden, which they translated through notes of tangerine, pumpkin, ginger, and heliotrope for a heartwarming citrus scent.
Tilda Swinton Like This Eau de Parfum, $159 (approx. P8956), ETAT LIBRE D’ORANGE, amazon.com
7. Fenty by Rihanna
As loyal followers of Fenty Beauty and Rihanna, we were ecstatic to hear the announcement of their first perfume release last 2021. The namesake fragrance did not disappoint, with notes of rose, magnolia, musk, and patchouli which made for a scent that’s powerful, sexy, and the perfect blend of spicy and sweet: words that can describe Rihanna herself as much as they can the perfume.
Fenty Eau de Parfum, P10,100 (75ml), FENTY BEAUTY, fentybeauty.com
8. French Waltz by Tyler the Creator
Tyler the Creator is no stranger to artful pursuits, from collaborations with Converse to his own streetwear line Golf Wang. So, we were excited for his first foray into fragrance, with French Waltz under the Golf le Fleur line. The scent is one of the most well-balanced ones we’ve tried, being as floral and fruity as it is powdery and musky. Add that to that millennial-minimalist bottle, which will tempt anyone to grab a bottle.
French Waltz Eau de Parfum, $150 (approx. P8449) for 50ml, GOLF LE FLEUR, golflefleur.com
9. Eilish by Billie Eilish
Eilish by Billie Eilish is a sweet vanilla scent with an ingredient list that reads like a pastry recipe. It has notes of cacao, sugar, and berries, and is nicely rounded off with a spiciness by way of tonka bean, amber, and musk. The bottle is another reason we find this to be a must-have—a gilded bust that stands just like an art piece.
Elilish Eau de Parfum, $68 (approx. P3830) for 100ml, BILLIE EILISH FRAGRANCES, billieeilishfragrances.com
10. Hue by Hayley Kiyoko
If you have a penchant for fruity scents, Hue by Hayley Kiyoko should be on your to-buy list. It delivers fruitiness at first spritz with notes of watermelon and freesia, then dries down into something lighter with magnolia, peony, and rose, making for a well-rounded scent that’s perfect for an everyday spritz.
Hue by Eau de Parfum, $65 (approx. P3,661) for 65ml, HUE FRAGRANCE, huebyhayley.com
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