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Meghan Markle & Blake Lively Both Love This Classic Fragrance Family

A-listers love these perfumes.

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Even if you’re not into the nuances of skin care trends, hair care, or makeup, chances are you have at least one beloved fragrance sitting somewhere in your home. Whether it’s a cherished classic you regularly shell out for or a captivating drugstore option to throw on anytime you need a pick-me-up, everyone has (or should have) that special signature scent that instantly makes them feel more grounded and confident — more like themselves. Celebrities’ favorite fragrances work the same way. Where some stay true to their teenage favorites, others have more perfumes in rotation than a department store counter. If you’re looking to switch over to something new or are just on the hunt for another perfume that’ll pair nicely with your usual scent, then try taking a page from a few A-listers.

These celebrity-approved perfumes are actually like tea leaves for the stars who love them, revealing more about their personalities and tendencies than many interviews or TV specials. Are you trying to manifest Rihanna’s sultry olfactory energy, or are you more in tune with Hailey Bieber’s favorite fragrance brand (that’s also owned by another celeb, by the way)? The only way to find out is by trying them yourself, so check out these celebrity-beloved fragrances — and be prepared to smell very, very good.

Adele

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You have to give her some serious points for loyalty — Adele says she’s still true to her high school favorite scent, Dior Hypnotic Poison. Marked by notes of senuous vanilla and deep sambac jasmine, it’s no wonder Adele told 60 Minutes it was her forever-favorite perfume.

Lizzo

Trust Lizzo to make her signature scent unlike anything anyone’s had before — literally. In an interview with the New York Times, Lizzo said she wears cult-favorite Escentric Molecules - Molecule 01, a distinct, pheromone-enhancing scent said to adapt to each person’s individual body chemistry.

Taylor Swift

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It’s often joked that Swifties are essentially super spies with Twitter access, so it makes sense that they’d be the ones to personally find our Taylor Swift’s signature scent. While she’s notoriously tight-lipped in interviews these days, fans invited to her house to preview her albums and asked her point-blank what scent she was wearing. The answer? Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille, an intoxicating mix of earthy and gourmand.

Rihanna

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Rihanna’s admiration for Kilian’s Love, Don’t Be Shy was first reported by Stylecaster in 2016, which documented a video of her unapologetically spritzing the fragrance on as her friend filmed her in all of her aromatic glory.

The perfume, which is known for its notes of orange blossom, vanilla absolute, and marshmallow, has now become an internet classic, thanks to Ms. Fenty. Even celebrities who have come in her path have admitted to loving the waft of Rihanna’s signature scent — why else would Cardi B shout “she smells good” when first seeing (or rather, sniffing) her at an award show?

Blake Lively

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Actor and flowy hair icon Blake Lively tends to vibe with potent floral scents. According to Vogue Australia, Lively loves Gucci's Eau Premiére — which is quite fitting since she used to be the face of the fragrance. Top notes of mandora, a popular fruit found in Cyprus, are married with bergamot, lilac, and geranium oil to make for one superior bottle.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas is exceptionally loyal to her signature scent, Trussardi Donna Eau De Parfum. It's a brilliant take on subtle notes of citrus, rounded out with sandalwood, vanilla, and jasmine — perfect for important business meetings.

Margot Robbie

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Recently shared on Marie Claire, Australian actor, Margot Robbie enjoys essential oils the most but when she does opt for a scent, her go-to is a minimalistic one like Calvin Klien’s Deep Euphoria. This subtle floral scent, packed with cascalone and black magic rose is light enough for everyday wear.

Victoria Beckham

The pop star-turned-fashion icon’s fragrance collection consists of only posh (intentional pun) luxury scents. Though she’s previously shouted out a few fragrances like Creed Royal Water and the beloved Byredo Bal d’Afrique, her most recent aroma of choice seems to be Vilhelm Parfumerie’s Room Service.

WhoWhatWear reports that she took to her Instagram story back in 2020 to gush over the luxe floral fragrance, noting that it’s “Super Chic!” in the caption. This isn’t the first time that Vilhelm Parfumerie was mentioned on Beckham’s Instagram stories: She also praised its Mango Skin fragrance back in 2019 on the social media app. This isn’t your average floral scent, though. Yes, it does have notes of pink orchid and bamboo, but you’ll also notice hints of fruity blackberry and mandarin nectar paired with earthy black amber, musk, and sandalwood.

Hailey Bieber

Runway-favorite Hailey Bieber may have access to all of the most divine fragrances anyone could ever sniff, but her favorite perfume actually starts at $47 — and it’s made by none other than Ariana Grande.

“I really like Ariana Grande’s perfumes — that’s not a joke — I think they smell amazing, plus they’re fun and playful,” the supermodel told Sheer Luxe in 2021. Her husband Justin Bieber also backed up that she smells like the pop star’s fragrance line during a 2020 interview on The Ellen Show, to which Grande replied by posting his TV tidbit on her Instagram. Grande’s most recent fragrance, R.E.M. Eau de Parfum, is a floral-meets-musk aromatic potion infused with pear and lavender blossoms, salted caramel, sandalwood, and more.

It’s worth noting that Bieber shouted out another fragrance house, Ex Nihilo, in her Sheer Luxe interview as well. “...they do some beautiful, unique scents,” she said of the brand.

Emma Stone

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Marilyn Monroe isn’t alone in her love for lounging in Chanel: According to a 2014 interview with Vogue Australia, actor Emma Stone admitted that she loves the luxury label’s Gardénia Eau de Parfum so much that she sprays it on her pillow every night before bed. As you can expect from the name, this perfume’s a classic floral scent that focuses solely on, you guessed it, the natural scent of gardenias.

This isn’t the first time Stone’s given Chanel’s fragrances a warranted shoutout: in a 2012 interview with Allure she said that she’s been wearing Chance by Chanel “forever.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

Though previous interviews prove that the Goop forerunner loves Tom Ford Black Orchid and Hugo Boss fragrances, more recent findings show that G.P. opts for her own clean fragrance, Goop Edition 01, as her signature scent nowadays. This scent is as Gwyneth Paltrow as Gwyneth Paltrow gets: Think hints of cypress root, red cedar, frankincense, clove-leaf oil, and helichrysum flower. According to the brand, this fragrance is meant to evoke an odd visual of “a crackling fire, a cypress grove by the sea, and the centuries-old floorboards of an ancient European chapel.”

Meghan Markle

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Considering the fact that she is one of the most famous people on the planet, Meghan Markle has so far stayed mum on most aspects of her beauty routine (although details of her skin care routine have come to light recently). With that being said, previous interviews from Markle’s pre-royal days show that she has a pretty vast perfume collection, but Jo Malone London’s Wild Bluebell reigns supreme in her eyes. And fun fact, Princess Diana’s favorite scent was reportedly none other than bluebell, too.

This fresh floral leans on the subtler side in terms of fragrance intensity and it has key notes of bluebell, persimmon, and white musk. Wild Bluebell has been deemed her signature daytime scent, and other fragrances that constantly pop up on her vanity include Oribe Côte d’Azur Eau de Parfum and Jo Malone London Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Although everyone’s well aware of Sarah Jessica Parker’s love for Manolo Blahnik, I couldn’t help but wonder: What does SJP spray on her body to smell good? Well, according to a 2016 interview, her signature scent was from her own fragrance line, but the perfume in question (SJP Beauty’s Stash) is now discontinued — but you can douse your entire body (and hair) in the Stash Hair & Body Elixir, which smells just like the now-defunct fragrance.

As for her other essential fragrances, some internet sleuthing found a 2005 New York Times article that reveals her three favorite scents outside of her own line. The first, which is honestly the most surprising, is a familiar drugstore find: Parfums de Coeur’s (formerly Bonne Belle) Skin Musk, a subtle oil fragrance with hints of sandalwood. She layers this fragrance with an unknown Egyptian oil and tops it all off with the Comme des Garçons Series 3 Incense: Avignon Eau de Toilette.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

It’s no secret that this supermodel’s forté is beauty — she is the founder of the online beauty hub Rose Inc, after all. Thankfully, finding the beauty mogul’s favorite fragrances isn’t too hard, since she has a full video dedicated to her top five favorites.

Out of her top five, there’s one that she especially loves the most: the Byredo Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum. “I’ve purchased this probably about five to six times now over the last couple of years,” she said in the Rose Inc. video. “I love this [fragrance] because it’s so easy to wear. You can wear it all day and into the evening, and I get tons of compliments on it.”

This woody and aromatic scent is undoubtedly a fan-favorite. It has opening notes of bergamot, lemon, pepper, and juniper berries that are rounded out by hints of incense, pine needles, orris, amber, vanilla, and sandalwood.

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