We adore traditional scents. Of course, we adore new smells, but there’s something so nostalgically beautiful about a well-crafted fragrance that has lasted the test of time. Even better is when it’s backed by some of the most legendary celebrity ladies in history.
Marilyn Monroe’s public admission that all she wore to bed was a few drops of Chanel No. 5 has undoubtedly sealed the scent’s place in fragrance history. But what about the beautiful perfumes worn by our other favourite celebrities? Which notes did Jackie Kennedy prefer, and which did Grace Kelly prefer? What about today’s celebrities like Rihanna or Salma Hayek?
If you’ve ever wondered what your favourite celebrities’ trademark perfumes are, go no further than our list below. We researched and uncovered the favourite perfumes of some of the most legendary superstars ever to walk the red carpet. Our list is ideal if you enjoy a classic fragrance and are seeking something fresh to add to your collection.
1-Hermès 24 Faubourg Eau de Parfum
Diana wore this gorgeous blend of white flowers, iris, vanilla, sandalwood, and amber on her wedding day, and it could be your new spritz. This is the scent for you if you appreciate the light and fresh blossoms with a woody centre.
2- Creed Fleurissimo Eau de Parfum
Grace Kelly, who was always elegant, had a custom fragrance created for her wedding day. This blend of rose, violet, bergamot, and Florentine iris may appeal to those who adore luxurious florals.
3- Yves Saint Laurent Opium
Since its introduction in 1977, Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium has been a staple of the celebrity community. Today, celebrities such as Salma Hayek, Heidi Klum, Emily Blunt, and Gisele consider this their hallmark. The spicy aroma has hints of cloves, coriander, tangerine, sandalwood, and rose and lily-of-the-valley.
4-Jean Patou Joy
Jackie Kennedy’s signature fragrance is a timeless blend of rare flowers, jasmine, and rose introduced in 1929. It was also rumoured to be Marilyn Monroe’s favourite (when she wasn’t wearing No. 5).
5- Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
The 1970 fragrance created by Yves Saint Laurent for Katharine Hepburn was inspired by the bohemian attitude of Paris’s “left of the Seine” neighbourhood. Fresh and woodsy, this scent is perfect for city dwellers.
6-Kilian Love Don’t Be Shy
Kilian’s Love Don’t Be Shy is reportedly Rihanna’s favourite (and distinctive) fragrance. Orange pure flower, rose, honeysuckle and a hint of marshmallow round out the sweetness.
7-Trussardi Donna Eau de Parfum
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is known for her signature smell, Trussardi Donna Eau de Parfum. Jasmine, sandalwood, and vanilla contribute to this fruity-floral scent’s complexity, hinting at citrus in the background.
8-Miller Harris L’Air de Rien Eau de Parfum
L’Air de Rien, the perfume of iconic singer and actress Jane Birkin, is a wonderfully intimate and nostalgic fragrance. L’Air de Rien seeks the comfort of a lover’s embrace, watching dust dance in the light as you lay entangled, to encapsulate Jane’s favourite smells and elegant sensuality. An intimate blend of musk and amber, tempered by hints of old books, earthy moss, and dry vanilla. With implicit intimacy and closeness, she is alluring and meaningful.
L’air de Rien, founded in 2006, is currently confined to small batches of manufacturing each year and will only be available through Miller Harris stores and their website.
Miller Harris products are vegan and devoid of phthalates, synthetic colors, parabens, and formaldehyde. We use a lot of natural raw resources.
9-Le Labo Santal 33
Is there a more recognizable perfume from the modern era than Santal 33? This fragrance is a favourite of Alexa Chung, Ryan Reynolds, and Justin Bieber, among others. Leather, musk, amber, cardamom, and sandalwood are some of the unisex components in this fragrance, which was inspired by the wild west and the concept of liberty.
10- Paco Rabane Calandre
It is challenging to categorize Lauren Bacall’s signature fragrance into just one perfume category due to the heady mix of florals, citrus notes, and a foundation of wood that composes it. The late actress inspired Lauren Bacall’s aroma. The end product is a fragrance that has a captivatingly intricate aroma.
11-Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
Carnal Flower is a favourite of the actresses Catherine Deneuve, Mila Kunis, and Adrienne Bailon Houghton, in addition to Catherine Deneuve herself. Jasmine, coconut, and orange blossom are the additional accords that round out this fragrance, which is both sensual and beautiful. The principal accord of this fragrance is tuberose absolute, and it contains more of this note than any other fragrance.
12-Emanuel Ungaro Diva
Rose and iris are at the heart of Sophia Loren’s captivating signature fragrance, including vanilla and sandalwood for a more earthy quality. Rose and Iris are two of the most attractive flowers in the world. The idea that women should be treated as gods inspired the creation of this perfume.
13-Byredo Gypsy Water
Gypsy Water by Byredo is the fragrance actress Kate Bosworth swears by as her distinctive smell. With juniper, lemon, bergamot, and pepper serving as the top notes, pine needles and incense serving as the middle notes, and sandalwood and amber serving as the base notes, this rendition of woody and aromatic notes is just stunning.
14-Téhéran pour Femme Leila Hatami
Téhéran pour Femme is a female perfume by Leila Hatami. Leila Hatami’s fragrance is flowery and woody.
Actress Leila Hatami, is known for her performance in the Academy Award-winning film A Separation (2011), also In that year she gained world recognition with Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation” which brought her and her partners the Silver Bear in Berlinale 65.
In 2002 she also won the best actress award in 26th Montreal World Film Festival for her role in “The Deserted Station”.
Her perfume Téhéran was launched in 2017. Top notes of this perfume are Pepper, Bergamot and Peach; middle notes are Jasmine Sambac and chocolate and at the base the smell of vanilla, caramel and patchouli makes Téhéran a scent to remember.
15- For him by Navid MohamadZadeh
Iranian actor Navid Mohammadzadeh launched his perfumes in 2020 with the supply of two perfumes for men and women called Navid for Him and Navid for Her.
The fragrances of Navid Mohammadzadeh perfume are inspired by the special personality of this prominent artist. he has a hard-working, confident, passionate and emotional person who, with his distinctive appearance and special style, has a profound effect on others. Gardenia, Jasmine Sambac and Patchouli are the base on his fragrance in “for him”.