For many of us, a spritz of perfume is as crucial to our daily routine as moisturizer. It's the pièce de résistance, the final step of our morning regimen that makes us feel pulled together, no matter how little sleep we got the night before. It's a subtle and undeniably intimate ritual.
But that doesn't mean we don't appreciate it when other people notice. Some perfumes are personal favorites, while others are crowd-pleasers. (If you're lucky, you'll get a fragrance that can do both.) And we'll definitely admit to reaching for a scent in the latter category when we're in need of a little confidence boost or on special occasions like Valentine's Day.
If you're looking for a few scents that will elevate your mood and win the popular vote, we've got you covered. Keep scrolling for 18 fragrances that attract mega compliments.
Moodeaux Worthy Supercharged Skin Scent
Moodeaux is focused on celebrating scent as a self-care experience. Their signature fragrance, Worthy Supercharged Skin Scent ($65), doesn't just smell good—it makes you feel good. It mixes comforting and uplifting citrus, floral, and vanilla woodsy notes.
Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum Spray
Chanel is known for its elegant, long-lasting perfumes. Coco Noir ($146) is guaranteed to elicit compliments with its alluring combination of rose and sweet-yet-spicy tonka bean.
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum
Coming in a glimmery textured bottle, YSL's Black Opium ($78) is sultry yet elegant. It starts with a sweet coffee smell that blooms into rich vanilla the longer you wear it.
Le Labo Thé Noir 29
After one whiff of Le Labo Thé Noir 29 ($88), you'll become addicted. Inspired by the scent of black tea and tobacco, this fragrance beautifully combines fresh and powerful notes. When you spray it on, you'll instantly notice the airiness of bergamot, fig, and bay leaves and the depth of cedarwood, vetiver, and musk.
B Fragranced Embellish Eau De Parfum
B Fragranced is known for its elegant, affordable fragrances. One of the brand's staple scents, Embellish Eau De Parfum Spray ($78), combines sparkling and soft notes. You'll find punchy scents like apple, peach, and citron. Your senses will also be delighted by the notes of jasmine, honeysuckle, amber, and sandalwood.
Kayali Vanilla 28
Imagine smelling like a warm vanilla bean with a dash of syrupy sweetness. Enter: Kayali's Vanilla 28 ($118). This fragrance instantly captivates your senses with creamy jasmine, rich Madagascan vanilla orchid, and Brazilian tonka notes.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait
Baccarat Rouge 540 is one of the buzziest fragrances. Instead of wearing the well-known 540, take it up a notch with Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait ($220). The ultra-concentrated version brings the heat, making it the perfect fragrance for a night out.
Christian Louboutin Loubiprince Eau de Parfum Intense
If you really want to impress (and splurge), you need to add Christian Louboutin's Loubiprince ($335) to your fragrance wardrobe. It features dark amber grounded in tonka bean, which comes together to create a delightfully intense scent. If you want something less spicy, look to the fruity, floral Loubidoo.
Chris Collins Sweet Taboo Extrait de Parfum
Chris Collins' Sweet Taboo Extrait de Parfum ($225) was formulated to make you feel confident, approachable, and sensual. Made with a range of warm notes—including cinnamon, cacao, vanilla, musk, and coffee— this scent is guaranteed to become your new go-to.
Montale Arabians Tonka
This chocolatey, tonka scent is a powerhouse perfume. Known for leaving a long-lasting fragrance trail, Montale's Arabians Tonka ($170) is unforgettable.
Fragrance du Bois Cavort
Fragrance du Bois' Cavort ($395) is unlike anything you have in your collection. While this fragrance has a high price point, you'll immediately fall in love with this intensely intimate scent. The perfume's spicy-sweet mix of cinnamon, geranium, and saffron produces an alluring aroma you'll want to smell time and time again.
Béatus Giverny Eau De Parfum
Paris-based fragrance company Béatus recently released six new scents. Giverny ($180) is the standout scent of all the options. Its floral and fruity notes are topped off with amber for a memorable, attention-grabbing fragrance.
Brown Girl Jane Lamu Eau De Parfum
If you want your fragrance to transport you to a tropical paradise, try Brown Girl Jane's Lamu Eau De Parfum ($62). It was made as an olfactory love letter to the beaches of Kenya, boasting notes of coastal sage, coconut water, and sandalwood. This Brown Girl Jane scent is also unique as it contains a neuroscientifically proven technology shown to elicit feelings of energy, revitalization, and excitement.
Mugler Alien Goddess Eau De Parfum
Mugler's Alien Goddess ($87) is a conversation-starting fragrance. Created in the spirit of fantasy, Mugler's newest scent is inspired by a mystical solar goddess' luminosity and warm radiance. The Eau De Parfum mixes floral, solar, and woodsy notes for an experimental and out-of-this-world fragrance.
Savoir Faire The Whiskey Rose Eau De Parfum
This fragrance instantly reels you in with its name, Whiskey Rose ($135). The elegant fragrance, prepared and bottled by hand, combines whiskey, rich notes of rose, vanilla, and leather. It gives off a dry sweetness that's subtle but unforgettable.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau De Parfum
Intoxicatingly sweet, Viktor & Rolf's signature Flowerbomb Eau De Parfum ($88) smells like a fresh bouquet of roses. The warm rose scent is coupled with patchouli and vanilla, which blend to create an explosively sensual and addictive fragrance. Wear this when you want to feel powerful and bold.
Maya Njie Les Fleurs Eau De Parfum
Maya Njie's Les Fleur Eau De Parfum ($145) is inspired by Minnie Ripperton's 1970 song of the same name. The green floral scent is intended to celebrate life, love, and creation. It boasts a citrus top note, with bright notes of sweet fig, neroli, and magnolia at the heart. The scent finishes with soft base notes of floral musks and woods.
Fenty Eau De Parfum
Fenty's Eau De Parfum ($130) wonderfully mixes diverse notes. You'll find musk, magnolia, tangerine, blueberry, Bulgarian rose, geranium, and patchouli in this blend. Each note complements the other, allowing it to create a soulful scent. There's only one thing not to like about Rihanna's namesake fragrance: it can be hard to get a hold of as it's frequently sold out.