These classic designer fragrances have so many 5 star reviews



Between Byredo and Margiela House, the attraction of a trend fragrance can be hard to ignore when choosing a new scent, especially as a beauty editor when there are so many launches to try and try out each month. But a bit like a timeless Handbag or a good pair of chunky boots, there are certain scents that draw you in beyond the initial buzz of a new launch. And many of these classic fragrances come courtesy of the biggest designer names in the world. Yes, from Chanel to Yves Saint Laurent, some of the most iconic fragrances are designer fragrances and they really stand the test of time.

Onward, from the best-selling brands to their lesser-known offerings, discover the best designer fragrances from six of the world’s biggest fashion houses.

1. Chanel

The designer’s classic:

Chanel Eau de Parfum Spray N ° 5 ($ 82)

The perfumes are no more classic than Chanel N ° 5, which turns 100 this year. Famous by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s, this sophisticated scent has since been adored around the world. A layered floral with an intricate blend of notes, it has legions of enthusiasts and will likely remain a worldwide bestseller for another 100 years.

Customers’ favorite:

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray ($ 95)

“My favorite perfume! I finally fell for it and bought it for myself, ”says a five-star reviewer on Sephora. “A woman walked past me in a grocery store, and I had to stop her and ask her what she was wearing. She said [it was Coco Mademoiselle] and I’ve been hooked ever since. It lasts all day and into the next day too. “

The choice of the beauty editor:

Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Eau de Parfum ($ 200)

Until the launch of this new fragrance earlier this year, Luck was my go-to Chanel fragrance and has been ever since I got a bottle when I left my Saturday job at Boots when I was 19. The Lion is decidedly more adult and matches the evolution of my perfume tastes now that I am in my 30s. Inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s astrological sign, it’s a strong and warm scent mixed with amber, vanilla and patchouli, and I think it’s destined to be a new classic for Chanel.

2. Gucci

The designer’s classic:

Gucci Guilty for Her Eau de Toilette ($ 65)

It’s one of those iconic designer scents that you recognize as soon as someone passes you while wearing it. It’s a luxurious and captivating scent that has the hallmarks of a heady cologne for men (this will be geranium) but remains velvety and soft thanks to notes of peach, lilac and patchouli. A true classic.

Customers’ favorite:

Gucci Bloom for Her Eau de Parfum ($ 80)

“Every time I wear Gucci Bloom, I get compliments,” says one reviewer on Ulta. “I’ve been rocking it since 2018 and it’s my choice whenever I’m about to go out or be with my male companion!”

The choice of the beauty editor:

Gucci Memory of a Odor Eau de Parfum for Him & Her ($ 120)

Of course, Harry Styles being the face of Mémoire might add to the allure of this unisex scent, but I have to say this Gucci newbie is truly delicious. I would describe it as an outdoorsy scent with lots of herbal, earthy and woody notes like chamomile, cedarwood and musk, but there is also the sweetness of vanilla and jasmine. It’s a breath of fresh air and truly unique in my collection.

3. Yves Saint Laurent

The designer’s classic:

Yves Saint Laurent Opium Perfume ($ 62)

First launched in 1977, YSL’s Opium is perhaps the brand’s most immediately recognizable fragrance, and its popularity led to growth in the Opium family in the years that followed. It’s a spicy, sultry scent that definitely evokes some of those free vibes of the ’70s, but lighter touches of tangerine and rose keep the deeper notes like sandalwood myrrh from getting too heady.

Customers’ favorite:

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum ($ 78)

There are so many five star reviews on Sephora for this designer scent, and I have to say it’s definitely one of my favorites too. In fact, it is the second best-selling women’s perfume in the UK. “My holy grail scent! It’s been my signature scent since its release, and now, years later, I still haven’t found a scent I like better. Every time I wear it, someone a wonder what it is, ”says a five-star reviewer. “It’s very young, but it also has a sultry and mature side to it. It’s the sexiest and most addicting scent in my collection, hands down. I can’t get enough of this scent, I swear. that it’s euphoria in a bottle. “

The choice of the beauty editor:

Yves Saint Laurent Parisian Eau de Parfum (£ 88)

Sadly, I think Parisienne may have been ditched (or at least it’s getting harder and harder to find), so I’m going to stock up on my YSL perfume of choice wherever I find it. For me, it’s a somewhat nostalgic scent that was my signature in my early twenties, and it definitely captures that carefree time for me. It’s a fruity and floral blend of blackberry, violet and rose with a slightly musky and leathery touch that keeps it from veering into confectionery territory. It will always have a very special place in my heart, and I implore you to try it while you still can.

4. Louis Vuitton

The designer’s classic:

Louis Vuitton Rose des Vents perfume ($ 265)

Before returning to the world of perfume in 2016, Louis Vuitton had not launched a perfume for more than 70 years. Of course, with that in mind, it is difficult to pull out a tried and true classic from the brand as with other designers. When it comes to perfumes, Rose des Vents is as timeless a floral as it gets. Like standing in a field of roses, it’s fresh, green and a true modern classic.

Customers’ favorite:

Louis Vuitton On the beach ($ 265)

“I was looking for a fresh yuzu scent for the summer. I tried three or four that were good but didn’t scratch the itch. On the Beach hit the nail on the head,” a happy reviewer said on Fragrantica of this new summer fragrance from Louis Vuitton. “The yuzu in the opening is gorgeous, a little lemony on me, and just feels juicy and refreshing immediately.… I’m over the moon with how this scent works for me.”

The choice of the beauty editor:

Louis Vuitton Against me ($ 265)

Warm, musky, and slightly sweet scents that look like a hug are on my street, and it’s all that and more. Indeed a vanilla love letter, it is a gourmet fragrance that mixes aromatic vanilla with sweet orange blossom, magnolia and notes of bitter cocoa. It’s heartwarming, comfortable and sophisticated, and I’ve been taking out my bottle for years.

5. Giorgio Armani

The designer’s classic:

Armani Beauty Si Eau de Parfum ($ 76)

When I think of the best designer fragrances, it’s a simple and elegant bottle of Si that comes to mind first. First launched in 2013, it has become synonymous with Armani fragrances and has given rise to many other interpretations as the Si range continues to expand. This one pairs bergamot and blackcurrant with rose, neroli and vanilla for incredibly chic results.

Customers’ favorite:

Emporio Armani Diamonds Eau de Parfum (£ 33)

“So many new fragrances have been released since its release years ago. However, it still produces a lot, not only in smell, but also in performance,” said a five-star review on Boots. “It’s a great classic scent that smells very sexy but not too strong. It’s a great everyday scent and very affordable too – and [I] always gets a lot of compliments! “

The choice of the beauty editor:

Armani Beauty Si Passione Eau de Parfum ($ 76)

This is my favorite of the Si perfumes because it is less floral and more fruity than the others. Described as the red lip effect in a bottle, I can certainly vouch for the confidence-building benefits that a spritz of this can offer. It’s bright with cassis and pear but mellow in those classic pink notes before ending with a hint of patchouli and vanilla.

6. Burberry

The designer’s classic:

Burberry For Women Eau de Parfum ($ 58)

Since its launch in 1995, Burberry for Women has remained a mainstay in the world of designer perfumes and for good reason: it smells so good. I remember this scent was the height of sophistication when I was in high school, but the blend of fruity, floral and woody notes make it still appealing to me today. If you are looking for an everyday scent, you really can’t go wrong with this one.

Customers’ favorite:

Burberry My Burberry Eau de Parfum ($ 99)

“It’s a gorgeous scent. Something screams at me on a sunny fall day, so I love wearing it in the fall,” said one positive review on Sephora. “It’s kind of a fun yet professional scent. It’s also the longest lasting scent I’ve ever worn, and I’ve tried so many!”

The choice of the beauty editor:

Burberry Roses from the Garden Eau de Parfum ($ 230)

I love rose scents anyway, but this one is probably the most classic I own, and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of florals. Inspired by a Bloomsbury garden, it’s a celebration of the rose in all its forms, but there’s also a dash of Italian lemon and vetiver to keep it fresh and sparkling.

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