Noteworthy Designer ScentsAugust 10, 2021
Let’s talk about what we view as some of the most noteworthy designer scents on the market. If you are new to the fragrance community you may be wondering what we mean by designer scents. By designer scent, we are referring to perfumes that are created for fashion houses. Think Chanel, Dior, and Yves St. Laurent for a reference point.
These little gems are delicious and elegant and we encourage you to give them a try. We have narrowed the list down to just 6 designer fragrances for women and men. You will not be disappointed with our selection of noteworthy designer scents found at Sephora.
Noteworthy Scents for Her
Libre Eau de Parfum is a scent that many consider a summer fragrance with its fresh accords of lavender and orange blossom, but we think that it works beautifully in any season. This scent is for an elegant and sophisticated woman who walks with a definite air of confidence.
Notes: Lavender, Black Currant, Mandarin Orange, Petitgrain, Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Madagascar Vanilla, Musk, Cedar, Ambergris
Launched in 2001, Coco Mademoiselle is a sexy Oriental fragrance that has the Chanel DNA that is all so familiar. Many consider Coco Mademoiselle a signature scent with its bright citrus base.
Notes: Orange, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, Orange Blossom, Turkish Rose, Jasmine, Mimosa, Ylang-Ylang, Patchouli, White Musk, Vanilla, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Opoponax
Bold and lush are two words to describe Jasmin Rouge from the House of Tom Ford. We envision this as an evening date night fragrance. Your hair is up and you are rocking that little black dress with a red lip and ready for a night of romance!
Notes: Cinnamon, Ginger, Bergamot, Cardamom, Pepper, Mandarin Orange, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Neroli, Broom, Clary Sage, Amber, Woodsy Notes, Vanille, Leather, French Labdanum
Do you love slightly fruity scents with a touch of sweetness? This gorgeous scent from Burberry is simply addictive. We even think it is a close dupe to Maison Francis Kirkdijan’s Baccarat Rouge 540 which is a compliment in the highest regard.
Notes: Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Sour Cherry, Black Currant, Mandarin Orange, Lemon, Violet, Jasmine, Musk, Vanilla, Oakmoss, Cashmeran, Woody Notes, Amber, Patchouli
Pure Musc is a simple and clean fragrance that makes it ideal for everyday wear. This scent is a huge compliment getter in that it is sexy yet soft and invokes a cozy feeling that you cannot get enough of. Imagine a soft cashmere scarf around your neck and you will get Pure Musc. Divine!
Notes: Musk, Flowers, Cashmeran
Hermès’ latest release is creamy and spicy and perfect for our hot Florida weather. The hints of floral are just enough with the real star of this fragrance being the candied ginger. It is unexpected yet classy at the same time. Plus, this bottle is just about the cutest thing in terms of packaging that we have come across.
Notes: Peony, Ginger, Candied Ginger, Cedar
If it was good enough for Audrey Hepburn then it is good enough for us. This exquisite white floral fragrance is delicately balanced with a woody base. Perfect for everyday use or when you want to feel extra glamorous!
Notes: Pear, Bergamot, Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Jasmine Sambac, Patchouli, Vanilla, Ambroxan, Vetiver
Noteworthy Scents for Him
There is something just magical about this scent and captures the very essence of masculinity. It is dark and mysterious and the gentleman that wears this is super confident and knows what he wants.
Notes: Leather, Cypress, Patchouli, Woody Notes, Vetiver
Dior Homme de Toilette is a classic scent that every man should have in his fragrance wardrobe. Bold statement yet true. This powdery scent envelopes you with its warm woody notes. It gives off a vibe of quiet sophistication!
Notes: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Elemi, Atlas Cedar, Patchouli Coeur, Cashmere, White Musk, Haitian Vetiver, Iso-e-Super
No best in class is complete without at least one mention of Chanel. For us, the clear winner for men is Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum. Alluring is the perfect description of this classy fragrance and the trail that follows the wearer is divine.
Notes: Grapefruit, Lemon, Mint, Pink Pepper, Bergamot, Aldehydes, Coriander, Ginger, Jasmine, Nutmeg, Melon, Incense, Amber, Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Labdanum, Amberwood
This men’s fragrance has been labeled by some as the greatest leather fragrance to ever been created. That is quite a heady fragrance and the performance is out of this world. Women, you may even find yourself reaching for this one!
Notes: Cardamon, Leather, Jasmine Sambac, Amber, Patchouli, Moss
Sweet and smoky and perfect for a confident man. We love the boozy element that comes through and settles into a scrumptiously sweet scent.
Notes: Pink Pepper, Neroli, Lemon, Rum, Clary Sage, Java Vetiver Oil, Tobacco Leaf, Vanilla Bean, Styrax
This is an excellent choice for an everyday scent. It gives off that clean, fresh-out-of-shower vibe and is not offensive to anyone in the office.
Notes: Lavender, Bitter Orange, Mint, Clary Sage, Ambrette, Ambroxan
The selection of a fragrance is a very personal journey. That is why we recommend sampling fragrances to determine what notes you prefer and how they react with your body’s chemistry. There is an abundance of stunning scents on the market and we have selected what we consider some of the most noteworthy designer scents available today.