Editors’ Picks: Our Favorite Fragrances

Looking back at our favorite fragrances of all time in honor of National Fragrance Day. (Photo: RAYMOND MEIER-TRUNK ARCHIVE)

In honor of National Fragrance Day on March 21, the staff of Yahoo Beauty is sharing the scents we hold near and dear. If you’re looking for a new fragrance you may want to check them out, and please share your favorite perfumes and colognes in the comments.

Bobbi Brown’s favorite Bath fragrance. (Photo: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics)

“My favorite fragrance from when I was a little girl was and is Je Reviens by Worth. My aunt Alice used to always wear it, and I found a bottle in a drugstore in Paris and I still love smelling it. But in my range, my favorite is Bath because it smells really clean. And when I wear outside of my line, I either wear Chanel No. 5 or Cristalle.” —Bobbi Brown

Sara Bliss’ favorite original Marc Jacobs perfume. (Photo: Marc Jacobs Fragrances)

“I fell in love with the original Marc Jacobs perfume with its intoxicating blend of jasmine, honeysuckle, gardenia and musk, when it came out in 2001. It was the only scent I wore for years, and while I’ve tried to find other perfumes that I love as much, I still haven’t found one.” —Sara Bliss

Joanna Douglas’ favorite Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. (Photo: Tom Ford)

“I find 99% of perfumes powdery, sugary, instant headache-inducers, so I was thrilled when I discovered Tom Ford Neroli Portofino back in about 2008. It has a light, tropical feel that instantly transports me to a salty ocean the same vibrant turquoise shade as its pretty bottle. I only use one spritz at a time because it feels so special—I truly believe it elevates my mood and my entire look when I wear it.” —Joanna Douglas

Alexandra Perron’s favorite Le Labo Rose 31. (Photo: Le Labo)

“Over the last few years, I’ve become a total rose addict. Rose candles, rose body lotion, rose scented mascara (yes, really, it’s Diorshow) but most importantly rose perfume. I’ve got a few favorites in rotation currently: Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Rose, Jurlique Essence of Rose (a roll on fragrance oil), and Le Labo Rose 31 (the holy grail of rose scents). I like that it it’s fresh, flirty, and makes me feel like a lady, even when I’m in boyfriend jeans and a T-shirt.” —Alexandra Perron

Tara Tersigni’s favorite Chanel Coco Noir fragrance. (Photo: Chanel)

“This past year I discovered Chanel’s third fragrance in their Coco line, Coco Noir. It has sleek and classic black packaging and the fragrance feels and smells just the same. I don’t like fruity or floral scents, so most perfumes don’t work for me. In fact, I wasn’t even wearing any perfume until I discovered it. But this perfect blend of masculine and feminine notes is subtle enough to wear all day, and sexy enough to take me out at night. It’s changed my entire beauty routine.” —Tara Tersigni

Noël’s favorite Santa Maria Novella Honeysuckle Cologne. (Photo: Santa Maria Novella)

“I love Honeysuckle Cologne by Santa Maria Novella because it reminds of my childhood in California, reading books in open fields, and drinking the sap of honeysuckle flowers.” —Noël Duan

Cisco Nunez’s favorite Chanel Allure Homme cologne. (Photo: Chanel)

“My favorite scent is Chanel Allure Homme. I grew up with my father smelling this way, so I always felt as if I was filling his shoes when I sprayed myself with it.” —Cisco Nunez

Laura Cates’ favorite Bottega Veneta Knot fragrance. (Photo: Bottega Veneta)

“I found Bottega Veneta Knot after my long and extensive search for a fragrance that matched my personality—something that was subtle but had some rich notes that made it slightly musky. It has some hints of floral, like lavender, deep notes like cedarwood, and even a touch of mandarine to the scent. With two light sprays it is a great everyday scent, but also transitions well to become a deep night-time scent by adding one or two extra sprays.” —Laura Cates


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