In the early 2000s, celebrity perfumes were all the rage. Think: J.Lo’s “Glow”, Britney Spears’ “Curious” and Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Lovely.” Or if you’re a part of Gen-Z, like myself, Beyonce’s “Midnight Heat” and Taylor’s Swift’s “Wonderstruck” were the scents that captured our attention.
While those scents are now unfortunately out of production, you might want a scent to channel all that nostalgia. Celebrities haven’t stopped making perfumes, we’ve just stopped talking about them in the mainstream beauty industry. But, like most Y2K trends, celebrity perfumes are popular again and we’re into it — we all want to smell like our favourite celebs! These are some of the best…
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Celebrity perfumes you need to try ASAP:
Rihanna, Fenty Eau de Parfum
Ever since Rihanna dropped Fenty Eau de Parfum in August, it’s been on our radar. This new scent has notes of tangerine, blueberry and hints of Bulgarian rose absolute, geranium and patchouli, to unite sweetness and musk. It’s designed to create a unique blend that wears differently on each person, creating a one-of-a-kind scent. Rihanna herself said the perfume “is for remembering what’s real.” While the scent isn’t available in Canada yet, we’ll be waiting for RiRi to announce the release soon.
Ariana Grande, R.E.M
Based on the track from Grande’s album, sweetener, R.E.M is a transcendent scent. Described as “an intergalactic dream of femininity and power,” the perfume has hints of sweet lavender and pear blossom to take wearers to dreamy new heights and is balanced with musk and sandalwood. The base notes feature scents of fig and salted caramel, which creates the perfect ending to the dream Grande has been so kind to take us on.
Iggy Azalea, Devil’s Advocate
If you’re feeling fancy, this scent’s for you. Iggy Azalea’s perfume is made with fresh, juicy citrus notes of mandarin and bergamot, which are paired then with the richness of musky olibanum crystals. Vanilla orchid unites with the warmth of sustainable, ethically-sourced Australian sandalwood, which pays homage to Azalea’s homeland. The whole scent is enhanced by its ever-so-enticing heart note of patchouli leaves. You definitely won’t be playing it safe with this scent.
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Britney Spears, Festive Fantasy
Time for Britney fans to celebrate the end of the pop singer’s conservatorship with this festive perfume! This fruity-floral scent has a sweetness that kicks in quickly. The perfume has top notes of dewberry, sour cherry and plum, and is paired with heart notes of jasmine, freesia and lily to perk you up. Its base notes feature sugar, vanilla, musk and sandalwood, which adds more dimension to the scent. To make the experience better, the bottle looks like an early 2000s dream and will excite any wearer.
Jessica Simpson, Fantasy Forever
This perfume, designed by Jessica Simpson, is nothing but sweet. The perfume is topped off with fruity notes of litchi, mandarin orange and apricot, which pairs perfectly with heart notes of blackberry, sweet pea and magnolia. It also includes base notes of musk, tonka bean and vanilla absolute which keeps the scent refined. But, living in a fantasy doesn’t sound all that bad — especially if you’re wearing this scent all day.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Lovely You
We love the newest edition to Sarah Jessica Parker’s perfume collection. Described as “a soft, clean floral musk” scent, it’s a fragrant floral perfume that is going to turn heads. The top notes of freesia, plum blossom, waterlily work with the floral heart notes of orange blossom, peony and jasmine really get to shine. Its warm base notes of musk and vanilla tie everything together, making it clear that any wearer will bloom while wearing this scent.
Jennifer Aniston, Silver
Wanting to capture the last days of summer and those rainy early fall nights? Jen has the perfect scent for you. This aquatic-like perfume features top scents of rain notes and bergamot to capture the right amount of subtle smell. The heart notes of the scent are jasmine, watery notes and rose petals. The simple base is comprised of musk and vanilla, which further emphasizes the perfume’s — and, presumably, Aniston’s — affinity for the ocean and its offerings.
Trixie Mattel, Plastic™
Yes, Trixie Mattel, one of the most popular drag queens to emerge from RuPaul’s Drag Race, has her own scent. To quote the infamous “Barbie Girl” by Aqua — life in plastic is fantastic! While the bubblegum pink bottle is designed to capture the “factory-made, fresh-out-of-the-box,” aura, the scent is not. Plastic™ is the perfect mix of sweet and sour. It features top notes of lavender, guava and bergamot, which is paired with heart notes of cedar and cherry blossom. The base scents include cotton candy, sandalwood, amber and vanilla, which sounds delectable.
Naomi Campbell, Here To Stay
This empowering scent, is here to stay — literally and figuratively. The perfume was designed to “encourage young women to fight for what they are, to express their feelings, their attitudes, and follow their desires.” The scent boasts an intensely fruity smell, with top notes of raspberry and blackcurrants. The heart develops floral notes of jasmine, and peony, which are followed by base notes of vanilla and musk. It’s the perfect combo for anyone who wants to take any industry by storm.
Dolly Parton, Scent from Above
This scent is described as “soft and spirited,” just like its namesake — which couldn’t be more true! The country music icon’s perfume is a playful floral with fruity top notes including mandarin, blackcurrant, crisp pear and fresh peony blossom. It includes warm heart notes of jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and vanilla orchid. The base earthy notes of southern fir and musk rise up to create a sweet, singular harmony with the aforementioned scents, for any wearer.
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