Our Readers and Editors Absolutely Love These Perfumes

Simply put, it’s our job to find the best beauty products out there for you. From the newest serum to the hottest lipstick color to the dry shampoo that will change your life, we will find it, test it, and let you know what we think. We’re not complaining. It’s a pretty fun gig, and we’ll volunteer to be beauty guinea pigs any day.

But one of the cool things to come out of this is finding out what products you’re loving and buying. It helps us figure out what you want to learn more about and what you’re into so we can bring even more personalized recs to you.

Because we share a lot of our favorites with you every single day, we recognize it might be hard to keep up. So we’ve decided to put together a handy weekly list of what we love and what you love—consider

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The Best Perfumes for Women Come With a Story

With millions of fragrances on the market, discovering the best perfumes for women is a process of elimination, and the line between good and great is worth considering. Extraordinary perfumes tell a story through their notes, the craftsmanship that goes into them, and the emotions they evoke. The right smell can give you a boost of confidence, cause you to reminisce, or make you smile.  

As someone who has made all the rookie mistakes when buying perfume—shopping after hours, buying without trying, getting drawn in by a pretty bottle without considering the juice—I’ve lost considerable amounts of time searching in vain. Fragrance is subjective; there are plenty of perfectly lovely, completely inoffensive releases that fail to excite me and much-lauded classics that should stay in the past. What interests me are the scents that diverge from the norm and feel singular in their intent. They don’t need to be esoteric 

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The best Byredo perfumes to add to your collection

<p>Byredo has come to represent everything chic and fascinating about the niche perfumery world</p> (iStock/The Independent)

Byredo has come to represent everything chic and fascinating about the niche perfumery world

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Ever since its launch in 2006, Byredo has become the epitome of a “cool, indie perfume”. And for good reason. While historic fragrance houses now churn out sugary “commercial” blandness to appease the younger market, Byredo has stayed true to its artistic roots, which is why it remains a perfume powerhouse to this day.

From the chubby squat bottles with a dome-like stopper (which snaps on with a satisfying magnetic thud), to the minimalist monochrome labels and the quirky names like “fantastic man” (sadly discontinued), “mohave ghost” and “1996”, Byredo has come to represent everything chic and fascinating about the niche perfumery world that draws its devotees like moths to an exquisitely fragrant flame.

Having an enigmatic founder who is 6ft5 and could easily pass for a male model doesn’t hurt either. Born to

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These Are the 20 Most Popular Perfumes in the World Right Now

Is it just me, or is there a kind of weird dichotomy where shopping for perfume is concerned? On one hand, our consumer-trained brains crave a unique, signature scent. The more unlike everyone else we smell, the better. (Somewhere along the way, it was deemed “uncool” to smell like every other person at work, in your class, etc.) But, on the other hand, there’s a persistent fascination we hold with knowing, coveting, and owning what everyone else is talking about. (I blame social media.) Regardless, the end goal of perfume searching (if we choose to wear one at all) is to select a scent that resonates with who we are as human beings—whether our perfume is a nod to nostalgia, a comfort, or a memory; is tied to our fashion preferences or the makeup aesthetic we love; or just evokes a feeling like, say, happiness. Many of

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