Have you ever wondered what your favorite celebrity actually smells like?
Countless stars have released their own fragrances over the years, but let’s be honest: They’re not necessarily spritzing them on every morning. (Or the ones they’re paid by major brands to endorse, for that matter.)
In fact, a number of megastars have spoken about their love for the same scents over the years, from cult classics like Kai and Le Labo Santal 33 to old favorites including Yves Saint Laurent Opium.
Below, just in time for Valentine’s Day, discover (and shop) some of the best perfumes on the market, according to celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle, Harry Styles and more.
“I love it so much, I practically bathe in it,” Kathy Hilton told Page Six Style of this “amber, floral and woody” blend — and she’s not alone. Kacey Musgraves told Cosmopolitan the scent was one of her favorite things, gushing, “It’s rich and genderless and not too sweet, and it develops differently on everyone. Plus, the iconic bottle is gorgeous.”
Fellow songstress Olivia Rodrigo told British Vogue it’s her go-to scent, because she likes “perfumes that have a natural musk,” while Swedish actress Noomi Rapace told Vogue she’s “very much in love” with the fragrance and wears it on every red carpet.
It doesn’t get more classic than this famed fragrance that dates back to 1921; Marilyn Monroe famously said she wore a spritz of the stuff (and nothing else!) to bed.
The abstract blend of aldehydes and florals is still a favorite today, with Eva Mendes, Victoria Beckham and Celine Dion reportedly among its many famous fans.
Exes Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are said to share a love for this warm and spicy scent, with the “Anti-Hero” hitmaker wearing it during one of her “secret sessions” with fans. The “Watermelon Sugar” singer’s fondness for the fragrance, meanwhile, was revealed when hairstylist Lou Teasdale posted a picture of the bottle on his dressing room table.
Can’t fork over hundreds for Styles’ favorite scent? Try lighting up Target’s similarly smelling candle — if you can get your hands on one, that is.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley named this as her “all-time ultimate fragrance” in a 2020 YouTube video, while Kate Bosworth told Into the Gloss she’s “really loyal” to the woody spritz featuring notes of bergamot, lemon, pepper and juniper berries.
“I’m dying to meet [Byredo founder Ben Gorham] because I’m really such a massive fan,” Bosworth raved. “His scents are beautiful and complex and sexy and innocent. There are such incredible layers to what he does. I’m a loyalist with my scents.”
Back in her “Suits” days, Megan Markle revealed she’s a huge Jo Malone fan, telling the Daily Express in 2016, “Fragrance is my favorite thing — so much so that if I leave the house and I don’t put any on, I’ll turn around and go back home.”
While the now-duchess said she likes to “alternate between a few scents,” Jo Malone London’s Wild Bluebell and Wood Sage & Sea Salt ($155) colognes both made the cut.
Kate Moss told British Vogue she keeps “lots of magic things” in her bag, including this cult-favorite fragrance that doubles as a skin mist, thanks to the inclusion of aloe vera and ginseng alongside its citrusy essential oils.
“My mum used to wear it — it’s just a go-to smell,” the modeling icon said. “It’s a freshener.”
This gardenia-based tropical floral scent has so many celebrity fans, there’s a whole list on Kai’s website. It’s been picked as one of Oprah Winfrey’s “Favorite Things,” and is also a go-to for the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Garner.
“I’ve worn it forever! I put it on every day,” Khloé Kardashian told People in 2016. “Everyone’s like, ‘That’s your scent!’ So now I can’t wear anything else.”
If you believe the rumors, Rihanna is the best-smelling person in Hollywood; fellow celebs including Jennifer Lawrence, Cardi B and Lil Nas X are among those who’ve been left in awe of her alluring aroma.
And while the Bad Gal created her own perfume for Fenty Beauty in 2021, it’s said that her longtime signature scent is this sweet mix of neroli, orange blossom and marshmallow.
The Duchess of Sussex isn’t the only Jo Malone devotee in the royal family; her sister-in-law Kate Middleton is said to love this fresh floral fragrance so much, she burned Orange Blossom scented candles at her wedding to Prince William.
“I’ve seen people on social media who have bumped into Kate when she’s out shopping and have said she smells amazing, like raspberry and fruit — very clean, crisp smells,” What Kate Wore founder Susan Kelley wrote of the Princess of Wales’ perfume pick.
Inspired by memories and moments, Phlur’s cult-favorite fragrances have proven hard to forget. In addition to stylist and influencer Chriselle Lim, who bought the brand in 2021, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Miranda Kerr have both been linked to its scents.
Among its buzziest drops? Missing Person, designed to “evoke the lingering scent of your lover’s skin.” The musky fragrance went viral on TikTok, reportedly causing the first drop to sell out in a matter of hours.
Say “Hello” to Adele’s favorite fragrance. “I’ll always wear the same perfume I’ve always worn since I was 15,” the Grammy winner said of this bitter almond- and sambac jasmine-spiked scent during a 2015 interview with Australia’s “60 Minutes.”
Hypnotic Poison also happens to be Chrissy Teigen’s perfume of choice. “It’s in a little red apple bottle. The scent’s not too fruity or too girly. It’s a mix of masculine and sexy,” she told E! News in 2016.
“I don’t go anywhere without a spritz,” Reese Witherspoon raved of her “new favorite fragrance” in a 2016 Harper’s Bazaar interview. A blend of sensual florals, amber and creamy musk, the warm and feminine scent is a perfect pick for America’s sweetheart.
Bethenny Frankel always keeps it frank on TikTok, and this luxe perfumer scored a coveted rave review from the Skinnygirl mogul.
“Future Society is my new favorite fragrance. It’s so rich and unique; I’m mesmerized!” Frankel told Page Six Style of the brand, which makes scents including the Haunted Rose Eau de Parfum she’s put to the test.
Martha Stewart, Madonna, Iman, Isabelle Huppert, Courtney Love and Sofia Coppola all adore Fracas, which has been going strong since 1948. The lush blend of tuberose, jasmine, sandalwood and musk was designed to “make its wearer feel like a bombshell,” a mission befitting its massive celeb following.
Stewart is the proud owner of more than 70 bottles of perfume, but swears by Fracas – which she has been wearing since she was 19, per the New York Times.
It’s impossible to walk a few blocks in Los Angeles without catching a whiff of Santal 33, with Justin Bieber, Ryan Reynolds, Alexa Chung and Sophie Turner among the many who rock the smoky mix of cardamom, iris, leather and sandalwood.
“I feel like everyone in the universe wears it now. But it smells different on each person — or so I want to think!” Jodie Comer told the New York Times in 2020.
“I definitely copied off an actress I worked with. We would ride the lift every day, and I would smell it on her, and it would be that amazing smell. But we’re all copying each other. I have no shame in admitting.”