We hear about new celebrity fashion lines and skincare brands launching all the time, but we can’t forget the most popular product category that celebs have capitalized on: Perfume. The early 2000s brought us Glow by Jennifer Lopez, Curious by Britney Spears and even a signature scent from Jennifer Aniston—all of which were huge successes at the time. Why’s that? Because, as the thinking goes, while we can’t live the life of an A-lister, we can at least smell like one. Thankfully, the aforementioned scents from our fave leading ladies still hold up today (and the likes of Ariana Grande and Dolly Parton have now joined those fragranced ranks). Here, 11 of the best celebrity perfumes that are worth adding to the cart, so you can channel your inner star.
The 11 Best Celebrity Perfumes to Buy in 2021
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1. Cloud By Ariana Grande
Since 2017, Ariana Grande has dropped over eight perfumes—some of which were inspired by her biggest hits. But it’s the Cloud fragrance that’s a go-to for many Arianators (and the over 1,000+ 5-star reviews are proof). You’ll find a blend of lavender, vanilla and coconut housed in a cloud-shaped bottle that’ll look oh-so-cute sitting on your dresser.
2. Nude By Rihanna
Before Fenty Beauty took the beauty world by storm, Rihanna was all about perfumes. And Nude gives off a fruity and floral scent that was so clearly concocted by the Barbadian-born singer. One reviewer couldn’t rave enough about making this her signature scent: “[I] have worn this perfume for years! I always get compliments wherever I go! Long-lasting and [it] smells great!”
3. Glow By Jennifer Lopez
One of the OG celebs to pump out perfumes year after year, Glow by Jennifer Lopez has been around long enough to be considered a classic. (FYI, it came out in 2002.) The citrus and fruity scent is balanced out with a touch of vanilla for a surprisingly balanced fragrance. Just one spritz will transport you back to the early aughts, so we hope you have your low-rise jeans ready.
4. Curious By Britney Spears
Britney Spears has over 30 (yes, 30!) perfumes to her name but Curious is the one that stands out from the rest. The light fragrance (which is a mix of jasmine, vanilla and musk pear) is great for daily wear. With over 2,000+ 5-star reviews, one customer prefers this one over her luxury scents: “I’m almost 40 years old and for some reason, this particular scent just melts me into a puddle. I typically wear high-end fragrances like Jo Malone and Cartier. But when I arrive to work wearing this scent, I actually receive compliments on how good I smell. It’s in my top 5 favorite fragrances for life.”
5. Fame By Lady Gaga
If you wanted to smell like Lady Gaga’s 2012 “Fame” album, look no further than the fragrance by the same name. Spritz it on and you’ll be covered in a sweet, musky mix of honey, apricot and floral notes. Plus, we can’t forget to mention how incredible the gold-accented bottle looks, especially since the actual fragrance inside is black; FYI Gaga describes this perfume as “the soul of fame.”
6. White Diamonds By Elizabeth Taylor
With over 9,600+ reviews, this Elizabeth Taylor perfume is a cult-favorite. The long-lasting formula features a floral mix of gardenia, lilies and Narcisse. If we can’t convince you, maybe this reviewer can: “I have been wearing White Diamonds for over 20 years...need I say more…”
7. Lovely By Sarah Jessica Parker
We adore Sarah Jessica Parker’s fashion—and her shoe collection—so it only makes sense that her fragrance line holds up. A mix of citruses (aka bergamot and nectarine), rosewood and lavender notes can be found in this luxe pink bottle. It has a soft and lightweight finish that’s great for any occasion.
8. Killer Queen By Katy Perry
Channel your inner queen with a perfume that’s not overwhelming but comes in a bottle that’s drop dead gorgeous. “My all-time favorite perfume! I have a very sensitive nose when it comes to fragrances, but this perfume is amazing! I always get complimented on it. So far, this is my third bottle! I love love, LOVE it!” said one reviewer. You’ll find hints of dark berries, plum and bergamot plus base notes like patchouli and cashmere (so don’t expect any florals here).
9. Kkw X Kris By Kim Kardashian
The Kardashians are known for their familial collabs and this mother-daughter fragrance totally fits the bill. Kim Kardashian and momager Kris Jenner created KKW X KRIS perfume with a woody (aka cashmere and amber) and white floral combo that leaves behind a fresh and sweet finish. So if you’re looking for a gift for mom (or just want something reminiscent of a Michael Kors signature perfume or Gucci Bloom dupe), consider this long-lasting option.
10. Jennifer Aniston By Jennifer Aniston
Yup, Jennifer Aniston has her own eponymous perfume. The sweet fragrance is great for a night out or a romantic date with your beau and one reviewer can attest to that, “This is my favorite perfume ever. I get so many compliments when I wear it. It's a great feminine scent a little goes far.” The light notes also make it an easy go-to for warm weather.
11. Scent From Above By Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton has hopped on the fragrance train and her first launch is a travel-size bottle of Scent From Above. Think fruity and floral notes (like jasmine, vanilla, mandarin and amber woods, to name a few) that kinda remind us of Dollywood. Thankfully, a full-size version will be available in July, so we can spritz with abandon for the rest of the summer.