If you were to ask me my favorite part of working in the beauty industry, my answer would be hands down for the fragrance. I’ve always found myself fascinated by fragrances—nothing jolts my memory quite like a smell, and in my head, everyone I know has a particular smell that I associate with them, even if I can’t quite put my finger on it.
I went to Sephora when I received my first-ever paycheck and took the scent quiz to find my ideal perfume. It was Tom Ford Black Orchid, which I immediately made my signature, and my love for fragrance has only grown since. The top of my dresser is overflowing with fragrances that I cycle through. I have a scent for any and every occasion.
Whether you’re already a seasoned fragrance person or looking to dabble, these are the quintessential perfume brands that any scent lover should consider. Keep scrolling for 20 of the best perfume brands and the specific bottle we’d recommend from each.