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22 Best Perfumes of All Time

The 22 Best Perfumes of All Time

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  • Wearing perfume can make you smell good and feel good, too.
  • Fragrance can be highly personal for each individual, just like fashion or accessories.
  • We rounded up the best perfumes from all scent families for you to shop, so you can find exactly what you're looking for.

For many people, a spritz of perfume is the best finishing touch to any outfit. Fragrance can be a powerful tool that can not only impact your mood each day, but also aid in the exploration of identity and even be a source of comfort during a tough time.

While not an accessory in the traditional sense, scent can be just as sentimental as a family heirloom or as edgy as your favorite leather jacket — and that's where the fun lies. Experimenting with fragrances offers an unusual freedom: you can mix, match, and layer different notes until you find a scent that is so personal that someone can smell it and recall with vivid clarity one obscure interaction they had with you years ago. However, we can admit, there are a lot of options to choose from. Throw in the many different scent families available, and finding a signature fragrance can feel like a full-time job.

If you're trying to get into fragrances but feeling completely overwhelmed by all of the options, we went ahead and put together the best perfumes to buy to get your collection started. From light florals to deep woody notes, find the best perfume for you ahead.

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