Dressing Up Like a Diva This Halloween? These Scents Will Make Your Entire Costume

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What do Madonna, Shania Twain, and Diana Ross all have in common? Besides in music and a titular look that is uniquely theirs, not much. It's precisely why they make for perfect Halloween costume inspiration — but if you're the type to plan your every wig, scrunchie, and leopard-print legging to the last detail, don't overlook the most important part: fragrance.

A good, timeless scent tailored to your respective diva might be what takes your overall look from overdone to eau, yeah. Below, we've rounded up the icon-worthy spritzes that leave a lasting — dare we say, legendary — impression.

Madonna
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Madonna

Who: Madonna, reigning Queen of Pop, actress, and skincare entrepreneur

Art Meets Art Like a Virgin
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Art Meets Art Like a Virgin

Whether you're going as cone-bra-wearing Madonna or virginal Madonna (or, you know, something in between) no costume would be complete without a scent as complex as its inspiration. Luckily, the Art Meets Art Like a Virgin Eau de Parfum ($95) delivers in more than its name: its contrasting blend of citrus and musks makes it playful yet sexy — which feels befitting of any kind of Material Girl.

Aretha Franklin
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Aretha Franklin

Who: Aretha Franklin, the late, great singer, songwriter, and actress

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Essence​
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Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Essence​

She taught you to demand some R-E-S-P-E-C-T from everyone around you, so it's no surprise you'd want to pay tribute to the late singer on All Hallow's Eve. The only requirement in finding a mist to match? It must be both commanding and cozy, like Donna Karan's Cashmere Mist Essence ($126) — which, despite the name, would pair nicely with Franklin's big fur coats.

Mariah Carey
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Mariah Carey

Who: Mariah Carey, singer, music producer, and Guinness World Record holder

Narciso Rodriguez Rouge
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Narciso Rodriguez Rouge

Why dress up like Santa when you could be the diva who stole Christmas? Bring your holiday swagger with the deliciously addictive Narciso Rodriguez Eau de Parfum Rouge ($97), which marries black cedar with notes of rose and vetiver, and even comes equipped with the telltale red bottle to match.

Shania Twain
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Shania Twain

Who: Shania Twain, country singer and songwriter

Cartier La Panthère Eau de Parfum
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Cartier La Panthère Eau de Parfum

No other fragrance could evoke the illustrious Queen of Leopard Print herself quite like Cartier's La Panthère Eau de Parfum ($140). Its muskier notes feel especially primal, giving way to hints of gardenia for a larger-than-life elixir that'll have you ready to pounce on Halloween.

Diana Ross
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Diana Ross

Who: Diana Ross, former lead singer of the Supremes, actress, and record producer

Diamond Diana Diana Ross
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Diamond Diana Diana Ross

In Ross's world, bigger is always better — and that goes for her jewelry collection, performances, hair, and, yes, her fragrance. The Diamond Diana Diana Ross ($95) comes bottled in diamonds du jour, which makes it the spot-on accessory to your sparkly costume.

Cher
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Cher

Who: Cher, singer and Oscar-winning actress

Viktor&Rolf Magic Liquid Diamonds
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Viktor&Rolf Magic Liquid Diamonds

Anyone who's seen the iconic singer in concert — which is probably a lot of people, considering she's been performing for nearly 60 years — knows that Cher is straight-up magic on stage. The showstopping scent equivalent: Viktor&Rolf Magic Liquid Diamonds ($190), a sexy blend of pink pepper, ylang-ylang, and amber that will make you believe in life after love.

Freddy Mercury
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Freddy Mercury

Who: Freddy Mercury, late singer, fashion icon, and Queen frontman

Art Meets Art Bohemian Rhapsody Eau de Parum
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Art Meets Art Bohemian Rhapsody Eau de Parum

The founder of Art Meets Art once told POPSUGAR he loved music and pop culture so much, he used his 11 years in the fragrance industry to bring the two together. Thus, the Art Meets Art Bohemian Rhapsody Eau de Parum ($95) was born. Spritz it on, and you'll be your own somebody to love.