The Best Men's—and Unisex—Fragrances for Women

The key to a unisex fragrance, says celebrated French perfumer Frederic Malle, is "cleanness." Malle, who was the go-to consultant for luxury brands like Christian Lacroix and Hermès before launching his own brand ten years ago, offers two unisex scents in his fragrance edit, but says he's "totally comfortable" with women wearing his men's cologne, and vice versa. Ben Gorham, the basketball-player-turned-founder of cult fragrance brand Byredo, made a pointed decision to produce an entirely unisex catalog. And Le Labo's Santal 33, a smoky scent meant to invoke the Marlboro man, has become a fashion industry favorite—for men and women.

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