French Girls Love This Perfume, and It's Finally Available in the U.S

Updated 05/03/19

It feels like an understatement to say we're fans of French beauty, like the rest of the world. Byrdie's senior editor, Hallie, lived like a French woman for seven days, and it changed her skin. We want to know everything about French beauty routines, and we're equally as interested in the intersectionality of race and beauty standards in the French culture. It feels like French women are two steps ahead in the beauty world, and we're not ashamed of playing the catch-up game. To no surprise, we were elated to discover the latest in French fragrance news: The number one fragrance at Sephora France, Cacharel, is now available in the U.S. 

Cacharel Yes I Am Eau de Parfum $58

French-born brand Cacharel dubbed this fragrance Yes I Am. Its intoxicating lipstick-shaped bottle quickly flew off the shelves when it launched last year at Sephora France. With top notes of raspberry and mandarin, middle notes of amber and white flower, and bottom notes of spicy cremoso accord, this scent is not for the faint of heart. Made for the independent and bold woman (according to the product description), this alluring fragrance has a freshly feminine and sultry scent, so you don't have to pick one or the other. Singer Izzy Bizu stars in the campaign and captivates the vibe of the scent so well: an unapologetic woman who confidently embraces her beauty along with her gifts through and through. 

We highly suggest you snag this scent before it's too late. It's available today on and Take a whiff of these top-rated French fragrances below while you're at it.

Chanel No. 5 Perfume $130
FlowerbyKenzo 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Eau de Parfum Spray
Kenzo FlowerbyKenzo $87
Women's Smoke Show Eau De Parfum 100ml
Vilhelm Parfumerie Smoke Show Eau de Parfum $245
Fleur Narcotique Eau de Parfum
Ex Nihilo Fleur Narcotique Eau de Parfum $325
Tenue De Soiree
Annick Goutal Tenue de Soirée $128
Clementine California Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume 3.3 oz/ 100 mL Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume Spray
Atelier Cologne Clementine California Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume $135
French Leather Eau de Parfum Spray
Memo Paris French Leather Eau de Parfum Spray $295
Shalimar Eau de Toilette 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
Guerlain Shalimar Eau de Toilette $82
Opium 1 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Toilette Spray $62
COCO MADEMOISELLE Eau de Parfum 3.4 oz/ 100 mL Eau de Parfum Spray
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum $130
Bloom Eau de Parfum For Her 1.0 oz/ 30 mL Hair Mist Spray
Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum $97
J'adore Eau de Parfum 1 oz/ 30 mL Eau de Parfum Spray
Dior J'adore Eau de Parfum $75
MIU MIU L'eau Bleue 3.4 oz/ 100 mL Eau de Parfum Spray
Miu Miu L'eau Bleue $125
Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne 3.4 oz/ 100 mL Spray
Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt $135

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