15 Perfumes that Celebs Actually Wear

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We love classic perfumes. We love new scents, too, of course, but there’s just something so nostalgically special about a carefully crafted fragrance that has stood the test of time. What’s even better is when it comes with a little backing from some of the most iconic celebrity women in history.

Marilyn Monroe’s very public confession that all she wore to bed was a few drops of Chanel No. 5 has naturally cemented the scent firmly in the fragrance history books. But what about the gorgeous perfumes worn by our other favorite icons? What did Jackie Kennedy spritz, or which notes did Grace Kelly prefer? And what about modern-day stars like Rihanna or Salma Hayek?

If you’ve ever wondered about the signature scents of your favorite A-list stars, look no further than our roundup below. We’ve done some digging and have discovered the beloved scents of some of the most iconic celebrities to ever grace the red carpet. Our list is perfect if you adore a classic fragrance, and it's even better if you're looking for something new for your collection.

Keep scrolling to discover the beautiful perfumes that some of the most beloved celebrities wear.

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Hermès 24 Faubourg Eau de Parfum

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Hermès 24 Faubourg Eau de Parfum $195
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Worn by Diana on her wedding day, this beautiful blend of white flowers, iris, vanilla, sandalwood, and amber could be your new spritz. Perfect if you like light and fresh florals with a woody heart.

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Creed Fleurissimo Eau de Parfum

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Creed Fleurissimo Eau de Parfum $380
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Always classy, Grace Kelly had her signature scent crafted especially for her ahead of her wedding day. If you love sumptuous florals, this blend of rose, violet, bergamot, and Florentine iris could be right up your alley.

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Yves Saint Laurent Opium

Yves Saint Laurent Opium
Yves Saint Laurent Opium $62
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Since its launch in 1977, Yves Saint Laurent's Opium has been a celebrity mainstay. Nowadays, stars like Salma Hayek, Heidi Klum, Emily Blunt, and Gisele call this their signature. The spicy scent includes notes of cloves, coriander, tangerine, and sandalwood, with a touch of rose and Lily of the Valley.

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Jean Patou Joy

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Jean Patou Joy $50
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Also said to be a favorite of Marilyn Monroe’s (when she wasn’t wearing No. 5, of course), Jackie Kennedy's signature scent is a timeless cocktail of rare flowers, jasmine, and rose, first released in 1929.

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Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche

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Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche $74
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Katharine Hepburn’s fragrance, crafted in 1970 by Yves Saint Laurent, was inspired by the bohemian spirit of Paris’s “left of the river Seine” community. Fresh and woody, this is one for the city lover.

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Kilian Love Don’t Be Shy

By Killian Love Don't Be Shy
Kilian Love Don't Be Shy $240
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It's said that Rihanna's favorite (and signature) perfume is Kilian's Love Don't Be Shy. It has notes of orange absolute blossom, rose, honeysuckle, and a touch of marshmallow to round out the sweetness.

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Trussardi Donna Eau de Parfum

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Trussardi Donna Eau de Parfum $104
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas's signature scent is Trussardi Donna Eau De Parfum. It's a bright, fruity floral with notes of citrus, rounded out with jasmine, sandalwood, and vanilla.

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Miller Harris L'Air de Rien Eau de Parfum

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Miller Harris L'Air de Rien Eau de Parfum $186
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Blended by Miller Harris for Jane Birkin after the actress asked the perfumer to “create a fragrance I can bear to wear,” Birkin’s signature conjures “dusty libraries and old books” through notes of dry vanilla, oakmoss, neroli, patchouli, and bourbon.

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Le Labo Santal 33

Santal 33 Cologne
Le Labo Santal 33 $192
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Is there a modern perfume more iconic than Santal 33? This scent is adored by Alexa Chung, Ryan Reynolds, and Justin Bieber. Inspired by the American west and liberty, the unisex notes include leather, musk, amber, cardamom, and, of course, sandalwood.

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Paco Rabane Calandre

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Paco Rabane Calandre $49
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Hard to pin down to only one category of fragrance, Lauren Bacall’s signature scent combines florals and citrus notes with a woody base for an alluringly complex perfume.

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Frederic Malle Carnal Flower

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Frederic Malle Carnal Flower Carnal Flower $390
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Carnal Flower is loved by Mila Kunis, Adrienne Bailon Houghton, and the legendary icon herself, Catherine Deneuve. This sensual yet elegant fragrance's main accord is tuberose absolute (and more of it than any other fragrance, we might add), with jasmine, coconut, and orange blossom to round things out.

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Emanuel Ungaro Diva

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Emanuel Ungaro Diva $26
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An ode to the idea of women as goddesses, Sophia Loren’s seductive signature scent has rose and iris at its heart, tempered by earthier notes of vanilla and sandalwood.

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Byredo Gypsy Water

Byredo Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum
Byredo Gypsy Water $190
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Actress Kate Bosworth is loyal to her signature scent, Byredo's Gypsy Water. It's a gorgeous take on woody and aromatic notes, with juniper, lemon, bergamot, and pepper as the top notes, pine needles and incense as middle notes, and a sandalwood and amber base.

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Jean Desprez Bal à Versailles

Jean Desprez Bal à Versailles
Jean Desprez Bal à Versailles $41
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In her later life, Elizabeth Taylor is said to have worn nothing but her own line of fragrances, particularly Violet Eyes. But before that, she loved a suitably rare vintage perfume, crafted from notes of rosemary, orange blossom, jasmine, rose, bergamot, lemon, sandalwood, patchouli, and leather.

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Chanel No. 5

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Chanel No. 5 $82
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An inimitable scent for an inimitable icon. Monroe became the unofficial face of Chanel’s classic fragrance after confessing her bedtime rituals during a Marie Claire interview.

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