5 Niche Fragrances That Female Celebrities Actually Wear

Have you ever wondered what captivating scents grace the pulse points of your favorite celebrities? Sure, they might dazzle us on the silver screen or the red carpet, but what about the secret accessory they wear that's invisible yet unforgettable? Enter niche fragrances – the luxurious, often exclusive perfumes that are carefully crafted to tell a unique olfactory story.

Let's dive into the enchanting world of 5 niche fragrances that celebrities swear by, turning heads and leaving a trail of captivating aroma wherever they go

Love by Kilian

Beyonce: Angels’ Share - by Kilian

Beyonce is an artist who needs no introduction–everyone knows who she is! She’s been recognized as one of the greatest performers of our generation and is a bona fide 21st century pop culture icon.

According to reports, she visited the Harrods beauty hall in London during the UK leg of her Renaissance tour to stock up on a few favorites, one of them being by Kilian’s Angels’ Share.

Part of the brand’s liquor-themed The Liquors collection, Angel’s Share is an Amber Vanilla fragrance that features a distinct note of cognac off the top–a nod to founder Kilian Hennessy’s family business (yes, that Hennessy). The heart of the fragrance is composed of cinnamon, tonka bean, and oak, while its base notes include praline, sandalwood, and vanilla. The nose behind this fragrance is Benoist Lapouza, who also developed Cool Water Pure Pacific for Her for Davidoff, Santorini Sunrise from Escada, and L’Acquarossa for Fendi.

Rihanna: Love (don’t be shy) - by Kilian

Just like Beyonce, Rihanna is known for her artistry and influence in fashion and music. In addition to being a multi-award winning performer, she is also the founder and CEO of cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, which revolutionized the beauty industry when it launched in 2017.

Her love affair with Love by Kilian is a well-documented one. Multiple reports point to it being Rihanna’s signature scent, and we can certainly see why.

Part of the brand’s The Narcotics family, Love by Kilian–also known as Love don’t be shy–is classified as an Amber fragrance that includes bergamot, coriander, neroli, and pink pepper among its top notes. The heart is a floral bouquet composed of honeysuckle, iris, jasmine, orange blossom, and rose, while the base notes include sugar, caramel, and vanilla blended with civet, musk, and labdanum.

At first sniff, Love by Kilian is said to smell like sweet marshmallow, and you’ll surely smell just as delectable wearing it. The nose behind this fragrance is Calice Becker, who also developed many other by Kilian fragrances including A Taste of Heaven, Back to Black, Killing Me Slowly, as well as all other scents from the Love family including Love by Kilian Amber and Oud Special Blend 2023, Love by Kilian Rose and Oud, Love don’t be shy Extreme, and Love Eau Fraîche.

Elizabeth Olsen: Philosykos - Diptyque

Best known for her portrayal of Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Elizabeth Olsen is the younger sister of the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, and is a decorated actress in her own right.

An interview with Harper’s Bazaar reveals that she’s a tad sensitive to perfumes, and tends to stick to subtler scents. In the same interview, she then revealed that she’s a fan of Diptyque’s Philosykos, a Woody Aromatic unisex fragrance. Its top notes include fig and fig leaves, while the middle notes are composed of coconut and green notes. At the base of Philosykos is cedar, fig tree, and woody notes. The nose behind this fragrance is Olivia Giacobeti, who is also behind the creation of Ofresia from the same brand, as well as Ambre Romain from Fendi, En Passant from Frederic Malle, and Hiris from Hermes.

Jodie Comer: Santal 33 - Le Labo

Up-and-coming English actress Jodie Comer made a name for herself after starring as Elizabeth of York in the Starz adaptation of “The White Princess”, and then as Villanelle in the BBC drama “Killing Eve”, opposite Sandra Oh. Since then, she has gained worldwide recognition, especially after appearing in the hit movie “Free Guy” with Ryan Reynolds.

In an interview with the New York Times, she stated that she was influenced into buying and wearing Santal 33 from Le Labo by a fellow actress. Santal 33 has quite the reputation among fragrance enthusiasts: a New York Times Magazine article from 2015 named it “That Perfume You Smell Everywhere” all the way back in 2015, a title that it still holds to this day.

A Woody Aromatic fragrance, its notes include sandalwood, leather, papyrus, Virginia cedar, cardamom, violet, iris, and amber. The nose behind Santal 33 is Frank Voelkl, who also created Mod Blush from Ariana Grande, Roses on Ice from by Kilian, and My Euphoria from Calvin Klein.

Victoria Beckham: Room Service - Vilhelm Parfumerie

After making a splash as part of the pop British supergroup Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham a.k.a. Posh Spice herself went on to become a world-renowned fashion designer with her own eponymous label. Today, she’s considered a style icon.

Fittingly, her signature scent is as chic and fresh as her creations. Victoria adores Room Service from Vilhelm Parfumerie, and has sung its praises on her personal Instagram account. Classified as an Amber Floral fragrance, its top notes include blackberry and mandarin orange.

From this juicy opening, it opens up to a balanced heart of orchid, violet, and bamboo. The foundation notes of this scent include comforting musk and sandalwood blended with mysterious black amber. The nose behind this fragrance is Jérôme Epinette, who also created God Is A Woman and Thank U, Next for Ariana Grande, Bal d’Afrique and Sundazed for Byredo, and Signorina Libera for Salvatore Ferragamo. 

Love by Kilian

Unlike mainstream scents, these perfumes are like hidden treasures, waiting to be discovered by those with a discerning nose. Niche fragrances are meticulously curated, often using rare and exquisite ingredients that create an intimate connection between the wearer and the scent. It’s no wonder celebrities swear by them!

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October 28, 2023 — Blog Admin