15 signature scents and fragrances worth the investment

From reimagined classics to the latest launches, these signature scents and fragrances are worth your attention

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 Archivists can't pinpoint the exact date of when aromatherapy began, but for at least 6,000 years, ancient Egyptians dosed themselves in fragrances to cure ailments and connect to spiritual Gods. Fortunately for us, technology has improved, and we no longer have to handmade these scents (there are now factories to do that); although, the one thing that still rings true? Signature scents are still our preferred method of healing. 

Our relationship with specific smells is powerful; the 'right' aroma can drastically improve our mood, change a room's vibe, and even tap into a distinct part of our persona. There are universal essences such as lavender and chamomile that will make you as for zen as the best yoga mat, while vanillas are essential for comfort, and when you're searching for a fragrance that's so precisely you? That takes a bit of research. 

Are you looking for a scent that's both timeless and classic? Or, are you in the market for something a bit newer and trendier? Perhaps, you're neither and unsure of what distinct aroma you're after in the first place? In order to narrow down the overwhelming about of options on the market, it's helpful to understand what you're looking for; but if you're still unsure about all of it? We're here to help. 

From floral fragrances to musky aroma's we've narrowed now the selection. We've rounded up 15 of the best signature scents and fragrances to fill every room in your home and boost your mood. 

1. Yves Saint Laurent, Libre

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Yves Saint Laurent, Libre Eau De Parfum starting at $80, at Sephora

Let us introduce you to the new fragrance of freedom, YSL's Libre. This signature scent combines lavender essence from France with the sensuality of Moroccan orange blossom; for a unique floral fusion complemented by a daring note of musk accords. View Deal

2. Vikor & Rolf, Flowerbomb

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Viktor&Rolf, Flowerbomb starting at $85, at Sephora

This veritable garden party in a bottle is an intoxicating fragrance for women, offering an enchanting whirl of cattleya, jasmine, and rose perfumes. Grounded in patchouli and vanilla, Flowerbomb is the highly addictive aroma of voluptuous sensuality and glamour. 


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3. Burberry Brit

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Burberry Brit Eau de Parfum starting at $85, at Sephora

This sensuous and addictive, candied-floral perfume contains notes of crisp, icy pear mixed with sugared almond and intense vanilla. Aside from being known for its iconic-bottle, it's also one of my personal favorites since birth. View Deal

4. Dolce & Gabbana, Light Blue

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Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette starting at $82, at Sephora

This fresh and floral scent reflects the desire of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Sicilian cedar mixes with the freshness of the green apple and the botanical allure and spontaneity of the bluebell, while the top note captures the heart of a sunny South Italian summer.View Deal

5. Tom Ford, Tobacco Vanille

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Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille starting at $155, at Sephora

This scent reinvents traditional tobacco with smooth tonka bean, vanilla, cocoa, dry fruit accords, and luscious wood sap for a contemporary, opulent, and intoxicating idea of confidence and influence.View Deal

6. Chanel N°5

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Chanel N°5 L’EAU starting at $82, at Sephora

The Eau de Parfum draws influence from the Parfum, with which it bestows its floral aldehyde signature. This floral bouquet fashioned around May Rose and Jasmine highlights bright citrus top notes. Aldehydes create a unique bearing while the creamy touch of Bourbon Vanilla leaves an astonishingly sensual path. Specifically tailored to smell like no other perfume, this signature scent is the very essence of femininity and complexion. View Deal

7. Chloé Eau de Parfum

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Chloé Eau de Parfum staring at $79, at Sephora

The Chloé Eau de Parfum opens with a combination of botanical, powdery notes: hints of peony, lychee, and springtime freesia. The spacious, flirtatious head notes drift away to reveal the richer, more sensual side of the rose. The peculiar quality of this unique rose is accompanied by magnolia and lily of the valley, as well as subtle reminders of warm amber and elegant cedarwood.View Deal

8. Lancôme, Idôle Eau de Parfum 

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Lancôme, Idôle Eau de Parfum starting at $59, at Sephora

Refined yet unapologetically modern, this fresh and floral scent bursts beside notes of citrus, rose, jasmine, and white musk and is layered atop a vanilla core.View Deal

9. Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Baccarat Rouge 540 

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Baccarat Rouge 540 starting at $300, at Saks Fifth Avenue

Luminescent and refined, Baccarat Rouge 540 sets on the skin like an amber, floral, and woody breeze, creating poetic alchemy. View Deal

10. Gucci, Bloom Gocce di Fiori Eau de Toilette

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Gucci Bloom Gocce di Fiori Eau de Toilette for $115, at Nordstrom

Blended to convey the budding first days of the season and the heightened rush of promise in everything new, Gocce di Fiori is a delicate scent rendition of Gucci Bloom. Fragile and effortless like the raindrops that fall in spring, Gucci Bloom Gocce di Fiori is a simple, raw redaction of the original scent.


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11. philosophy, Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette

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philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette for $52, at Sephora

Welcome your grace and display your delicacy with this signature scent. The brand's best-selling fragrance includes notes of embracing bergamot to greet the senses, irresistibly soft, clean Muguet blossoms, and remaining musk with its timeless elegance.View Deal

12. Maison Margiela 'Replica' Beach Walk Eau de Toilette

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Maison Margiela 'Replica' Beach Walk Eau de Toilette starting at $130, at Sephora

The fragrance of salt air, the perfume of sunscreen, the glow of sunkissed skin, this perfume evokes the memory of endless summer days with the radiant notes of bergamot, lemon, heliotrope, coconut milk, and musk.View Deal

13. Nest Fragrances Black Tulip Eau de Parfum Spray

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Nest Fragrances Black Tulip Eau de Parfum for $76, at Saks Fifth Avenue

This seductive scent blends the sensuality of Japanese violet, and Indonesian jasmine with the creaminess of patchouli and the freshness of pink peppercorn; as black amber plum and black cherry bring a dark fruity accord to create a sultry aroma.


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14. Jo Malone London, Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

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Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne starting at $72, at Sephora

Escape every day grind along the windswept shore where white waves break, and the air is fresh with sea salt and spray. Bustling with a mineral aroma of mountainous cliffs, blended with the woody earthiness of sage, this cologne is uplifting and joyful. 


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15. diptyque Essences Insensées

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diptyque Essences Insensées for $250, at Nordstrom

Diptyque extolled the majesty of this solar flower in a distinguished bottle radiating light, as the Tiare flower blossoms throughout when sprayed. 


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Still, want more? Check out more signature scents below: