15 Perfumes That Instantly Make Me Feel Like I Have My Life Together

If you're anything like me, a spritz of perfume as you're heading out the door can change the trajectory of your day (or at least keep you smelling angelic as you go about your business). While I'm no perfume aficionado, I do appreciate that the power of finding the right perfume for you can totally transform your mindset: from how your carry yourself to what the scent can inspire. With that idea in mind, I've taken the time to round up all the scents that have inspired me in one way or another so I can share them here with you. You can thank me by using this quick guide to help you find your perfect fragrance. Read on to discover which ones have earned a well-deserved place on my vanity.


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Natural Fragrances

Floral Fragrances

Fresh Fragrances

And a Fruity Fragrance

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Maya Thomas
Assistant Beauty Editor
Maya Thomas is Who What Wear's assistant beauty editor based just outside of Seattle, Washington. Her strong love for all things beauty and fashion stems from a strong childhood interest in the fine arts. During a gap year spent in Paris studying the history of French fashion, she shifted her focus to English literature and journalism as a student at Loyola Marymount University with the goal of one day pursuing a career in fashion. After graduating in May 2021, Maya began freelancing for Parade.com as a contributing commerce writer while also building a following on her lifestyle blog, Itsmayalala.com. When she's not writing, Maya spends her free time catching up on reading, perusing art galleries, and enjoying a night out at the ballet every now and then.