'90s Perfumes Were Iconic—12 Fragrances You Can (and Should) Still Wear Today

When I think of '90s beauty, a few things come to mind. Blue eyeshadow, dark lip liner and glittery nails are some of the standout trends that I always used to wear. However, as a fragrance-obsessed beauty editor, I often find myself thinking about the perfumes that I would reach for when growing up.

If I'm being totally honest, I'd wear an Impulse body spray most of the time, but on the rare occasion that my mum let me wear a more "grown up" fragrance, I definitely had my favourites (Clinique's Happy was my go-to).

A selection of perfume bottles on a table

(Image credit: @pink_oblivion)

You might not know, but the '90s was actually a pivotal time for fragrances. From Calvin Klein's CK One (one of the first fragrances to be marketed as a unisex scent), to Thierry Mugler's powerful Angel perfume, it's clear that we were all getting a bit more experimental.

So much so, that a lot of these fragrances have become icons. In fact, they are so iconic that you can still get your hands on them today. Because of this, I thought it was only right that I took a trip down memory lane and rounded up some of the best '90s perfumes that I would totally wear in 2024. Keep on scrolling and get ready to feel all nostalgic...

The Best '90s Perfumes That You Can (and Should) Still Wear in 2024

1. Calvin Klein CK One

2. Thierry Mugler Angel

3. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Classique

4. Clinique Happy

5. Dior Dune

6. Gucci Rush

7. Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl

8. Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers

9. Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey

10. Versace Red Jeans

11. Dior J'adore

12. Chanel Allure

Grace Lindsay
Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow.

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.