This Unexpected Perfume Note Is My Secret to Smelling Chic and Delicious This Summer

As a fragrance-obsessed beauty editor, there's nothing I love more than when an under-the-radar perfume note starts to get the attention it deserves. Take milk perfumes, for example. These sweet, creamy scents grew in popularity at the start of the year thanks to milk's warming, comforting aroma. However, it seems that there is a new scent in town, and it's just as sweet and delicious. That's right, I'm talking about honey perfumes.

I noticed searches for honey perfumes increasing on Google Trends and I was immediately intrigued. It's no secret that I love a gourmand fragrance, so I already knew that these scents would be right up my street. In fact, it turns out that I already had lots of honey perfumes in my collection without even realising. Therefore, I thought it was only right that I shared my top recommendations with you, so that you can experience just how good these scents are for yourself...

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What Does Honey Smell Like In Perfume?

Before we get into that, I thought it would be helpful to explain a little bit about honey perfumes for those of you who aren't familiar with this note. Much like the taste, this note can smell deliciously sweet. As you'll see below, it is often paired with floral, fruity notes and makes for a perfect spring or summer fragrance.

That being said, it can also smell incredibly warm and comforting, which means it also works well when paired with cosy, autumnal notes such a tobacco and dark rum. Whatever your preference, there is definitely a honey perfume out there for you.

The Best Honey Perfumes to Try Now

  1. Best fresh honey perfume: Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne
  2. Best honey hair perfume: Gisou Honey Infused Hair Perfume
  3. Best warm honey perfume: Ellis Brooklyn Bee Eau de Parfum
  4. Best affordable honey perfume: Nuxe Reve de Miel Delectable Fragrant Water
  5. Best long-lasting honey perfume: Byredo Casablanca Lily Perfume Extract
  6. Best luxury honey perfume: Dior Tobacolor Eau de Parfum
  7. Best sweet honey perfume: DKNY Nectar Love Eau de Parfum
  8. Best intense honey perfume: YSL Exclusive Libre Le Parfum
  9. Best light honey perfume: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole Eau de Toilette
  10. Best youthful honey perfume: Marc Jacobs Honey Eau de Parfum

1. Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom & Honey

2. Gisou Honey Infused Hair Perfume

3. Ellis Brooklyn Bee

4. Nuxe Reve de Miel Delectable Fragrant Water

5. Byredo Casablanca Lily Perfume Extract

6. Dior Tobacolor

7. DKNY Nectar Love

8. Yves Saint Laurent Exclusive Libre Le Parfum

9. Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole

10. Marc Jacobs Honey

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.