15 Totally Unique Perfumes Editors Thought They'd Hate (But Now Love)


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Over the years, the more my fragrance collection has grown, the more open-minded I've become when shopping for new scents. Sure, I usually gravitate toward a nice designer fragrance or a warm floral scent. However, I've also discovered some hidden gems with notes I unexpectedly loved because I was willing to try something different. 

 A particular type of perfume I never saw myself investing in until now is an earthy one. I know they're not everyone's cup of tea, but if done right, earthy perfumes can transport you to a specific time or place or make you feel warm and incredibly cozy. Most importantly, the best earthy perfumes will earn you a compliment or two every time you wear them. 

You may not believe me when I say there are so many good ones out there, but the rest of the Who What Wear team can back me up on this. I've asked my fellow editors to share the unique earthy perfumes they never thought they would like but now can't get enough of. For all our favorites, keep scrolling. Although different, these scents bring us comfort when we need it.

Forest Lungs by The Nue Co.

When the Rain Stops Eau de Toilette by Maison Margiela Replica

Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne by Jo Malone London

L'Eau Rêvée d'lkar Eau de Toilette by Sisley Paris

Philosykos Eau de Parfum by Diptyque

Joga Eau de Parfum by Eauso Vert


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Patchouli 24 Eau de Parfum by Le Labo 

Naturelle Eau de Parfum by Chloé

Good Fir 11 by Krigler

Bo Eau de Parfum by Liis

Après Eau de Parfum by Ellis Brooklyn

Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum by Byredo

Aroma Eau de Parfum by Costa Brazil

Gypsy Cowboy Eau de Parfum by St. Rose

Lucienne Eau de Parfum by Liis

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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.