This Specific Type of Perfume Is Extremely Underrated—12 Picks Editors Love


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Here at Who What Wear, we're firm believers in the power of fragrance. While I love a bold eau de parfum that really packs a punch, there's an underrated type of perfume out there that should also fully come with caution tape—perfume oil. Applying this type of scent to your pulse points can be hypnotic and extremely inviting. I've also found that it lasts even longer than your traditional EDP or eau de toilette. 

Marie du Petit Thouars, founder of cult-favorite fragrance label Maison Louis Marie, backs me up on this. She says there are distinct differences that make oil-based scents more intimate: "We include more fragrance within the perfume oils, so technically, they are actually stronger. Although, the scent tends to be a bit more personal, staying closer to your own body, whereas an EDP tends to leave more of a tail."

It honestly screams cool without trying. Perfume oil just melts into the skin and binds to your body chemistry like it's a second skin. Say less, right? Ahead, find the 12 best perfume oils beauty editors seriously can't get enough of.

Kindred Black Wildcrafted Desert Verbena Perfume Oil 

Phlur Somebody Wood Fragrance Oil

Frenshe Lavender Cloud Radiance Oil


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Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Perfume Oil

Byredo Gypsy Water Roll-On Perfumed Oil

Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady Body & Hair Oil


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Kai Rose Perfume Oil

Nest Balinese Coconut Perfume Oil

Kindred Black Aphrodite's Arrow Perfume Oil


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By Rosie Jane Dulce Perfume Oil

The 7 Virtues Santal Vanille Gemstone Perfume Oil

Costa Brazil Aroma Em Óleo

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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.