These Are the Best Fragrances of 2022, According to Beauty Experts

There's nothing quite like fragrance shopping. Even as a beauty editor, the thrill of entering a fragrance shop will never tire. Ever. There's something incredibly exciting about finding a new fragrance. Whether you love a fruity fragrance or prefer a musk-based scent (one of the most popular fragrances of 2022) there are so many to discover. But with so many to choose from, it can be overwhelming–and not just for your nose. You might want to consider your scent for the time of year or occasion, perhaps. In summer, you might want a floral, fresh perfume that will see you through your sunny holiday, for example, while it might be a cosy winter perfume that lingers beautifully on a jumper that you're after for the colder months Then there are the trusty daytime fragrances that you can reach for work, or expensive smelling perfumes for a special occasion. And if you're getting married, wedding fragrances are a whole other category to consider.


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However, there's nothing like a personal recommendation to inspire your next fragrance pick, or discover a niche fragrance brand that you might have not discovered yet. So, I called upon some of the best-smelling people I know to share their favourite perfumes of 2022. Some are new this year and others are dependable favourites that they go back to, time and time again. From beauty editors to fashion insiders, this is the ultimate list of the best fragrances this year. 

The Best Perfumes of 2022


Zeynab Mohamed, Freelance Beauty Journalist
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1. Hermès Twilly d'Hermès Eau de Parfum


Sarah Barnes, Beauty Editor at PIBE Magazine
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2. Graff Lesedi La Rona IV Eau de Parfum


Remy Farrell, Shopping Editor At Who What Wear UK
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3. Maya Njie Tropica Eau de Parfum

4. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity Gold Eau de Parfum


Maxine Eggenberger, Acting Assistant Editor at Who What Wear UK
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5. Jo malone Fig & Lotus Flower Cologne


Shawna Hudson, Associate Beauty editor at Who What Wear
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6. Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Intensément


Lucy Abbersteen, Freelance Beauty Journalist
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7. Byredo Super Cedar

8. Caudalie Thé des Vignes


Shannon Lawlor, Freelance Beauty Editor
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"All of my go-to perfumes from this year have had a very set theme: they're all inspired by Paris. I'm not sure what that is saying, but I'm sure if I were to see some sort of olfactory psychic they'd have something to say about wanderlust and nostalgia. And although both inspired by Paris, my two most-worn fragrances of 2022 are wildly different."

9. Chanel Paris-Paris Les Eaux De Chanel Eau De Toilette

10. Diptyque Orphéon Eau De Parfum


Tori Crowther, Freelance Beauty Journalist
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11. Gabar No. I Float

12. Maison Margiela Replica Under the Lemon Trees Eau De Toilette 


Remi Afolabi, Video Content Creator at Who What Wear UK
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13. Vilhelm Parfumerie Mango Skin Eau De Parfum


Andrea Cheong, Who What Wear Contributor
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14. Penhaligons's Halfeti Cedar


Eleanor Vousden, Beauty Editor at Who What Wear UK
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15. Tom Ford Eau De Soleil

16. Narciso Rodriguez Eau De Toilette

17. Hugo Boss Boss Ma Vie for Her Eau De Parfum


Vanese Maddix, Freelance Beauty Journalist
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Up Next: I'm a Perfume Snob, But These High-Street Fragrances Smell So Expensive. 

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.