Recently, the fragrance note to watch was undoubtedly vanilla. We saw vanilla emerge in scents as we’d never seen it before—think smoky and animalic (à la Byredo’s Vanille Antique) or reminiscent of freshly blended frosting (à la Ellis Brooklyn’s Vanilla Milk). This year, however, a new fragrance trend is finding its footing, and just like the trend before it, it’s still good enough to eat.
We’re calling it: The fragrance trend du jour is juicy fruit. From cherries to grapes (and even more unexpected fruits like tangerines), this year’s best perfumes are freshly squeezed. Not only that, but they’re also reimagined takes on fruits you’re probably already familiar with.
For a long time, fruit in fragrance was considered almost childish. Fruity scents were reserved for teenagers spritzing on gobs of body spray, not mature people hoping to smell elevated. These days, however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Fruity notes are getting mixed in with musks, ambers, and earthy accords.
Keep reading to find out this year’s hottest, juiciest perfumes to spritz, plus some old favorites that are getting their well-deserved time in the limelight. See what I did there?
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.