Best Ellis Brooklyn Perfumes: Top-Ranked Ellis Brooklyn Scents

Launched in 2015, Ellis Brooklyn was one of the first clean and luxury fragrance lines on the market, filling a much-needed void for scents that smelled amazing but were made with sustainable, eco-friendly, and safe ingredients. As a beauty columnist for the New York Times, founder Bee Shapiro was no stranger to testing the latest … Read more

13 Best Jasmine Perfumes 2021: Best-Smelling Jasmine Fragrances

As fragrances lovers, we stack our vanities with everything from warm sandalwoods to sweet vanillas to fresh floral gardenias. But today, we’re talking about jasmine. This tiny white flower is one of the most-used blooms in the fragrance world. Along with rose, it’s also one of the oldest notes in perfume history. The floral is an aphrodisiac known for its … Read more

The 15 Best Cedar Perfumes of 2021, Hands Down

Though cedar might not instantly come to mind when you think of notes you want in a fragrance, it smells downright hypnotic on skin, which is something that people who smell really good have known for a long time. (Consider Le Labo’s Santal 33, a cult-favorite fragrance with cedar notes used by nearly everyone in New York … Read more

5 Best Chanel Perfumes to Add to Your Fragrance Wardrobe 2021

Chanel fragrances are iconic. Whether your first scent memory is your grandmother’s Chanel No.5 or a department store tester of Chanel Chance, there’s no denying the impact the brand has had on perfume lovers around the world.  It all began in 1921 when Coco Chanel asked Russian perfumer Ernest Beaux to create a scent that … Read more

16 Best Vanilla Perfumes 2021: Sophisticated Vanilla Fragrances

The scent of vanilla is a sensory relic of pre-teen vanities strewn with lip gloss, Love’s Baby Soft, pink-lace bedding, and locked-up diaries. But while the sweet smell is familiar and cozy—like fresh baked cookies—it has never been categorized as sexy or sophisticated. However, vanilla can instantly transform from plain to complex when paired with … Read more

9 Best Byredo Perfumes: Best-Smelling Byredo Fragrances

I’ve been drawn to Byredo fragrances for as long as I can remember—even well before I could afford to add the celeb-loved eau de parfums to my perfume arsenal. From their minimalist yet recognizable packaging to their unique and intriguing scent names, the luxury European perfumes ooze elegance and sophistication à la a bottle of … Read more

Best-Smelling Perfumes, Candles & More

Whether it’s a candle, reed diffuser, or perfume, you deserve a signature scent that transports you from your multiple Zoom meetings to a serene environment where pressing deadlines are nonexistent. Rather than opting for a brand that can only play one role, turn your attention instead to NEST New York: a collection of fragrances that … Read more

9 Best Dolce & Gabbana Perfumes, Ranked and Reviewed

Dolce & Gabbana unveiled its first fragrance for women nearly three decades ago in 1992. Through the years, the fashion house has stayed true to its mission of embodying Mediterranean luxury while simultaneously coming up with scent profiles to match every season, mood, and style. That includes everyone from gourmand lovers and die-hard floral fragrance … Read more