Celebrities,  Perfumes

What perfume do celebrities wear?

You would be led to believe celebrities wear the perfumes and aftershaves that they endorse. Whilst there are plenty that do, many have their own favourite.

What perfume do celebrities wear?

What perfume do celebrities wear

It’s well-known many of today’s celebrities endorse a scent during their career but many do wear different scents to the ones they’ve helped create and promote. From film stars to pop stars, we’ve seen a staggering amount of fragrances sold off the shelves in-store as well as online.

What perfume do celebrities wear

With up-and-coming stars hitting our screens and the celebrity circuit, we’re a little curious as to what scents these stars wear themselves.

Interestingly they are scents that they don’t get paid for wearing either.

Many of us will reach for a perfume or aftershave bottle before a night out or a weekend away so what do the celebrities wear when they go out in public?

Signature  scents

Celebrities often have a signature scent that they wear. A fragrance that reminds them of an occasion or indeed a scent to remind others of their presence. We’ve all been there.

Related article: Signature fragrances

Many of us or our friends have a signature scent that gets worn to every occasion and the more we get to sniff such fragrance, the more it reminds us of the person who is wearing it. Scents have a wonderful way of bringing back memories and special times, similar to when we listen to music.

Let’s delve into the celebrity world of fragrances and take a look at some of the brands that our celebs are reaching for.

What perfume do celebrities wear?

Affiliate Disclosure

When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.



There won’t be many who haven’t heard of Adele or heard her records and know her unique style of music. Famous for writing powerful lyrics and unforgettable melodies with her beautiful ballads that almost everyone can relate to, Adele has been wearing her favourite scent since her teens.

Hypnotic Poison by Dior is one of those perfumes that can be very difficult to wear due to its powerful scent and it has certainly made a statement since its release in 1998.

Just like Adele’s power ballads have the impact to hit home and are easily remembered, this fragrance has the same effect.

Top notes: Plum, coconut, apricot

Heart notes: Jasmine, caraway, Brazilian rosewood, tuberose

Base notes: Vanilla, milk almond, sandalwood

What perfume do celebrities wear

A mixture of sweet yet powerful fragrance notes that will instantly give an impact on its first spray and a scent that will get heads turning.

It would seem the perfect scent for such a powerhouse. Both celebrity and perfume make an unforgettable entrance.


Harry styles


Harry Styles burst onto our screens as a 16-year-old, back in 2010 when he auditioned for the X Factor. Since then, he became one-fifth of the boy band One Direction and has continued his success as a solo artist to this day.

Harry has been wearing the scent Memoire D’une Odeur by Gucci since starting in several campaigns for the fragrance.

This gender-neutral scent is perhaps contrary to what we may expect Harry to wear going by his unique fashion wardrobe. A man that possibly has every man, and woman, in fact, envious that he can wear absolutely anything and still look good! We visualize a strong masculine scent that turns heads so his choice of fragrance is a much more delicate approach.

What perfumes do celebrities wear

With light herbal notes, it’s not an overpowering scent and sits nicely as an all-day, everyday kind of fragrance.

Top notes: Bitter Almond, chamomile

Heart notes: Musk, jasmine, Indian jasmine

Base notes: Sandalwood, vanilla, cedar

Since 2017, another of Harry’s favourite fragrances is Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille.

This intense and hugely popular fragrance for both men and women was launched back in 2007. With its dark and sultry notes, this scent fits the sophistication and sex appeal that Harry Styles shows with such ease.

Top notes: Tobacco leaf

Middle notes: Vanilla, tonka bean, tobacco blossom, cacao

Base notes: dried fruits and woody notes.

What perfume do celebrities wear


Related article: Harry Styles Pleasing range 


Camilla Cabello

Since its release in 2012, La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme has been a huge hit with Julia Roberts behind the TV advert. Not only does she endorse the product, but she is also a wearer of the famous fragrance.

We have another popular singer that likes its sweet and floral scent Camilla Cabello enjoys this design too and I have to say, it’s one of my all-time favourites.

A first whiff of this fragrance automatically gives us a sense of youth and summer vibes and it’s no surprise why this scent is so popular.

Related article: FM perfume413 review

What perfume do celebrities wear

Top notes: Blackcurrant, pear

Heart notes: Jasmine, Iris, orange blossom

Base notes : Vanilla, praline, tonka bean, patchouli.


Gordon Ramsay

When you hear that Gordon Ramsay is a wearer of Aventus by Creed, it’s of little surprise. This scent has a masculine, rebellious and woody structure. A scent that is straight to the point, direct and there’s no confusion that it’s part of the Creed family.

A touch of fruit gives Aventus its softer edge and a side that we occasionally see in this high-profile, straight-talking celebrity.

What perfumes do celebrities wear

Top notes: Italian bergamot, pineapple, french apples, blackcurrant

Heart notes: Patchouli, dry birch, rose, Moroccan jasmine

Base notes : Oakmoss, musk, ambergris, vanilla.

Johnny Depp

Launched in 2015, Savage by Dior has become hugely popular. With a high dose of pepper, this fragrance still shows masculinity alongside hints of lavender and cedar. As part of the Fougere family and one of the top-selling fragrances for men, looking closely at the fragrance notes, it shows an unusual selection.
A selection that makes up this scent and is quite fitting for a quirky celebrity like Johnny Depp to wear.
what perfumes do celebrities wear
Top notes : Pepper, Calabrian bergamont
Heart notes: Lavender, pink pepper, patchouli, Sichuan pepper, geranium
Base notes: Cedar, laudanum, ambroxan


Cameron Diaz

Pure-faced Cameron Diaz is a wearer of the fragrance Happy by Clinique, founded in 1968. Possibly a very typical choice of perfume with its floral blend of happy, feminine and vibrant blend of fragrance notes.
We often think of pure, fresh skin and a delicate scent whenever Cameron Diaz adorns our screens. With a smile and a twinkle in her eye, this scent really does fit her personality perfectly.
What perfume do celebrities wear
Top notes: Blood orange, apple, grapefruit, orange, bergamot, Indian mandarin
Heart notes: Lily-of-the-valley, rose, freesia, orchid
Base notes: Amber, musk, lily, magnolia and mimosa.


Lady Gaga

Wearing such a fragrance as Womanity by Thierry Mugler certainly suits the unique creativity of Lady Gaga.
A blend of sweet and spicy fragrance notes that fall in line with the classic and iconic scent of Thierry Mugler perfumes, fits this pop star down to a tee, alongside a creative bottle design.

Its distinctive notes make this perfume very versatile and suitable for any independent woman and was launched in 2011.

What perfume do celebrities wear

Top notes: Citrus, green notes, chutney

Heart notes: Sea water, caviar, black fig

Base notes: Virginia cedar, immortelle, vetiver and opoponax (violet-scented flowers)

Katy Perry

Another celebrity who has a keen smell for unique scents by a classic designer is Katy Perry. Katy wears Angel by Thierry Mugler which was first launched in 1992.
A scent with an acquired taste I feel, as it has very sweet notes and it’s almost like wearing the scent of a bar of chocolate!
One of those fragrances that you either love or hate.

Too many sprays could leave you and others with a headache as this perfume has a very strong base of vanilla that does tend to linger for a while. Not the best design of bottle to fit on your bedside cabinet as it doesn’t stand up on its own so one to keep in the box in between sprays.

What perfume do celebrities wear
Top notes: Strawberry, dewberry, honey, jasmine, orchid, rose, bergamot, helonial
Middle notes: Chocolate, coumarin, caramel
Base notes: Sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, musk.

Brad Pitt


Brad Pitt is a wearer of Musk by Lorenzo Villoresi.

A masculine scent that is seductive, sensual and mysterious and was released in 1995.

Once Brad started wearing this scent, it understandably became more popular. We are often influenced by high-profile celebrities and what they wear when it comes to fragrances and clothes.

With a touch of floral, wood and vanilla, this fragrance still maintains its balance as a unisex scent.

What perfumes do celebrities wear

Top notes: Bay leaf, eucalyptus, mint, coriander, cypress, green notes, cardamom

Heart notes: Cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, fir, juniper, oregano, Thyme, caraway

Base notes: Sage, rosemary, tomato leaf, heliotrope, oakmoss.

Sandra Bullock

Another celebrity who always has that youthful appearance year by year and wears Dune by Christian Dior is Sandra Bullock.

Sandra is no stranger to our TV screens and has appeared in many box-office films.

A classic scent designed in 1991 and still popular today with its floral musk scent and is suitable for daytime or night, especially through the summer months.

DIOR Dune Women’s Eau de Toilette Spray Perfume 100ML

Top notes: Mandarin, bergamot, aldehyde, palisander, peony, broom

Heart notes: Rose, ylang-ylang, wallflower, lily, lichen, jasmine

Base notes: patchouli. Sandalwood, amber, musk, oakmoss, benzoin, vanilla.

So there you have it.

Ten of our well-known celebrities don’t wear their own endorsed perfumes but instead like to wear some of the top-named designer scents of today.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter for our latest blogs, top tips and what’s new in the perfume world.


  • LineCowley

    This has been an interesting read on the fragrances that celebrities wear. it is refreshing to find that many celebrities prefer their own choice of perfume, rather than the one that they might endorse and promote. And interesting to see so many male actors included in this list

    To me the fragrance in a perfume is such a personal choice, with some preferring florals, while others prefer heavier scents like musk. I would be curious to know if celebrities are “penalised” when they don’t wear the perfumes they endorse (and presumably get paid for) and rather wear their personal preferences?

    • Louise Allen


      There are a whole host of celebrities who wear their own choice of signature perfume instead of the ones that they are paid to endorse. 

      Interestingly, there are also many celebrities who wear their own design and branded perfume. I’m currently writing an article on this so watch this space.

      Perfume is a very personal choice, what suits one person won’t necessarily suit another. Our skin is different and therefore will often smell different.

      I am not aware of any celebrities who are penalised for not wearing the perfumes they endorse. If anything, I wouldn’t be surprised if they earn more money from their own branded scents as many people want to smell like their favourite popstar, filmstar etc.

      Thanks for reading and sharing your view.

  • Sariyah

    Hey great post, it’s really interesting to learn about how celebrities smell especially if you haven’t met them yet it gives you some closeness.

    I love perfumes and have collected quite a few but recently I’ve turned to searching for perfumes which my favourite celebs wear. There are quite a few of my favourite celebs on this list so I can’t wait to grab these perfumes. I think I’ll try lancone and muggler next!

    Thanks for providing us more than just the perfume names!

    • Louise Allen

      Hi Sariyah,

      Thank you! 

      Yes it’s surprising just how many wear their own scents instead of the ones they endorse. 

      Many of the perfumes are a reasonable price too. You will love Lancôme and Thierry Mugler scents. I often wear the FM comparison to La Vie Est Belle ( FM413) and it’s identical and very affordable.

Leave a Reply