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The 15 Most Iconic Vanilla Perfumes of All Time

By Jamie Wilson of Harper's Bazaar | Slide 1 of 16: There’s a reason vanilla is so popular in fragrances: the warm and sweet composition is instantly comforting. In fact, vanilla is known to be a mood enhancer. The only edible fruit in the orchid family, vanilla is a versatile ingredient that plays well with so many other scents, making it perfect for endless fragrance formulations. While vanilla perfumes are amazing to wear all year, there are definitely some, like Mugler's Alien Goddess, that are better for the warmer months thanks to notes like fresh floral or rose. On the flip side, vanilla perfumes that are complemented by spices or woody notes are perfect for fall and winter. But if we're being honest, wear the scent that speaks to you, regardless of the season. With so many great vanilla fragrances to choose from you're bound to find one you love.Whether you consider yourself a bonafide gourmand girl or just like to smell hints of sweetness in your perfume, vanilla can (and does) do it all. Here, 15 of the best vanilla perfumes to try out, from cult classics to newcomers.

There’s a reason vanilla is so popular in fragrances: the warm and sweet composition is instantly comforting. In fact, vanilla is known to be a mood enhancer.

The only edible fruit in the orchid family, vanilla is a versatile ingredient that plays well with so many other scents, making it perfect for endless fragrance formulations. While vanilla perfumes are amazing to wear all year, there are definitely some, like Mugler's Alien Goddess, that are better for the warmer months thanks to notes like fresh floral or rose. On the flip side, vanilla perfumes that are complemented by spices or woody notes are perfect for fall and winter. But if we're being honest, wear the scent that speaks to you, regardless of the season. With so many great vanilla fragrances to choose from you're bound to find one you love.

Whether you consider yourself a bonafide gourmand girl or just like to smell hints of sweetness in your perfume, vanilla can (and does) do it all. Here, 15 of the best vanilla perfumes to try out, from cult classics to newcomers.

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