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The Best-Smelling Perfumes of All Damn Time (Yup, Really)

By Lauren Balsamo, Chloe Metzger of Cosmopolitan | Slide 1 of 21: I’ll be honest: I hate shopping for perfumes. Like, by the time I’ve sniffed my sixth rose perfume or patchouli perfume at Sephora or Ulta, my nose is shot, I’m overwhelmed, and I can’t make a decision (I just want one simple winter perfume, pls!). Which is why I decided to narrow down the infinite, oversaturated market of fragrances to the very best scents of all time, including cult-classics, best-sellers, and indie favorites, all tested and reviewed, just for you.So where you’re looking for a cheap perfume that actually smells luxe, or your next fall fragrance or upcoming summer scent, or you just want to buy a good perfume online without regretting your purchase, we've got you covered below with the best perfumes and fragrances of all time (with pros and cons, tester reviews, and more). But first, a sneak peek:Our top picks for the best perfumes of 2022Now keep scrolling to find your new favorite perfume, along with tips on how to choose the right fragrance for yourself. Yup, we want to make this as easy as possible.

I’ll be honest: I hate shopping for perfumes. Like, by the time I’ve sniffed my sixth rose perfume or patchouli perfume at Sephora or Ulta, my nose is shot, I’m overwhelmed, and I can’t make a decision (I just want one simple winter perfume, pls!). Which is why I decided to narrow down the infinite, oversaturated market of fragrances to the very best scents of all time, including cult-classics, best-sellers, and indie favorites, all tested and reviewed, just for you.
So where you’re looking for a cheap perfume that actually smells luxe, or your next fall fragrance or upcoming summer scent, or you just want to buy a good perfume online without regretting your purchase, we've got you covered below with the best perfumes and fragrances of all time (with pros and cons, tester reviews, and more). But first, a sneak peek:

Our top picks for the best perfumes of 2022

Now keep scrolling to find your new favorite perfume, along with tips on how to choose the right fragrance for yourself. Yup, we want to make this as easy as possible.

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