18 of the Best Perfumes in 2022

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Much like a signature cocktail, having a custom scent has become kind of the new routine in the beauty industry. Choosing the right perfume is an important task.

Kalliope Amorphous, Perfume Artist at Black Baccara Artisan Perfumes, who has been a perfumer for fifteen years, says that some of the main issues people face when choosing the right perfume are lack of knowledge about perfume notes, not understanding how they work together and change everything they’re worn, or try too many scents at once and experience sensory fatigue, or start with heavier scents before lighter ones.

Fragrance notes are the ingredients that make up a perfume, and they work similarly to musical notes. When multiple notes are combined, they form chords that give fragrances their unique structure and presence, says Amorphous. “Base notes are the notes that anchor the fragrance and are the most long-lasting, while top notes are what you’ll often smell first, but they tend to fade the fastest, and middle notes generally bind base and top notes together.”

With so many fragrances on the market, we’ve made it easy to find the right fragrance by narrowing down some of the more popular options. You’ll also find expert advice and answers to common fragrance questions.

Here are 18 of the best perfumes in 2022:

Sarah C. Figueiredo