19 best perfumes of 2022

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  • Wearing perfume is an easy way to stand out.
  • Like other accessories, fragrances are unique to the wearer.
  • We’ve rounded up the best fragrances from all fragrance families for you to buy.

As fun as it is to match our manicures with our jewelry, in our opinion, one of the best accessories we own is our perfume. Scent is a powerful tool that is not only pleasant to use on a daily basis, but can also aid in the exploration of identity and even be a source of comfort during a difficult season – like a global pandemic, perhaps.

Although not an accessory in the traditional sense, perfume can be just as sentimental as a family heirloom or as bold as your favorite leather jacket – and therein lies the fun. Scent experimentation offers unusual freedom: you can mix, match and layer different notes until you find a scent so personal that someone can smell it and remember with vivid clarity an obscure interaction that he had with you years ago. However, we can admit that there are many options to choose from. Add in the many fragrance families available, and finding a signature scent can feel like a full-time job.

If you’re trying to get into perfume but feel completely overwhelmed by all the options, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up the best perfumes to buy to start your collection. From light floral notes to deep woody notes, find the best fragrance for you.

Sarah C. Figueiredo