We all have a signature scent that takes pride of place on the dresser. It’s the one fragrance that’s always in stock, even though it’s not worn every day. Celebrities also have a go-to perfume – and these five fragrances are as famous as the ladies who wear them.
Tom Ford Black Orchid: luxurious, sophisticated and sensual, it’s no surprise Gwyneth Paltrow is drawn to this perfume. In many ways, you could say the scent was designed for her – Black Orchid is for someone who strives for perfection.
Jo Malone London Orange Blossom: this elegant British house is loved by royalty – and the wearer is none other than Kate Middleton. As well as wearing this scent regularly, she’s also a huge fan of the brand’s lime and mandarin soap and iconic Orange Blossom diffuse.
Chanel No 5: from Claudia Schiffer and Meg Matthews to Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba and Marilyn Monroe, the list of celebrities known to wear this scent is endless. But one A-lister who has rocked this scent for years is supermodel Kate Moss. “I always put on Chanel No 5 after I’ve had a bath or before I go to bed,” she said. “If I’m going out, I’ll layer other fragrances on top.”
Byredo Gypsy Water: Victoria Beckham is a huge fan of this gender-neutral scent, and keeps a miniature bottle of the brand’s roll-on perfume oil in her handbag. Also loved by Kate Bosworth and Sienna Miller, the woody fragrance is described as “a scent of fresh soil, deep forests and campfires”.
J’Adore Dior: despite being the face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle, Keira Knightley is secretly smitten with this Dior fragrance. The actress has loved it since childhood when she would sneak into her mother’s en suite and steal a spritz. This sweet but balmy perfume is a perfect fit who Knightley who isn’t a fan of “something light and flowery”.