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12 Delicious Vanilla Perfumes That Scream Summer

Such a crowdpleaser.

Last Updated on May 24, 2023

Perfumes with tobacco and sandalwood notes have become all the rage these days (with the spotlight on Baccarat Rouge 540), but I find myself reaching for warm and relaxed scents for summer. My favourite? Anything that smells like vanilla.

Yes, there’s a risk of vanilla scents being overkill and smelling like those awful vanilla sugar body sprays we used to spritz all over ourselves in the 90s, but I promise that vanilla perfumes have come a long way since the bakery-scented mists of our youth. 

These days they offer a much more sophisticated aroma, but creating a scent that’s not too sickly sweet is a tricky balance to master.

Replica Jazz Club Eau de Toilette from Maison Margiela
Maison Margiela

Luckily some have achieved it, so I’m sharing the bestselling vanilla perfumes with you right here.

For those who gravitate towards gentle fragrances rather than those on the bolder end of the spectrum, these could be an excellent choice worth considering (and you might also like this Zara perfume that smells like baby powder, which shares a similar aroma reminiscent of vanilla).

Clearly, I’m not the only one who’s obsessed with vanilla perfumes. Over on Tiktok, vanilla perfumes have amassed 260.3 million views at the time of writing.

The scents that come up time and time again? YSL’s Libre Intense Eau De Parfum (LookFantastic’s bestselling perfume of 2022, FYI), Maison Margiela’s Replica Jazz Club and Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy, among many more.

So let’s take a closer look, with 12 gorgeous vanilla perfumes.

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Shop Perfumes That Smell Like Vanilla

Viva La Juicy Gold Eau de Parfum from Juicy Couture

Viva La Juicy Gold Eau de Parfum, £45, Juicy Couture – buy now

Love, Don’t Be Shy refillable eau de parfum from Kilian

Love, Don’t Be Shy refillable eau de parfum, £205, Kilian – buy now

Idôle Refillable Eau de Parfum from Lancôme

Idôle Refillable Eau de Parfum, £87, Lancôme – buy now

Libre Eau de Parfum from Yves Saint Laurent

Libre Eau de Parfum, £73.60, Yves Saint Laurent – buy now

Eau Duelle eau de parfum from Diptyque

Eau Duelle eau de parfum, £148, Diptyque – buy now

Pi Eau de Toilette  from Givenchy

Pi Eau de Toilette, £46.99, Givenchy – buy now

Tangier Vanille Eau de Parfum from Aerin

Tangier Vanille Eau de Parfum, £100, Aerin – buy now

MOD Vanilla Eau de Parfum from Ariana Grande

MOD Vanilla Eau de Parfum, £53, Ariana Grande – buy now

Replica Jazz Club Eau de Toilette from Maison Margiela

Replica Jazz Club Eau de Toilette, £90.19, Maison Margiela – buy now

Vanilla from Kayali - buy now

Vanilla, £97.90, Kayali – buy now

Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense from Jo Malone

Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense, £150, Jo Malone – buy now

Trade Routes Halfeti Eau de Parfum from Penhaligon's

Trade Routes Halfeti Eau de Parfum, £195, Penhaligon’s – buy now

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