Find Your New Fragrance: 8 Signatures Scents for 2020

December 31, 2019
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Find Your New Fragrance: 8 Signatures Scents for 2020

Finding your go-to, every day fragrance is just as integral to your beauty uniform as say, a glitter eyeshadow or a disturbingly perfect wing. And while spraying a bajillion perfumes in the search for your signature scent is most definitely admirable, it’s also a headache-in-the-making TBH. To help save you from hours spritzing away and settling on a less-than-stellar perfume, we’ve sniffed all the scents (all of them) and rounded up our favorite fragrances for 2020. Ahead, find everything from earthy, woodsy options to floral, feminine picks; there’s something for everyone. 

For the Rule Breaker… 

Live life on the edge? So does the YSL Libre Eau de Parfum. Risk-takers, meet your match. This fragrance is an off-beat take on a traditional floral perfume. With notes of lavender, orange blossom and musk, it’s a feminime scent that smells nothing like your grandmother. Inspired by freedom, this dreamy pick is perfect for bringing good energy and individuality in to the new year. 

For the Mover and Shaker… 

If your New Year’s resolution is to, well, actually keep your New Year’s resolution, then we recommend making your signature scent of 2020 the Lancôme Idole Eau de Parfum. With hints of citrus, rose, vanilla and jasmine, this perfume is sophisticated and polished without being stuffy or dated. Spritz a bit on your wrists and neck, grab your can-do attitude and make things happen. 

For the I-Just-Woke-Up-Like-This Vibe… 

Sometimes it feels like we’re on the hot-mess-express. And that’s fine because we have dry shampoo, face masks and the Giorgio Armani Si Fiore Eau de Parfum to make us feel like everything is going to be A-OK. This scent is soothing, ultra-feminine and flirty. Mandarin and black currant nectar make this a must-have in our collection. Not convinced just yet? Take a look at the pretty, pink bottle — enough said. 

For the One Who Needs Some Zen…

Scrolling through the ’gram for hours on end and doing deep dives into YouTube beauty tutorials is great and all — trust us. But if your screen time is becoming a little troublesome, spritz on the Maison Margiela Replica Whispers in the Library and cozy up with a book for scents reminiscent of an old-timey book store. So let’s raise a toast to a new year filled with more reading and all the woodsy, peppery and vanilla smells we never knew we needed. 

For the Jet-Setter... 

Whether your taking flight in 2020 or just dreaming about it because #responsibilities, the Oribe Côte d’Azur Eau de Parfum will transport you to the destination of your choice. The hair-care line (which smells equally as amazing) created this signature fragrance with notes of lemon, plum, black currant, bergamot and orange. The best part? It pulls double duty as a hair perfume. 

For the Cozy Night In… 

Sometimes staying in to watch the ball drop with the fireplace on high is the way to go — no question. Cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa and the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon Eau de Parfum. The blend of vanilla bourbon, oakwood and tuberose is a musky scent that is perfect for the one who isn’t all about frilly perfumes. 

For the Fragrance Skeptic…

Inspired by the Venice boardwalk, this Baxter California Pacific Cannabis Eau de Perfum is a unisex fragrance with notes of pink pepper, rosemary, bergamot and cannabis. It has super clean smell reminiscent of the ocean. Add to cart for a fresh start in 2020. 

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