The Most Popular Celebrity Fragrances

Celebrity perfumes and fragrances have been popular since the 1980s. The person that is most commonly credited with creating the first celebrity fragrance is Sophia Loren. She released her perfume, Sophia, in 1981. It was created with legendary fragrance company Coty and started a wave of celebrity fragrances. Since then, iconic celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Britney Spears, Michael Jordan, and Taylor Swift have released their own fragrances to great reception.

The FragranceX team looked at sales data from the website between April 2021 and April 2022 to determine the best celebrity perfumes available today. See which fragrances and colognes make the list!

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What Are Currently the Most Popular Celebrity Fragrances?

Based on sales data from our website, the best-selling celebrity perfume is Cloud by Ariana Grande. This fragrance was released in 2018 and has top notes of lavender, pear, and bergamot with heart notes of whipped cream, coconut, praline, and vanilla orchid. It has been a top seller since it came out.

Next on the list is another Ariana Grande fragrance called Sweet Like Candy. It was released in 2016 and is a sweet confection with opening notes of fruit and bergamot, with heart notes of honey, jasmine, honeysuckle, frangipani, and marshmallow.

The third most popular celebrity perfume is also another fragrance on the Ariana Grande perfume list – Ari. This fragrance came out in 2015 and is the first perfume released by the pop star. The top notes include grapefruit, pear, and raspberry with heart notes of orchid, rose, and lily of the valley. It also has woody base notes with a touch of marshmallow. Other Ariana Grande perfumes that make the list of top celebrity fragrance are Thank U, Next and Moonlight.

White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor ranks as the fourth most popular celebrity fragrance. This iconic perfume was released in 1991 and remains one of the most famous celebrity scents in history. It opens with white floral and citrus notes and then merges with jasmine, rose, violet, Egyptian tuberose, narcissus, and ylang-ylang. Even though the fragrance was released more than 30 years ago, it remains one of the best-selling celebrity fragrances today.

In terms of cologne for men, the highest ranking fragrance on the list is Unforgiveable by Sean Jean, which is run by Sean Combs (also known as Puff Daddy). It was introduced in 1996 and includes top notes of bergamot, basil, and birch leaf along with middle notes of clary sage, lavender, and iris. The base notes include rum, sandalwood, and amber.

The Most Popular Fragrances Created by Celebrities

Rank Fragrance Name Celebrity
1 Cloud Ariana Grande
2 Sweet Like Candy Ariana Grande
3 Ari Ariana Grande
4 White Diamonds Elizabeth Taylor
5 Thank U, Next Ariana Grande
6 Nude Rihanna
7 Paris Hilton Paris Hilton
8 Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
9 Fantasy Britney Spears
10 Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluid Lady Gaga
11 Unforgivable Sean John (Sean Combs)
12 JV X NJ Cologne Nick Jonas and John Varvatos
13 Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker
14 Curious Britney Spears
15 Pink Friday Nicki Minaj
16 Jordan Michael Jordan
17 Can Can Paris Hilton
18 Minajesty Nicki Minaj
19 CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo
20 Michael Jordan Michael Jordan
21 Moonlight Ariana Grande
22 Fancy Jessica Simpson
23 Glow Jennifer Lopez
24 Harajuku Lovers Pop Electric Baby Gwen Stefani
25 Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian
26 Miami Glow Jennifer Lopez
27 Rose Rush Paris Hilton
28 Reb'l Fleur Rihanna
29 Rogue Rihanna
30 Sparkling White Diamonds Elizabeth Taylor
31 Wonderstruck Enchanted Taylor Swift
32 3AM Sean John (Sean Combs)
33 Legend Michael Jordan
34 Seduction In Black Antonio Banderas
35 Adam Levine Adam Levine