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10 best unisex perfumes that smell so good you won't want to share

Why should nice scents be divided by gender? Find one that suits your tastes

Pippa Bailey
Thursday 06 February 2020 13:45 GMT
We’ve been busy testing old favourites and new launches to find scents that everyone will compliment you on
We’ve been busy testing old favourites and new launches to find scents that everyone will compliment you on

We’ve long been a fan of wearing cologne rather than perfume for their more masculine, less floral scents, but the recent rush of unisex fragrances has done away with such arbitrary designations altogether. After all, who says scent has to be gendered?

Shopping for a unisex fragrance is a liberating experience, as it does away with what you should like and focuses simply on what you do like. The only disadvantage is that you may find your partner swiping your scent.

We’ve been testing old favourites and brand new launches, looking for how harmoniously they bring together the classically masculine/feminine notes, how the fragrance develops as it dries and how long they last on the skin. Whether you prefer your scents hot and heady or crisp and fresh, there’s something for you among our favourites.

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The verdict: Unisex perfumes

If you’ve got money to splurge, you won’t be disappointed by DS & Durga’s utterly unique debase scent. For those on a budget, CK one, the original unisex fragrance, remains a classic.

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