Unisex perfumes are a great alternative to gender-specific fragrances. They are designed with both women and men in mind, so they smell great and appeal to everyone. Nowadays, you can find unisex perfumes cropping up everywhere, from departmental stores to niche speciality shops.
These gender-neutral fragrances won’t be clearly labelled as ‘unisex perfume’ on the bottle, but they will often be listed as one, or with both men and women fragrances. Below, we’ve compiled our ten best unisex fragrances for 2023. You’re sure to love them as much as we do!
Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille
Tobacco Vanille is a classic perfume launched in 2007 by Olivier Gillotin. It is a unisex amber-spicy fragrance that is one of our absolute favourites at Fragrance Samples UK.The scent starts with the sweet smell of Tobacco Leaf accompanied by notes of whiskey, caramel and hay. It is then followed by sumptuous Vanilla and Cacao, as well as Tonka Bean and Tobacco blossom, leaving a sweet, spicy and seductive scent on your skin.
The stunning base notes of Dried Fruits and Woody notes linger with the comforting scent of vanilla to create one of the classiest perfumes available on the market.Tobacco Vanille is an opulent fragrance that is ideal for evening wear and special occasions. It is an excellent, long-lasting scent for the autumn and winter months.
Tom Ford Ombre Leather EDP
One unisex fragrance that continues to captivate our attention is Tom Ford’s Ombre Leather EDP. This 2018 release adds luxurious smoothness to the house’s famously recognisable Tuscan Leather accord, creating a supple leather scent equally alluring across gender identities.
With top notes of invigorating cardamom, heart notes pairing beautiful jasmine sambac with rugged leather, and lingering base notes of patchouli, moss and amber, this scent takes you on an olfactory journey through the raw yet refined beauty of the desert wilderness. Both entirely unique yet intimately familiar, Ombre Leather blends complexity with versatility, making it one of the best unisex fragrances for everyone.
Byredo Gypsy Water EDP
This exquisite fragrance is a must-try for anyone who loves a unique blend of scents that embody the mystery, essence, and allure of Romani culture. The rich blend of pine needle, sandalwood, amber, vanilla, and fresh citrus notes creates a special and alluring fragrance that is both captivating and invigorating.
With its warm and inviting aroma, Byredo Gypsy Water is perfect for any occasion, whether you're heading out for a special evening or simply enjoying a relaxing Sunday at home. So why not give it a try and experience the magic for yourself?
Le Labo Santal 33 EDP
A captivating unisex perfume, Le Labo Santal 33 is a daring genderless scent that evokes the bold spirit of the American West. It combines smoky woods, aromatic spices and leather with soft, sweet floral notes of Iris and Violet to create a truly unique scent that commands attention.
Notably, Santal 33 is a popular fragrance among New Yorkers, and its prevailing warm aromas permeate through the bustling bars and restaurants in the city. It is perfect for any social setting, especially during the cold winter months. It can also be layered with other complimentary notes, like fruity or citrus, to create your signature scent.
All Saints Sunset Riot
Sunset Riot, which was released in 2018, is another one of our best unisex perfumes that won't let you down no matter the occasion. It is a Floral Woody fragrance and another great release from All Saints that is well-balanced with a bit of playfulness and optimistic charm. The scent notes of pink pepper and a blend of precious florals give it a fresh and revitalising scent, followed by amber and crisp cedar for an earthy and warm finish—a perfect ending to the fragrance.
Sunset Riot is an energising and enchanting fragrance that will revitalise and delight anyone who wears it, regardless of the season or time of day.
Aesop Marrakech Intense
Marrakech Intense by Aesop is an Amber Floral fragrance released in 2014. The perfumer behind this scent is Barnabé Fillion. It has a warm and spicy aroma that is delicately mixed with beautiful floral heart notes, giving it a spicy kick followed by refreshing and uplifting undertones. The base notes are sandalwood and cedar, creating a rich aromatic layer that leaves the wearer feeling elegant and warm.
Marrakech Intense is an enticing modern niche scent that is excellent for the autumn and winter months, and it can also be worn any time of the day regardless of the occasion.
Byredo Bal d'Afrique EDP
Bal d'Afrique is a unique fragrance that captures the essence of adventure and wanderlust. With its signature blend of exotic notes, this scent will take you on a cheerful journey through the vibrant and diverse lands of Africa.
The top notes burst with the freshness of tagetes, Amalfi lemon, black currant, bergamot, and African orange flower, while the middle notes of violet, cyclamen, and jasmine add a touch of sweet elegance. This is followed by vetiver, amber, musk, and Virginia cedar to create a warm and seductive finish that lingers on the skin throughout the day. Bal d'Afrique is the perfect unisex fragrance for anyone looking to buy perfume this summer.
Initio Parfums Privés Oud For Greatness
Oud for Greatness is one of our most loved fragrances from the hugely popular niche brand Initio Parfums Privés. It’s perfect for anyone looking to add a touch of indulgent luxury to their fragrance collection. Though initially launched as a men's fragrance, this perfume possesses a charm and depth truly transcending across genders.
It masterfully combines smooth Indonesian oud wood with opulent accents of saffron, nutmeg, lavender, patchouli and sensuous ambergris musk. Both incredibly exotic yet universally crowd-pleasing, Oud for Greatness envelops the wearer in warm, spiced sophistication, making it a great unisex perfume for every occasion.
A Lab On Fire LiquidNight
LiquidNight is a Woody Spicy fragrance released in 2012 by the renowned perfumer Carlos Benaim that is ideal for both men and women. The fragrance opens with a burst of citrus lime, saffron, and bergamot, exhilarating your senses with its fresh and energetic feel. The scent then takes a tantalising turn, unfolding with vibrant hinoki wood, calming lavender, and soothing sage notes filling the air.
Finally, the fragrance culminates with rich incense, vanilla, and musky undertones, creating an evocative effect that's sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, LiquidNight is your perfect scent companion that will transport you to a world of mystery and allure.
Escentric Molecules Molecule 01
Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules is a Woody musk fragrance created by Geza Schoen. Launched in 2006, this unisex perfume is better known for its ‘invisible’ scent, which contains only one note—the aroma chemical ISO-E-Super. Molecule 01 is designed to work with your body chemistry, so it will smell and feel unique to each wearer.
For some, it can be cosy and mildly aromatic, while for others, it can have a deep, intense and long-lasting effect. The perfume is ideal for daytime wear and is also a great scent for spring and summer.
Are Unisex perfumes better?
There's no doubt that some perfume scents are associated with women, while others are associated with men. But wouldn't it be great to be able to wear any perfume that you like regardless of your gender?
Unisex fragrances provide all perfume lovers with a more balanced alternative to gender-specific perfume that appeals to everyone, and can be worn by anyone, regardless of their gender. In some ways, unisex perfumes are better than gender-specific fragrances, as they are not only inclusive, but they also open up more choices for experimenting with different scents.
The scent of a unisex perfume can be anything from unique and sophisticated to refreshing, without having to worry about what others think of your perfume choice. They are also a great way to introduce your friends and family to the world of fragrances, as these perfumes are more likely to appeal to them than gender-specific fragrances.