The 12 Best New Fragrances For Fragrance Lovers To Try In 2022

Finding a new favorite scent is no small feat. There are countless options, they’re not easy to try from home, and fragrance lovers love to change their scents depending on mood, time of day and/or “vibe”. general, and not only of the season. A romantic date nights sniff is distinctly different from that of a date breakfast, for example, while what you wear to see live jazz is not necessarily what you would choose for a girls night out at the club. Hence the importance of a wide repertoire of aromas: each event – and the ensemble that ensues – requires its own precise fragrance.

That said, identifying your favorite scents is an odyssey in itself. It seems like brand new scents are coming out perpetually, and before you even have a chance to try them, an even newer batch is already hitting the shelves.

Luckily, beauty editors understand the plight of the perfume shopper and have rounded up 12 amazing new scents to make finding your next fragrance a little easier.

We only include products that have been independently selected by Bustle’s editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

For a dose of decadence

“Compared to the OG Guilty Gucci, this new iteration is a warmer, woodier floral – and I’m obsessed. You’ll find notes of tuberose balanced with black plum and vetiver for a moody, subtly sweet scent that lasts all day. — Audrey Noble, Beauty Editor

For the delicate romantic

“Romance smells like Ralph Lauren has captured the essence of ‘date’ and bottled it. Deliciously delicate yet warm, this fragrance features notes of rose, cassis and patchouli, and softer notes of violet, jasmine and musk for a modern twist. — Danielle Sinay, beauty & well-being editor

For a main character moment

“When people ask me how I want to smell, I usually say ‘rich.’ That’s why I love this scent so much from Krigler, an indulgent scent that features delicious notes like almond, patchouli, vanilla and musk. This perfume gives you the energy of the main character. Faith Xue, Executive Beauty Director

For a touch of citrus

“I spritz the most recent launch of DS & Durga when I need to feel a little energy. It’s a bright citrus scent based on tuberose, grapefruit and musk that is bold, sweet and instantly puts me in a good mood. — Audrey Noble, Beauty Editor

For an elegant affair

I enjoy anything that reminds me of Manhattan, and Chris Collins has mastered his mood perfectly with Harlem Nights. With accord notes of rum, orris and sandalwood, this scent is warm and woodsy; reminiscent of the fine cigars smoked in the busiest downtown bars of the 1920s.” — Danielle Sinay, beauty & well-being editor

To channel holiday vibes

“I’m a big fan of jasmine scents and this is the best I’ve ever found. It smells like a strong breeze blowing over the ocean and a field of fresh flowers – absolute paradise. — Erin Stovall, Beauty Editor

For something sweet but tangy

“There are scents that make you inexplicably happy, and this is one of mine. Technically, it has notes of Sicilian lemon, mandarin, orange blossom, and vanilla, but to me it just smells like a decadent, lemon-frosted pound cake. One spritz, and I’m instantly transported to somewhere sunny and happy. — Faith Xue, Executive Beauty Director

To summon the spring

“Made with notes of mineral accord, violet and sandalwood, you get an incredibly soothing fresh and airy floral scent. Wearing this daily is how I will manifest warmer spring weather. — Audrey Noble, Beauty Editor

For the beautiful gardener

I love all things floral – the patterns, the scents, the gardens, the general vibe – and Gucci’s Flora Gorgeous Gardenia conjures up, and therefore makes you feel, just like this: A beautiful, lush, flowery garden (without the allergies). It’s also sweet, and its pear and brown sugar notes help balance the white gardenia and jasmine, meaning it’s not me toon-your-face-floral, or sweet. It really is the best of both worlds, which makes sense since it was designed with Miley Cyrus in mind. — Danielle Sinay, beauty & well-being editor

For a breath of alpine air

“If there ever was a winter scent, it’s this one – it’s the freshness and comfort of winter, all in one bottle. Inspired by “the winter rush alpine air”, After features notes of saffron, juniper berries and cardamom that melt into a base of vanilla and musk. It smells like your aunt cool and rich after a day of skiing in the Alps, it’s the kind of energy I’m trying to bring into 2022.” — Faith Xue, Executive Beauty Director

For the flower fanatic

“As someone with sensitive skin, I am so grateful to have discovered Henry Rose. Founded by Michelle Pfeiffer, the line is the first fragrance collection EWG verified and Cradle to Cradle certified, and dedicated to full transparency in When it comes to their ingredients, Flora Carnivora is their first true floral scent, and it’s amazing: with notes of vetiver, sweet jasmine, tuberose and bright orange blossom, its sweet musk is perfectly balanced, fresh and terrestrial floral. Danielle Sinay, beauty & well-being editor

For a winter date

“Aerin can’t go wrong when it comes to fragrances (just look at the luxury packaging) and Cedar Violet is another winner. It’s a warm, alluring floral that’s perfect for the cooler months, thanks to its mixture of violet, amber and cedar wood. — Erin Stovall, Beauty Editor

Comments are closed.