10 French Perfume Brands That Will Instantly Elevate Your Fragrance Collection


I’d say that around 80% of my perfume collection is made up of French perfume brands. From well-known fragrance houses such as Yves Saint Laurent and Dior to more niche names including Serge Lutens and Parfums de Marly, the French really know what they are doing when it comes to smelling chic. If you didn’t know, the country is home to some of the most iconic fragrances of all time (think Chanel No.5 and Guerlain Shalimar). Because of this, I thought it was only right that I rounded up the best French perfumes brands for you to try out for yourselves.

As a beauty editor, my friends and family often ask me what fragrances I would recommend, and nearly all of them are from the below brands. Not only do all of these bottles look incredibly stylish, but the scents are just as sophisticated as you would expect. It’s hard to sum up what makes these French perfumes so good, but they all have a certain je ne sais quoi about them that it seems no one can resist. So, without further ado, keep on scrolling to add a hint of Parisian flair to your perfume collection…

The 10 Best French Perfume Brands, According to This Francophile Editor

1. Diptyque