Allure Best of Beauty Scents

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, The Best of Beauty, in Allure Magazine October 2019.

Allure Best in Beauty Award Winners 2019

The results are in!

The winners for Allure's 2019 Best of Beauty awards for the Scent category include several new perfumes, a classic fragrance, and aromas for your home and HAIR.

Find out which fragrances won this SCENT-sational award.

2019 The Best of Beauty SCENTS

The items that aced our toughest tests.

Lancome Idole


Lancôme Idôle is a bright thing, wrapped around a classic rose heart. Rose water lightens up a creamy base of vanilla and musk. And we love how the sleek, thin bottle lays flat in our palm, or on our dresser, like a piece of modern sculpture. (Soft notes of pear, pink pepper, jasmine)
$59 @ Sephora

Kiehl's Original Musk Oil

Original Musk Oil

According to the company legend, Kiehl's Since 1851 Original Musk Oil was first developed in the 1920s. Today the formula has a flashy, powdery, sexy quality that comes alive on skin - and just never gets old. (Heady orange blossom, ylang-ylang, and neroli)
$42.50 @ Macy's

Mugler Angel Eau de Toilette

Angel Eau de Toilette

A lighter twist on the original gourmand fragrance. Mugler Angel Eau de Toilette is a fresh cocktail containing mandarin and berries. One spritz calms our racing pulse points and puts us in vacation mode. (Fruity floral notes of apple, peony, with patchouli and blond wood)
$84 @ Saks Fifth Avenue

Calvin Klein Women

Calvin Klein

It can't be easy developing a fragrance that embodies half the world's population. But, Calvin Klein Women kind of pulls it off. Soft and spicy, the multifaceted blend of orange flower, eucalyptus, and cedar is no delicate flower.
$106 @ ULTA

Diptyque Eau de Minthe

Eau de Minthe

Diptyque Eau de Minthé perfectly illustrates the mint leaf - not the sterile, cartoonish clean version we're used to but a leafy, uplifting, and soulful one. (Fougere with notes of floral Geranium and Patchouli)

$175 @ Nordstrom

Clean Reserve Hemp and Ginger

Clean Reserve
Hemp & Ginger

There's a remarkable lightness to Clean Reserve Avant Garden Hemp & Ginger. Bergamot and ginger brighten heady notes of pepper and cardamom. The impression is of a spice field warming under an early sun.

$150 @ Bloomingdale's

Maison Margiela Replica Under the Lemon Tree

Maison Margiela Replica
Under the Lemon Tree

Maison Margiela Fragrances Replica Under the Lemon Tree is full of surprises, including the fact that it contains no obvious lemon. The sparkling composition is more about conjuring the idea of a grove - grassy, breezy, and sun-drenched.
$126 @ Nordstrom

Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile Hair Mist

Acqua di Parma
Rosa Nobile Hair Mist

Hair Fragrance
With every turn of the head, Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile Hair Mist releases a cloud of peony, violet, and lily of the valley. The bouquet is too rich and refined to qualify as a halo, so think of it as more of a crown. (Rose mixes with mandarin, cedar, and musk)
$54 @

Diana Vreeland Simply Divine Candle

Diana Vreeland
Simply Divine Candle

Home Fragrance
Housed in an amethyst votive, Diana Vreeland Simply Divine Candle distills the softness and extravagance of tuberose, classic perfumery's most precious note. We could continue to wax poetic, but the name of this candle sums it up. (Orange flower, jasmine, with orris and sandalwood)
$90 @ Neiman Marcus

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(Schaffner, Liana. "The Best of Beauty." Allure Oct. 2019: 173)

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