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Why would one want a unisex fragrance?

Well, truth be told, there are multiple reasons – you can share it with your significant other, they are usually much more versatile, and they usually have a unique scent profile.

Actually, the biggest pro of unisex fragrance is the artistic touch.

From more than 180 tested perfumes we have selected the best 15 Best Unisex Fragrances

Fragrances for specific gender usually have a mission to exaggerate a certain characteristic of the wearer, while unisex fragrance simply acts as a piece of art.

Saying that, niche fragrances usually dominate the unisex spectrum of scents as they, in general, have a purpose of telling a certain story and making the wearer part of that story.

It was really difficult to put together the list of best unisex fragrances together because there are so many – what you see below is the list that will keep getting updated, but the version that you’re reading is the latest list of the best unisex fragrances that you can get today on the market.

Without further ado, these are the best unisex fragrances and perfumes that you can get in 2024!

Xerjoff Naxos


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ScentZesty, Sweet, Aromatic
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average12 hours
Projection longevity4 hours
Projection in distance5-6 feet
Sillage8/10

XJ 1861 line is Xerjoff’s homage to the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification. In that line, Naxos is definitely the most popular fragrance, which serves the purpose of representing the heart and soul of Sicily.

Zesty and citrusy opening that passes pretty quickly, after which the signature note of honey starts dominating the heart. However, even though honey is the most dominant note, the DNA of Naxos lies in honey mixing with tobacco leaf from the base, making it absolutely irresistible.

Drydown is simply incredible – the more time passes the scent becomes better. Naxos is incredibly mass-appealing, alluring, and captivating which makes it an incredibly safe blind buy!

Truly an astonishing masterpiece by Xerjoff!

Read our full Xerjoff Naxos review to find out more information about this incredible scent!

Le Labo Santal 33

ScentWoody, Spicy
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average10 hours
Projection longevity4 hours
Projection in distance3-4 feet
Sillage7/10

If you ever wondered what New York City smells like, the answer is here – Santall 33 by Le Labo is the scent of New York!

Spicy opening filled with cardamom, and woody drydown where cedarwood, sandalwood, and lavender are dominating – it smells warm, spicy, and woody! Overall smell is really sophisticated and captivating, and definitely, something that will make you smell luxurious!

What sets Santal 33 apart from other fragrances is its distinctiveness – it’s not like the typical perfumes you find in stores! It’s crafted with care, using high-quality ingredients, with a mission to create a special scent that stands out. It’s designed for people who appreciate luxury and want to express their individuality through fragrance.

Santal 33 is like a work of art that can make you feel confident and leave a lasting impression, and that’s exactly why we had no other option but to include it on our list of best unisex fragrances.

Due to its popularity and many copycats, the uniqueness of this fragrance dropped over the years. It might be something similar that you smelled before, but if you’re not sure about it, rest assured that no fragrance in this world smells exactly like Santal 33.

I wouldn’t say that this is the safest blind buy, but if you’re into woody scents then this is a definite must-try.

Want to know more about this amazing scent? Read our detailed Le Labo Santal 33 review!

Tom Ford Lost Cherry


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ScentFruity
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average10 hours
Projection longevity4 hours
Projection in distance3-4 feet
Sillage7/10

There were so many unisex fragrances out there from Tom Ford worth including on this list, but we had to pick the winner. Or a few of them…

There was no way that list of best unisex fragrances can go without Lost Cherry by Tom Ford.

The reasons are many and fairly simple:

  • There are still not many fragrances out there famous for having such a good cherry scent
  • It’s mind-boggling how different this smells on male and female skin
  • It’s a huge compliment getter

In general, Tom Ford Lost Cherry smells fruity, passionate, and sensual, where (obviously) cherry note is the most dominant one. Rare to find sexy fruity fragrances!

Truth be told, the only downside of this incredible scent is the performance but if you don’t have a problem with reapplying the fragrance now and then, then you should definitely try it!

In case you’re interested to know more about it, read our full Tom Ford Lost Cherry review!

Tiziana Terenzi Kirke


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ScentFruity, Sweet, Musky
Concentrationextrait de parfum
Longevity on average12 hours
Projection longevity6 hours
Projection in distance5-6 feet
Sillage10/10

For me personally, Kirke by Tiziana Terenzi is one of the greatest perfume discoveries ever.

This was the first unisex niche scent that literally blew my mind.

It’s so difficult to actually describe what this smells like – it’s the sweet fruity bomb, where the passionfruit note along with the peach note, dominates the entire composition. After sweet fruity opening passes, drydown becomes super musk heavy, and all that fruitiness and sweetness mix into something almost animalic.

It’s super sensual, alluring, and extremely potentconcentration is extrait de parfum and this literally screams off your skin.

Not the safest blind buy, but definitely something you never smelled before. It’s super unique, and I still didn’t find anything similar to it.

Interested to know more about this beast? Read our detailed Tiziana Terenzi Kirke review!

Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur


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Sex in a bottle. A perfumed named desire. An archetype of a sensual perfume.

When Frederic Malle talked to Maurice Roucel about his Editions de Parfums line he asked if he has a “gem tucked away”. Among all of his unpublished creations, Roucel pulled out a Musc Ravageur and presented it to him by saying “It’s the best thing I ever created, but people think it’s too much, too dirty, too sexual, too torrid”.

Long story short, Frederic Malle published Musc Ravageur and to this day, it’s one of the most popular fragrances of the entire line.

Why?

Because it’s literally in the top 5 most sensual and sexy perfumes in the world. Even today.

It perfectly mixes with both genders’ pheromones producing different scents in both scenarios and with it, you simply cannot go unnoticed.

Lavender in the opening, spicy cinnamon and cloves in the heart, and a heavy base of vanilla, tonka bean, amber, and musk. Yes, it’s super base heavy, and considering that warm spicy scent, it’s definitely made for colder days.

It can be a perfect date-night fragrance or when you simply want to spice things up in the bedroom!

Byredo Bal d’Afrique


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ScentFruity, Floral, Woody
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average7 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance3 feet
Sillage6/10

Parisian avant-garde mixed with African culture – that’s the scent of Byredo Bal d’Afrique.

To be more precise, citruses, tagetes, and black currant in the opening are very dominant, and the opening is actually what reveals its entire DNA. Floral heart supported by vetiver and musk from the base balances the juiciness with dryness, making a perfect balance of both worlds.

It’s aromatic, somewhat woody, and creamy, but more floral and fruity – definitely the signature type of scent!

As Bal d’Afrique is very safe and non-offensive but still very solid and well-made, you can wear it anywhere – it can be a great casual wear, office scent, or even for some special occasion.

Not the most unique scent on the list of best unisex fragrances, but the reasons we included it are simple – everyone can easily pull it off, and the list simply needs something not to go above and beyond like the others but just act as a signature scent!

Tom Ford Black Orchid


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ScentSpicy, Dark, Sensual
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average8 hours
Projection longevity3 hours
Projection in distance3-4 feet
Sillage7.5/10

One of Tom Ford’s biggest hits came out in 2006 and to this day, it remains one of the most iconic fragrances that inspired many perfumes to start learning the craft of perfumery.

Black Orchid came out and not so long after, it completely started dominating the world of dark, sensual, and sexy fragrances.

Notes pyramid is simply mental, super complex, and rich, but the blend is absolutely perfect (just like with any other Tom Ford fragrance). The most dominant notes that you can feel are vanilla, chocolate, spices, patchouli, and amber.

It’s dark, it’s super sensual, and incredibly sexy.

What’s interesting is that Tom Ford Black Orchid was released as a fragrance for women, but as someone who went berserk with it for the first 2 bottles, and later used 3 more in special events, I’ll tell you straight away – this is a completely unisex fragrance.

Softer notes such as chocolate and some floral nuances are more dominant on female skin, but on male skin, it’s much darker and I’d dare to say potent.

It’s still amazing for clubbing, date nights, or even spicy time with your significant other!

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt


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ScentSalty, Marine
Concentrationeau de cologne
Longevity on average6 hours
Projection longevity1 hours
Projection in distance1-2 feet
Sillage4/10

What would this list be without fresh, clean, and marine scents that everyone can wear?

Well, in that world, one of the few that dominate it from the unisex standpoint of view is definitely Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt.

Truth be told, this isn’t the most unique fragrance in the world, and frankly, to some, it’s even overpriced. However, I beg to differ (which is also the reason why is it on this list).

Right after the initial spray, you get synthetic salty aldehydic accord which keeps lingering till the end of the fragrance’s lifespan. When we say synthetic, it doesn’t mean bad, but just it’s obvious that there aren’t many natural oils used because the scent is supposed to be airy and salty.

You can definitely smell the sage note, but there are no woods in it. In fact, I believe they named it wood as it kinda has that vibe of an old log on the beach washed up by sea, sand, and salt, and that’s the scent you can sense later once the drydown reaches base.

Overall, Wood Sage & Sea Salt is a very clean, aromatic, and marine type of scent that can be a perfect signature scent as it blends perfectly into casual wear and office environment.

Performance could be a bit better, and the price could be a bit cheaper but you can fix those things:

So if you’re looking to smell clean and “ungendered” with a marine type of scent, Wood Sage & Sea Salt by Jo Malone London is definitely a safe blind buy and worth the shot!

Initio Side Effect


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ScentBoozy, Sweet, Spicy
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average10 hours
Projection longevity4 hours
Projection in distance3-4 feet
Sillage8/10

Please greet one of the reigning fragrances in the realm of boozy scent – Side Effect by Inito Parfums Prives!

It’s super rare to find the boozy fragrance to be unisex – they are usually made for men as those notes are usually masculine.

However, Initio managed to make this fragrance both masculine and feminine, depending on which skin it’s applied to!

Side Effect only has 4 notes – rum, vanilla, tobacco, and cinnamon.

Rum is the note that dominates with that boozy scent, vanilla makes it sweet, tobacco makes it a bit dirty with caramel and whiskey undertones and cinnamon makes it spicy.

So that’s exactly what Initio Side Effect smells like – boozy, sweet, and spicy!

On the other hand, it’s always fascinating to see how incredible blends such as this one, differently react to male and female skin – the boozy note definitely adds up to masculinity when worn by a man, but sweet and sensual scent dominates and adds to the feminine side of things when worn by a woman. Absolute masterpiece!

It’s worth noting that the performance of Side Effect is monstrous, so definitely make sure not to overapply it.

If you’re looking for unisex fragrance for special occasions but also quality time with your significant other, Side Effect might be a perfect choice!

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01


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What does nothing smell like?

That’s exactly how difficult is to describe the scent of Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules because it only contains one single note – ISO E Super.

So what does ISO E Super smell like?

Well, ISO E Super is actually an aroma chemical, but many would agree that it has a “synthetic woody cozy ambery musky” scent. However, the reality is that ISO E Super doesn’t serve as the note with scent identity, but as a chemical that mixes with your skin pheromones and exaggerates your natural skin scent.

Basically, you apply it to boost your natural odor.

Then why would it be on this list of best unisex fragrances… When it’s not even a fragrance?

Because:

  • everyone can wear it
  • it smells different on absolutely everyone
  • you can mix it with any fragrance you like

By spraying this you can definitely attract the nose of the opposite sex but rest assured that they won’t be able to identify what are you actually wearing because basically, you’re not wearing anything but your own scent your skin produces.

I have no idea why, but this gets me compliments every single time, and frankly, it’s not rare that I mix it with other fragrances.

If you have a couple of fragrances I recommend getting Molecule 01 – you can test it out plain, or in combination with others. One thing is safe – you can’t go wrong with it!

Creed Silver Mountain Water


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ScentFresh, Clean, Green
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average7 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance2-3 feet
Sillage6/10

You knew it – no way we can craft a list of best unisex perfumes and colognes without including Creed on it!

Yes, Creed changed, they got bought out, but the reality is that they still produce high-quality fragrances!

Silver Mountain Water is a true masterclass of unisex fragrance and it’s incredibly mass-appealing.

Dominant green tea note mixed with citruses in the opening, black currant in the heart, and heavy musks from base. Silver Mountain Water smells fresh, clean, and green. It has that somewhat airy scent of cold mountain air during summer. Simply refreshing and beautiful.

Silver Mountain Water is amazing casual wear and office scent as it’s non-offensive, but you can wear it to other events as well. Not a good idea to wear it to crowded places as it won’t be able to break free.

Also, super safe blind buy which in case you don’t like, you can easily sell in some fragrance communities.

Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo – Fico di Amalfi


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ScentFresh, Citrusy, Marine
Concentrationeau de toilette
Longevity on average6 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance2-3 feet
Sillage6/10

Another marine type of scent we simply cannot ignore, and it’s a designer!

Blu Mediterraneo line by Acqua di Parma achieved great success and it quickly became super popular and Fico di Amalfi definitely got the most hype.

Fresh, clean, marine scent where the citrus notes dominate the opening, fruity notes of fig nectar and sharp pink pepper dominate the heart, and a beautiful base of smooth benzoin and fig tree supports the composition.

This literally smells like the fig on the Amalfi coast!

Incredibly unisex, it perfectly fits everyone during hot summer days.

Performance could be a bit better, but if you learn how to properly apply the fragrance, you might get a few extra hours of it!

If you’re looking for a great summer scent that is gender-neutral, Fico di Amalfi might be a great choice!

Etat Libre d’Orange You or Someone Like You


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ScentMinty, Green, Fresh
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average6 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance2-3 feet
Sillage6/10

Famous for creating Secretion Magnifique, Etat Libre d’Orange actually has a ton of fragrances that are very underrated and I personally feel like people should give them a try.

One of the best mint fragrances I ever smelled is “You or Someone Like You” which came out in 2017.

If you love green scents and natural-smelling fragrances, then You or Someone Like You will blow your mind – it has a very powerful minty opening with a slight touch of citruses, green notes in the heart, and a light base of white musk.

Heavy mint goes away with opening, but you’re left with a green scent that is a bit bitter, but fresh at the same time.

Truly a beautiful scent that will easily become a favorite for anyone who likes minty and green vibes!

It’s also worth noting that even though this is a niche fragrance, and the quality of the scent is incredible, the price tag makes it really affordable!

Amazing job Etat Libre d’Orange!

Tauer Perfumes L’Air du Desert Marocain


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ScentSpicy, Ambery, Aromatic
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average8 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance2-3 feet
Sillage7/10

Andy Tauer wanted to capture the scent of the air in the Marocain desert. He wanted to bottle it and whenever he sprays it, it gets him back to that amazing place.

That’s how L’Air du Desert Marocain was born.

Even though it was created in 2005, and even though many say that it leans more towards male fragrances than unisex, L’Air du Desert Marocain proudly holds this spot because:

  • It’s one of the most beautiful pieces of art in the niche world of perfumery
  • regardless of what others say, I’ve seen women wearing it with ease
  • hard to find that someone doesn’t like it

L’Air du Desert Marocain smells aromatic, woody, and ambery where the coriander spices, amber, and woods lead the entire composition.

If we were to picture the scent better, I’d say it smells very Middle Eastern but in a Western way. Many actually reported that it smells identical to the spice market of the Marocain desert.

A genuinely beautiful unisex fragrance with a beautiful story and a huge compliment-getting factor!

Xerjoff Erba Pura


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ScentFruity, Sweet
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average8 hours
Projection longevity4 hours
Projection in distance3-4 feet
Sillage8.5/10

Well, we opened the list with Xerjoff, might as well close it with Xerjoff!

Last but not least, there’s Erba Pura, one of Memo Xerjoff’s best creations ever.

This incredible unisex fragrance is fruity, sweet, and somewhat musky, but with that description, you basically don’t know anything about its scent.

It’s hard to describe it as “fruits” are the official heart note of Erba Pura, but it is somewhat similar to Kirke. It’s like a tropical fruity plate full of various fruits with a very intense scent. It’s luxurious, very alluring, and captivating.

Since its release in 2019, it became one of the most iconic Xerjoff fragrances thanks to its uniqueness, magnificent blend, and powerful performance.

A very important piece for any fragrance collector!

Conclusion – Should You Get Unisex Fragrances?

Yes!

As we already mentioned in the post’s introduction, unisex fragrances represent the artistic gender-neutral side of the perfumery world, and truth be told, many prefer to wear them over gender-specific fragrances.

This list of best unisex fragrances, perfumes, and colognes will get updated every year, or as soon as we identify a new unisex fragrance that deserves the spot.

Rest assured that whichever of these you get, you will not go wrong, nor will anyone tell you that you’re wearing the fragrance of the opposite sex.

All of them are truly amazing, and to this day, they are an important part of my collection as well.

If some of these you find appealing, check it out on our Fourth Sense Shop – you can find the best prices there and we ship pretty fast!

What’s your favorite unisex fragrance?

Do you think we missed some unisex fragrance worth this spot?

Let’s talk in the comments below!

Cheers!

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