Woody notes for him, floral scents for her? Not everyone subscribes to this olfactory stereotype. In the Middle East, for example, men and women alike love rose notes in their fragrance and oud notes in their perfume.
Today we invite you to discover unisex perfume. A perfume made for her and for him!
What’s a Unisex Perfume?
A unisex perfume is defined as a fragrance that fits the female’s wardrobe as well as the male’s wardrobe. Unisex perfumes are fragrances that most often combine woody scents, which are more masculine, with flowery and powdery scents, which are more feminine. In addition, this association often makes it possible to obtain a light result.
Moreover, as other mixed essences are based on marine and very fresh accords, they are embellished with peppermint or rosemary, ingredients that are just as popular with women as they are with men.
Finally, scents that are fruity or spicy are also difficult to classify into a particular genre, so we associate them with unisex perfume.
The Origins of Unisex Fragrances
Amidst the boom of modern perfumery, the Guerlain house launched in 1889 a creation with a mysterious name: Jicky. Jicky was the name of Aimé Guerlain's childhood sweetheart, but also the diminutive of her nephew’s name, Jacques.
This complex fragrance highlights an oriental and spicy fragrance with vanilla and lavender, but also precious woods. A real mix of genres! Created for women, this perfume also seduced gentlemen. It is still considered today as the first unisex fragrance in the history of perfume.
In modern times, unisex fragrances made another appearance in the 90s with the famous designer Calvin Klein. He developed the genre in 1995 with the appearance of the emblematic CK One. As expected, CK One immediately appealed to a whole generation. It met with immense success and its notes of bergamot, pineapple and spices sold 15 million bottles in just one year!
A true success story, CK One unisex cologne paved the way for many other unisex scents.
Best Unisex Perfume
Unisex perfume blurs the boundaries of traditional perfumery and blurs the lines between women and men’s perfumes. What’s great about unisex cologne is that you can share the same scent with your other half!
Here’s a list of top unisex fragrances that you can purchase on City Perfume today!
Proud and passionate, Gabrielle Chanel fully embodies her zodiac sign, Leo. Instinctive, daring, she is inspired by it. The lion becomes her totem animal. Powerful and carnal, the amber and leathery notes of labdanum are softened and brightened by vanilla and bergamot.
Le Lion De CHANEL is a warm, majestic and refined fragrance. Amber and leathery notes of labdanum and patchouli are softened and brightened by vanilla, bergamot and lemon. A warm, majestic and refined fragrance.
Red Tobacco is a warm and mesmerizing unisex fragrance. It is an incredibly powerful and sexy scent that blends Cuban tobacco and spices. A real heat wave.
Red Tobacco has top notes of saffron, cinnamon, frankincense, nutmeg, white peach, green apple and oud from Nepal; heart notes of leaves of patchouli and delicate jasmine, base notes of tobacco, amber, woody notes, vetiver, vanilla bean and white musk.
To create this new range of attars, the perfumers of Amouage took inspiration from the mountainous villages of Oman. Orris Wakan is an invitation to capture the soul of each of these gems.
The Orris Wakan scent features iris butter with elegant iridescent reflections, revealed in a mist of shimmering white musk tinged with milky sandalwood. A harmonious ode to the orchards of Wakan where the apricot trees bloom every spring.
Creed Millesime Imperial for men and women was launched in 1995. The Millesime Imperial perfume by Creed is a refreshing, energizing scent that evokes citrus groves and the lush palace. It is a benchmark in perfume for men and women alike.
Millesime Imperial Creed has top notes of bergamot and green mandarin; heart notes of lemon and iris and base notes of musk, sandalwood and amber. It is worn by men and women who enjoy its salty-sweet blend of sunny citrus and rich musk.
This luxury fragrance for men and women perfectly translates Atelier Versace's absolute dedication to excellence, with a meticulous approach, exceptional quality components, innovative techniques and handcrafted craftsmanship.
Figue Blanche includes notes of fresh fig, combined with pulp and essential oils of Italian mandarin. Its sunny olfactory notes are enhanced with tangy touches of bergamot and neroli, as well as jasmine and rose petals.
The perfume is presented in a handmade black glass bottle, decorated with the name of the fragrance handwritten in a golden shade. The sculptural bottles are wrapped in a cardboard box adorned with a hand-painted golden Greek key border. The box encloses a mirror with the Atelier Versace logo painted in a gold tone.
Hamlet by Shakespeare is an oriental spicy fragrance for women and men. Hamlet by Shakespeare unisex fragrance has top notes of bergamot, lemon and lime; heart notes of jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang and fig and base notes of agarwood (oud), birch, cinnamon, oakmoss, patchouli, saffron, sandalwood, ambergris, civet, musk and orris root.
Oud is at the heart of this rich and vibrant cologne for men and women, released in 2018. Powerful, sensual and aromatic, this rare ingredient subtly lingers. With notes of natural oud wood, agarwood oil, lavender, saffron, patchouli and musk, oud for greatness exhales a force of nature, a trail of greatness.
This Oud Wood perfume has a natural, bold essence, with a hint of patchouli and musk. Excessive texture, strikingly natural, the Oud has been treated in a surprisingly fresh (lavender) and spicy (nutmeg, saffron) register. A bewitching, highly vibrating fragrance that makes all our dreams of grandeur possible.
Unisex fragrances are suitable for all genders. They are perfect for women who like spicy and full-bodied aromas, and ideal for men who want more freshness and sensuality. If you’re looking for unisex perfume from designer or niche brands, then you’ve come to the right place! City Perfume has a wide selection of the world’s favourite fragrances. Start shopping now!