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Find Your Signature Scent With the Best Perfumes in Australia

From fruity and feminine fragrances to gender-neutral perfumes and affordable dupes of your favourite spritzes, these are the best perfumes in Australia.


There's something deeply personal about selecting a signature scent. 

Just like our beauty and fashion must-haves, the fragrance we wear can have a big impact on how we're perceived in the world - and say a lot about our personalities, too. 

Whether you're heading on a date, booking a quick getaway or relaxing by the pool, these are the best perfumes in Australia to choose from right now. 

Plus, our editors are sharing their very own signature scents (no gatekeeping here!) as inspiration...


AERRE Sunset in Paris, $39

This fragrance house produces high-quality perfumes inspired by renowned a fraction of the cost. A tribute to Chanel's iconic Coco Mademoiselle, Sunset in Paris is a captivating scent boasting a vibrant burst of citrus notes, with a romantic heart of rose and jasmine, and a lingering allure of vetiver, vanilla and oakmoss. The perfect perfume for anyone wanting to make an unforgettable statement. 

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Penhaligon's Liquid Love, $380

From the famed fragrance house's Potions and Remedies collection, Liquid Love is an intoxicating scent that's equal parts passion and desire. Fresh, sparkling notes turn into a spicy, fruity head for a helplessly addictive spritz.

Editor's Pick: "This is a relatively new addition to my collection, and I am officially obsessed. The fragrance comes with a warning - be careful, you might fall in love - and it's hard not to thanks to its spicy rushes of pink pepper and ginger with a hint of chilli and musk. Swoon." - Jess, Sitchu Shopping Editor

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who is elijah

who is elijah His | Her, $115

Both sweet and spicy, Who Is elijah His | Her is a fragrance you'll never want to go without. The unisex scent features notes of sandalwood, bergamot, cardamom, floral, musk and amber all intertwined with a fresh green burst of violet leaf and fiddle. 

Editor's Choice: "There is something about a unisex fragrance that endures and His | Her by who is elijah is always my go-to when summer hits. It's both fresh and spicy which makes it perfect for long summer afternoons at your favourite rooftop bar." - Olivia, Sitchu Sydney Editor

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Saardé Istanbul Eau de Parfum, $170

Australian lifestyle brand Saardé has recently launched its first-ever perfume collection, with two unisex fragrances inspired by travel and memory. Our pick? The warm, sweet and enswathing Instanbul, inspired by the home of co-founder Shenol Kizek. Expect hints of clove, cinnamon and lemon mixed with sandalwood and oak moss for an intense yet beautiful sensory experience that melts into the summer air.

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Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani Si Eau de Parfum, $120

Simple and refined, Si is Armani Beauty's most iconic fragrance. Timeless and elegant, the fruity scent embodies elegance, passion and modern feminity, with notes of blackcurrant nectar, chypre and musky white wood.

Editor's Pick: "There’s just something about this perfume that screams ‘girl boss.’ I spray it whenever I’m going to a fancy event or just want an extra confidence boost…plus a whole lot of compliments." - Alyssa, Sitchu Content Producer

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SŚAINT Twenty Two Eau De Parfum, $169

Handcrafted in Sydney, SŚAINT speaks to a new generation of conscious consumers with their cruelty-free, clean, gender-neutral scents. A unisex scent, Twenty Two is for those with a desire to live in each rich moment. With notes of smooth amber with a resinous, woody foundation, expect hints of bergamot, coriander seed, patchouli, incense and vanilla.

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Flâner Fragrances

Flâner Fragrances Vive la Fleur, $229

Revel in the romanticism of Paris in springtime with a generous spritz of Vive Le Fleur by Flâner Fragrances. The new Melbourne perfume brand draws its inspiration from city life and urban landscapes — but is all about slowing down. Suitably, their rich scents are prepared over months in a Melbourne warehouse. They're also vegan friendly and cruelty-free, because smelling good shouldn't cost the planet.

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Ficifolia Out of Office, $189.99

Founded by 24-year-old Sophie Marcoux, Ficifolia is a love letter to all that makes Melbourne special. The range of rich, youthful perfumes evoke hyper-local memories, through fresh, floral notes that are quintessentially Australian and utterly luxurious. 

Editor's Pick: "This one has me daydreaming of sundowner spritzes by the Yarra, of clear calendars and long, balmy nights out with friends. The notes of Italian mandarin, clouds of cotton candy and creamy musk are a heady combination for summertime in the city. It's my absolute go-to right now." - Kelsey, Sitchu Melbourne Editor

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau De Toilette, $159

Light and airy, Marc Jacobs' Daisy Dream is delectably fruity and floral. With an easy charm, there are hints of blackberry, fresh grapefruit and succulent pear, with the scent leaving the lingering fragrance of white woods, musk and coconut water on the skin.

Editor's Pick: "I feel like this is any floral lover’s go-to, or they’ve owned it at least once in their lives. I keep circling back to it, especially in summer, because it’s just too good!" - Alyssa, Sitchu Content Producer

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Vahy Ember Haze, $240

Melbourne-based luxury fragrance house Vahy is all about sophistication in scent, transparency in ingredients, and quality in product. Of the natural, cruelty-free fragrances, our top pick is the Ember Haze. The smoky, warming scent is an antidote to the winter blues — think enlivening rich amber and vanilla fused with complex smoky wood notes. 

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Byredo Young Rose EDP, $266

Classed as an "ode to eternal youth", this Eau de Parfum is a twist on traditional rose-centred scents thanks to top notes of Sichuan pepper and ambrette seeds that unfold into rose and orris on the skin.

Editor's Pick: "I love most of the Byredo scents but this summer my go-to has been Young Rose. It's light and fresh but still with a little edge with notes of fiery Sichuan pepper." - Jess, Sitchu National Editor

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Goldfield & Banks

Goldfield & Banks Ingenious Ginger, $239

Australian perfumery Goldfield & Banks continue to deliver and we think Ingenious Ginger may well be one of their best scents yet. The unisex scent is founder and director Dimitri Weber's imagining of what the unscented torch ginger lily flower would smell like. The result is a ginger heart with base notes of golden amber and vanilla with bergamot, vanilla and mandarin for added pizazz.

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Vanessa Megan

Vanessa Megan Harvest, $89.95

We know Vanessa Megan for her natural skincare, but did you know she has a natural fragrance collection as well? Well-priced and absolutely intoxicating, Harvest is the perfect perfume heading into autumn. Why? Calming top notes of sweet orange and lavender uplift the spirit and ward off seasonal depression, and the beautiful base of sandalwood, vanilla bean and patchouli is perfect for brightening up your day during the cooler, dreary months.

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Maison Margiela Replica

Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk eau de toilette, $215

Part of Maison Margiela's Replica collection - fragrances that have the power to trigger cherished moments and memories - this easy-to-wear scent perfectly captures the carefree calmness of a lazy summer's day. With a blend of bergamot, pink pepper, coconut milk and lemon, it's pure and comforting all at once.

Editor's Pick: "This scent is like summer in a bottle, and reminds me of long, lazy days spent by the beach. I'll be spraying it in the months to come to capture that warm, sunny feeling wherever I go." - Jess, Sitchu Shopping Editor

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PERDRISÂT Fuck Boy, $330

Melbourne-based perfume label PERDRISÂT knows how to create a fragrance worth talking about, and Fuck Boy is no different. WIth a cult-following, it's inspired by.. well... the name says it all.

Editor's Pick: "Is this not the most perfect name in the history of parfum? Perdrisat's ode to pina coladas and party boys ignites the bar-hopping travel bug within. Notes of pineapple, cocaine accord, coconut milk, solar notes, sea salt and musk are a heady combination that makes me want to spin upon dancefloors. Flirt irrepressibly with commitment-phobic cuties. Pretend I'm taking moonlight swims and drinking margaritas in Cancun. It's summer in a bottle...and I can't get enough!" - Kelsey, Sitchu Melbourne Editor

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If you can't get enough of these beautiful signature scents, then you might also love our guide to the Australian skincare brands we can't get enough of. Or, check out the newest beauty releases to add to your routine, ASAP.

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