These Are The Best Louis Vuitton Perfumes

Most, if not all of us, love a great perfume. Of course, the fragrance that ends up catching our attention can vary widely: some of us make a beeline to the caramel-tinged, gourmand fragrances at the beauty counter like Prada's Candy Eau de Parfum ($128) or the cherry and tonka bean-imbued Tom Ford Lost Cherry ($375), but others might find them off-putting. Some perfume lovers prefer fresher classic scents instead, ranging from Jo Malone classics like Basil & Neroli Cologne ($145) all the way to Chanel's epic Chance Eau Fraîche Eau de Toilette ($125). Whatever your fragrance profile, you probably love to smell amazing — and really, who doesn't?! 

Even if you have your favorite fragrance family down pat, there might still be some speed bumps down the road as you search for your next day-to-day perfume. There are a multitude of perfumes out there, and you might just run into the paradox of choice, especially with so many fantastic options. Sure, you love mandarin fragrances — easy right? Wrong: Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Eau de Toilette ($140), Jo Malone London's Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne ($145) and Hermes' Eau de Mandarine Ambrée Eau de Cologne ($132) all smell divine. Luckily, there's a perfume collection that takes the guesswork out of the search for the perfect fragrance — and we're obsessed. Although still wildly underrated, Louis Vuitton's perfume collection is complex, unique, and downright delicious. With a vast collection, we've categorized and rounded up our absolute favorites for easy shopping.

The juiciest fruit-forward Louis Vuitton perfumes

So let's get right into it: Louis Vuitton's expansive perfume collection is decidedly floral-forward, but it's a world that truly comprises just a bit of everything. As per Vogue, Louis Vuitton's fragrances were crafted by the brand's master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud, and are each a work of art with simple yet sculptural bottles, delightfully complex scent blends, and gorgeous, poetic names we just might want to get tattooed stat. As per the outlet, Cavallier-Belletrud whittled down a total of "close to 90" perfumes to the current collection, hand-picking the ones that were defined by "fluidity, light, nature. Modern, and dedicated to femininity." Even more, all of them were designed "to create a very emotional reaction" — so tread carefully!

If you love fruit-based scents, look no further: these three fragrances are juicy and tangy, yet offer just as much subdued elegance as the rest of the collection. According to Who What Wear, Louis Vuitton's California Dream Eau de Parfum ($280) centers on a mandarin scent with some amber for depth, and offers "zesty warmth" perfect for your next vacation. Meanwhile, Vogue cites Mille Feux Eau de Parfum ($280) as raspberry blended with "peachy leather," as a fantastic summer fragrance, especially when mingling with the warmth of your skin. A Byrdie review says that the "juicy strawberry note" at the top of Étoile Filante Eau de Parfum ($280) has a "sweetness that's subtle but impactful," made even better by fresh florals like osmanthus, magnolia, and jasmine.

Want something more complex? Check out these musky, woodsy options

If you live for complex perfumes — and never really liked juicy, sweet scents — then Louis Vuitton has three fragrances that are perfect for you. You might even love a great fresh, citrus scent for beach vacations, but if your mainstays are rich, with hints of tobacco, oud, musk, and wood, then one of these might become your new go-to.

Louis Vuitton's iconic Matière Noire Eau de Parfum ($280) is, as you can expect, decidedly very film noir while being ethereal all at once — a blend of blackcurrant, Turkish rose, jasmine, and a "suede-like oud" makes it feminine yet complex (via Sur Le Brise). Still, this fragrance's superstar component is its Laos agarwood scent, which along with patchouli, makes Matière Noire absolutely perfect for nighttime glam. A perfume that is perfectly unisex, this is one that your significant other might steal from time to time — it also features benzoin and Narcissus.

Apogée Eau de Parfum ($280) is an unexpected option, but so worth it: the fragrance actually centers on the feminine floral lily of the valley, bringing in other fresh flowers like jasmine and magnolia. While you might think it's a bouquet in a bottle, Who What Wear explains that it is "mysterious and unexplainably unique" with sandalwood and gaiac wood. Meanwhile, Les Sables Roses Eau de Parfum ($280) blends spicy black pepper, saffron, rose, oud, and ambergris to a create a spellbinding scent (via Viora London).

If you love rose, these three fragrances are your best bets

As they say, "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" — and Louis Vuitton has three perfumes with varying names that all bring in the fresh, feminine, gorgeous rose scent we know and love. If you're a fan of all things rose, whether talking rose-tinged macarons and cakes, rosy makeup, or fresh rose bouquets from your partner every now and then, you will definitely love these three fragrances.

First up, this list would not be complete without the collection's Rose Des Vents Eau de Parfum ($280), an iconic offering that is every bit as femme, light, and airy as you can expect. As per Allure, this perfume is a journey through different kinds of roses, incorporating Centifolia, Bulgarian, and Turkish varieties. It gives sparkly, floral fresh without adding in too many deeper, grounding components, making it a fantastic day-to-day choice. Perfumer Cavallier-Belletrud created the scent using a carbon dioxide extraction technique that makes you feel like you're head-first in a rose bouquet (via Harper's Bazaar). Iris and cedar make it even fresher.

Contre Moi Eau de Parfum ($280) is fantastic, too, blending rose with fruit-forward scents like pear, lemon, orange blossom, and bergamot with gourmand vanilla (via Viora London). Cacao and ambrette make the fragrance even richer, adding depth. As per The Zoe Report, you'll also surely adore Attrape-Rêves Eau de Parfum ($280), mixing raw cocoa powder, peonies, patchouli, and litchi to exude luxe elegance.

These Louis Vuitton perfumes are the epitome of summer fresh

As summer approaches, you can bet we're already on the lookout for our next warm weather fragrance that's every bit as juicy and fun as we hope the season is — and even if it doesn't all pan out, at least we'll smell amazing in the process. Thankfully, Louis Vuitton has three perfumes that are summer in a glass bottle, transporting you to tropical paradise.

We're obsessed with Afternoon Swim Eau de Parfum ($280), which Best Men's Colognes describes as a bright, citrusy, unisex scent, blending the freshest mandarin, Sicilian orange, and bergamot with spicy ginger and deep ambergris. You'll immediately get that shower-clean feeling you crave from a few spritzes – and you might just feel like you're plunging deep into the Mediterranean while you're at it.

You can also try the brand's iconic On The Beach Eau de Parfum ($280), which much like the name suggests, will make you feel like you're relaxing in the Caribbean, with the blazing sun above, a soothing ocean breeze, and a piña colada in hand. As per Elle, this perfume is a cross between the brand's California Dream and Afternoon Swim fragrances, and will make you feel like you're in the midst of crashing waves. Zesty neroli from bitter orange trees and yuzu give it an unexpected kick. Sun Song Eau de Parfum is another must-have ($280), keeping it simple with summery orange blossom made more complex by musk (via Fashion Week Daily).

When in doubt, you'll absolutely adore these unexpected florals

Of course, Louis Vuitton's fragrance collection as a whole is definitely centered on florals, with anyone who loves flower-based scents immediately gravitating towards their offerings. As you may have already noticed, virtually all of the brand's perfumes have at least one floral element in the mix, giving the fragrance line a certain naiveté that is youthful, fresh, light, and always fun. Still, a few stand out from the crowd: these floral-centered fragrances are absolutely gorgeous and will get you tons of compliments.

If you want to smell like an expensive, beautiful flower bouquet, look no further than Louis Vuitton's Coeur Battant Eau de Parfum ($280). As described by Paper City Magazine, this perfume mixes Egyptian jasmine with juicy pear, complex patchouli and moss for an adventurous vibe. As per the brand, it is sensual and passionate, too, making it the perfect romantic fragrance.

Meanwhile, Spell On You Eau de Parfum ($280) brings components from all over the world to create a precious blend of florals: it blends iris from Florence, rose from Grasse, and Acacia flower from Egypt, also mixing in jasmine and musk for depth. As per Elle, it might just plunge you head-first into a romantic comedy — that's how refreshing it is. Meanwhile, Heures D'Absence Eau de Parfum ($280) is elegant and intense with jasmine, rose, and raspberry combined with rich musk, sandalwood, and vanilla for woodsier notes (via Marie Claire).