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The perfumes A-listers actually wear (but aren’t paid to)

From Adele to Jodie Comer

the perfumes celebrities actually wear but aren’t paid to
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The perfume an individual chooses to wear says a lot about them, so it's no surprise we're intrigued by the scents that the rich and famous dress themselves in.

Although it doesn't feel like the industry is short of a few celebrity-endorsed fragrances, with a world of olfactory choice at their disposal, knowing which perfumes they personally choose certainly piques our interest. And no, we don't mean the ones they're paid to endorse.

To let you in on the fragrance armoire of the celebrity world, we've gathered a list of the scents that our favourite A-listers love above all others:

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Rosie Huntington-Whitely
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Speaking on her platform Rose Inc, Rosie Huntington-Whitely shared not one but five of her favourite perfumes. The fragrance that stole the coveted top spot? Byredo's Gypsy Water. The model and beauty entrepreneur shared that the woody aromatic perfume is her "all time ultimate fragrance."

Huntington-Whitely also disclosed Jo Malone's Lime Basil and Mandarin as another one of her treasured fragrances; "I find myself picking this up often when I'm in need of a little bit of comfort," she said.

Byredo Gypsy Water £122, Liberty.com

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Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin, £108, Net-a-Porter.com

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Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne
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Jo Malone London
£108.00
Adele
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One of the things that makes Adele so adored is her authenticity, so it's perhaps unsurprising that the singer has remained loyal to her favourite perfume since she was in her early teens with Dior's Hypnotic Poison. Leaving a soft amber vanilla fragrance in its wake, we can see why Adele has kept this perfume on her dressing table all this time.

Dior Hypnotic Poison, £78, JohnLewis.com

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Hypnotic Poison Eau de Parfum
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Dior
£92.96
Cynthia Erivo
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Another Jo Malone London convert, Cynthia Erivo shared how she came across the Myrrh & Tonka Cologne by fate in an airport duty-free when she was went with the motive of buying something else. Since then she's been inseparable from the scent, which has notes of vanilla, tonka bean and myrrh; a perfect fragrance for autumnal evenings.

Jo Malone London Myrrh & Tonka, £135, HarveyNichols.com

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Myrrh and Tonka Cologne
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Jo Malone London
£11.00
Angelina Jolie
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A niche entry, Histoires de Parfums's 1969 has earned its place as one of Angelina Jolie's favourite scents. A unisex fragrance with opening notes of peach which give way to cardamom, clove and leaves a lingering gourmand trail of dark chocolate and coffee.

Histoires de Parfums 1969, £145.70, NoseParis.com

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1969 Eau de Parfum
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Histoires de Parfums
€110.00
Jodie Comer
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The Liverpudlian actress has mentioned her staple perfume is none other than Le Labo Santal 33, admitting "I definitely copied an actress I worked with. We would ride the lift every day, and I would smell it on her, and it would be that amazing smell. But we’re all copying each other. I have no shame in admitting."

Le Labo Santal 33, £130, Net-a-porter.com

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Santal 33 Eau de Parfum
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Le Labo
£130.00
Princess Diana
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The beauty products thought to be used by Princess Diana have taken on legacy of their own, the interest only growing as the years go on, and her choice of fragrance is no different. There were actually multiple scents that the late princess had on rotation; her butler Paul Burrell revealed that Hermès 24 Faubourg was Diana's favourite perfume, while her love of Penhaligon's Bluebell has also been widely reported.

Hermès 24 Faubourg, £77, Boots.com

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Penhaligons Bluebell, £115, Penhaligons

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24 Faubourg Eau de Toilette
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Hermès
£77.00
Emma Stone
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Not only does Emma Stone wear Chanel's Les Exclusifs de Chanel Gardénia, she apparently sprays it before she goes to bed to help her fall asleep. With white floral and green accords from notes of orange blossom, gardenia and tuberose, those with a nose for delicate scents will appreciate this fragrance.

Chanel Les Exclusifs de Chanel Gardénia, £300, HouseofFraser.com

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Gardénia Les Exclusifs De Chanel Eau De Parfum
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Chanel
£300.00
Naomi Campbell
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If you've ever wondered what a supermodel smells like, its Dior Diorissimo. At least, that's the case if you're Naomi Campbell. The British supermodel shared her affection of the classic scent at the 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards, telling the interviewer "I love florals, florals that linger and that's what lily of the valley does, it lingers all night long."

Dior Diorissimo, £99, Selfridges.com

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Diorissimo Eau de Toilette
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Dior
£94.00
Victoria Beckham
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Victoria Beckham shared her adoration for the fragrance Room Service by niche perfumers Vilhelm Parfumerie, calling it "super chic" on Instagram.

Combining fresh mandarin and blackberry with a comforting musk base, the fragrance was created to capture the glamour of Hollywood in a bottle – think Marilyn Monroe drinking cocktails at the Beverly Hills Hotel in her heyday.

Vilhelm Parfumerie Room Service, £120, net-a-porter.com

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Room Service Eau de Parfum
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Vilhelm Parfumerie
£120.00
Ashley Graham
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The model and former Bazaar cover star revealed her signature perfume is by Chloé, having stated "I cannot live without my Chloé perfume." We don't blame her, as the distinctively dreamy feminine fragrance lends itself perfectly to a signature scent.

Chloé Eau de Parfum, £89, JohnLewis.com

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Chloé Eau de Parfum
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Chloé
£70.00
Gemma Arterton
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In a interview with Bazaar, Arterton revealed her go-to scent is the classic Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza. Arterton said "I love it because it's really fresh and citrusy, but not sharp or heavy. It reminds me of fresh laundry. People know I love it so much that every Christmas I get gifted the matching candle."

Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza, £84, Spacenk.com

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Colonia Essenza Eau de Cologne
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Acqua di Parma
£84.00
Alexa Chung
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Another Santal 33 convert, Alexa Chung had previously mentioned her love of Le Labo's cult perfume – a softly smoky scent with serious cult appeal. Blending feminine iris and violet with gentle woods, it's the perfect cool-girl signature.

Le Labo Santal 33, £141, Cultbeauty.com

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Santal 33 Eau De Parfum
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Le Labo
£60.00
Rihanna
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From Jennifer Lawrence to André Leon Talley, so many A-listers have commented on just how good Rihanna smells, sparking a global debate over which fragrance she wears. The bottle in question was recently revealed to be Love, Don't Be Shy by Kilian: a sweet, suitably decadent gourmand blend of neroli and marshmallow. (Although, no doubt now she wears her own Fenty Eau de Parfum.)

Kilian Love, Don't Be Shy, £185, Selfridges.com

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Love, Don’t Be Shy Eau de Parfum
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KILIAN
£185.00
Suki Waterhouse
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Waterhouse revealed to us that she isn't usually one to wear perfume, but is partial to wearing Ferragamo fragrances from time-to-time. Generally, she relies on bathing in essential oils or Epsom salts for a gorgeous natural sent.

Salvatore Ferragamo Amo Ferragamo, £87, lookfantastic.com

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Amo Eau de Parfum
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Salvatore Ferragamo
£60.90
Kate Bosworth
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Kate Bosworth is a loyal fan of Swedish fragrance house Byredo and their celebrated Gypsy Water is her signature scent. In conversation with Into the Gloss, she said: "His scents are beautiful and complex and sexy and innocent. There are such incredible layers to what he does. I’m a loyalist with my scents.”

Byredo Gypsy Water, £122, Liberty.com

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Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum
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Byredo
£127.00
Meghan Markle
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The Duchess of Sussex claimed to wear Jo Malone London's Wild Bluebell perfume as her everyday fragrance. It's light and fresh and is one of two of her 'signature' scents, which she revealed on her past blog The TIG. For evening occasions she cited her love of the Bvlgari Blv II perfume.

Jo Malone London Wild Bluebell perfume, £102, Selfridges.com

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Wild Bluebell Cologne
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Jo Malone London
£108.00
Naomi Watts
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When asked by Bazaar, the actress explained: "I like to be low-key with my fragrance, I don't like overpowering perfumes on other people or myself. Currently, Kiehl's Original Musk Eau de Toilette Spray and Kai Perfume Oil, which is the same name as my son, are my favourites as they're fresh. It's that just-got-out-of-the-shower smell."

Kiehl's Original Musk Eau de Toilette spray, £43, Johnlewis.com

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Kai Perfume Oil, £42, cultbeauty.co.uk

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Perfume Oil
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Kai
£42.00
Susan Sarandon
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Sarandon revealed to us that she, like Gemma Arterton, is a fan of fragrance that are considered more masculine. "I don't have a signature scent as such, but I prefer masculine scents like sandalwood – Eva from the Italian perfumer Santa Maria Novella is a favourite. I tend to adopt a new perfume when I take on a new role. For instance Bal à Versailles by Jean Desprez was referred to in Twilight, a movie I did with Paul Newman, so I wore that when filming."

Santa Maria Novella Eva Eau de Parfum, £110, Smnovella.com

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Eva Eau de Parfum
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Santa Maria Novella
£120.00
The Duchess of Cambridge
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When Kate married Prince William back in 2011, she was wearing White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum. The small brand behind the soft, floral scent then became huge overnight, with every 50ml bottle selling out immediately after the news broke that the Duchess had worn it.

Illuminum White Gardenia Petals, £125

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White Gardenia Petals
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Illuminium London
£90.00
Hailey Bieber
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“I wear a scent from Bond No. 9, which is a fragrance place out of New York, like actually on Bond Street,” Bieber said in an interview with Elle Australia. “I don’t know what the name of mine is, but all the bottles are in the shape of a star, and mine is red and has music notes on it. It smells awesome. I like it because it’s not like a super girly scent, like or a boy or a girl could wear it. And secretly, the reason I know what the scent is, is because a boy had been using it, and I was like, "I like this for myself, so I’m gonna use it.’”

Bond No.9 West Side, £280

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West side Eau De Parfum
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BOND NO. 9
£170.00
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