Historically speaking, fragrances have always been split into two categories: perfume and cologne. And although we’ve rarely challenged those labels, it’s refreshing to know that brands are finally realizing scents don’t need gender assignments.
Unisex fragrances are awesome by virtue of their existence, but the opportunity to save a little cash is the added bonus. Of all the things we can share with a significant other, fragrance is probably the most fun. And if you think finding your own signature scent is challenging, imagine what an adventure it would be to discover with bae.
Ahead, we’ve gathered 11 that might awaken both of your senses. Best of luck deciding on just one!
Ellis Brooklyn Rives Eau de Parfum
This small-batch brand makes one of our favorite scents, anchored by a calming mix of lavender, neroli and petitgrain, followed by top notes of cashmere woods and white suede. So smooth.
$100, at Ellis Brooklyn
Commes des Garcon Serpentine
Inspired by some of the prettiest London locales, this bespoke scent is a nature-inspired fusion of smoked cedar, black musk and a slew of other leafy notes.
$95, at Sephora
Commes des Garcon
This luxurious scent, described as "money in liquid form," is a delectable mix of Nubian musk and molten amber.
$105, at Commodity Goods
Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne
Transport your senses to a breezy ocean front when you apply this impossibly airy, mineral-infused scent to your pulse points.
$135, at Jo Malone London
Jo Malone London
MALIN + GOETZ Bergamot Eau de Toilette
Spicy (bell pepper, ginger, musk) and sweet (mandarin, muguet) notes collide to make this the ultimate scent for that couple who needs the best of both worlds.
$150, at MALIN + GOETZ
MALIN + GOETZ
Maison Margiela Replica 'By the Fireplace'
When it's cold outside and you're snuggled up for the night, don't forget to set the mood by wearing this chestnut-y fragrance.
$126, at Nordstrom
Tom Ford BLACK ORCHID
The combination of black orchids and spice in this best-selling fragrance will ignite all the sexy vibes for a night with bae.
$82-$171, at Tom Ford
Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil
Inspired by scents from a trifecta of beautiful destinations (Haiti, Calabria, Egypt), this lemony find is the pick-me-up you need for sluggish mornings.
$195, at Atelier Cologne
BVLGARI Eau Parfumée Au Thé Vert
This citrusy scent is grounded by the relaxing scent of Japanese Green Tea and peppered with heavier notes of smoked wood, Japanese pepper and more.
$160, at Bvlgari
Calvin Klein CK2
Woody and spicy notes are the real MVPs of Calvin Klein's genderless scent, dedicated to millennials who want a scent that doesn't overpower, but still feels signature.
$40, at Calvin Klein
rag & bone Amber Eau de Parfum
This warm and seductive scent is made with a hint of aged liquor that blends with notes of rum and cognac. We're drunk in love with this one.
$150, at rag & bone
rag & bone