Picture this: It’s post-pandemic and, like the rest of the world, you’ve started buying the majority of your beauty products online, often inspired by your favorite influencers, content creators, editors, and industry experts. And today you bought a perfume, a perfume that is supposedly so fantastic, one whiff could be compared to Romilda Vane’s bottle of Amortentia. You feel confident, a little euphoric, and anticipation for your new scent to arrive is at an all-time high. You’ve never been so sure you like something in your entire life! Until – womp, womp – you actually felt it. If, like many of us, you have experienced this feeling of remorse “What the fuck is this?” » instant after purchasing the perfume, you have come to the right place.
While we do our best to never mislead you when it comes to perfume here on Who What Wear, perfume is probably the most personal and polarizing beauty product you can buy. You might hate what your best friend likes, and something smelling good on your sister might make you smell like a rotting corpse. (It’s not me dramatizing, it’s me telling you how I feel about Kilian Paris’ $250 Rolling in Love.)
As we are not clairvoyants, we cannot always recommend your most perfect perfume, but what we box do is recommend some of our all-time favorite brands that have a ridiculously impressive array of delicious, smelly scents, and tell you to buy their discovery sets. From there, you can experiment with an array of options and land on a personal favorite. Sounds like a plan? Cool, 12 of the best discovery sets on the market (plus our everyone’s favorite) are just below. Keep scrolling!