Looking for women-owned fragrance brands to support? Here are the top 10! 

In the world of fragrances, there’s a growing recognition of the creativity and innovation brought forth by women-owned perfume brands. These incredible women have not only mastered the art of crafting scents, but have also built successful perfume houses that continue to leave a lasting impression. Here’s a curated list of the top 10 women-owned perfume brands, each with a unique story and standout fragrance:

Bond No 9
Founder: Laurice Rahmé
Laurice Rahmé, the visionary founder of Bond No 9, is a trailblazer in the world of perfumery. With a keen sense of style and a deep love for the vibrancy of New York City, Rahmé established Bond No 9 in 2003 as a tribute to the unique neighborhoods of the city. With a range of unisex scents inspired by different neighborhoods and landmarks like Tribeca and  Greenwich Village, Bond No 9 celebrates the essence of the Big Apple in a luxurious way. Madison Ave is a standout women’s fragrance from Bond No 9 that embodies feminine charm with notes of apple, bergamot, rose, patchouli essence, ambroxan, praline.

Founder: Keta Burke-Williams
Founded during the COVID-19 pandemic, Outside is a conscious perfume brand committed to sustainability and cruelty-free practices. Each creation, including their standout scent Dusk, is formulated with organic ingredients and manufactured in small batches in the Bronx, New York. Dusk is a symphony of juicy berries, fig, floral notes, musk, and amber, offering a unique and captivating olfactory experience – perfect for those who appreciate an earthy fragrance!

Dusk by Ourside is an incredibly unique fragrance

Brown Sugar Babe
Founder: Maekaeda Gibbons
Brown Sugar Babe is dedicated to promoting self-care and well-being through their range of beautifully scented body products. Their latest body oil, Moola, is a luxurious blend of blood orange, bergamot, cinnamon, licorice, and jasmine, culminating in a dreamy base of caramel, vanilla, and musk. This enticing fragrance is reminiscent of Xerjoff’s Lira Casamorati, making it a delightful choice for anyone looking to indulge in a luxury scent experience without breaking the bank.

Brown Girl Jane
Founders: Malaika and Nia Jones, Tai Beauchamp
Brown Girl Jane is a fine fragrance brand rooted in heritage and wellness. Created by three dynamic Black women in fragrance, their scents are designed to uplift, inspire, and transport the mind. Casablanca is a crowd pleasing eau de parfum featuring sensual notes of cardamom, marshmallow, saffron, vanilla orchid, and amber. This perfume is the perfect gateway into their world of fragrances, and sure to garner compliments!

Brown Girl Jane has recently expanded into Sephora!

NEST New York
Founder: Laura Slatkin
NEST New York, founded by Laura Slatkin, is renowned for its exquisite fragrances inspired by nature. Laura is an OG in the luxury home-fragrance space, which is evident in NEST New York’s vast range of candles and diffusers, and their perfumes are equally covetable.  Lychee Rose is the latest release, offering a vibrant fusion of rose absolute, fresh lychee, pink champagne, and raspberry. This effervescent fruity-floral fragrance is perfect for those seeking a scent that captures the feeling of romance and celebration.

Founder: Brianna Arps
In 2021, Brianna Arps, a seasoned beauty enthusiast and professional with a rich background at esteemed publications like Refinery29 and Elite Daily, embarked on a transformative journey to launch a clean, luxury perfume brand starting with Worthy. This fragrance is like a hug in a bottle, offering a warm mix of citrus, floral, and woodsy accords. It adapts to the body’s natural pheromones, creating an unforgettable olfactory experience. It’s available at Credo Beauty as an Eau de Parfum and a dry oil Travel Pen comprised of a lightweight blend of apricot kernel, grape seed, and meadowfoam seed oils, providing long-lasting moisture and scent.

This is perfect for popping into a travel bag for a mood boost on the go!

Jo Loves
Founder: Jo Malone
Jo Loves, founded by Jo Malone, is an innovative scent, bath, body, and candle collection inspired by life’s memories and moments. If the name rings a bell, it’s because Jo founded the world-renowned Jo Malone London brand in 1999, before selling it to Estée Lauder Companies. She still has the magic fragrance touch, which is evident with Orange Butterflies, a blend of orange blossom, petitgrain, mandarin, and neroli, that encapsulates the essence of the South of France.

Fenty Beauty
Founder: Rihanna
Fenty Beauty, founded by global icon Rihanna, extends its boundary-pushing approach to fragrance with Fenty eau de parfum. Comprised entirely of middle notes of magnolia, rose, musk, and tangerine, this captivating scent embodies the bold and unapologetic spirit of the brand. Most would consider it a beast mode fragrance, with fantastic projection. Perfect for those who dare to defy convention and embrace their individuality.

This is the perfume to wear when you want to leave a lasting impression

Founder: Mona Kattan
Inspired by the fragrance-layering heritage of the Middle East, Kayali is Mona Kattan’s invitation to reflect one’s unique personality through perfume. Deja Vu hair mist, is a warm floral scent with notes of gardenia, jasmine, and vanilla, envelops hair in a delicate, nurturing formula. This lightweight, alcohol-free hair perfume is ideal for refreshing hair throughout the day or adding a touch of luxury to any occasion.

Ormonde Jayne
Founder: Linda Pilkington
Celebrating its 25th year, Ormonde Jayne is the brainchild of Linda Pilkington, the only female British perfumer to independently own her perfume house. From humble beginnings creating scented candles for Chanel to a global brand with over 40 fragrances, Ormonde Jayne epitomizes luxury and innovation. Their fragrance Levant, with notes of peony, lily, orange blossom, and jasmine, is a sophisticated scent that radiates joy – making it a must-have for those who seek elegance and jubilation.

Levant is a stunning orange blossom fragrance

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