I just asked 4 of the most stylish French women I know what their go-to perfumes are

And they're not what you'd expect

three women at Paris Fashion Week - french girl perfumes
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If you've been on TikTok lately, then you will have definitely seen the viral video of a French women being asked what the best perfume in her collection is. The clip has racked up a casual 15.6 million views and counting, with hundreds of people rushing to buy the lady's signature scent.

If you're wondering what the fragrance in question is, it's none other than Narciso Rodriguez's Musc Noir Rose. The creamy perfume contains notes of fresh bergamot, spicy peppercorn, vanilla and patchouli, and it lingers on the skin all day long.


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After smelling it myself, I was immediately transported to the streets of Paris, standing under the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower. According to our (potentially stereotyped) British views of French women, they practically ooze sophistication. But it got me wondering, what other perfumes do French women actually wear?

Luckily for me, I'm in a position as a journalist to reach out to four of the most stylish French women I know to find out, and they were more than happy to share their go-to perfumes. Keep on scrolling to find out what their signature scents are, and for more fragrance inspiration, don't forget to check out our guides to the best long-lasting perfumes and the best fresh perfumes to see you into spring and beyond. If you want to try a classic French perfume, then my guide to the best Chanel perfumes should do the trick. 

Franny Monzemba (@frannfyne)

1. Maison Margiela Springtime in a Park

2. Givenchy L'Interdit

3. Yves Saint Laurent Libre

Ellie Delphine (@slipintostyle)

4. Christian Louboutin Beauty Loubiraj

Violette (@violette_fr)

5. VIOLETTE_FR Avec Amour

Tamara Mory (@tamaramory)

6. Buly 1803 Eau Triple Scottish Lichen

Grace Lindsay

Grace Lindsay is currently Junior Beauty Editor at Who What Wear UK and previously was Marie Claire UK's E-Commerce Writer.  With over three years of experience in the fashion and beauty industry, she covers everything from the best make-up and skincare deals to how to shop the stand out trends of the season. When she's not typing away at her laptop, Grace can be found shopping her favourite vintage markets IRL, or catching up on her never-ending list of books to read.