It's official—these were the 5 most popular perfumes of 2022

Some of them might surprise you

Perfumes stacked on top of one another
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When it comes to shopping for perfume, things are never easy. What might smell great at first can sometimes become nauseating after an hour or two, and what might make you turn your nose up on first spritz could end up growing on you. Such are the perils of fragrance shopping.

As a beauty editor who tests out hundreds of perfumes a year for a living I'm pretty clued up on how to shop for fragrance, so fear not, I'm here to help. Whether you're looking for a last-minute Christmas gift or are doing some research on fragrance for an upcoming wedding day, my best piece of advice is to ask other people what they're wearing.

If you walk past someone in the street and like the smell of their perfume, ask them what it is. Speak with your friends about the sorts of perfumes they've been reaching for recently, too. Trust me when I say you'll be surprised at how fruitful a little bit of fragrance research can be. 

Having said that, luckily for you, you don't need to do a whole lot of research yourself because I've got the five most popular fragrances of the year right here. Hey Discount has analysed a whole load of data to determine the most crowd-pleasing, likeable and popular perfumes that 2022 had to offer.

Taking a look at Google search data, TikTok views and Instagram hashtags, they were able to compile a list of the most popular fragrances of the past year, and trust me when I tell you they will provide all of the perfume inspo you need, for both men and women. So here you go, the most popular perfumes of 2022 (you can thank me later).

1. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540

2. Dior Sauvage 

3. Chanel N°5 

4. Dior Miss Dior

5. Creed Aventus

Shannon Lawlor
Executive Beauty Editor

Shannon Lawlor is the Executive Beauty Editor at Marie Claire. With nearly a decade of experience working for some of the beauty industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear, Glamour UK, Stylist and Refinery29, Shannon’s aim is to make the conversation around beauty as open, relatable and honest as possible. As a self-confessed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for hard-working perfumes, fool-proof make-up products and does-it-all skincare.