First the celebs conquer the gossips rags, then they ink a fragrance deal. It's true—famous names have lead to perfume bankability, but at this point, the sheer number of star-powered scents on the market has our heads spinning. And that goes for their overly sweet, headache-inducing, and boringly repetitive aromas, too. But they can't all be bad, so we went through a mountain of big name scents, misted like crazy, and came up with five celebrity perfumes that don't smell like you're trying to poison your neighbor. And, if the celeb you love (or love to hate) didn't make the cut, rest assured the latest version of their perfume will most likely be out within the week.
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Fergie Outspoken Eau de Parfum, $28, available at Avon—There's definitely something unique about Fergie's fragrance: She just might be the only celeb-perfumer to include notes of leather and smoky vetiver, giving her scent a rich, earthy depth that pairs nicely with its crisp floral and berry top notes.
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In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Eau de Parfum, $34, available at Avon—Reese's light and refreshing floral scent manages to evoke the feel of a summer garden without drowning you in sickly sweet, overpowering florals. Georgia Peach tea leaves and crisp green notes help keep the fragrance fresh and grounded.
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Britney Spears Radiance Eau de Parfum, $49.50, available at Ulta—Brit Brit clearly likes her fragrances fruity, this one has wild berries as a top note, but the addition of florals like orange flower, jasmine, tuberose, and iris add a crisp sparkle and tempers any extra sweet intensity, while musk rounds everything out for a fruity-fresh-sexy vibe.
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Beyonce Heat Ultimate Elixir, $59, available at Macy's—Call us crazy, but three words come to mind when we catch a whiff of this spicier version of Heat: sexy cotton candy. The gourmand mix of sweet-but-not-too-sweet vanilla, tonka bean, and Red Vanilla Orchid paired with sensual amber and cedarwood makes for a yummy, warm, enveloping scent.
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Kat Von D Adora Eau de Parfum, $55, available at Sephora—Kat Von D seems to have found a winning recipe with her third perfume for Sephora: The scent has a sugary, floral warmth, but the layers of thyme, cassis, patchouli, and sheer musk keep it from smell at all candy-coated.