Top 8 Perfumes for Teens
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It's not always easy to find the best perfume for teenagers, the reason being that most fragrances marketed for teens are overly saturated with tacky florals, fruity scents, or intense vanillas. Long story short: They’re usually way too strong for their own good. Couple that with a few too many spritzes and an already overpowering scent just gets that much worse.

With so many scent options out there, you'll want to narrow your selection down to fragrances that are age-appropriate, worth the money, and smell great. To save you the trouble of doing so, we did the hard work for you. Whether you’re shopping with your teen or shopping for them, you'll want to keep reading.

List of 8 best perfumes for teens:

1.Best Budget: The Body Shop Mango Body Mist

2.Best Trendy: Glossier You

3.Best Overall for Girls: Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy

4.Best Overall for Boys: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue EDT

5.Best Floral: Victoria's Secret Bombshell Seduction Eau de Parfumustry

6.Runner-Up, Best Floral: Kate Spade Walk On Air

7.Best Fruity: Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy Eau De Parfum

8.Best Hair Perfume: Herbivore X Urban Outfitters Rose Hair Perfume Mist

Check the full descriptions of those perfumes!

1. Best Budget: The Body Shop Mango Body Mist

Price: 3.3 oz (100 ml) bottle is priced at $12

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The body mist is packaged in a transparent glass bottle with a spray nozzle on it. Since the bottle is made of glass, I am a little hesitant to keep it in the bag for the fear that it might break. A pretty picture of mango adorns the bottle. Along with the Mango body mist, TBS also has body mists in fragrances of Moringa, Strawberry, Vineyard Peach, Vanilla, Pink Grapefruit, Coconut, Shea, and Satsuma.

Pros of The Body Shop Mango Body Mist:

As per its name, the body mist does smell like mangoes with mild citrusy notes.

More suitable to use during summer times.

Fragrance of the body mist is mild and not very overpowering.

Has fruity fragrance.

Cons of The Body Shop Mango Body Mist:

Fragrance does not last for more than an hour.

Has to be constantly reapplied and layered with similar mango fragrant body lotion or body butter.

Packaging is in a glass bottle, so have to be careful while keeping in purse or bag.

Pricey for body mist as it does not last long.

Would be suitable only if you have affiliation towards mango fragrance.

The bottle did not have ingredients listed on it so need to check the TBS website.

You don’t have to spray it in strategic places either. It can be spritzed all over without being overwhelming. On top of the scent, the mist is made with community trade sugarcane from Brazil and community trade alcohol from Ecuador. It’s 100% vegan, and free of parabens, gluten, and silicone, so it’s safe for everyone to use. At such an affordable price, it's great starter scent for a teenager who wants a signature smell to call their own.

2. Best Trendy: Glossier You

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Glossier You eau de parfum, its first foray into the world of fragrance, which retails for £45. It was a risky move by the beauty behemoth, to craft a scent which it claimed will “grow with you no matter where you are in your personal evolution.” Glossier aimed for it to transcend gender, sex, and race, and instead for its spicy pink pepper top notes and warm amber heart to appeal to a gamut of people of all ages.

The scent, which launched in October 2017, has since become one of Glossier’s top-rated products thanks to its universal appeal. So much so in fact that the fragrance was one of the brand’s best-selling products of 2020, and has seen double-digit percentage growth every year since its launch.

3. Best Overall for Girls: Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy

Daisy by Marc Jacobs is a Floral Woody Musk fragrance for women. Daisy was launched in 2007. The nose behind this fragrance is Alberto Morillas. Top notes are Violet Leaf, Blood Grapefruit and Strawberry; middle notes are Violet, Gardenia and Jasmine; base notes are Musk, White Woods and Vanilla. This perfume is the winner of 2 awards: FiFi Award Fragrance Of The Year Women`s Luxe 2008 and FiFi Awards Best Packaging Women`s Prestige 2008.

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Daisy is a sparkly floral-woody fragrance, fresh and feminine at the same time. It is devoted to a sophisticated, seductive, and dazzling woman, which at the same time strives to simplicity. It is captured in a lovely bottle decorated with daisy flowers on the top. Creator of this fragrance is Alberto Morillas.

Charming Daisy fragrance caresses with the fruity strawberry notes, intensive green aroma of violet leaf and sparkling spicy pink grapefruit. Its heart beats in floral rhythm, composed of silky and intoxicating gardenia, delicate violet, and jasmine petals. The powdery soft dry down is composed of white woods, vanilla and musk, the Fragrantica reviewed.

Daisy comes as Eau de Toilette in 50m and 100ml bottles, and is accompanied by shower gel, body lotion and body butter.

4. Best Overall for Boys: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue EDT

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Polo Blue features an invigorating blend of melon de Cavaillon, basil, verbena, and washed suede, evoking the freedom of the big, blue sky, the energy of open waters and an invigorating blast of fresh air. A teenage boy should start off with something subtle, and this one is a great option. It not only is a classic, but it’s also light enough that it won’t overwhelm the senses of everyone around. Its main scent note is aquatic and ocean-like, mixed with notes like basil, sage, suede, moss, and musk. Ultimately, it's the perfect combo of fresh, mature, and inviting.

  • Top notes: cantaloupe melon accord, cucumber accord, watery melon accord, and bergamot oil.
  • Middle notes: aquatic accord, clary sage oil, geranium oil, and basil verbena oil.
  • Base notes: washed suede accord, patchouli heart, and sheer musk accord.
  • Eau de toilette spray.
  • This item is not eligible for promotional discounts.

5. Best Floral: Victoria's Secret Bombshell Seduction Eau de Parfumustry

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Victoria’s Secret positioned this perfume to be the sister to their best-seller Bombshell. Both are girly and fun, but this one is less fruity and more mature. As a floral oriental scent, this one exudes notes of sage, velvet must, and tuberose, making it a bit sassier, but still sweet and age-appropriate.

6. Runner-Up, Best Floral: Kate Spade Walk On Air

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Kate Spade Walk On Air, is a unique imprint of nature; so is the Kate Spade New York woman. She takes delight in every new day. She follows her heart. She is graceful and assured and entirely insensible. She can't live without beauty or with caution. Walk on air embodies the graceful confidence and uncontainable joy of the Kate Spade New York woman in a timeless New York city full of possibility. A light, white floral mix of lily of the valley, magnolia, and crinum lily a breath of fresh air.

Top Notes: Linden blossom, Calabrian bergamot, Maidenhair fern, Tunisian neroli, Polygonatum

Heart Notes: Lily of the valley, Magnolia, Egyptian jasmine, Narcissus

Base Notes: Lily, White iris, Violet leaf

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7. Best Fruity: Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy Eau De Parfum

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You don't have to be an Ariana Grande fan to appreciate this perfume that is equal parts playful and sweet. As its name suggests, the notes on this one are definitely sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. The base is a combo of crème de cassis, marshmallow, cashmere woods, and vanilla, the middle is jasmine sambac, frangipani, and dewy honeysuckle, and lastly, the top is a burst of sparkling blackberry, Italian bergamot, and pear. When blended all together, the result is truly divine. Oh, and the girly girls in your life will totally appreciate the Millenial pink packaging and furry pompom.

8. Best Hair Perfume: Herbivore X Urban Outfitters Rose Hair Perfume Mist

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Herbivore Botanical made a hair perfume for Urban Outfitters beauty and the apricot scent is other-wordly. I love how light and fruity this scent is, without smelling like a kid’s shampoo. It’s the LaCroix sparkling water of Hair Perfume; vitamin-rich, mega-moisturizing and organic.

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