The 20 Best Unisex Fragrances for a Gender-Neutral Scent

These are the very best unisex fragrance brands and products to buy

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Like many other elements in the world of style and grooming, fragrances often get divided and put into the male and female category. In fact, if you were to walk into a department store that sells fragrances right now, you would instantly see where the fragrance section has been divided into scents for men and scents for women. The same is true of many other stores both online and retail brick-and-mortars. So what exactly separates cologne from perfume? It's safe to say that colognes have a more "masculine" stronger scent (think Dior Homme), whereas perfumes are considered to be more "feminine" and sweet in smell (Chanel Chance Eau Tendre for example). Well, what if you aren't exactly looking for that? What if instead you want a fragrance that's somewhere in the middle scent-wise? Don't worry, we've rounded up the best unisex fragrances to help you with achieving a gender-neutral scent.

From Le Labo Another 13 Eau de Parfum ($99) to Calvin Klein All ($37.80), these are some of the best unisex fragrances around for anybody to wear. And if you are on the hunt for more than one type of scent, check out our winter and summer fragrance guides for more suggestions.

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The Best Unisex Fragrances, at a Glance:

What is a "unisex fragrance"?

You know when you're browsing for clothes certain items will be labeled as unisex (meaning it can be worn by both men and women)? The same is true of fragrances. A "unisex" fragrance is one that can be worn by both men and women meaning scent-wise it's right in the middle—not too masculine while not being too feminine either.

That said, anybody can and should wear any scent they're comfortable with. There is no reason why only men should wear some scents, and only women others. But if you just like the idea of a scent that really toes the line between traditionally masculine and traditionally feminine, then read one.

1. Le Labo Another 13 Eau de Parfum

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Saks Fifth Avenue

The Best Unisex Fragrance, Overall

  • Top Notes: Citruses and apple, pear
  • Middle Notes: Amyl salicylate, moss, jasmine, ambrette
  • Base Notes: Iso E super, cetalox, ambrettolide, helvetolide
  • Sizes: 0.5oz, 1.7oz, 3.4oz
  • Type: Eau de Parfum

Le Labo is a fragrance that's regarded as being bold without crossing the line into overbearing. The top notes of citruses, apple, and pear blend in delicately with middle notes like jasmine and moss, which in turn flows into the base notes of Iso E super, cetalox, ambrettolide and helvetolide. The result is citrusy fruit like fragrance that can be worn at all times for both men and women. You can choose whether you want to purchase an 0.5oz, 1.7oz, or a 3.4oz, and the prices for each are more than reasonable considering the brand behind it.


2. Calvin Klein All

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An Affordable Option

  • Top Notes: Mandarin orange, bergamot, grapefruit blossom
  • Middle Notes: Rhubarb, freesia, lily, jasmine
  • Base Notes: Amber, vetiver, musk
  • Sizes: 1.6oz, 3.4oz
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

You don't always have to break the bank to get a quality scent. If you are looking to keep the spending under $50, consider grabbing Calvin Klein's All, which has a formula that seamlessly mixes together notes like grapefruit, mandarin, warm musk, and amber to generate a slightly sexy but slightly sweet smell. Priced between $31 and $38 depending on which size you snag, you won't be hitting the wallet too hard, and the fragrance is one that has great layering ability.

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3. Gris Dior Eau de Parfum

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The Best Luxury Unisex Fragrance

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, grapefruit
  • Middle Notes: Strawberry, jasmine, rose, orange blossom, ylang-ylang
  • Base Notes: Oakmoss, sandalwood, white musk, patchouli, cedar
  • Sizes: 1.35oz, 4.25oz
  • Type: Eau de Parfum

Dior makes colognes for men, perfumes for women, and unisex fragrances for both to wear. A favorite of ours is the Gris Dior Eau de Parfum which really challenges the gender norms with notes such as strawberry, white musk, oakmoss, and bergamot. The fragrance smells like a dream, and the already great smell is enhanced with undertones like patchouli and grapefruit. The bottle sizes are ones that should be able to get you through the year (or most of it), and the prices for each size are more than reasonable in our opinion. This is Dior we're talking about here, so the price is actually a steal.

SHOP NOW AT DIOR, $150 - $330

4. Louis Vuitton Cactus Garden

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Louis Vuitton

Also Great

  • Top Notes: Lemon, mint, black currant, coriander, orange, citron
  • Middle Notes: Carrot seeds, basil, apricots, may rose
  • Base Notes: Ambrette, fig, dates
  • Sizes: 3.4oz
  • Type: Eau de Parfum

Speaking of luxury fragrances that check the box of being a unisex fragrance, we'd say Louis Vuitton's Pacific Chill Fragrance is pretty smooth with it's unique notes of lemon, mint, basil, carrot seeds and more. At the heart of the fragrance, however, are the orange citron and may rose notes, which bring a sweet scent to balance out the sour notes like lemon and ambrette. The 3.4oz is a pretty good sized bottle, and this is also fragrance that has decent layering ability. Just reapply as you need and you'll be smelling phenomenal all day.


5. Gucci Intense Oud EDP Spray

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The Best Unisex Fragrance for All Seasons

  • Top Notes: Agarwood, incense, olibanum, woody notes, amber, leather
  • Middle Notes: Woody notes, leather
  • Base Notes: Amber, agarwood
  • Sizes: 3oz
  • Type: Eau de Parfum

If you want to take things up a notch while still keeping it simple, then the Gucci Intense Spray just might be the one for you. Woody notes, leather, amber, and agarwood combine to form this sexy scent, which is elevated by the olibanum undertone present in the formula. Priced at $110, you get a 3oz bottle which is a great deal, and you'll be sure to leave an impression amongst those you walk by.


6. Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club

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  • Top Notes: Neroli, lemon, pink pepper
  • Middle Notes: Java vetiver oil, clary sage
  • Base Notes: Tobacco leaf, vanilla bean, styrax
  • Sizes: 0.34oz, 1oz, 3.40z
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

Another great unisex fragrance option is Maison Margiela's Replica Jazz Club, which is especially great for night out on the town (perhaps a jazz club to go along with the name). Containing a mixture of notes such as java vetiver oil, vanilla bean, lemon, and pink pepper, the fragrance is categorically defined as a cocktail of warm and spicy ingredients. With prices ranging from $85 to $160, you won't want to miss out on this one.


7. Versace Eros

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  • Top Notes: Mint, green apple and lemon
  • Middle Notes: Tonka bean, ambroxan and geranium
  • Base Notes: Madagascar vanilla, virginian cedar, atlas cedar, vetiver, oakmoss
  • Sizes: 3.40z
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

While Versace Eros is a tad bit on the stronger side, we still think it qualifies as a unisex fragrance due to its relatively sweet undertone mixture, which consists of madagascar vanilla, tonka bean, and green apple. Originally released in 1992, Versace Eros has been a popular scent in the fragrance world for over thirty years, representing all things confidence, seduction, and playfulness. The scent can be layered, and again isn't too powerful, making this another solid unisex choice that will stay on for a few hours at a time.


8. Chanel Paris - Deauville

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  • Top Notes: Sicilian orange, bergamot, lime, basil, petitgrain lemon
  • Middle Notes: Green notes, hedione, jasmine and rose
  • Base Notes: Patchouli
  • Sizes: 4.2oz
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

Fun and playful, the Chanel Paris - Deauville contains interesting mixtures of Sicilian orange, green notes, and Patchouli to name a few, which all come together to create a fresh fruity earthly scent that is subtle yet intoxicating. One whiff and you're automatically sold, which tends to be a common reaction when it comes to Chanel fragrances. You'll get a 4.2oz bottle which should get you through the year if you don't get too crazy with it. Throw in the $145 price tag, and there's really no reason why this shouldn't be making your fragrance list.


9. Coach Green

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Ulta Beauty
  • Top Notes: Kiwi accord, bergamot essence
  • Middle Notes: Rosemary essence, geranium essence
  • Base Notes: Crystal moss, cedarwood
  • Sizes: 2 oz, 3.3 oz
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

Released this year, Coach's new Green fragrance is one that you should try out as well. Built with a crystal moss and cedarwood base that's complemented by the top notes of kiwi accord and bergamot essence, the scent is one that is calm and soothing. You can spritz it on before going out, or spray it on a couple of times before you head to bed after a nice relaxing evening shower. Off all the traits we like the most, we'd have to say it's the kiwi accord incorporation, as it really takes the fragrance from being good to great.


10. PI by Givenchy

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  • Top Notes: Mandarin orange, tarragon, rosemary and basil
  • Middle Notes: Anise, neroli, geranium and lily-of-the-valley
  • Base Notes: Vanilla, almond, tonka bean, benzoin and cedar
  • Sizes: 3.3oz
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

Our mathematical calculations tell us that PI by Givenchy is a wonderful gender-neutral fragrance as well. A favorite amongst Givenchy scent lovers since its release in 1999, the formula is one infused with the likes of vanilla, almond, mandarin, neroli, and more, and the very fancy bottle only adds to its attraction. Available in a 3.3oz bottle that is priced at a very affordable $56, PI by Givenchy is a great smell that's very kind to your bank account. Gotta love a fragrance that can do both.


11. Prada Luna Rossa

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  • Top Notes: Lavender, bitter orange
  • Middle Notes: Mint, clary sage
  • Base Notes: Ambroxan, ambrette
  • Sizes: 1.7 oz, 3.4 oz
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

Don't sleep on the Prada Luna Rossa either! A classic aromatic scent from the iconic fashion house that is also dynamic and sporty, Luna Rossa stands out thanks to its relatively relaxed smell that is strong but not too strong if you catch our drift. You'll smell it from a mile away, but it won't have other people sneezing and coughing as they start getting closer to you. See? The best of both worlds! The fragrance contains a mixture of lavender, bitter orange, mint, clary sage, ambroxan, and ambrette, and comes with the choice of either a 1.7oz or 3.40z bottle. Get the 3.4oz if you tend to use a lot of cologne/perfume.


12. Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin

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  • Top Notes: Bergamot, lime, mandarin orange
  • Middle Notes: Iris, basil, lilac, thyme
  • Base Notes: Patchouli, vetiver
  • Sizes: 1oz, 3.4 oz
  • Type: N/A

Having been around since 1999, the Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin fragrance has been captivating folks for almost twenty-five years now. Made with bergamot, iris, lilac, and thyme notes amongst others, the final scent is that of a citrus flower. This is a fragrance noted for its warmth making it a perfect winter fragrance option, but it can also be sported in the summer as well. You've got the option of choosing a 10z or 3.4oz bottle, with prices ranging from $80 to $165.


13. Elysium Parfum Cologne

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  • Top Notes: Grapefruit, lemon, bergamot, lime, thyme, artemisia and galbanum
  • Middle Notes: Vetiver, juniper berries, black currant, Apple, pink pepper, cedar, cypriol oil or nagarmotha, lily-of-the-valley, rose and jasmine
  • Base Notes: Labdanum, leather, vanilla, benzoin, ambergris
  • Sizes: 3.4oz
  • Type: Parfum

Also consider the Elysium Parfum Cologne for unisex fragrance needs as it is a scent as earthy and fresh as what it sounds and looks like. Boosted with grapefruit, lemon, juniper berries, pink pepper, and vanilla as it's main and most powerful notes, there's a level of what we call casual elegance to this fragrance. You can wear to work or around the house, or you can spray it on for a fancy schmancy event. You're call here.


14. Tom Ford Black Orchid Parfum

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Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Top Notes: Bergamot, lemon, mandarin, ylang-ylang, blackcurrant
  • Middle Notes: Lotus wood, orchid, fruity notes, floral notes
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, chocolate, incense, patchouli, vetiver
  • Sizes: 1.7oz, 3.4oz
  • Type: Parfum

Black Orchid by Tom Ford is another of those fragrances that has gotten the men's cologne label, but can also be classified as unisex due to its overall smell. A well respected scent in the fragrance world that has become a classic, Black Orchid is long-lasting with the ability to get up to 6 to 8 hours of usage before reapplying, and has a mixture of lotus wood, lemon, mandarin, and chocolate notes. There's other beautiful smelling notes that enhance the fragrance as well, but those are just some of our favorites. You also can't go wrong with Black Orchid.


15. Glossier You

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  • Top Notes: Peppercorns, white floral
  • Middle Notes: Iris, ambrox
  • Base Notes: Musk, ambrette
  • Sizes: 1.7oz
  • Type: Eau de Parfum

If TikTok wasn't enough to convince you to buy this, perhaps we can convince you. The Glossier You is like a nice refreshing glass of strawberry milk, but in the form of a sweet-smelling fragrance. With key notes of peppercorns, white floral, iris, ambrox, musk, and ambrette, the scent is so silky and fresh that you can almost drink it. Don't actually drink it though. However, do buy this fragrance as $68 will get you a 1.7oz bottle. Not too shabby.


16. YSL L' Homme de Parfum

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Ulta Beauty
  • Top Notes: Bergamot, bitter orange
  • Middle Notes: Geranium, lavender
  • Base Notes: N/A
  • Sizes: 2oz, 3.3oz
  • Type: Parfum

If specifically on the hunt for a fragrance you can wear during the cooler months, the YSL L' Homme de Parfum is your guy. A nifty little affordable fragrance that can comes alive from the months of November to February, its wood-like blend of bergamot, bitter orange, lavender, and geranium will have you smelling great as you sit by the fireplace. Two sizes are available, with the max price going up to $129. Another deal that's a steal!


17. Jo Malone London Myrrh & Tonka Cologne

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  • Top Notes: Lavender
  • Middle Notes: Myrrh
  • Base Notes: Tonka Bean, vanilla, almond
  • Sizes: 1.7oz, 3.4oz
  • Type: Parfum

Another suggestion from Jo Malone perhaps? The Jo Malone London Myrrh & Tonka Cologne is a desirable scent alluring, warm, and distinctive with its lavender top note, myrrh middle note, and tonka bean, vanilla, and almond as the base. The notes combine for a sweet vanilla woody scent, and the bottle design is kind of sexy too. You've got the option of selecting either a 1.7oz or 3.4oz, which are priced at $136 and $187 respectively.



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Neiman Marcus
  • Top Notes: Myrrh, vetiver, peyote
  • Middle Notes: Cedar, black pepper and patchouli
  • Base Notes: Gurjan balsam, incense and agarwood
  • Sizes: 2.5oz
  • Type: Parfum

Another parfum suggestion that will last you the entire workday, we're big fans of INFINITOUD which is as bold as its all caps spelling. Complimented with a formula mixture of myrrh, vetiver, peyote, black pepper, cedar, and more, this scent is a result of an epic collaboration with world renowned perfumer Carlos Benaïm, and is part of House of Bō’s New Tesoro Collection. Again, we highly recommend this scent—it's a little more expensive than some of the others we've listed, but totally worth it.


19. Valentino Uomo Born in Roma

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Neiman Marcus
  • Top Notes: Mineral notes, violet leaf, salt
  • Middle Notes: Sage, ginger
  • Base Notes: Vetiver, woody notes
  • Sizes: 3.4oz
  • Type: Eau de Toilette

Valentino's Uomo Born in Roma fragrance sounds fancy, looks fancy, and smells fancy, but luckily for you, the price actually isn't all that fancy at all. Priced at $110 for 3.4oz bottle, mineral notes, violet leaf, sage, and ginger are a few of the notes that make up this beauty, which will have you feeling confident for wherever you're going that requires this fragrance to be applied. The ginger really enhances the overall smell we must say.


20. Boy Smells Italian Kush

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Boy Smells
  • Top Notes: Pomelo, pink pepper, bergamot, cardamom
  • Middle Notes: Jasmine, peony, osmanthus
  • Base Notes: Moss, cedar, vanilla
  • Sizes: 10ml, 65ml
  • Type: Eau de Parfum

If specifically searching for a tried and true fragrance that has been highly rated and revered for its unisex appeal, look not further than the Italian Kush by Boy Smells, which has become very popular recently. The top notes consists of pomelo, pink pepper, bergamot, and cardamom, which are backed up by middle notes of jasmine, peony, and osmanthus, and base notes of moss, cedar, and vanilla. You can get a travel size for $30, or a full 65ml bottle for $98. A great and affordable under $100 option.


What to look for in a unisex fragrance:

The best thing to look for in a unisex fragrance is a balance scent-wise. You don't want the fragrance to smell too strong/woody, but at the same time you don't want to smell too sweet either. The key to a unisex fragrance is a scent that has a mixture of notes that are present in both colognes and perfumes. The fragrance shouldn't be too traditionally masculine, but it shouldn't be too traditionally feminine either. Here's some more things to keep in mind:

Scents: An example of a good balance scent-wise is a blend of notes like bergamot, mint, and cedar (which are commonly present in colognes), and kiwi, strawberry, and peach (which are commonly present in perfumes). Again, the key is a blend of masculine and feminine when it comes to unisex fragrances.

Season: Also keep in mind the season when shopping as well. Some fragrances are designed specifically for the colder months whereas others are meant for the warmer seasons. There's also multiple fragrances that can be worn year-round. We've included all of these types on this list to get you started.

Occasion: Is there a specific occasion you're wearing your fragrance to? You'll want to keep this in mind when shopping too as some fragrances are stronger and more distinct than others, meaning that it would be more appropriate to wear them on a date night/night on the tone as opposed to the office. Seeing as though most unisex fragrances are right down the middle scent-wise, you shouldn't really run into this problem that much.

How long it'll last: How long the fragrance will last is most important when choosing the bottle size for the scent you want to purchase as you'll want to make sure your investment is one that's worth it. For example, it would be a waste to buy a 1.7 oz bottle of a certain scent if you are the type that sprays a ton of perfume/cologne in one go. In that case it would be wiser to buy a bigger bottle if the company has it available. Just something to keep in mind as you shop.

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