If you’re a fragrance enthusiast and a fan of K-pop, then you’ve probably wondered on more than one occasion what are some of your favorite stars’ go-to fragrances. Wonder no more. EnVi has you covered! From NCT’s Jaehyun and Doyoung’s Jo Malone picks to Jang Wonyoung’s Saint Laurent’s perfume of choice, we rounded up 10 K-pop-idol-approved fragrances that are totally worth the splurge.
As a self-described “perfume maniac,” NCT’s Doyoung has proved to have an extensive perfume collection. Though there are other fragrances more prominently associated with the singer, eagle-eyed fans have noted that Jo Malone’s Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne also comes with Doyoung’s seal of approval. This cologne is one of the brand’s signature products and blends basil, white thyme, and lime. Add it to your vanity if you favor fresh, slightly fruity fragrances.
The real embodiment of a Dior lady, BLACKPINK’s Jisoo remains loyal to the French brand even in her fragrance choices. Talking to Vogue Korea, the singer revealed that Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is a must-have in her bag. This eau de toilette is a charming and feminine spray with Damascus rose, peony, and white-musk keynotes, which makes it the perfect match for lovers of fresh flowery scents.
In 2021, NCT’s Yuta participated in a video campaign for Vogue Japan, promoting Tom Ford. In the video clip, Yuta is transported to the Italian Riviera through Neroli Portofino, a fresh citrus fragrance that flaunts Tunisian neroli, Italian bergamot, and Sicilian lemon as keynotes. Adored by editors and beauty industry insiders, this is a vibrant and modern eau de parfum spray that everybody wants to get their hands on. And you know, if Yuta promotes it, we want it too.
At the beginning of 2022, Jaehyun’s Jo Malone fragrance recommendations went viral, prompting fans to buy and share their experience with the brand’s products. While you can find a more comprehensive list here, Jaehyun’s top recommendation is the Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense, a warm and spicy fragrance with lavender, Namibian myrrh, and Tonka bean as keynotes. If we go by Jaehyun’s word, this is the quintessential winter-season fragrance.
SEVENTEEN’s THE8 is an all-around style and beauty connoisseur. The singer owns a large perfume collection but among all the bottles on his vanity, Gucci’s Bloom gets our attention for its classy and sophisticated floral tones. If you too are a lover of rich, flowery fragrances, Bloom is a product you can’t miss out on.
Ever wondered what a K-pop legend smells like? Well, as per Taeyeon herself, she enjoys the “clean, soap-like” fragrance of Hermès H24, an eau de toilette that boasts a warm wood scent with clary sage, narcissus, and rosewood keynotes. Although this was originally conceived to be a men’s fragrance, in this day and era we can wear whatever we like without constrictions and Taeyeon is proving the point.
A lover of all things Paris, IVE’s Wonyoung has previously shared her predilection for Yves Saint Laurent’s Mon Paris Eau de Parfum. From the chic, vanity-friendly bottle to the floral-fruity scent, this product is the ideal selection for whoever enjoys feminine and luxurious fragrances. If you’re a romantic who dreams of the City of Love, then this is also for you.
Tom Ford seems to be a popular brand among K-pop stars so unsurprisingly, SEVENTEEN’s Wonwoo is an adept of their Bitter Peach Eau de Parfum. “I love it because it’s refreshing and fruity,” he said about his signature fragrance, which combines pêche de vigne, Sicilian blood orange oil, patchouli, and sandalwood.
Jo Malone is a popular brand among K-pop’s It Boys, so naturally, Yeonjun’s fragrance of choice is the Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne, an earthy and woody scent that includes notes of ambrette seeds, sea salt, and sage. The earthy mix makes this fragrance the ideal option for free-spirited and confident people. If you want to take a page from Yeonjun’s stylebook, pair this cologne with casual looks for a killer combination.
As Saint Laurent’s brand ambassador, Rosé has been a mainstay in front rows, campaigns, and magazine editorials. For Vogue Korea, the “On the Ground” singer starred in a pictorial promoting YSL Beauty’s Libre. An ode to freedom — libre translates to free in French — this fragrance is a gender-bending product created following a structure generally associated with masculine fragrances but repurposed to add a warm and floral finish — the best of both worlds.
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