I Always Want to Be the Best-Smelling Person in the Room—This Note Ensures It

Whether its fresh, prickly, or sparking; the presence of juicy pear notes in a fragrance allows it to hold its own against others. Pears bear a certain familiarity and attraction, evoking warmth and comfort while bringing unexpected zest to the table. It’s the sort of note that when worn “the right way,” makes heads turn. Discovering the right pear fragrance for you can be a game-changer. I’m a strong believer that once you’ve gained entry to the world of fruity fragrances that aren’t sweet or sugary, you’re here to stay. Luckily for you, I’ve scoured the internet and worn enough fragrances featuring pear notes to know how to recognize the ones that deserve your attention, and the those that don’t (as you already know, not all fragrances are created equal).

Interested in learning more? Keep reading to see which pear-scented fragrances have caught my eye and won me over with love at first sniff. 

Key Notes: William pear, freesia, patchouli and amber. If you’re more partial to cool and fresh scents, Jo Malone’s English Pear & Freesia is the way to go. This bestselling cologne balances just-ripe-pears with a bouquet of freesias for a fragrance that’s the absolute essence of romance.

Key Notes: Italian orange, tiger orchid, pear, Indonesian patchouli, and toffee. The box this luxurious fragrance comes in lists three important words to describe it: glamorous, seductive, and sensual. It’s bright and fruity with an undeniable undertone of warmth and romance.

Key Notes: Peach, bergamot, pear, patchouli, and white woods. The perfect blend of fresh florals with musky woods, this Henry Rose perfume is a must-have if you’re in the mood for something that’s as sweet as it is sensual. But beware: once you try this one out, you’ll never want to part with it.

Key Notes: Ambrette seeds, pear nectar, liquid musk, and white cedarwood. Just like the sweet nectar of a green pear, this sweet smelling perfume is one you’ll always desire. If citrus blends are more your speed, this Clean Reserve fragrance will do the trick by capturing the essence of pear nectar and blending it with a soft musk.

Key Notes: Sparkling pear, ambrette, rose, blond wood, and musk. If you’ve never tried the sticky-sweet blend of florals and fruits, now’s your chance. Givenchy’s Irresistible takes everything you know about pairing fruits and florals and turns it on its head in the most delicious way. 

Key Notes: Rose de grasse, Himalayan jasmine, pear, raspberry, and apricot. Even though this bright fragrance is named for the wild poppy, it’s truly the pear that’s at the heart of this eau de parfum. Capturing the evolution of a poppy flower, this fragrance beautifully blends grassy greens, fruits, and florals for an aromatic experience you’ll never forget.

Key Notes: Blackberry, grapefruit, pear, white woods, and coconut water. For many perfume lovers out there, this classic Marc Jacobs fragrance has remained a favorite. In addition to the vibrant notes listed above, this eau de parfum also features the sweet notes of lychee, blue wisteria, and musk. 

Key Notes: Rose, bergamot, juicy pear, pink peppercorn, and white musk. Made by women for women, Idôle balances the fresh with the floral while also adding a little musk and spice to the mix. This one is truly a fragrance that prides itself in being equally fresh, floral, and fruity; exciting for any lover of fine fragrances. 

Key Notes: Green pear, peony, musk, honeysuckle, and rose. This one is my top pick for those who love all things peony, but are also looking for an eau de toilette with a fruity kick. This one, by Burberry, does all of them and more by also offering a woodsy base and musk for added warmth.

Key Notes: Madagascar vanilla, pear, rose, gourmand caramel, and amber. Madagascar vanilla and a dash of fresh pear come together to create this ultra-cozy unisex eau de parfum by The 7 Virtues. Spray a little of this to help alleviate stress for aromatherapy benefits while on the go, thanks to the fragrance’s sustainably sourced vanilla.

Key notes: Grapefruit, lemon, pear, apricot, moss, and white musk. If its vanity-worthy perfume bottle won’t make your heart skip a beat, I promise you the fragrance inside will! Inspired by the vibrant citrus gardens of Rome, Pera Granita combines refreshing fruits and comforting musks to create a romantic eau de toilette fit for a Roman holiday.

Key Notes: Pear, magnolia, vetiver, Indian sandalwood, and Egyptian jasmine. Loewe is known for more than the eye-catching handbags that have been trending nonstop. Take this botanical-inspired eau de toilette for example: its perfectly blends fresh, floral, and semi-earthy aromas for an aroma that’s undeniably unique.

Key Notes: Green pear accord, musk, ambroxan, and fresh citrus. Did you know Juliette Has a Gun created the perfect fresh pear fragrance? Pear Inc. boasts a fruity fragrance balanced by a light milky aroma and a blast of fresh citrus for an aroma that smells exactly like how you feel on perfectly warm summer’s day.

Key Notes: Lotus flower, Williams Pear, gardenia, Egyptian geranium, and peach. Here’s another The 7 Virtues find that has the perfect hint of pear. Their Lotus Pear Eau de Parfum is a flirty and playful perfume; perfect for day-to-night wear. It also offers aromatherapeutic benefits for improving focus and balancing your moods.

Key Notes: Pear blossom, brown sugar accord, jasmine, and white gardenia. Rounding off our list is an award-winning fragrance that smells exactly like a brightly blooming garden. Gucci’s eau de parfum perfectly blends sweet florals, light fruits, and cozy spices for an ultra-romantic fragrance you won’t forget.

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