Maya Jama's favorite perfumes are as spicy and seductive as they come—ideal for a 'summer of love'

'Love Island' host Maya Jama is a fan of this iconic, woody and floral scent...

Maya Jama pictured as she attends The BRIT Awards 2023 at The O2 Arena on February 11, 2023 in London, England/ in a pink and orange template
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Ever wondered what Love Island's glamorous host smells like as she slow-mo walks into the villa? Well, we can tell you Maya Jama's perfume leaves a trail of irresistibly woody and floral notes in her wake...

As Love Island 2023 returns to our screens, along with a whole host of fresh-faced singletons, we want all the intel we can get about host, Maya Jama—especially when it comes to her beauty and style essentials. But while we already know where a ton of Maya Jama's Love Island outfits are from, what of her go-to everyday fragrance?

Thankfully, though we have many Love Island-related cliffhangers ahead of us, you won't be left hanging in the perfume department. Here's where to shop Maya's signature scent, to manifest your own summer of love...

What perfume does Maya Jama wear?

So, it turns out that Maya is actually a fan of a woody and floral perfume, widely considered one of the best perfumes around...Mugler's Alien.

The Love Island host/resident bombshell told Who What Wear in April 2023: "I've recently got a new one, and I've been talking about it all day. It's Mugler Alien. My mate Jourdan Dunn is the face of the fragrance, so thought I'd give it a go, and oof, it's lovely.


Mugler Alien Eau de Parfum

RRP: from $150 for 2 fl oz

Alien is both warm and woody, with hints of jasmine sambac, cashmeran wood, amber gris and sensual lavender—which, by the way, is one of the key scents you should look for a date-night perfume! Its woody undertone also makes it a perfect skin scent, like that of Glossier You and Niall Horan's fave Cologne.

In a 2019 interview with Marie Claire, Maya also revealed that she was a fan of Dior Poison and D&G's Dolce Garden. She said: "I wear Dior Poison—it’s in a little red apple-shaped bottle, I love that one. I also wear Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Garden, which is really floral. I’m always swapping between those two."

Dior Poison boasts a very seductive blend of peppery, floral and fruity notes, with hints of coriander, wild berries, orange honey, tuberose and base notes of opopanax. This scent is ideal if you're looking for a vacation perfume with a sexy kick!


Dior Poison

RRP: $80 for 1 fl oz

This intoxicating scent features a spicy and fruity blend of coriander, tuberose and opoponax. 

Dolce Garden is on the sweeter gourmand side (and would actually make a perfect spring perfume, if you're looking for one!), with notes of neroli, frangipani flower accord, coconut essence, vanilla, almond milk and sandalwood accord.


Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Garden Eau de Parfum

RRP: $126 for 2.5 fl oz

This perfume is both sweet and floral, with a mix of neroli, magnolia, mandarin, coconut, vanilla and sandalwood.

Well, it's official—these are now the ultimate scents for summer!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.