Sofia Richie's signature scent blends two cult perfumes for a summer aroma that 'smells like LA'

Sofia Richie's perfume collection will have you manifesting an oceanic, LA summer...

Sofia Richie pictured against an orange backdrop as she attends The Kate Somerville Clinic's 15th Anniversary Party at The Kate Somerville Clinic on October 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California./ in a cream and pink template
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Here's why Sofia Richie's perfumes deserve the top spot in your best perfume collection—especially if you want to embody that Cali-girl vibe this summer...

While we're already planning to add all of Sofia Richie's sunglasses (and outfits, for that matter) to our capsule wardrobes, she's now tempting us to splurge on her signature scents too. Yes, much like that of Rihanna's favorite perfume of Niall Horan's cult-favorite cologne, it seems we have another contender for the best celebrity scent to steal...

The model/influencer just let slip her two favorite scents, whose perfume notes never fail to make her feel 'beachy and chill' and spoiler alert, they're among the best Jo Malone perfumes. Here's where to shop her exact fragrances, plus some affordable swaps for anyone on a budget...

Sofia Richie's perfume: what scents does she wear?

It's a good day to love fresh and woody perfumes as, in a new video for Jo Malone, Sofia revealed that her favorite scent is none other than the brand's 'Wood Sage and Sea Salt' fragrance—which she also layers with the OG 'Lime, Basil and Mandarin' to create a fresh aura that 'smells like LA.' (P.S. she's also a fan of Jo Malone's Lime and Basil candle!)

The Wood Sage's formula boasts a calming blend of ambrette seeds, sea salt, and sage making it both fresh and earthy, while the Lime, Basil and Mandarin perfume is mouth-wateringly zesty, with its mixture of zingy lime, peppery basil and addictive amberwood.


Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne 100ml

RRP: $155

With its blend of sea salt, ambrette seeds and sage, this scent is the perfect everyday perfume for all seasons. It's both fresh and cozy, with its salty notes pairing beautifully with a beachy vibe, while the woody hints from the ambrette seed also make this fragrance ideal for fall and even a date-night perfume.


Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne 100ml

RRP: $155

This scent is the perfect option for both a summer and spring perfume thanks to its fresh and zingy formula. It features peppery basil, laced with citrusy lime and rich amber wood for an intoxicatingly aromatic scent.

Together—like that of Gigi Hadid's layering trick—create Sofia's signature scent, that reminds her of home. If you've only got the budget for one Jo Malone scent though, Sofia did name the Wood Sage perfume as her favorite.

Alternatives to Sofia Richie's perfume combo

While we'd love to add every long-lasting perfume from Jo Malone's repertoire to our collection, they are a tad pricey. So if you're looking to embody Sofia's LA vibe, minus the price-tag, here are a few swaps that feature a similar blend of perfume notes...


DIPTYQUE Philosykos Eau de Toilette

RRP: $125

This Diptyque fragrance features a similar beachy and wood blend, with notes of fig leaves, fig tree sap and spicy blank pepper. This formula was inspired by Greek summers and is designed to evoke memories of warm weather and blue/green waters, much like how Sofia's go-to scent reminds her of LA.


Maison Margiela ’REPLICA’ Beach Walk 30ml

RRP: $85

Beach Walk is another classic beachy scent (hence the name). It's light and features hints of bergamot, heliotrope, pink pepper and coconut milk. It's described as being fresh and is inspired by 'salty air and rays of sun.'


Armani Beauty Ocean di Gioia Eau de Parfum 30ml

RRP: $68

Boasting a similar aquatic vibe, this Armani scent is also reminiscent of another of Sofia's fave Jo Malone Scents—'English Pear and Freesia.'

This perfume has notes of sparkling pear, water jasmine and sandalwood. It's floral and fruity and perfectly summer-ready.

As for alternatives to the Jo Malone Lime & Basil scent, we've found you this equally zesty number...


CHANEL N°5 L’eau

RRP: $94

This Chanel perfume has crisp tones of lemon, orange and ylang-ylang, making it the perfect summer and holiday scent. It's timeless and sophisticated and is sure to earn you a number of compliments.

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.