Dua Lipa's soft and sexy perfume is a hit with our beauty team—here’s why

Dua Lipa’s perfume go-to is an affordable, cult favorite and you need it in your fragrance arsenal...

Dua Lipa with blonder hair, pictured wearing gold chain necklaces are her neck as she attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada/ in a pink and orange check template
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Ever wondered what a Grammy-winning artist smells like? Well, when it comes to Dua Lipa's perfume preferences, allow us to lift the shroud of mystery—here's Dua Lipa's YSL perfume of choice, that's both affordable and irresistibly sweet.

When selecting a new signature scent from the ever-growing list of best perfumes for women, sometimes opting for a celeb's favorite is a good way to go—which is why when Dua Lipa let slip her go-to, we couldn’t help but spread the word to all our fellow fragrance-lovers. 

The Levitating singer is known for being quite the trendsetter, especially when it comes to Y2K fashion trends but now it seems she’s become our fragrance guru too—after she revealed to Glamour that her favorite perfume is actually one of the top 10 most popular feminine fragrances of all time. And like Rihanna's favorite perfume, it's surprisingly budget-friendly and accessible!

So if you’ve been torn between buying a vanilla perfume or a floral perfume, allow Dua to guide you…

What is Dua Lipa’s Perfume go-to?

While we're still hazy on Dua Lipa's dating situation (is she dating Jack Harlow or not?!) when it comes to her favorite scent, we're very much in the know.

So what is her day-to-day perfume you ask? Well, it’s none other than YSL Libre—which makes the fact that she’s the face of Libre itself very fitting indeed. If you're looking to shop Dua Lipa's YSL perfume, we've got you covered there too...


Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum

RRP: $85/£59

Top Notes: Tangerine, Neroli, Lavender.
Heart Notes: Jasmine Sambac, Orange Blossom.
Base Notes: White Musks, Vanilla Extract.

This scent is designed to feel sophisticated and sensual, the notes of vanilla and orange blossom make it sweet, while the musk notes add depth and make the perfume smell warm and inviting. Plus it's one of the best long-lasting perfumes too.

And our beauty team are big fans of the scent! My Imperfect Life’s Lifestyle Writer, Naomi Jamieson, says of the cult scent: "I treated myself to Libre at Christmas last year and am still obsessed with it. It’s such a warm, effortless scent that just makes me feel so chic the moment I’ve sprayed it on. I even love it at the end of the day, when it’s slightly softer —and you can smell it on your clothes for days and days which I adore. Plus, it really does pay for itself in compliments… "

It's also an everyday go-to for My Imperfect Life Editor, Mariana Cerqeira, who says: "I bought Libre as a post-holiday airport treat to help with the impending doom of returning to reality (who says you can't shop your way to happiness?!). I originally wanted to treat myself to a Jo Malone scent but after smelling the entire LAX Duty-Free shop, I genuinely preferred the smell of Libre (the fact that it was cheaper was a great bonus though). It’s a nice floral scent that’s not too springy so it’s robust enough for days in the office (it lasts all day!) and date nights. It was such a hit that my flatmate actually got it as a Christmas present from her fiancé…we now have to coordinate who gets to wear it when we're out together!"

Speaking about her favorite perfume, Dua said: “It's been my signature smell for four years since I've been working with YSL. A big part of it is that I felt involved from the beginning. When we were first talking about the campaign, they showed me the different options of the fragrance before they chose the final one.

“And I still feel like I played a little part in choosing the fragrance itself. I think that's why I'm even more attached to it rather than just the face of it. I feel like it's very ‘me’.”

She then added that she keeps a bottle in nearly every one of her handbags and said: “I get a lot of compliments as well on it. There's nothing nicer than people going, ‘You smell really nice.’” So true.

Libre itself is a very sensual scent with notes of Tangerine, Neroli, Jasmine, Orange blossom, white musk and of course vanilla. It’s aromatic and warm, making it a perfect fall/ winter fragrance and is actually third on our list of which perfumes last the longest—making it great value for money. It’s designed to be more of a unisex scent that is both classic and bold.

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.