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The Best ‘First’ Perfume and Aftershaves for Teenagers

The Best ‘First’ Perfume and Aftershaves for Teenagers
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When teenagers enter the world of fragrances, it is not only about the brand they’ve chosen but it allows them to discover a scent to help them develop a personal statement. You always remember your first perfume, so it is great to start them off with a perfume or aftershave they won’t forget. The smell will allow them to reminisce the memories of growing up — good and bad!

You should be looking for a scent that is a blend of youthful energy and is fresh yet sophisticated. We have collated our top perfume and aftershaves for teenagers below.

What are the best brands of fragrances for teens?

The best brands for teenagers should consider the trends of the moment, whilst resonating with a youthful spirit and a touch of maturity. Brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Marc Jacobs are household names when it comes to the fragrance world yet a great first introduction for teenagers to the designer landscape. All these brands have also recently had revivals across social platforms by tapping into celebrity partnerships and iconic advertising.

Or there’s the option to go down the celebrity-created fragrance brands for him and for her. The likes of Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and Britney Spears all have endorsed and self-created perfumes that could be perfect for your teen to say they have the scent of that celeb.

What are the best notes for teenagers?

Teenagers gravitate towards fruity and lighter notes, something simple but punchy. Body sprays and deodorants are the first taste but these are usually sweet and overpowering. So with the first fragrance, think of a transitional scent between the notes of floral and fresh for girls and woody and musky scents for boys.

What is the best perfume for teenage girls?

Daisy by Marc Jacobs

A cult favourite, everyone has tried a friend’s or had their own Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume growing up. This is the quintessential choice for teenage girls. With its classic and pure scent, it transports you to a place that is optimistic, beautiful and pure. Filled with notes of succulent wild berries and soft white violets, it leaves fresh and radiant on the skin. With the whimsical daisy flower bottle shape taking the spotlight, it is the ultimate display of fragrance knowledge and understanding.

Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger embodies the spirit of youth with its refreshing and energetic aroma. It is perfect for your sporty teenager as it combines apple blossom and camellia tones with blackcurrant and citrus notes. The simple and classic bottle adds an air of elegance to any teen’s getting ready station.

Cloud Eau de Parfum Spray by Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande’s Cloud Eau de Parfum is a dreamy blend of creamy coconut, praline and vanilla finished with a touch of musk and wood. It is ideal for your teen who not only wants to embody Ariana Grande’s positivity and joy but also looking to put a smile on their friend's and family’s faces. It is the perfect everyday scent, with an uplifting quality.

Eilish by Billie Eilish

Not only the most famous Gen Z singer of the moment but also now a skilled and qualified perfumer. Eilish by Billie Eilish offers a unique and bold aroma, for your teen that is not afraid to stand out. With its blend of soft spices, decadent cocoa and smooth vanilla, its striking statement is a must-have for teens. It is a celebration of Eilish’s ability and offers the confidence a young teen might need growing up.

Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture

Y2K has made a comeback, with velour tracksuits and exaggerated diamante finishing: so why stop at fashion? Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture is the ultimate homage to the 90s. A fruity and floral fragrance for teens with notes of mandarin orange, honeysuckle and caramel. The adorned bottle is the best part, with the gold accents and bright pink bow, it will wow friends and family, setting your teen on their fragrance journey.

What is the best aftershave for teenage boys?

CK One Shock by Calvin Klein 

A twist on the timeless scent from Calvin Klein. CK One Shock is bold and thrilling, perfect for the young teenager stepping into adulthood. Laced with the energy of red bull accord, fresh cucumber and sparkling clementine, this incarnation of the classic CK One expresses growing up: prepare for your young teen to push boundaries and set limits. The energetic design of the bottle is ideal for teenage boys, looking to try their first aftershave.

Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger

The counterpart to Tommy Girl, Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger is the all-American teen aftershave that is youthful and confident, just like teenagers today. It evokes a crisp and citrusy note which is the perfect introduction to the fragrance world. The modern yet simplistic bottle design makes it an understated addition to a teenager's collection.

Classic Blue by David Beckham 

What teenage boy wouldn’t want to wear one of the most famous football player’s scents? David Beckham’s Classic Blue is for the older teenager, who is looking for a classic scent that epitomises the modern man’s style. With top notes of pineapple and grapefruit, the aftershave finishes with base notes of moss and cashmere. This is for your more mature teen, whose first aftershave will be one they hold on to as they grow up — a bit like their love for Beckham!

What is the best unisex perfume for teens?

CK One by Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein’s scents can accompany both women and men throughout their life and CK One is the first perfume a teen should try. The iconic scent is unapologetically bold, yet exudes youthful, fresh simplicity. It celebrates individuality and unity, and evokes a limitless opportunity — all traits a young teenager should be aiming for. The unisex fragrance brings together refreshing notes of green tea and papaya, and balances with accents of nutmeg, violet and cardamon. The harmony of both traditional masculine and feminine scents has made this the perfect everyday scent for everyone.

More scents this way

Be inspired. Explore our full range of scents to discover different perfumes and aftershaves perfect for teenagers and their first introduction to the fragrance world. To keep up with trending fragrances and exclusive industry news, visit the Fragrance Direct blog.

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