Top 5 perfumes from America

By Lauren Carbran

For no reason other than we heart America, we’re celebrating American Independence Day on 4 July with our top five perfumes from across the pond. Now all that’s left to do is party in the USA. Who’s with us?

tommyTommy Hilfiger Tommy for him

What do you get when you mix apple pie, cinnamon and cranberry? Tommy Hilfiger Tommy, of course. It’s just what you’d order at a diner in America, and – trust us – it’s as addictive as a real dessert. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger became a genius at designing cool and preppy American clothes. And, for us, this is a reminder of how cool it would have been to grow up in America. We love you, Tommy, we really do.

CK OneCalvin Klein CK One for her and him

If you haven’t heard of CK One, have you been living under a large rock? Life changed in 1968 when Calvin Klein Inc was born. In 1994 their first unisex fragrance, CK One launched, and, to this day, nothing beats the fragrance of bergamot, lemon, green tea and musk on your skin. So get your inner American in check and opt for this gem. Bonus points if you get your partner to wear it, too (you’d be the best smelling couple, like ever).

dknybedeliciousDKNY Be Delicious for her

This American perfume gives you that Sex And The City vibe – #winning. DKNY is a New York-based fashion house founded in 1984 by Donna Karan (aka our fave), and nothing beats her perfumes. Cue DKNY Be Delicious, which combines apple, grapefruit and rose for the heights of sensuality. You’ll be transported to the fruit and flower stalls of Manhattan, while you sip on a Frappuccino and update your Instagram feed. OK, we’re getting a bit carried away now…

Ralph Lauren Polo Red for him

You don’t have to play polo to LOVE everything about Ralph Lauren Polo Red. Released in 2013, it’s a spicy tonic of red grapefruit and saffron, which will take you to The Hamptons on Long Island, where life is totally luxurious, just like this classy scent. Now, who’s got a private jet?

Marc Jacobs Decadence
Marc Jacobs Decadence for her

Right, people, we’re going wild for Marc Jacobs Decadence this summer. Why? It reminds us of the pool parties, surfing and A-lister events that we’re missing out on in America (cry). Launched last year, it’s perfect for laid-back lounging in Malibu or dinner by the Hollywood Hills. We can’t get enough of the iris, plum and jasmine to keep you smelling your best on those hot, sunny days…

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