I Spritzed, Sniffed, and Ranked the Top 9 Scents from this Bougie Fragrance Brand


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So many of Maison Margiela’s Replica perfumes have become viral TikTok hits (looking at you Jazz Club and On a Date), and you’d be hard pressed not to find at least one or two topping the internet’s “best perfumes” lists (including Cosmo‘s). Each of their 15 expertly crafted scents is inspired by a specific time and place, replicating (pun intended) a feeling, and transporting you to a new destination—like Palermo in 1987 or Stockholm in 2007—without having to purchase a plane ticket (or a time machine, lol).

But which are the best Replica perfumes from the line? And which are actually worthy of signature scent status? Well, dear reader, I took on the daunting task of testing out all 15 Replica perfumes to bring you the top nine scents (truly, it wasn’t an easy job). This list includes something for everyone—whether you like fresh floral perfumes, warm and spicy scents, or something a little dark and mysterious. Here’s a little preview of what’s to come:

After that tiny sneak peek, I know you’re dying to see why these Replica perfumes are the ~créme de la créme~. Keep scrolling to discover more about each perfume’s fragrance notes, longevity, and the feelings they evoke. And if you can’t choose just one Replica perfume after reading (TBH I won’t blame you, they’re all incredible), I suggest purchasing the Memory Box Mini Perfume Sampler Set or the Mini Coffret Set so you can sample an a variety of Replica perfumes before deciding which is your favorite. Yup, it’s a win-win situation.

‘Replica’ On A Date Eau de Toilette Spray

I wore this viral scent on a solo date night last month, and even though I was alone, a man still paid for my $150 dinner…literally because he walked by and said I smelled like an angel. So, essentially, this perfume is *magical* and will make anyone fall in love, I’m convinced!

Notes of black currant liquor accord, bergamot, and pink pepper make this scent sparkle from the first spritz. It initially kinda smells like wine, but not in a gross alcohol-y way. I’d compare it to a refreshing sip of crisp rosé in the summertime (hi, summer, IMY). As it sits, a bouquet of rose and geranium emerge before patchouli and musk warm the skin. It’s equal parts effervescent, flirty, and hot, which is a hard mix to emulate in the perfume world, IMO.

  • Scent family: Warm florals

  • Size: 0.33, 1, and 3.4 oz

Glowing customer review: “I got this ironically before I actually went on a date. But I loved the scent. It’s warm and just makes you feel comfy. Did I knock my travel size off the counter of my bathroom and have a puddle of this scent? Yes. But my bathroom has never smelled better. 10/10 will buy again.”

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‘Replica’ From the Garden Eau de Toilette

Already dreaming of your tomato girl summer? Same, which is why I’ll be spritzing Replica’s newest perfume, From the Garden, without abandon for the next few months. It was inspired by the earthy-yet-fresh scents of walking through a garden, thanks to notes of tomato accords, patchouli, and green mandarin essence. It’s v fresh, but not necessarily fruity. TBH, it kinda smells like a really fresh and delicious salad and I’m hooked.

  • Scent family: Earthy

  • Size: 0.34, 1, 3.4 oz

Glowing customer review: “If you want to smell like you’ve been leisurely working with tomato plants all day, this fragrance is for you. It’s wild how spot-on this fragrance is with its description.”

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Under the Stars Eau de Toilette

Replica’s earlier 2023 perfume release may be their most mysterious and captivating fragrance to date (considering the whole inspiration was the infinite night sky—equally intriguing and terrifying if you ask me). The opening notes of black pepper and cinnamon come out really bright and intense but once the perfume dries down, a mix of Labdanum Resinoid (a natural ingredient that smells warm and ambery), oud, and leather create a spicy, deep, and comforting aroma that definitely leans masculine in the traditional sense.

Personally, I wouldn’t wear this on the reg, but I’m about to go all ‘Mastermind’ on my next boyfriend to make sure Under the Stars becomes his signature fragrance. On another note, the sillage is especially impressive. While testing, I could still catch whiffs of this after a full day’s wear, which is almost unheard of for EDTs.

Glowing customer review: “I love the scent of this perfume! It’s a very wood-like, nostalgic scent. It reminds me of camping or just night time. It’s not overpowering and it hasn’t made my head hurt like other smells. It does last a long while too! Great for everyday.”

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‘Replica’ Jazz Club

Any list of the best Replica perfumes wouldn’t be complete without the best-selling Jazz Club. This smells like the classiest night out you could ever experience, complete with high-end cocktails, expensive cigars, and, of course, bumping jazz music. The boozy rum note interlaces with pink peppercorn and tobacco leaf for a strong, smokey potion that is then mellowed out with just a touch of vanilla. If Jay Gatsby were real, I know this is the fragrance he’d wear.

  • Scent family: Warm and spicy

  • Size: 0.34, 1, and 3.4 oz

Glowing customer review: “This fragrance is top tier. It’s so hot, mysterious, and seductive. It’s a smoky fragrance. It’s bold and makes a statement but it’s not too much. It’s long lasting as well. I gifted this to my husband years ago and it’s his favorite.”

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‘Replica’ Under the Lemon Trees

Under the Lemon Trees was the first Replica perfume I ever fell in love with and five years later I still find myself reaching for it more than any other scent in my collection (which happens to include over 20 fragrances, FYI). It transports me back to some of my happiest memories frolicking through Italy’s coastal lemon groves. The uplifting citrus notes meld beautifully with cardamom, coriander, musk, and green tea. It has a bit of kick from the spices, while the hints of green tea and musk gives it an earthy twist and offer some calming aromatherapy action. I find it perfect for those hot, sticky days when I want a scent that’s prominent but not too overpowering. Although, I often wear it in the winter to momentarily bring me to a warmer place than NYC.

Glowing customer review: “I don’t know what it is about this fragrance but it immediately transported me back to growing up in the late 90’s, flipping through my teen magazines with the perfume samples inside. I mean this in the best possible way, it took me on a journey in time. On my skin, it dried down to a very subtle and lovely powdery scent, not overpowering, just a gentle hint to be enjoyed by yourself and those that get close to you. Very happy about this purchase.”

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‘Replica’ By the Fireplace

During the winter months, there’s a 100 percent chance you’ll catch a whiff of By the Fireplace on my skin. This perfume is the epitome of cozy nights spent by the fire, and no, I promise it doesn’t smell like straight-up campfire smoke. Clove oil, guaiac wood oil, and cashmere are at the heart of the earthy woody scent, while the addition of roasted chestnuts and vanilla add just a tinge of smokiness and extra layer of warmth. One spray evokes the same comforting energy of being wrapped up in my favorite sweater or getting a hug from my BFF.

  • Scent family: Warm and spicy

  • Size: 0.34, 1, and 3.4 oz

Glowing customer review: “Love this scent! Many of the Replica scents are amazing…and many evoke a sense of the scent it is trying to represent. But this one is exactly as it seems. When someone has been around a firepit, or a bonfire…their clothes take on a certain scent. This is a pleasant embodiment of that. My spouse and I can share this scent because it is so versatile.”

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‘Replica’ Coffee Break Eau de Toilette

Wearing this pefume is like walking into your favorite coffee shop in the middle of a cold, winter day. Think: Cozy and comforting, with espresso machines whirring and the smell of freshly brewed coffee wafting through the air (except you don’t have to pay for a $$$ cappuccino). It’s heavenly, right?

The strong coffee accord is lightened and brightened with tinges of fresh lavender and herbaceous spearmint, which mostly just give this a little crispness. As it settles, you can also smell a creamy, milky vanilla to make this all the more sweet. While it falls into the gourmand category, it won’t make you smell like a pastry though, which is great for those who like a soft, sweet scent. That said, you will smell like most luxurious high-end latte—you know, like the ones with the special latte art on top and everything.

  • Scent family: Gourmand

  • Size: 1, 3.4 oz

Glowing customer review: “This perfume is the yummiest, sexiest, most decadent fragrance I’ve ever had. Finished the entire bottle and loved it just as much as I did the first time I sprayed it. The lasting power is phenomenal. I spray it in the morning and can still smell hints of it when I go to bed. I get so many compliments on this scent. I think the people who rated it poorly are people whose chemistry didn’t work well with the perfume, because this is AMAZING. 10/10!”

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‘Replica’ Bubble Bath Eau De Toilette

TBH, if I could take a long bubble bath every night, I would. That’s not quite possible in my tiny NYC apartment (rip), but thankfully a quick spritz of Bubble Bath EDT mimics the stress-relieving feeling of slipping into the warm water. This perfume leads off with soap bubble accord—yep, that’s a very real perfume note, and it literally smells like a clean, foamy bath—before floral hints of lavender, rose, and jasmine peek through. It smells like expensive soap in the best way, especially once it dries to a smooth and creamy finish, thanks to a blend of coconut milk, white musks, and warm patchouli.

  • Scent family: Fresh floral

  • Size: 0.33, 1, and 3.4 oz

Glowing customer review: “I bought this to accompany me when traveling to Europe this past summer. I have previously enjoyed Maison Margiela’s Beach Walk fragrance, and Bubble Bath might be taking the top spot for my fragrance go-to’s. A few spritzes left me feeling refreshed and had a beautiful, clean scent. If you are a fan of Le Labo’s Santal 33, Byredo’s Gypsy Water + Mojave Ghost, this scent is for you!”

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‘Replica’ Springtime In A Park Eau de Toilette

If Barbie had a signature scent, it would be Springtime in the Park—and not just because of the juice’s bubblegum-pink hue. This sparkling fragrance has a fun, happy personality (um, yes perfumes do have personalities and you can’t convince me otherwise) that demands attention in an effortless and chill sort of way. Fruity and floral notes of pear, blackcurrant, lily of the valley, rose, and jasmine intertwine creating a luminous, joyful scent. While floral fragrances tend to smell a bit grandma-ish to me (no offense, grandma), the fruity hints give this one a youthful, vivacious vibe, making it great “first” perfume for those who are just starting to build out their fragrance wardrobe.

  • Scent Family: Fruity floral

  • Size: 0.34, 1, and 3.4 oz

Glowing customer review: “I am in love with this scent! It’s the perfect amount of floral without the overpowering chemical smell. It smells so fresh and clean and I have gotten tons of compliments! A little goes a long way which means it will last me a long time. Absolutely in love and its definitely my new signature scent!!!”

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How to choose the best Replica perfume for you:

Identify your preferred scent family.

While some perfume houses really excel at creating one scent family, Replica has an impressive range offering a mix of warm, spicy, fruity, floral, fresh, and sweet fragrances. Truthfully, I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the selections on our list, but to find a perfume that is worthy of becoming your next signature scent, think about your current perfume collection and the scents you already enjoy wearing. For example, if you prefer lighter, airier perfumes, you probably won’t like something that smells smoky and intense. Once you narrow down the vibe or scent profile you’re after, choosing a perfume becomes easier—especially when it’s a blind buy.

Take the bottle size into account.

The Replica perfume bottles are some of the most ~aesthetically pleasing~ designs in the fragrance world, and the biggest size holds a whopping 3.4 oz of liquid for $160 a pop. If you know you love a scent (say you tried a discovery kit and fell in love), consider the biggest bottle to get the best bang for your buck. But keep in mind: The large bottles aren’t the most travel-friendly. Thankfully, all of the scents come in a smaller 1 oz bottle that is suitable for travel, plus are great if you aren’t sure how often you’ll wear a perfume or have a big collection.

There are also a few Replica scents that are offered in a slender 0.33 oz travel spray—including By the Fireplace, On A Date, and Bubble Bath—that can fit in your purse for re-ups on the go.

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Mary Honkus is a contributor for Cosmopolitan with five years of experience researching, writing, and editing beauty stories, including reviewing every Sol de Janeiro perfume and the best winter perfume. She’s an authority in all beauty categories, but an expert when it comes to fragrance—her scent wardrobe is ever-expanding and she regularly rotates through a collection of over 20 perfumes (including a few of the options in this article). For this story, she spritzed and sniffed all 15 Replica perfumes and ranked them based on scent profile, longevity, and the feelings they evoked.

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