Finding a scent that you can truly make your own can be difficult, which is why you may still have a few half-used bottles sitting on your vanity.
Make the switch to roller perfumes instead, which allow you to sample each scent enough to find out if you want to invest in a full bottle, reduce wastage, convenient for travel, and for the fickle-minded ones, gives you a wider variety of scents on a smaller budget. And for those of us who are currently working from home and wish to freshen ourselves up but find spraying perfumes to OTT, roller perfumes are the best alternatives.
If the above sounds like what you hope to achieve, you’d want to check out these 15 popular roller perfumes – we’ve picked everything from feminine florals to sensual woods so you’ll certainly find something you may like.
Floral roller perfumes
The most popular fragrance family among women, the world of perfumes offer many floral options to suit each personality, whether you’re a romantic at heart or looking to make a statement. These floral roller perfumes are among the best reviewed.
1. Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT
One of the most popular, classically girly fragrances on the market, Marc Jacobs’ Daisy embodies the youthful and charming girl with notes of berries, violets, and jasmine, making it a general crowd-pleaser. Try this lighter option if you’re unsure what to get yet!
Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT roller perfume retails for S$36 on Sephora.
2. Burberry Brit Sheer EDP
Romantics with a timeless and chic sense of style will love this one by the brand behind the classic luxury trenchcoat. Its unique mix of bright citruses, soft florals, and white musk may just be the perfect combination you’re seeking to wear for life!
Burberry Brit Sheer EDT roller perfume retails for S$31 on Sephora.
3. Chloé Chloe Signature EDP
You’d probably already heard of this classic, crowd-favourite scent. For the free-spirited girly girl, this bouquet in a rollerball fragrance has notes of fresh freesia, peony, and lychee, grounded by a powdery rose, amber, cedarwood, and honey.
Chloé Chloe Signature EDP roller perfume retails for S$36 on Sephora.
4. Estée Lauder Beautiful Belle EDP
Feminine without being overpoweringly sweet, Estée Lauder’s Beautiful Belle blends the bright notes of lychee and mimosa with gardenia and rose for a modern and carefree take on the scent of love.
Estée Lauder Beautiful Belle EDP roller perfume retails for SGD28 on Nordstrom.
5. Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme EDP
It’s a common misconception that floral fragrances are youthful and feminine, and this oriental-floral Tom Ford one is precisely one that go against the grain. Like the other extravagant fragrances in the brand’s collection, Noir Pour Femme treads the fine line between masculine and feminine scents with Bitter Orange oil, Rose Absolute, and Vanilla Madagascar, resulting in this daring, one-of-a-kind perfume.
Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme EDP retails for SGD68 on Selfridges.
6. Versace Bright Crystal EDT
As vibrant and extravagant as the brand itself, this warm floral fragrance radiates confidence and strength with notes of peony, magnolia, and lotus, as well as radiant yuzu and pomegranate.
Versace Bright Crystal EDT roller perfume retails for S$32 on Watsons.
7. Giorgio Armani Si EDP
Chic and intense, this elegant fragrance opens with a refreshing blackcurrant nectar note and goes into a beautiful freesia and rose accord. This is a great scent for special date nights and when you want to be extra in tune with your femininity.
Giorgio Armani Si EDP roller perfume retails on Nordstrom.
Fruity/Citrus roller perfumes
A close runner-up to floral scents, fruity perfumes also has a large legion of fans who love the freshness and depth each type provides.
7. Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Misteriosa EDP
A potent scent for the mysterious and modern woman from the very beginning, make your statement with this sensual and fruity scent featuring sweet blackberry and vanilla mousse, perfectly balanced by bitter orange and patchouli notes.
Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Misteriosa EDP roller perfume retails for S$36 on Sephora.
8. Tory Burch EDP
If the chic orange pattern isn’t already enough to lure you in, this perfume has an unexpected tomboy twist to the otherwise girly scent, due to the blend of woody vetiver, sandalwood, and neroli that reviewers love.
Tory Burch EDP roller perfume retails for S$30 on Nordstrom.
9. Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Passiflora EDT
The luxury house is known to have been making perfumes since 1853, so you can be sure each fragrance they’ve released will be a crowd-pleaser. If you’re a fan of classic citrus fragrances, this luminous one that contains bright bergamot and sweet ylang-ylang will be your new daily go-to.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Passiflora EDT roller perfume retails for S$35 on Sephora.
10. Bespoke Parfums Pure Parfum in Arctic Kiwi
If you want something a little more unique that no one else around you is likely to wear, artisanal perfumes that are handmade in small batches may be your best bet.
This local perfumery sells their fragrances in highly concentrated forms, so one drop is all you really need for a scent that lasts all day. Try the Arctic Kiwi if you’re partial to fruity scents that aren’t citrusy: the sweet blend of kiwi, watermelon, and red currant is balanced out with musk and sandalwood, as well as a kick of pink pepper for good measure, for a perfume as special as you are.
Bespoke Parfums Pure Parfum in Arctic Kiwi retails for S$10 on Etsy. For a rollerball version, be sure to leave your preference in the order remarks section.
Fresh roller perfumes
Want something a little (or a lot) lighter? For every powerful, room-dominating scent, there’s one for someone seeking something fresh and subtle. Pick any one below!
11. Aerin Waterlily Sun EDP
Aerin’s full-sized perfumes look great on your vanity, and you should never underestimate the strength and staying power of their fragrances! This rollerball version will go a long way, especially if you like fresh, nature-inspired fragrances. With its popular and warm bergamot and luminous green notes, this is essentially your Summer beach vacation in a bottle.
Aerin Waterlily Sun EDP retails for S$48 on Sephora.
12. FRESH Life EDP
Life was created to merge all elements, earth, air, fire, and water into one sunny citrus fragrance. Featuring warm vanilla and bergamot to represent earth, cucumber and moss water, amber and orange the sun, and air grapefruit and lilac leaves, it’s a fragrance light and fresh enough to be worn for any occasion.
FRESH Life EDP retails for S$32 on Sephora.
Spicy and woody roller perfumes
These are your go-tos when you want to feel confident or just have a taste for the exotic. Be warned that the enticing fragrances featured below are irresistible.
13. BYREDO Mojave Ghost Perfumed Oil
You’ve probably seen its internet famous sister, Gypsy Water, all over your feed, but if the chic bergamot-and-incense fragrance is not your jam, try the Mojave Ghost instead! While it’s also part of the Woody fragrance family, this one opens with creamy ambrette and Jaimaican Nesberry, and dies down to notes of crisp cedar wood and warm musk.
BYREDO Mojave Ghost Perfumed Oil roller perfume retails for S$78 on Nordstrom.
14. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon EDP
While Mojave Ghost is more modern and classic, Nirvana Bourbon is a warm and exotic option for oriental perfume fans, inspiring confidence with vanilla bourbon, oakwood, and a hint of tuberose.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon EDP roller perfume retails for S$28 on Nordstrom.
15. Gucci Mémoire D’Une Odeur EDP
Feeling adventurous? This unique perfume from Gucci blurs the line between genders and enters a new olfactive family, Mineral Aromatic, with Roman chamomile, jasmine, and sandalwood in its notes.
Gucci Mémoire D’Une Odeur EDP roller perfume retails for S$39 on Selfridges.