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From their on-screen charisma to their red carpet charm, these iconic actors and actresses are familiar faces to all K-drama fans – after all, their K-dramas and characters have won the hearts of many viewers over the years!

Of course, beyond their good looks and acting talents, we’re curious to know more about their personal tastes, including which fragrances they’ve chosen to represent their identity.

Whether they’re spritzing these perfumes as part of their everyday routine or using them to immerse into a new role, it seems that fragrances are an essential part of these celebrities’ lives.

So, we’ve prepared a list of their favourite scents, including where you can try the fragrances out for yourself!

Park Seo-joon

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Park Seo-joon’s signature fragrance is a clean and classic choice – the Byredo Blanche Eau de Parfum. This fragrance captures innocence and purity, opening with clean notes of aldehyde and delicate rose.

As a bonus, notes of sandalwood and musk conjure the comfort of human touch. It’s been compared to the essence of clean laundry or fresh sheets, creating a soothing and familiar aroma.

Byredo Blanche Eau de Parfum retails for S$270 (50ml) and S$392 (100ml) on iShopChangi.

Song Hye-kyo

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A fan of Penhaligon’s Orange Blossom Eau de Toilette, Song Hye-kyo named this summery fragrance her top pick on Korean beauty programme Get It Beauty.

The sunny perfume aims to capture the essence of orange orchards in full bloom, utilising elements such as neroli, pink pepper, Egyptian jasmine, and sandalwood. Its hint of citrusy zest adds to the vibrance of this perfume, akin to warm sunshine in a bottle!

Penhaligon’s Orange Blossom Eau de Toilette retails for S$245 at Sephora.

Son Ye-jin

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Encapsulating delicate yet confident femininity, the Chloé Iconic Signature Eau De Parfum is Son Ye-jin’s fragrance of choice!

Airy and flirtatious notes of peony and lychee meet the sensual and rich aroma of roses, accompanied by warm amber and elegant cedarwood. The final product is a vibrant and effortlessly chic fragrance that represents the modern woman.

Chloé Iconic Signature Eau De Parfum retails for S$50 (10ml), S$80 (20ml), S$135 (30ml), S$195 (50ml), and S$230 (75ml) at Sephora.

Hyun Bin

Hyun Bin uses the Creed Millésime Impérial Fragrance – a perfume fit for royalty, with a hefty price tag to match!

This fragrance boasts a unique marine aroma, enhanced with a woody base of cedarwood, sandalwood, and musk. It also includes citrusy notes of bergamot and blackcurrant for an elegant and timeless fragrance.

Creed Millésime Impérial Fragrance retails for S$403 on Zalora.

Choi Hyun-wook

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Choi Hyun-wook uses the Chamo Perfume from up-and-coming Korean brand Tamburins. The brand has earned a stamp of approval from numerous Korean celebrities, including Blackpink’s Jennie!

Mixing the herbal scent of chamomile with bitter clary sage and warm musk, this subtly addictive fragrance transforms classic woody notes into a uniquely comforting fragrance, adding hints of sweetness and elegance.

Tamburins Chamo Perfume retails for S$322 on Zalora.

Byeon Woo-seok

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Byeon Woo-seok is another fan of Tamburins, and revealed in an interview with GQ Korea that he uses the Tamburins Perfume Balm!

This perfume balm has a solid formula for on-the-go application, and Byeon Woo-seok uses both Holy Metal and Pumkini.

He shares that Holy Metal has an unexpectedly warm and comforting smell, with pure notes of cypress leaf and white musk. Meanwhile, Pumkini has a sweeter scent, infused with notes of white pumpkin, ginger, and creamy coconut milk.

Tamburins Perfume Balm retails for S$71.84 on Shopee.

Kim Hye-yoon

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Kim Hye-yoon revealed that she used the Santa Maria Novella Melograno Eau de Cologne for filming scenes as Sol, her character in hit K-drama Lovely Runner!

This alluring fragrance is composed of sweet floral oriental notes, focusing heavily on the aroma of pomegranate. It also features elements of rose, ylang ylang, patchouli, and musk, creating a spicy and fresh scent.

The Santa Maria Novella Melograno Eau de Cologne retails for S$156 at Tangs.


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Idol-turned-actor Rowoon has shared that his go-to fragrance is actually a feminine scent – the Maison Francis Kurkdjian À La Rose Eau de Parfum!

This perfume is infused with the romantic scent of Damascena roses and Centifolia roses. With added elements of pear, lychee, and violet, the final result is a light and sensual twist on the traditional floral fragrance.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian À La Rose Eau de Parfum retails for S$382 at Tangs.

Park Min-young

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Floral and fresh, the Creed Love In White Fragrance is Park Min-young’s personal pick.

Delicate jasmine and rose are paired with powdery iris, contrasted with juicy orange, and finished off with sensual cedarwood. This creates a truly pure and refreshing fragrance, rooted in the beauty of nature.

Creed Love In White Fragrance retails for S$275 (30ml) and s4430 (75ml) on Selfridges.

Lee Hyeri

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Lee Hyeri is such a big fan of this fragrance that her staff calls it the “Hyeri scent”!

Hyeri’s favourite fragrance is the classic Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne, a fresh scent that captures the essence of autumn.

This fragrance is designed with top notes of just-ripe pears, heart notes of white freesias, and mellow base notes of amber, patchouli and woods.

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne retails for S$120 (30ml) and S$245 (100ml) at Sephora.

Wi Ha-joon

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Similarly, Wi Ha-joon uses the Jo Malone Oud and Bergamot Cologne Intense!

He shared in an interview that it was gifted to him by a fan and that he wore it every day to immerse himself in his role while filming his recent drama, The Midnight Romance in Hagwon.

The Jo Malone Oud and Bergamot Cologne Intense is a concoction of captivating oud, rich black musk, and crisp bergamot. This creates a hypnotic and alluring scent, enveloping the wearer with its intensity and depth.

Jo Malone Oud and Bergamot Cologne Intense retails for S$240 (50ml) and S$335 (100ml) at Sephora.


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IU once recommended the Diptyque Eau des Sens Hair Mist to her fans in a livestream, using the product on both her hair, and all over as a regular fragrance as well.

This delicate scent has fresh and zesty notes, such as orange blossom, patchouli, and juniper berry. When combined, these elements produce a lively and bright fragrance with unexpected hints of spice – perfect for refreshing yourself throughout the day!

The Diptyque Eau des Sens Hair Mist retails for S$95 on Escentials.


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Yoona’s go-to fragrance is the iconic Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Eau De Toilette, and it isn’t hard to see why!

The fragrance integrates top notes of lotus and rose and heart notes of a bouquet of lilies, and woody base notes to round off the perfume.

Contained in a sleek and slender bottle, this clean and light perfume offers a hint of sensuality, matching Yoona’s refreshing aura perfectly.

Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Eau De Toilette retails for S$133 (50ml), S$179 (75ml), and S$186 (100ml) at Sephora.

Moon Ga-young

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Moon Ga-young has expressed her love for gender-neutral perfumes and often purchases men’s fragrances, sharing that they’re often mistaken as gifts for others!

She breaks boundaries with the Dior Homme Intense Eau De Parfum, a regal fragrance that exudes sophistication.

With notes of lavender, iris, cedar wood, and ambrette, this perfume is sure to give you a sensual and bold edge, helping you radiate confidence.

Dior Homme Intense Eau De Parfum retails for S$143 (50ml) and S$196 (100ml) at Harrods.

Lee Min-ho

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Lee Min-ho’s fragrance of choice is a classic and versatile one – he uses Bulgari’s Pour Homme Soir Eau de Toilette!

Intense heart notes of Darjeeling tea are paired with accords of bergamot, papyrus, amber, and musk, for a warm and rich fragrance that’s classy and clean enough for any occasion.

Bulgari Pour Homme Soir Eau de Toilette retails for S$190 on PerfumeStore.sg.

Featured image credits: @byeonwooseok/Instagram.