The 15 Best Hair Perfumes That Deserve a Spot on Your Vanity

Trust me, you’ll smell amazing.

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Hear me out: Hair perfume is the most valued player in my routine. I’m the queen of day two dirty hair and despise the crunchy grit that comes along with dry shampoo. But a little spray of one of the best hair perfumes on the marker gets me smelling (and feeling) fresh in five seconds flat. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love my body fragrances just the same—but they’re reserved for my wrists and neck. Unlike the traditional formulas, hair mists are made with a lower alcohol content, so they don’t irritate my scalp or dry out my strands. I’ll either spray the mist directly onto my hair, or coat my brush in the scent before styling. Regardless of the method, the end result is the same: delicious-smelling hair.  

Given that a hair perfume has been my secret weapon for faking freshly washed hair for years, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve accumulated quite the extensive collection. From my all-time favorite, the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Hair Mist, to my newest obsession, the Balmain Hair Perfume, and all the citrus, fruity, and floral scents in between, I’m sharing the best hair perfumes of all time, for your shopping pleasure, ahead. 

Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and keeps up with the latest trends in the beauty space. She has previously written for Us Weekly, Popsugar,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Follow her on Instagram @samholender.