Last Updated: August 2, 2021

13 best eau de parfums for women & men.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 14 min read

Eau de parfum is fun to say and even more fun to wear. Coming in all different scents and sizes, eau de parfums are genderless so all people can enjoy their light scents and light applications.


Why choose an eau de parfum instead of a regular perfume? Well, eau de parfums are slightly lighter in scent and in texture, plus they usually cost a little less so you can test out a few different scents to find your favorite one without breaking the bank. We've collected Grove members' favorite, natural eau de parfums right here in this little list so you can start browsing and testing today.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Abel Fragrance Discovery Kit

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Seven is your lucky number. Perfect for those who have commitment issues, the Abel Fragrance Discovery Kit offers a sampling of all seven scents, so you can try before you buy. Abel's natural fragrances combine with your body chemistry to create a scent that is uniquely yours, one that will continually evolve throughout the day. Prettily packaged, …

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1 set, 7 fragrances
$35
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2. Good Chemistry Sugar Berry Eau de Parfum

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This Sugar Berry Eau de Parfum is part of Good Chemistry’s "Good and Grounded" Collection. Made to reflect your beauty from the inside out, this naturally derived spray perfume contains a delightful balance of playful notes that put you at ease. Soak up the irresistible aroma with hints of freesia, raspberry, and vanilla — both joyful and sweet. …

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1.7 oz
$24.99
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3. Good Chemistry Queen Bee Eau de Parfum

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Clean, personality-driven fragrance that brings out the best of you. Good Chemistry is know-how meets nature; a just-right composition of instinct and identity to compose the world around you in a unique and lovely way. Apply to pulse points, wrists and neck to stimulate scent.

Queen Bee: Fragrance notes of black currant, peony, and amber make …
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1.7 oz
$24.99
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4. Good Chemistry Jasmine Rose Eau de Parfum

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Good Chemistry is know-how meets nature; a just-right composition of instinct and identity to compose the world around you in a unique and lovely way. Jasmine Rose was inspired by the renowned fragrant Damask rose and its irresistibly soft, light pink blooms. Notes of bergamot, jasmine, and musk make Jasmine Rose delicate + graceful with an …
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1.7 oz
$24.99
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5. Abel Cobalt Amber Eau de Parfum

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Abel’s fragrances are a breath of fresh air, especially if you’re in the market for a natural perfume that smells just as beautiful as the packaging looks. All are long-lasting and combine with your body chemistry to create a unique scent just for you. Needless to say, we’re obsessed.

A sophisticated oriental, where bright pink pepper and juniper …
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1 bottle
$70
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6. Abel Green Cedar Eau de Parfum

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Abel’s fragrances are a breath of fresh air, especially if you’re in the market for a natural perfume that smells just as beautiful as the packaging looks. All are long-lasting and combine with your body chemistry to create a unique scent just for you. Needless to say, we’re obsessed.

Green Cedar: The unique combination of a twice distilled …
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1 bottle
$70
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7. Abel Grey Labdanum Eau de Parfum

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Abel’s naturally derived fragrances are designed to combine with your body chemistry to create a unique scent. Grey Labdanum Eau de Parfum delivers top notes of grapefruit, bitter orange, and violet; heart notes of warm patchouli, clary sage, and sandalwood; and base notes of cool, ambergris-like labdanum and rich frankincense for a sweet yet spicy …

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1.7 oz
$150
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8. Good Chemistry Gardenia Palm Eau de Parfum

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Gardenia Palm Eau de Parfum comes from Good Chemistry’s "Confident and Charming" collection. A top note of fresh air draws you in while the scent of green palm leaves adds a lively element as its medium note. Essence of gardenia grounds the fragrance in an underlying base. Made to bring out the best in you: playful, passionate, and romantic. …

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1.7 oz
$24.99
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9. Abel White Vetiver Eau de Parfum

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Get a heady dose of aromatherapy with Abel White Vetiver Eau de Parfum, made with renewable ingredients derived from natural sources. This breath of fresh air is beautifully packaged to provide a bright, fresh scent with each spritz. The gender-neutral fragrance is made with naturally derived notes of vetiver, ambergris, and musk that combine with …

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1.7 oz
$150
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10. Abel Golden Neroli Eau de Parfum

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Best Clean Fragrance 2019-Dirty Thinker's Choice Awards
Abel’s fragrances are a breath of fresh air, especially if you’re in the market for a natural perfume that smells just as beautiful as the packaging looks. All are long-lasting and combine with your body chemistry to create a unique scent just for you. Needless to say, we’re obsessed.

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1 bottle
$70
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11. Abel Pink Iris Eau de Parfum

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Abel’s fragrances are a breath of fresh air, especially if you’re in the market for a natural perfume that smells just as beautiful as the packaging looks. All are long-lasting and combine with your body chemistry to create a unique scent just for you. Needless to say, we’re obsessed.

Nose-tingling Sichuan pepper and fresh basil open this …
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1.7 oz
$70
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12. Good Chemistry Firecracker Eau de Parfum

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When it comes to choosing a scent, it's all about chemistry. And Good Chemistry Firecracker Eau de Parfum offers up a just-right combination of instinct and identity. Notes of patchouli, labdanum, and cedarwood make Firecracker vibrant and playful — an earthy scent that settles nicely without being overpowering. Use it as a fragrance refresher any …

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1.7 oz
$24.99
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13. Good Chemistry Tiger Lily Eau de Parfum

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Good Chemistry is know-how meets nature; a just-right composition of instinct and identity to compose the world around you in a unique and lovely way. A sublime floral? Flirtatious gourmand? Tiger Lily is a happy balance of both. Notes of orange flower, vanilla and amber make Tiger Lily daring + delightful with charming beauty.
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1.7 oz
$24.99
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FAQs

What is eau de parfum?

Eau de parfum may sound fancy but it actually has meaning in the perfume world. Most eau de parfums are lighter in scent than actual perfumes because they are made of slightly less pure perfume oil (about 15–20%, instead of 20–30% like perfume).


Eau de parfums are great when you want a light scent that lasts all day (typically the scent lasts for about 8 hours). Most natural eau de parfums are made from denatured alcohol and water that's scented with essential oils. They're also free from parabens and propylene glycol, and they are usually vegan and cruelty free. They can come in a bottle or rollerball.


For more on how to apply eau de parfum read on for tips and tricks. Or scroll up to find the best natural eau de parfums on Grove.


What's the difference between eau de parfum and perfume?

Have you ever heard someone say "eau de parfum" and thought they were just trying to be fancy? Well, there actually is a difference between eau de parfum and perfume. Here are the basics:


  • Eau de parfums are made of 15% – 20% pure perfume essence. They last up to 8 hours on skin or clothes.
  • Perfume is actuallly the highest percent of pure perfume, up to 20% – 30%. That means perfume is stronger smelling, lasts longer (up to 24 hours), and costs more.

There is also other perfume types like eau fraiche, eau de cologne, and eau de toilette. These all have less pure perfume than eau de parfum and perfume itself.


How do you apply eau de parfum?

We've all seen women (and men) apply perfume to their wrists or necks in the movies or on TV. But is that really the way to apply eau de parfum?


Here are a few basic steps for applying:


  • Spritz, dab, or roll your eau de parfum at your pulse points. This includes the spots you can feel your pulse on your wrists, your neck (glands), behind your ears, under your belly button, and in your inner elbows and knees. Seems strange but this is where your body lets off the most heat and oils blend with your skin best where it's warm.
  • Spray your eau de parfum into the air and then walk into it. This will give you a light, all-over, scent.
  • Spray or dab your clothes a bit. Scent stays longer on clothes than skin, so, if you want it last, give your clothes a little bit.

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