Even though Vera Wang was originally known as a fashion designed who made some of the best bridal gowns in the world, but now she’s increasingly being known for other things including eyeglasses, shoes, clothing, and thanks to a partnership with Coty—fragrances as well. She released her first fragrance in 2002, and over the last two decades, has released 28 more intriguing fragrances. Perfumes and EDT spray that has a unique style all their own. We should know because we’ve reviewed ten of the best Vera Wang perfumes, so all of our readers can discover the ones that might be best for them.
Best Vera Wang Perfumes
10. Vera Wang Eau De Parfum Spray
This fragrance was first launched by Vera Wang in 2002 and was designed to be the counterpart to their popular fragrance for men. This fragrance is one that’s perfectly designed for spring and summer wear and is full of floral and white floral notes. Some of the notes that can be found in this perfume include top notes of Mandarin orange, gardenia, and lily; middle notes of bergamot, jasmine, and iris; and base notes that include lotus, sandalwood, and rose. It’s a great perfume with a moderate sillage and longevity and is one that won two fragrance awards in 2003.
9. Vera Wang Princess
Designed in 2006 by Vera Wang, and marketed as a modern yet playful elixir full of magical potential, this perfume is one that should be on everyone’s shortlist of fragrances. It’s a fragrance that celebrates youth in all of its forms and is bolstered by white floral, sweet, and fruity notes. At the top of this fragrance can be found notes of Mandarin orange, apricot, water lily, and green apple. At its heart can be found notes of tuberose, dark chocolate, and guava. And finally, at its base, the wearer will notice barely noticeable hints of amber, vanilla, and cedar.
8. Lovestruck Eau De Parfum Spray For Women
Lovestruck is a fragrance that was designed with the story of Romeo and Juliet in mind—hopefully, with less of a tragic twist than the original story. Its fragrance includes fruity and musky tones that overlap each other to make a romantic and exciting young scent. This perfume has top notes that include Mandarin orange and guava; heart notes that include angelica, tuberose, and lotus; and, base notes that include cedar and musk. It’s a combination of fragrances that is delectable and creamy. All of this makes this a perfume perfect for star-struck lovers to enjoy one a warm summer’s night beneath the stars.
7. Vera Wang Rock Princess
Released in 2009 under the Vera Wang Princess Line, this perfume was designed to be a fragrance for those who feel a little bit of rebellion is in order. It’s a dark fruity/floral combination that tosses good judgment out the door and dives in with an abandon that can only be embraced by the truly rebellious. This perfume has top notes of bergamot, raspberry, and apricot; heart notes of lily, jasmine, rose, and heliotrope; and base notes that include notes of cashmere, iris, musk, and coconut. It’s a fragrance custom-made for women who want to walk on the wild side for at least a little while.
6. Vera Wang Glam Princess
Another perfume that was released under the Vera Wang Princess line in 2009 was Glam Princess. Since this fragrance is supposed to epitomize a fairy tale aspect with a feeling of luxury, it’s a perfume that’s encapsulated in a gold flacon that’s equipped with a gold crown with false gemstones in it. What’s important about this perfume, however, isn’t its flashy bottle but what’s contained within it. Inside of this bottle, the consumer will find a delightful cacophony of fragrances including pear, guava, red currants, orange flower, vanilla, honey, and cashmere. This makes it a scent pulled directly out of a modern-day fairy tale.
5. Vera Wang Look
Vera Wang Look is a perfume that was first released in 2008 and is one that makes for a wonderful spring or summer fragrance. This perfume has top notes that include litchi, Mandarin orange, green notes, and green apple; heart notes that include the wonderful white flowers of jasmine, freesia, and lily; and base notes that include vanilla infused with musk, and patchouli overlaid a musk undertone. This is a floral and green perfume that makes the wearer feel like she has just stepped out of the shower and into a spring rain. In other words, it’s clean, refreshing, and light.
4. Vera Wang Truly Pink
Even though this floral scent might be too light for some people, we do feel that it’s a fragrance that’s custom-made for individuals who like a perfume that’s classy and elegant. This fragrance has top notes that include cassia, litchi, and freesia; heart notes that include peony and pink roses; and base notes that include iris and cedar. This perfume has a very soft sillage with moderate longevity and is ideal for wearing during the spring and summer months. It’s a perfume that manages to remain very feminine and does it in a way that isn’t cliche. All in all, it’s a great fragrance.
3. Preppy Princess By Vera Wang
Contained within a heart-shaped bottle that has a blue/pink pattern overlaid on it and topped with a crown-shaped stopper, this perfume is quite clearly a fragrance for young women. And after trying it out, we have to say that our initial reaction wasn’t wrong. This is a young fragrance that’s full of juicy fruits and luscious woods and is a scent that can be worn all year round. This fragrance consists of top notes that include red apples, red berries, and tangerine. Underneath those scents are heart notes of jasmine and honeysuckle, as well as base notes of coconut and creamy wood.
2. Vera Wang Princess Night
Princess Night is a perfume released by Vera Wang in 2012 and is a fragrance that’s designed to be the evening edition of typical white flower perfume. This fragrance has fruity top notes that are complemented by sophisticated floral notes and undergirded supported by luscious sweet notes. At its top, the wearer will notice notes of watermelon, raspberry, and red berries. This is then enhanced by heart notes of jasmine, rose, and orange flower. At the bottom of this fragrance are base notes of sugar, vanilla, and musk that round it out and make it the perfect nighttime perfume.
1. Vera Wang Anniversary Eau de Parfum Spray
This perfume was released in 2010 and was designed to be a floral/woody and musky fragrance for women. This perfume has top notes of bergamot, Mandarin orange, green apple, and water notes. Its heart notes include notes of orange blossoms, gardenias, and roses. And at its base, its notes are amber, musk, cedar, and orris root. This is a fragrance that is long-lasting and has a heavy sillage but doesn’t overpower the wearer in the process. It’s also a fragrance that can be worn all year long and is an excellent perfume for an exciting event out on the town.
A Guide To Vera Wang Perfumes
Now that we’ve gone over some of the Vera Wang perfumes that we consider being the best ones available, we would like to talk some more about the history of the company and some of the other fine fragrances they’ve produced over the years. With that being stated, let’s get started and dig right into the material in hand.
The History Of Vera Wang
Before we can embrace the history of this company, we first have to embrace the history of the woman who started it all—Vera Wang. Vera-Ellen Wang was born in New York City on July 27, 1949. Born to affluent Chinese immigrants, she enjoyed a privileged existence and attended both the Chapin School and the School Of American Ballet. She also competed as a professional figure skater during her teens.
After obtaining her art degree, Vera began working for Vogue and by the age of 23 became a senior fashion editor—a position she would hold for 15-years. Eventually, she would leave Vogue to become a design director at Ralph Lauren in 1987.
After sketching and commissioning her wedding dress, she opened up her bridal boutique on Madison Avenue in New York. Over the years, she would hone her fashion design skills until she was able to launch her own sophisticated bridal wear line.
She continued designing wedding dresses and other fashion accessories, and eventually in 2001, she launched her fragrance line. The first fragrance to be released was Vera Wang, and over the next several years she would eventually release 29 different fragrances. Many of her fragrances are wedding themes, including perfumes such as Bouquet and Sheer Veil.
A Look At Vera Wang Fragrance Collections
Now that we know a little bit more about Vera Wang and her company, let’s turn our attention to looking at some of the fragrance collections this company has produced over the years. Although we covered the perfumes that we felt were the best representations of this company, nonetheless, we felt that we have probably missed a few of them that we would’ve liked to cover. This section allows us to do that here.
The Princess Collection
We’ve covered several perfumes from the Vera Wang Princess collection in our best-of list, but we wanted to dig a little bit deeper into this collection. The whole purpose of the Princess collection is to capture the vitality and magic of youth—not just in a chronological sense but in a spiritual sense as well. This is a collection that believes everyone has some magic inside of them. Perfumes in this collection include:
- Flower Princess
- Glam Princess
- Pink Princess
- Preppy Princess
- Hippie Princess
- Princess Of Hearts
- Princess Night
- Rock Princess
- Princess Revolution
- Princess Noir
The Embrace Collection
The Vera Wang Embrace collection is a collection of perfumes that use two main fragrances that go hand in hand with one another, and these are supported by a supporting cast of floral and/or fruity notes. These perfumes are designed to highlight the intimacy and emotion that can be shared between two human beings. Some of the perfumes in this collection include:
- Embrace Rose Buds & Vanilla
- Embrace French Lavender & Tuberose
- Embrace Marigold & Gardenia
- Embrace Green Tea & Pear Blossom
- Embrace Periwinkle & Iris
The Be Jeweled Collection
Although there are only two perfumes in this collection at the time of this writing, it is a collection that’s worth taking note of. The two perfumes are designed to represent the self-expression, fun, and glamour of those who are happy and free-spirited. Below are the two perfumes that can currently be found in this collection:
- Be Jeweled
- Be Jeweled Rouge
The Lovestruck Collections
Another Vera Wang collection that’s short and sweet is the Lovestruck collection. These perfumes are an attempt to capture the heart-pounding excitement and exhilaration of falling in love. These are fragrances that are spontaneous, romantic, and up for just about anything. The perfumes in this collection include:
- Lovestruck Floral Rush
The Vera Wang Collection
The last collection worth mentioning is the Vera Wang collection. This collection is the one that started it all and is designed to capture the excitement, anticipation, and joy of a wedding. It’s a fragrance line designed for women who want to be there and feel their best on their wedding day. In other words, these perfumes are the essence of a bride’s fragrance. Below are some of the perfumes in this collection:
- Sheer Veil
- Vera Wang
- Truly Pink
- Vera Wang Anniversary
- Vera Wang For Men