Ever wonder what your favorite K-pop idols smell like?

Okay, so before you accuse us of being creepy, we’re talking about perfumes here. Like most of us, K-pop idols have their own preferred fragrances that they love wearing. BTS’s Jungkook likes using women’s perfume (another one aside from the one listed here being Victoria’s Secret’s Noir Tease), EXO’s Kyungsoo patronizes woody scents, and SNSD’s Yoona is a sucker for Issey Miyake perfumes.

Korean media outlet 1theK created a nifty list of various idol favorites over the past weekend and here are some of our faves that we saw:

1. Jungkook from BTS – Bulgari Omnia Paraiba

“This eau de toilette is a luscious creation, intertwining the freshness of bigarade oranges with the exuberant passion flower.”

2. Chanyeol from EXO – Creed Silver Mountain Water

“A bestseller since its launch, this modern scent captures the purity of the mountains-soft, milky-sweet blackcurrants mixed with green tea, the richness of bergamot, and sandalwood.”

3. Leo from VIXX – Versace Man Eau Fraiche

“Carambola immediately contrasts with the traditional White Lemon and the noble Rose Wood. The distinctive character of Cedar Leaves rises up, highlighting the vibrant notes of Tarragon and the manliness of Clary Sage. An irresistible trail of Sycamore Wood, enveloping Amber and sparkling Musk offer mysterious and skin-deep sensations.”

4. Yongguk from BAP – Jo Malone Dark Amber and Ginger Lily

“Rare Kyara wood. Prized in the Kohdo ceremony, the highly ritualised Japanese art of incense appreciation. Enriched with amber and black orchid. Illuminated by the clean sensuality of black cardamom, ginger and water lily. Calm and relaxing.”

5. Jinyoung from GOT7 – Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay

“Childhood memories of blackberry picking…A burst of deep, tart blackberry juice, blending with the freshness of just-gathered bay and brambly woods. Vibrant and verdant.”

6. Jonghyun from SHINEE – Hermes Voyage D’Hermes

“An interplay of paradoxes, complements and unexpected alliances upholds the premise of woody notes that are fresh yet musky, familiar yet surprising, hovering between impulsive and comforting, equally at ease with men as with women.”

7. Shownu from Monsta X – Ferrari Black

“Top notes are lime, plum, bergamot and red apple; middle notes are cinnamon, jasmine, rose and cardamom; base notes are amber, vanilla, musk and cedar.”

8. Kang Daniel from Wanna One – Creed Aventus

“Top notes are blackcurrant, bergamot, apple and pineapple. Heart includes rose, dry birch, Moroccan jasmine and patchouli, while base notes are oak moss, musk, ambergris, and vanilla.”

9. G-Dragon from Big Bang – Frédéric Malle Musc Ravageur

“Musc Ravageur is an uncompromising oriental that runs against current fads. Its explosive departure of bergamot, tangerine and cinnamon is set against a backdrop of vanilla, musk and amber. A sexy, turbulent perfume.”

10. Kikwang from Highlight – CK ONE by Calvin Klein

“Right and effervescent, a combination of bergamot, cardamom, tangerine, freesia and lavender. In the middle has green tea accord that travels from top to bottom, contributing to the signature of CK ONE with expressions of violet, rose and orange flower. End notes are musk combined with amber create a sensuous drydown, completing the effect of fullness and warmth.”

11. Seulgi from Red Velvet – Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto Charms

“A floral-fruity fantasy, sweet and colorful. It opens with passionfruit and honeysuckle. At its heart, a perfect union of Turkish rose and jasmine. Woody-musky trail is light and comfortable.”

12. Yoona from SNSD – Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey

“A bouquet of fresh, white flowers. A fresh aquatic floral.”

13. Kei from Lovelyz – Christian Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet.

“Its heart holds a tender accord of Peony and Damascus Rose refreshed by a radiant Calabrian Bergamot. The poetic trail is enveloped in soft notes of White Musk. A floral springtime creation for a playful and charming Miss Dior.”

14. Yerin from GFRIEND – Anna Sui Romantica Exotica

“Fresh top notes of lemon, grapefruit and blackcurrant give an exotic fruit impression. The floral heart develops with jasmine, lotus and neroli. Sandalwood, gardenia and cottonwood remain in the base.”

15. Sungjae from BTOB – Prada Luna Rossa

“Intensity and freshness of accords are emphasized by the use of classical notes in new, innovative ways. Those notes include lavender absolute and bitter orange in the top, clary sage and spearmint in the heart, and ambrette absolute and ambroxan molecule in the base.”

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