4 Perfumes That Won’t Give You a Headache

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You’ll Love These!

I’m the first one to admit that I don’t like perfume.  Well, that’s most perfumes at least! When I walk into a department store, boom, instant headache. My grandmother is the same way… neither she nor I can deal. It’s too many smells all at one time. So for most of my adult life I’ve stayed away. 

But that all changed when Ryan and I got engaged. He gifted me a bottle of Jo Malone’s Wild Bluebell, he had sniffed them all and thought this one would be safe for my sensitive nose, and he was right! 

Ever since then I’ve been dipping my toes back into the perfume world and I’ve found a few that I actually really love. So if you are like me and had written off perfume completely, today’s post is especially for you! These are 4 tried and tested perfumes that you’ll love. They are all feminine, but not too “floral-y” and have the perfect amount of romance… try them out and let me know what you think!


My 4 Favorite Perfumes:

Jo Malone Wild Bluebell

This one is hands down my favorite, for the obvious reason mentioned above.  Plus, this is the perfume I wore on my wedding day. I love the scent of this one and it will forever smell like love to me. This one is a MUST buy. 


Top: Bluebell

Middle: Persimmon

Bottom: White Musk

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Ralph Lauren Woman

When I think of a classic perfume, I think of this one. It’s perfectly ladylike, not too overpowering, but still sexy perfume. It has a classic floral scent, but not too powdery, you know what I mean?! This one is SO good, it’s a classic. 


Bold Tuberose Accord, Vibrant Woods

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Skylar Capri

This perfume was sent to me in a gifting and I totally FELL IN LOVE with it. It’s all natural, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and free of parabens. If you have a sensitive nose, you’ll love this one. It’s been in heavy rotation for me lately!


Bergamot, neroli, grapefruit, blood orange, teakwood, sheer vetiver, crystal musk, dewy rose, and muguet.

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Tocca Florence

This perfume by Tocca surprisingly made it to my favorite list after trying it out on a whim a few years ago. I love the scent. It’s definitely stronger than the Wild Bluebell but perfect for a date night.  


Top: Italian bergamot, grapefruit leaves, green pear, apple.

Middle: ivory gardenia, crushed violet petals, jasmine, tuberose, blue iris.

Base: blonde wood, white musk.

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Okay, now that I’ve spilled mine, you have to spill yours! What are your go-to scents I have to try next? Collecting perfumes is so fun when you find the right ones.



  1. August 21, 2018 / 7:16 am

    Wild Bluebell sounds lovely. I have a sensitive nose too, and have been avoiding perfumes for a while. I’m looking forward to testing this one the next time I go to the department store. Thanks! xAllie

    • Ashley Brooke
      August 21, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Allie, You’ll have to try it and let me know what you think… it’s such a pretty scent! xx- AB

  2. August 21, 2018 / 9:01 am

    I can totally relate to you, it’s a huge problem for me to find a perfume that doesn’t give me an instant split headache, especially those super sweet or frutal fragrances. I remember once I went to a fancy place and then a woman was wearing a perfume that smelled so good and fresh, that didn’t gave me headache. I should’ve had asked her which one she wore. I’m gonna take a look at this list! Thanks a lot for sharing this, Ashley! ❤

    Jessica | whattostyle.blogspot.com |
    Instagram @ what_to_style

    • Ashley Brooke
      August 21, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Jessica! Isn’t it THE worst!?! Instant headache! Thrilled you love the post, hope it’s extra helpful! xx – AB

  3. August 21, 2018 / 9:08 am

    Wild Bluebell is one of my favorite scents. It’s so soft and fresh! I also smelled Philosophy’s Sweet Cream perfume recently and thought it was great for sensitive noses. It smells like an actual milkshake or cookie.

    briana | youngsophisticate.com

    • Ashley Brooke
      August 21, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      Briana! Isn’t it amazing?! Also, I’ll have to try Philosophy’s Sweet Cream… sounds delicious! Thanks for the rec, friend!! xx- AB

    • Lawanda Harvey
      August 18, 2019 / 8:24 pm

      Where can you buy this perfume? I suffer from severe migraines 15 to 20 a month which is very debilitating. But its also taking a toll on my mental state because i don’t feel or smell like a woman any.ore. please help.

  4. Wanda
    August 21, 2018 / 9:14 am

    I cannot wait to try a couple of those! I also have a difficult time with perfumes, and some of my favorites over the years have been discontinued. Oddly enough, one in my cabinet that I like is Abercrombie 8.

    • Ashley Brooke
      August 21, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      Wanda! Oh my gosh, I love that! I used to wear Abercrombie 8 in high school and loved it! That’s so fun! xx – AB

  5. Danielle
    August 21, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Glossier You is my go to! and i’m totally obsessed with their packaging!

    • Ashley Brooke
      August 24, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Danielle! I’ve never tried Glossier… thank you for the recommendation! Sounds amazing! xx

  6. Allison
    August 23, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Love this! I get headaches from many perfumes too—it never used to be a problem for me, wth?! I definitely want to try the Jo Malone Bluebell! My all-time favorite, especially for fall and winter, is Barr and Co original scent (the perfume, moisturizer, bubble bath—they’re all excellent). It’s THE most comforting scent.

    • Ashley Brooke
      August 24, 2018 / 5:42 pm

      Allison! I;ve never heard of Barr & Co I’ll definitely have to check that out! Thank you for the rec.! xx – AB

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