5 Best Skylar Perfumes Reviewed

Welcome to my best Skylar perfumes review!

Skylar is a niche fragrance brand known for their hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, and safe-for-sensitive skin perfumes. 

I’ve rounded up the top 5 best Skylar perfumes with selections suitable for all seasons.

5 Best Skylar Perfumes


Skylar Vanilla Sky

Overall
94%
Scent
95%
Longevity
90%
Versatility
95%
Value for Money
95%

Skylar Vanilla Sky is a must-smell for any fans of vanilla fragrances.

This is a sweet, rich vanilla cappuccino gourmand with an airy and slightly fresh opening.

Vanilla Sky has decent longevity and projection and works well for year-round wear.

Skylar Vanilla Sky is a classic, rich, vanilla gourmand fragrance with a sweet, creamy, cappuccino twist. This is a must-smell for any vanilla lover!

The opening of Vanilla Sky is a sweet, airy, and slightly fresh vanilla. The citrus and jasmine make a brief appearance before the deeper vanilla and cappuccino notes take over.

Vanilla Sky transforms into a sweet, caramel vanilla gourmand fragrance in the drydown, with the cappuccino note shining through. As Skylar puts it, “The cappuccino notes elevate the vanilla profile with the perfect amount of sweetness. Go through your whole day as if you just walked out of the best café in town.”

When I wear Vanilla Sky, it lasts all day, from 8 – 5, and lingers longer on clothes. It does become more subtle around 5 hours in, but I have no complaints about the longevity. Projection is moderate; this isn’t a beast, but it is noticeable.

While some may prefer vanillas in colder weather, I find Vanilla Sky to work well in all seasons. This is a sweet vanilla gourmand with a light versatility, making it a great choice for everyday wear.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot Zest, Sweet Orange, Cappuccino
  • Middle Notes: Pure Vanilla, Jasmine Grandiflorum, Cinnamon Bark
  • Base Notes: Caramelized Cedar, Sheer Amber, Sandalwood

✓ Pros

  • Sweet caramel cappuccino vanilla scent
  • Versatile
  • Good choice for layering

✗ Cons

  • Some report poor longevity
  • Some find it too artificial


Skylar Boardwalk Delight

Best Overall Runner-Up

Skylar Boardwalk Delight

Skylar Boardwalk Delight
Overall
93%
Scent
95%
Longevity
90%
Versatility
95%
Value for Money
90%

Skylar Boardwalk Delight is a sweet, juicy, cotton candy fragrance with a side of clean aquatic and fresh floral notes.

Boardwalk Delight has surprisingly decent longevity.

This fragrance embodies nostalgic carefree summers, but is versatile enough for year-round wear.

Skylar Boardwalk Delight is cotton candy at the fair, summer in a bottle. This is a sweet and carefree type of fragrance that brings back memories of summer as a kid, without smelling juvenile or “cheap”.

Boardwalk Delight opens with a unique blend of sweet cotton candy and juicy raspberry sorbet mixed with clean aquatic and fresh floral notes.

This clean aquatic cotton candy sweetness remains throughout the drydown, as the warm vanilla replaces the juicy fruity notes.

Boardwalk Delight is a sweet gourmand fragrance with cotton candy and warm vanilla notes, but it isn’t heavy at all. It remains light and airy due to the fresh aquatic and floral notes.

Once again, I’m at odds with many reviews that complain about longevity. I might just have skin that loves Skylar fragrances, but I tested this specifically to rate longevity. I applied it at 8 am, and by 5 pm, I could still easily smell it radiating from my arm. It doesn’t stay nearly as potent all day as it is upon first application, but in my experience, it definitely lasts a full day.

Boardwalk Delight is a perfect choice for everyday wear during the summer and also works well for year-round wear. 

  • Top Notes: Aquatic Accord, Watery Apple, Juicy Raspberry Sorbet
  • Middle Notes: Water Lily, Guava Flower, Coconut Milk
  • Base Notes: Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Solar Amber, Musk

✓ Pros

  • Clean, aquatic, sweet cotton-candy fragrance
  • Unique
  • Versatile

✗ Cons

  • Some experience poor longevity
  • Some find it too artificial or plastic-smelling


Skylar Sunkissed Dahlia

Best for Spring & Summer

Skylar Sunkissed Dahlia

Skylar Sunkissed Dahlia
Overall
87%
Scent
90%
Longevity
75%
Versatility
100%
Value for Money
85%

Skylar Sunkissed Dahlia is a sweet and clean fruity floral fragrance, bursting with juicy apple.

Sunkissed Dahlia is a versatile, easy to wear, everyday fragrance.

While Sunkissed Dahlia is perfect for spring and summer, it’s warmth makes it suitable for year round wear as well.

Skylar Sunkissed Dahlia is a sweet and juicy, clean fruity floral, perfect for the spring and summer.

Sunkissed Dahlia opens with a sweet, crisp, and juicy apple note, with the smooth and creamy vanilla custard in the background. Sunkissed Dahlia has a fresh and clean vibe to it as well, like a floral apple shampoo, but it isn’t soapy at all, just clean and refreshing while remaining sweet and fruity.

Deep into the drydown, I get a bit more of a slightly powdery tropical vibe from the mamey sapote note, which is a tropical fruit, and the warm amber.

Sunkissed Dahlia lasts around 6 hours and is a very versatile fragrance. It may be too light for winter wear for some, though it has both a warmth and a clean freshness to the sweetness that makes it suitable for year-round wear.

  • Top Notes: Apple, Pink Currant, Mamey Sapote
  • Middle Notes: Dahlia, Jasmine Blossom, Rose Petals
  • Base Notes: Vanilla Custard, Sandalwood, Amber

✓ Pros

  • Sweet and juicy fruity floral with a clean apple scent
  • Light, versatile, and easy-to-wear

✗ Cons

  • Some experience poor longevity


Skylar Salt Air

Best Fresh & Clean

Skylar Salt Air

Skylar Salt Air
Overall
87%
Scent
90%
Longevity
75%
Versatility
100%
Value for Money
85%

Skylar Salt Air is a fresh and clean aquatic fragrance.

Salt Air smells like a cool summer breeze at the beach.

Floral notes add a light sweetness to the fresh and clean aquatic notes.

Skylar Salt Air is an aquatic, fresh, and clean fragrance without the strong laundry detergent or dryer sheet scent I notice in many Skylar fragrances.

Salt Air opens with fresh, airy, and slightly sweet aquatic notes. This is another summery-vibe fragrance that smells like a clean breeze at the beach. The floral notes add a light sweetness to the fresh and clean aquatic notes.

Salt Air is a light fragrance that stays close to the skin. While Salt Air doesn’t project strongly, I do find that it lasts a decent amount of time, around 6 hours. This is a versatile fragrance, perfect for those occasions where you want to smell fresh, clean, and not overpowering.

  • Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Sea Salt, Seaweed
  • Middle Notes: Cotton Blossom, Water Lily, Cyclamen
  • Base Notes: Driftwood, Vanilla, Musk

✓ Pros

  • Fresh and clean aquatic scent with a slight sweetness
  • Very versatile and office-friendly

✗ Cons

  • Not one of Skylar’s longer-lasting fragrances
  • Some experience a plastic smell


Skylar Fall Cashmere

Best for Autumn

Skylar Fall Cashmere

Skylar Fall Cashmere
Overall
84%
Scent
85%
Longevity
80%
Versatility
80%
Value for Money
85%

Skylar Fall Cashmere smells like a creamy chai latte; sweet, spicy, and cozy.

This is a perfect fragrance for the cooler days of autumn and winter.

Fall Cashmere has average longevity and is noticeable without being overpowering.

Embrace the cool days of autumn with a warm chai latte! Skylar Fall Cashmere is sweet, spicy, cozy, and luxurious.

Fall Cashmere opens with warm spicy notes, with the ginger and cinnamon really standing out. The roasted almond is also present right away, smoothing out the spiciness.

The creamy sandalwood and caramelized vanilla become stronger in the drydown, creating a sweet, spicy, and creamy chai latte fragrance.

Fall Cashmere has average longevity and projection, lasting around 6 hours with moderate projection for the first few hours. This is a fairly versatile fragrance for the fall and winter, as it is noticeable without being overpowering.

  • Top Notes: Roasted Almond, Spiced Ginger
  • Middle Notes: Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Matcha Tea
  • Base Notes: Creamy Sandalwood, Caramelized Vanilla, White Musk, Golden Amber

✓ Pros

  • Sweet and spicy chai latte scent
  • Perfect fall fragrance

✗ Cons

  • Some find it too synthetic


How to Choose the Best Skylar Perfume

When choosing a new perfume, consider your budget, when and where you plan on wearing the fragrance, and what kind of longevity you are looking for.

Price

All of Skylar’s perfumes are priced in the same range, with a lower price than the average designer fragrance, and many other niche brand fragrances. 

Season and Occasion

Most of Skylar’s perfumes are very versatile and work well year-round and for most occasions. The only exception in this list is Fall Cashmere, which has a very strong autumn feel to it, although you certainly can wear it year-round as well.

Always experiment and wear whatever feels good to you, regardless of season or occasion!

Longevity

As a whole, Skylar perfumes have a reputation for not lasting all that long. However, I find that many of them easily last for a full day, though they do become more subtle as the day progresses.

Personally, I tend not to use longevity as a criteria when choosing a fragrance. I base my selection on the scent itself, and if needed, I reapply throughout the day, or layer with a longer-lasting fragrance.

About Skylar

Skylar is a clean beauty brand, based out of California. Their scents are inspired by the natural landscape and California lifestyle. 

All of Skylar’s fragrances are vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and safe for sensitive skin. [1]

Ideas for Layering Skylar Perfumes

Skylar actually has a very fun layering lounge where you can create combinations of Skylar fragrances. I’ve included some more ideas here; experiment and have fun!

  • Skylar Vanilla Sky + Dolce & Gabbana Devotion 
  • Skylar Vanilla Sky + Ellis Brooklyn Myth
  • Skylar Vanilla Sky + Replica By The Fireplace
  • Skylar Vanilla Sky + Nest Balinese Coconut
  • Skylar Boardwalk Delight + Burberry Her Elixir
  • Skylar Boardwalk Delight + Ariana Grande Cloud
  • Skylar Boardwalk Delight + Kayali Vanilla 28
  • Skylar Boardwalk Delight + Aquolina Pink Sugar
  • Skylar Sunkissed Dahlia + Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘62
  • Skylar Sunkissed Dahlia + Ariana Grande Mod Blush
  • Skylar Sunkissed Dahlia + Kayali Eden Juicy Apple
  • Skylar Sunkissed Dahlia + Chanel Chance Eau Tendre
  • Skylar Salt Air + Replica Bubble Bath
  • Skylar Salt Air + Juliette Has a Gun Vanilla Vibes
  • Skylar Salt Air + Glossier You
  • Skylar Salt Air + Clean Sparkling Sugar
  • Skylar Fall Cashmere + Lattafa Khamrah
  • Skylar Fall Cashmere + Kayali Vanilla 28
  • Skylar Fall Cashmere + Tom Ford Lost Cherry

FAQ

Are Skylar perfumes hypoallergenic? 

Yes! Skylar is a clean beauty brand, and all of their fragrances are vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and hypoallergenic.

Are Skylar fragrances suitable for both men and women?

Yes! Skylar’s fragrances are marketed as unisex, for women and men. Some of the fragrances listed here I would consider more feminine leaning, with sweet scent profiles. Others, such as Salt Air and Fall Cashmere lean more toward a more traditionally unisex scent profile.

Is Skylar a niche fragrance brand?

Yes, Skylar is a niche fragrance brand.

Can I sample Skylar fragrances before purchasing a full-size bottle? 

Yes! Skylar sells a discovery set, as does Sephora. Samples of Vanilla Sky and Boardwalk Delight can also be found at MicroPerfumes.

Final Thoughts

Skylar Vanilla Sky is sure to be a hit with anyone who enjoys vanilla fragrances, but any of these Skylar perfumes are worth a smell.

Thank you for reading my review of the best Skylar perfumes!

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**Fragrance infographic obtained from www.fragrantica.com.