Are you on the lookout for the best perfumes to wear for women? It can be daunting to pick a new perfume. But, nothing compares with the feeling you get when you finally find The One. Scent is something you do not think about, but you actually feel.
You’re in luck if you don’t know where to start. Over the years, the beauty team has tried a variety of scents, including intense ouds, the finest rose perfumes, and the best Jo Malone fragrances. This makes it easy to find your next signature scent.
It’s not surprising that perfumes for women are one of the most personal topics in beauty. They can hold onto our emotions and personal experiences. The best foundation should be like your skin. But what is the best fragrance?
We have included niche brands that are beloved by beauty editors and cool-girl celebrities, iconic and undeniable crowd-pleasers, and a few new launches we believe will be future classics. You can update your signature scent with one of these top-rated perfumes for women if you feel it is time.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST PERFUMES FOR WOMEN
There are so many perfumes on the market, so it can be difficult to know which one to choose. To help you make a decision, we’ve separated perfumes into five styles.
- Floral: Feminine fragrance with a long list of flowers. This is a great choice for lovers of floral perfumes such as Marc Jacobs Daisy and Givenchy L’Interdit.
- Fresh: These perfumes are fresh and clean, with sparkling ‘aldehydic’ notes. They will appeal to fans of Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche or Bobbi Brown Beach.
- Fruity: Fresh, fruity scents that are ripe and delicious. Jo Malone London Blackberry is a favorite of you or the person you are buying it for. They’re likely to be a fan of fruity perfumes like Prada Candy or Bay.
- Technically, all perfumes are unisex. This style is defined by its spicy or clean scents and gender-neutral packaging. Le Labo Santal, CK One are two classics.
- Hot: Warming and spicy with patchouli and woods. A spicy perfume is likely to make Chanel Coco or YSL Black Opium lovers.
THE BEST PERFUMES PERFUMES FOR WOMEN
1. SERGE LUTENS EAU DE PARFUM LA FILLE DE BERLIN
Best floral perfume for women
This amber floral is all about classic roses, from the pink-colored juice to its floral top and heart notes. The natural scent is what you will notice about this perfume. This fragrance evokes childhood memories of picking rose petals from the garden to make a perfume. It is not a powdery, fluffy floral blend. This delicate, elegant scent is sure to be a hit with rose lovers.
2. DIPTYQUE EAU ROSE EAU DE TOILETTE
The best floral rose perfume for women
This floral scent is modern and bright. The addition of green accords gives the impression of a fresh cut rose and a garden in spring. It’s subtle and not too sweet because of its fruity notes. You may lose what you get in light, fresh notes. A spritz lasts only a few hours so this perfume feels perfect for day wear.
3. GUCCI FLORA GORGEOUS GARDENIA EAU DE PARFUM
The best fruity-floral fragrance for women
This is the scent for you if you are looking for a reliable and trustworthy fragrance. This white floral scent hinges on white gardenia flowers. It’s the pear bloom note that is most noticeable upon first spraying. Sweet brown sugar accords give the dry down a creamy sweetness. This is a pleasant scent that’s not particularly long-lasting but it’s joyfully simple and pleasant. This is the scent you can buy blindly for someone you care about, knowing they will be grateful.
4. YSL BLACK OPIUM EAU DE PARFUM
The best floral perfumes for women that last a long time
This floral gourmand fragrance is addictive thanks to its ingredients that include black coffee, warming vanilla and long-wearing patchouli. This fragrance has received over 13500 5-star reviews online, and it was the most searched for in 2020. What more could we possibly add? This is a rich, mysterious, and alluring juice. You’ll start to appreciate the subtle dry down of vanilla woods and woods. It makes it feel more winter-oriented.
5. VIKTOR & ROLF FLOWERBOMB EAU de PARFUM SPRAY
Warming floral perfumes for women
This amber floral bottle, which is still instantly recognisable ten years after its launch, captured the zeitgeist in the mid-noughties. First impressions are sweet and not too saccharine, but a little sweet. Given the name, the floral heart is elegant but actually quite subtle. The dry down is soothing, with a milky-like scent that lasts for hours.
6. DIOR MISS DIOR EAU DE PARFUM
The best floral perfume for women
Do not let the name ‘Miss’ fool you. It’s not a frothy teen perfume. In fact, it’s widely regarded as one of the greatest Dior perfumes. This floral scent is mysterious and sensual. It has been expertly blended to create a luxurious, elegant and ladylike fragrance. The mandarin is only a brief note and will soon be replaced by the intoxicating, soothing jasmine heart. This fragrance is very well-proportioned. You’ll be making an impression before you even step foot inside the room. This fragrance is great for bedtime and also works well in the summer heat.
7. TOM DAXON MAGNOLIA HIGHS EAU DE PARFUM
The best floral fragrance for women
Magnolia Heights is a beautiful and delicate perfume that celebrates magnolia trees. Although Magnolia Heights was launched in 2016, it has been loved by many floral enthusiasts. It has an elegant scent, a cheerful, uplifting fragrance, and a musky drydown.
8. GUCCI GUILTY IN HER INTENSE EAU de PARFUM
Best Amber floral perfume for women
Gucci Guilty for Her is an upgraded version of the original Gucci Guilty. As its name implies, the Intense edition smells just as sweet and floral, but deeper and richer. It has a long lasting power and can be lingering for hours. This is a popular scent so you won’t be the only one who uses it. However, it is well-respected and loved by many.
9. VERSACE DYLAN TURQUOISE EAU de TOILETTE
Women’s best ‘clean’ perfume
The bottle is a misty cerulean blue, hinting at the fresh, watery scent that lies beneath. It is reminiscent of exotic, crystal-clear waters. Citrus notes are a powerful way to stimulate the mind. Think about what happens when you unpeal an orange in crowded train carriages. It cuts through the room like knife. This is how the top notes work. The citrus and mandarin oranges cut through fog, instantly enlivening the senses. With an aqueous, youthful scent, the heart and base notes continue the olfactory journey to distant islands. Although it may not be the longest lasting fragrance, it is still very fresh and vibrant.
10. ESTEE LAUDER EAU FRAICHE SKINSCENT
The best escapist perfume for women
This tropical scent will bring the wanderlust spirit to your perfume collection, no matter what reason. Although it is lighter than most eau de parfums, this scent works well with its light and airy holiday vibe. Its warm tropical blend of vanilla, coconut, and amber will take you to warmer climes with a cocktail in hand and sand between your toes. This is summer in a bottle. It is so refreshing that you can spray it in colder climates. However, rules can be broken so don’t put it in a drawer for half a year and then go on a frantic Google search to see if perfume expires the next time you wear it. You do you.
11. JO LOVES POMELO A FRAGRANCE
The best fresh and zesty perfume for women
This is the kind of unusual, curious scent that comes from the company that makes the best scented candles in business. It is unisex and we have tried it. This bright and cheerful blend will delight citrus lovers. Some might find the intense top notes a bit overwhelming. It intensifies with leathery, rich notes that stay on the skin for hours after the initial citrus zing.
12. CLARINS EAU DYNAMISANTE TREATMENT FLAGRANCE
The best fresh, mood-boosting perfumes for women
This splash-on spray would be in the middle of classic perfume and aromatherapy. It was first launched in 1987 and has the unique ability of tingling, moisturizing, and perfume the skin with just one spritz. The zingy blend essential oils of lemon, patchouli and ginseng has a stimulating effect on the olfactory nervous system. Some may find it a little medicinal-smelling, green and herbal. The juice was uplifting and conjured up images of a forest-tucked health spa.
13. ARMANI ACQUA DI GIOIA EAU DE PARFUM
Freshest, crispest perfumes for women
Think of the fresh, clean and refreshing ocean scent. This floral aquatic scent conjures that feeling. This light and fresh fragrance features aqueous notes of lemon, crushed mint and dewy peny. It is followed by a warm, woody dry down. Its clean, fresh scent is what makes it so special. You will feel lighter on your feet if you spray it before leaving the home.
14. ISSEY MIYAKE L’EAU DE ISSEY EAU DE TOILETTE
The best fresh, timeless perfume for women
It is not surprising that a perfume with an array of aquatic accords was inspired from the freshness of water. The delicate initial impression is followed by a subtle trail of white flowers, and then a woody scent that lingers on your skin. This classic, clean perfume transcends time and seasons.
15. DIPTYQUE ILIO EAU DE TOILETTE
The best fresh scent for women on holiday
This fresh and delicious Diptyque Eau de Toilette is back in limited edition for the second consecutive year. It is inspired by the sun-soaked Mediterranean. We love the way it smells – it’s hazy, creamy and not too sweet. It’s a great way to get a summer vacation in the Med if you don’t have any last-minute plans. Do not miss the chance to grab it…
16. CAUDALIE THE DIES VIGNES FRESH FRAGRANCE
Fresh fragrances at an affordable price
Caudalie is a brand that we associate with excellent skincare products. However, they also offer a variety of fresh fragrances. The Des Vignes is our favorite, a sweet and juicy scent. You could imagine yourself sipping wine in a vineyard at sunset if you close your eyes. Glorious!