These iconic scents will earn their spots in your collection.
Finding your signature scent is a strenuous process.
Fragrances are like footprints, where each one smells distinctive on the wearer.
A good call is to pick one famously loved by many generations.
What You'll Learn...
- 1 Best perfumes for women
- 1.1 Best Spicy: Penhaligon’s Bewitching Yasmine Eau de Parfum
- 1.2 Best Beachy: Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk Eau de Toilette
- 1.3 Best Woody: Maison Margiela Replica By the Fireplace Eau de Parfum
- 1.4 Best Floral: Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum
- 1.5 Best Floral, Runner-Up: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Féminin Pluriel Eau de Parfum
- 1.6 Best Long-Lasting: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae
- 1.7 Best Affordable: Lancôme Idôle Eau de Parfum
- 1.8 Best Classic: Tocca Florence Eau de Parfum
- 1.9 Best Youthful: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
- 1.10 Best Fancy: Chanel No. 5 L’Eau Spray
- 1.11 Best Luxury: Tom Ford Lost Cherry Eau de Parfum
- 1.12 Best Luxury, Runner-Up: Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum
- 1.13 Best Splurge: Christian Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum
- 1.14 Best Originality: Giorgio Armani Sí
- 1.15 Best Fall Perfume: Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum
- 1.16 Best Modern Classic: Byredo Mojave Ghost Eau de Parfum
- 1.17 Best Powdery: Chloé Eau de Parfum
- 1.18 Best Powdery, Runner-Up: Kai Eau de Parfum
- 1.19 Best Off-Kilter: Miu Miu Eau De Parfum
Best perfumes for women
These 19 perfumes have forever earned a spot in our vanities.
Best Spicy: Penhaligon’s Bewitching Yasmine Eau de Parfum
Try the intriguing creamy, spicy Penhaligon’s Bewitching Yasmine Eau de Parfum.
It’s infused with jasmine, incest, and oud.
This magical wonder is perfect for a night out.
Best Beachy: Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk Eau de Toilette
If you need a mental escape? Stroll through your favorite shore and watch the waves sway back and forth.
Maison Margiela understands the evocative power of scents – indeed, as part of its Replica collection, the brand utilizes familiar and nostalgic notes of coconut, musk, and crystal-clear spray to recreate memories through olfactory means.
The Beach Walk offers a fragrance that transports you to the first day of summer after a cold winter, reimagining a fresh afternoon walk with notes of bergamot, pink pepper, lemon, Ylang ylang, transluzone, heliotrope, coconut milk, musk, cedar wood, and benzoin.
Best Woody: Maison Margiela Replica By the Fireplace Eau de Parfum
The earthy fragrance is perfect for the cold months.
It flickers between the fresh first notes of pink pepper and orange blossom; and the sweet middle notes of chestnut, guaiac wood, and juniper.
Not to mention, base notes are vanilla, Peru balsam, and cashmeran.
Best Floral: Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum
A Carolina Herrera scent is defined by its unforgettable sensuality.
With a high concentration of natural ingredients, the sultry Good Girl Eau de Parfum leads with the familiar richness of jasmine and eventually envelops the senses thanks to a sweet hint of coffee and cocoa – something we think casts a spell over you as it becomes one with the skin.
This seductive scent is perfect for date night.
Best Floral, Runner-Up: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Féminin Pluriel Eau de Parfum
The uplifting nature of a bouquet in a bottle meets the sensuality of vetiver and patchouli to create this exuberant scent.
In this era of uncertainty, surrounding yourself with the soft, delicate floral scent has never felt so comforting.
As a master perfumer, Maison Francis Kurkdjian allows you to do just that with this perfume. It has flowery notes of iris, violet, rose, jasmine, lily, and orange blossom. Also, it has traces of vetiver and patchouli.
Best Long-Lasting: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae
Kick-start your day with fresh notes of the lemon, mandarin, and vanilla.
Awaken the senses with the fresh, sensual scent of Aqua Vitae from Maison Francis Kurkdjian.
A rich scent shower with woody, ambery and aromatic nuances allow notes of lemon from Calabria, mandarin from Sicily, edione, Guaiac wood, Vanilla infusion, Tonka beans from Brazil.
Paraben free. Made in France. This sparkling scent will fragrance the skin every day.
Best Affordable: Lancôme Idôle Eau de Parfum
A gentle shake will ready the formula for a generous spritz.
Seamlessly blending the needs of your senses with one lustrous, light fragrance.
Lancome presents the Idole Eau de Parfum. The delicate scent fuses spicy pink peppercorn and zesty bergamot and pear splashes.
Best Classic: Tocca Florence Eau de Parfum
True to its classic and sophisticated essence, Tocca Florence Eau de Parfum turns to the new classic harmonic trio of bergamot, pear, and gardenia to create an uplifting scent.
The essence of modern romance, this decadent scent unfolds like a flora and fauna bouquet of the world’s most exquisite fruits with uplifting sweetness.
Best Youthful: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
A youthful yet elegant Mademoiselle fragrance.
A fluid, truly exquisite blend of Turkish rose, orange, and patchouli delicately soaks into the skin, leaving it instantly fresh and silky smooth—the ideal way to revive the trail of this oriental-fresh fragrance.
Best Fancy: Chanel No. 5 L’Eau Spray
Sophisticated and timeless, the legendary Chanel N°5 is enriched with a May rose and jasmine active ingredient while layered with aldehydes.
It’s an airy fragrance, a sensual and delicate trail that perfectly complements the notes of No 5.
Best Luxury: Tom Ford Lost Cherry Eau de Parfum
Make this luxuriant scent the first thing people inhale when they walk next to you.
Tom Ford’s fragrances are revered for turning classic scents on their head, layering unique and unexpected ingredients for a rush of olfactory indulgence.
Lost Cherry is a case in point: a traditional pairing of cherry liqueur and bitter almond is spiked with Turkish rose and jasmine sambac, while Peru balsam, tonka, and wood notes of vetiver, cedar, and sandalwood deliver an air of sensual mystery.
Best Luxury, Runner-Up: Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum
An olfactory ode to yin and yang. With its line of fragrances proving to be ever-popular, olfactory expert Tom Ford introduces a collection of perfumes.
The Soleil Blanc balances depth and freshness, somehow marrying softness, and strength through the light of bergamot, and pistachio, contrasted by tropical fruit, coco de mer paying homage to the haziest days of summer.
Best Splurge: Christian Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum
The beautifully illustrated case is perfect for your perfume collection.
Dior’s Miss Dior perfume offers a delicate way to take your favorite fragrance with you wherever you go, housed in a compact case that seamlessly slips into your handbag with ease.
It writes an olfactory love letter to the many facets – from earthy patchouli and fresh lily from the valley to zesty mandarin and juicy blood orange – with a scent reminiscent of a fragrant garden on a spring’s day.
This iconic scent is equally romantic and captivating.
Dior has released a collection of refillable bottles.
Best Originality: Giorgio Armani Sí
Add a floral spritz to your scent range with this delectable Mediterranean-inspired number to your collection.
Armani introduces Si, the light, fresh, yet opulent blend of black currant and freesia accord that is intensified with May rose, while sunny warmth comes courtesy of musk and a hint of vanilla.
This way, the delicate perfume marries a fresh elegance and gentle sensuality.
Best Fall Perfume: Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum
Undertones of elegant white flower mingle with potent black coffee and rich vanilla, draping skin with an addictively sweet facet.
This number perfumes the skin with a veil of black coffee, vanilla, and white flower notes of seductive Black Opium.
Best Modern Classic: Byredo Mojave Ghost Eau de Parfum
Elevate your morning ritual with this luxurious Byredo Mojave Desert – inspired Eau de Parfum.
The luxuriously soft and silky Mojave Ghost Eau de Parfum from Byredo cleanses skin and envelops it in a woody fragrance.
Patchouli and papyrus are blended to bring smokiness, tobacco leaves and moss add depth and complexity, and incense and rosewood bring an elegant, ambery sillage – the perfect complement to your everyday ensembles.
Best Powdery: Chloé Eau de Parfum
Keep the beautiful glass bottle on your vanity and this refill as a backup, so you’ll never run out.
The eponymous Chloe Eau de Parfum is one of Chloe’s most emblematic perfume collections.
It’s a lightly breezy yet subtly sweet Eau de Parfum – it makes a welcome addition, carefully composed to keep you lusciously scented throughout the day.
The fragrance refill combines woody cedarwood and honey with notes of earthy rose and peony, providing a heady sensory escape – just one spritz will find you transported to slow-paced, sun-kissed locales.
Best Powdery, Runner-Up: Kai Eau de Parfum
As you stroll softly in the wind, this airy aroma will leave a beguiling scent behind you.
Warm and seductive, Kai Eau de Parfum is composed of a beautiful blend of gardenia. The tropical accord with mysterious touches of clean freshness.
Magically intoxicating, this embraces your soul and delivers it to a faraway Mediterranean island, where the winds from the south carry the scents of flowers and spices.
Allow this magical scent to adorn you everywhere you go.
Best Off-Kilter: Miu Miu Eau De Parfum
Miu Miu’s perfumes maintain the brand’s philosophy to ‘promote creative freedom and invoke unique horizons.’
The fresh, feminine Eau de Parfum blooms with lily from the valley above, a subtle whisper of kitschy girliness.
Whatever scent speaks to you it’s your call. Our favorite is the classy Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum thanks to its youthful charm. The second scent on our vanity is the chic Christian Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum, thanks to its refined scent