The right perfume is a must-have on every woman’s vanity. But finding a fragrance that resonates with your personal taste and style can be challenging, not to mention time-consuming. After all, not only do you want a good quality perfume that lasts, but you really want to love the way it smells, and that perfect blend can take time to find. So, whether you’re on the hunt for your signature daily scent, or a fragrance that may hold the power to shape the course of your evening, look no further. Ranging from sweet and delicate, to deep and dark, here are the 12 best perfumes for women in 2023.
The 12 Best Perfumes for Women According to Fifth Avenue Girl
1. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Spray
Opening up the list of the best perfumes for women with the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. Probably the second best-selling Chanel fragrance of all time (after the No.5), Coco Mademoiselle has a seductive allure with a fresh and feminine fragrance. It has top notes of bergamot, Sicilian orange and grapefruit, and middle notes of pure rose and jasmine extract, with base notes of patchouli, Bourbon vanilla, white musk and Haitian vetiver. A perfect fragrance for a woman on the go – the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle will work equally well for office as it would for a night out.
2. Tom Ford Lost Cherry Eau De Parfum
The Tom Ford Lost Cherry may not be the cheapest perfume on this list, but you really get a lot of bang for your buck with this one because it’s just fabulous. Unleash your playful side with the full-bodied concoction of black cherry, liqueur and bitter almonds, with middle notes including Turkish rose and jasmine sambac, and a base of vanilla, cinnamon, and other woody scents. This makes for a super sweet and inviting scent, all captured inside a striking dark cherry-red bottle.
3. YSL Libre Eau De Parfum
One of my personal favorite perfumes for women is the YSL Libre. This perfume redefines the essence of boldness and femininity with its captivating floral notes, and I just love it for everyday wear. It has a fabulous blend of lavender essence sourced from France, intertwined with the alluring scent of Moroccan orange blossom. It has hints of musk accord and vanilla which results in a gorgeous sent that lasts all day. I also love its bottle with an edgy, asymmetric black lid, carved glass and the gold YSL logo.
4. Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette Spray
Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet has a floral composition that makes a perfect, fresh summer fragrance. It combines delicate notes of peony with invigorating Sicilian mandarin. Rose gives it that elegant and soft touch, with a velvety base of white musk. The bottle follows the iconic design of its predecessors, complete with the super cute silver ribbon.
5. Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum
Gucci Bloom comes in a vintage, porcelain powder-pink bottle with a scent that embodies a thriving garden bursting with gorgeous smelling flowers. This perfume intertwines the natural essence of tuberose absolute from India with natural jasmine absolute, and jasmine bud extract gives it that fresh petal scent. This unique fragrance also introduces a new note in perfumery, the Rangoon Creeper, discovered in South India. The Rangoon Creeper perfectly embodies the concept and name of the scent, as its flowers transition from white to pink and finally to red, emitting a subtle feminine floral aroma.
6. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette
Another great one for summer with its fresh lime and cedar scent, the Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue gives off that casual, bright, and breezy summer beach-day vibe. It has top notes of Sicilian lemon, apple, cedar and Bellflower, with middle notes of bamboo, jasmine and white rose and base notes of cedar, musk and amber. This is great for everyday wear and truly one of the best perfumes for women as it’s a best-seller, which says it all.
7. Jo Malone English Pear and Fresia
This one is probably the most popular fragrance from Jo Malone. Inspired by verses from the great romantic poet John Keats, Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia embodies the landscapes and seasons of England. It has complex nuances of perfectly-ripe pear and freesia combined with quince and wild climbing rose. It has a base of rhubarb, patchouli, amber, and white musk, creating a fresh and captivating fragrance.
8. Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club
Imagine being transported to a cozy jazz club with the soft hum of conversation in the background as a saxophone plays, and the enticing allure of cocktails and whisky. Well, that’s exactly where Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club will take you, with its ambery, woody notes, with middle notes of rum absolute, clary sage oil, java vetiver oil and base notes that include tobacco leaf absolute. This perfume is the perfect choice for an evening, and has the added bonus of smelling incredible on both men and women.
9. Valentino Donna Born in Roma Eau de Parfum
Valentino’s Donna Born in Roma fragrance is wildly popular right now, and for good reason. It has a gorgeous, sultry scent which is great for a night out but also for everyday. It exudes couture elegance with a fusion of three jasmine flowers and accords, harmoniously blended with vanilla bourbon, one of the priciest ingredients in modern perfumery! Top notes include black currant, pink pepper and bergamot, with a heart of jasmine and woody base notes alongside the vanilla bourbon. The design of the bottle embodies the iconic Valentino stud.
10. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum
This iconic perfume has been popular since it was released in 2012 and at this point, I’d consider it a classic. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle has floral and fruity notes of iris, orange blossom and a heart of jasmine, alongside notes of gorgeous fruity flavors like blackcurrant, pear and vanilla. This creates a lovely, sweet-smelling fragrance, perfect for both everyday wear and a night out. The bottle is also absolutely gorgeous, featuring a sleek, curved silhouette and a delicate, iridescent, ribbon detail to one side.
11. Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum
On the subject of gorgeous bottles, I absolutely love the black stiletto shaped bottle of the Carolina Herrera Good Girl! This perfume represents the good girl’s ‘bad’ side with a combination of roasted tonka bean and tuberose. It has contrasting floral notes of white sambac jasmine and tuberose, against tonka bean and cocoa. The deep, dark notes of this perfume make it great for winter but it’s equally perfect for those long summer evenings, where you lose track of time enjoying a glass (or ten) of bubbly among good company.
12. Kilian Love Don’t Be Shy
The rumour has it that Killian’s Love Don’t Be Shy is Rihanna’s go-to fragrance. Well, if this is true, then it’s safe to say, Rihanna knows a thing or two about the best perfumes for women! This addictively sweet perfume includes bergamot, honeysuckle, sugar, vanilla and caramel with floral and citrus notes. With those ingredients, it will have you smelling good enough to eat! Great for everyday wear, but equally suitable for a special occasion, the delectable Killian Love Don’t Be Shy will take your confidence to new heights.
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