Top 70 Best Perfumes for Women in All Categories

For a lot of women, their perfume is a part of their identity. In France, women tend to stick to one perfume for their entire lives. But we don’t see that kind of loyalty to brands in other parts of the world. However, each perfume means something to each woman. Whether it’s flowery, fruity or sexy, each perfume tells us something. So, here is the list of some amazing perfumes for different occasions that I hope will help you find the one that’s perfect for you.

How To Choose The Right Perfume?

Ever wondered why the perfume that works so magically on your friend or neighbor, fails to work on you? Ever wondered why testing the same fragrance at a different time narrates a different story? If you nod yes, it’s time to equip yourself with a bit of a scent speak.

Perfumes are considered as an extension to your personality. So if you want to create an identity for yourself, you have to learn few basic terminologies and golden rules. Now through our short guide and you will understand what every whiff tries to tell you.

Perfumes we listed here are ranked based on the data collected from the internet, stores and forums. All of us are unique. A fragrance that works well for your friend, may not work that well for you. Once you read through this, you will be an expert in choosing a fragrance that works best for you. And please do make your own list of best perfumes and post them in the comments section.

Golden Rules To Come Up With Your Signature Perfume

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Learn the Perfume Language

Perfume / Parfum: Out of all 4, this has the highest percentage of perfume oil (about 15% to 30%). This is the exact reason why scents of this kind are more concentrated. So no wonder why a small bottle of perfume comes with a hefty price tag!

Eau de Parfum (EDP): When compared to perfumes, this has less percentage of essential oil (about 8% to 15%) but it has more than what Eau de Toilette (EDT) and Eau de Cologne has. So, its understood that this scent is bit lighter than perfumes but stronger than EDT and Cologne. These are less expensive than perfumes.

Eau de Toilette (EDT): 3 – 8% of essential oil mixed with alcohol results in Eau de Toilette. It spreads a mild odor. Thus, making it more subtle for business environments.

Eau de Cologne: As it contains only 2 to 5% of essential oil (with a blend of alcohol + water), it is said to be the weakest version of perfumes. These are suitable to be used as body sprays.

Identify The Scent Family You Are Most Connected With

1. Floral As the name indicates, this scent brings up the blossom of either one flower or different flowers. It is widely used in feminine fragrances. Examples of floral scents include Lavender, orange blossom, rose, violets, carnation etc…

2. Citrus/ Fresh/ Fruity It evokes a clean and fresh scent of orange, apricot, lime, grapefruit, fresh grass or peach. This scent will make you feel light and inspiring.

3. Woody These scents are earthy & musky. The kind of feel you get when you step into the forest is exactly what you get from woody fragrances. Perfumes coming under this category are sometimes mixed with citrus or spice. It evokes the scent of oakmoss, cedar, think pine and sandalwood.

4. Oriental Perfumes falling under this category evoke scents of spices like cinnamon, glove, incense resins, musk, vanilla and amber. These scents are irresistible, warm and sexy.

Go With The Season

Just as summer reminds of fresh cut grass, winter reminds of cinnamon; your scent should vary from season to season too. The reason is, some scents last longer in warmer months than they last in winter. It is wise to opt for heavier ones during winter & lighter ones during warm months.

Test The Fragrance On Your Skin

If you are shopping for a scent, never ever apply a perfume on scented body or if you have already used a lotion / moisturizer, (you can use unscented products though). Go bare with a blank canvas. Remember, smell of a fragrance sniffed from the bottle will never be the same when you wear it on your skin. It also differs from skin to skin. Fragrances smell differently based on few factors like body temperature, weather and your diet condition. No wonder why a fragrance that works so magically on your mate, fails to work on yourself.

What Is The Right Way To Test The Fragrances?
  • Spray or use a little on your wrist (inside).
  • Do not rub it. Let it be there for few seconds so that your skin absorbs the fragrance & react in its way.
  • Never sample too many fragrances at a single stretch because your nostrils are sure to get confused. So give a little smell break. Take a deep breath and sniff coffee beans or cuff before you sample the next one.

Top 10 Best Perfumes of All Time

1. Chance – Chanel

Every single fragrance from Chanel speaks for itself and Chance is no different. This is a very subtle, slightly sensual fragrance that is just perfect. It’s a must have for every young girl who dares to dream.

2. Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker

If you are looking for something that’s sexy yet classy, then this is the one for you. It’s an ensemble of various fragrances that just blend in with each other to give you the confidence to carry yourself throughout the day. Apple Martini, Nectarine, Bergamot, White Daffodil and Orchids and just a touch of Lavender make this a discrete fragrance that’s perfect for all of you looking for something that’s modern yet classic.

3. Hot Couture – Givenchy

Hot Couture, like its name is both glamorous and sophisticated. It’s an              elegant combination of Sweet Raspberry Nectar, Magnolia and Ambered Vetiver that is ideal for all those who want to supplement a passionate yet elegant look.

4. Alien by Thierry Mugler

The container of this perfume is shaped like some strange and mysterious thing in a deep purple color that complements the mystical fragrance. If you want a fragrance that captures the enigma that you want to keep up, then this is the one for you. With warm white amber in the base, woodsy notes in the heart, and sunny Indian jasmine in the top, this perfume is perfect for the woman wants to remain a mystery.

5. Hypnotic Poison – Dior

Launched in 1998, Hypnotic Poison is a fusion of Apricot, Plum, Coconut, Tuberose, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose, Brazilian Rosewood, Sandalwood, Almond, Vanilla and Musk. It has all the elements that make one fantastic fragrance that’s as dangerous as it’s name.

6. Insolence – Guerlain

This is a bold fragrance for young women. And also very different from the other fragrances by Guerlain. The fragrance is modern but also a little fruity sweet. It has diaphanous violets on top, which is followed by red-fruits cocktail and raspberry, rose and orange blossoms. If you are trying to make a statement, look no further.

7. Love by Chloé

Described by many as a very feminine and floral fragrance, many women swear by this one. This has been a classic favorite since 2010. It is a fusion of orange blossom, pink pepper, iris, lilac, wisteria, hyacinth, heliotrope, powdery musk, talc and rice. If you want a fragrance to embrace your feminity with every single day, get this.

8. La Vie est Belle by Lancome

This fragrance is natural and simple. Iris is the dominant ingredient in the perfume with orange blossoms and jasmine. This perfume is ideal for the woman who enjoys a scent that unfolds and gets better with time. It also smells very luxurious and rich.

9. Sexy Amber by Michael Kors

This is a perfume that is seductive yet subtle. Ideal for dates and hangouts with friends. The other fragrances in the same range include Sporty Citrus and Jasmine Glam.

10. Bombshell – Victoria’s Secret

Launched in September 2010, Bombshell is perfect for autumn. This fruity aromatic fragrance contains purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony and Vanilla orchid.

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I try to avoid anything by the kind of over hyped, talentless celebs, as if I’m sick of them being constantly forced in my face with their attention seeking schemes, then I don’t want to smell like their perfumes


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