The Best Women's Perfumes In The World
The best women's perfumes of all time
- Jimmy Choo Signature: Best Women's Fragrance Overall
- Tom Ford Black Orchid: Best Luxury Women's Fragrance
- Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense: Perfume for women at the best value for money
- Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium: Most popular fragrance for women
- Tom Ford Vanille Fatale: Best Gift Fragrance
- Diptych Eau Capitale: Best Classic Women's Fragrance
- Calvin Klein Euphoria: Best feminine fragrance according to men
- Vera Wang Princess: the highest rated women's fragrance
- Carine Roitfeld George: The most sensual fragrance for women
- Michel Germain Sexual: the sexiest feminine fragrance
- Montblanc Femme Individuelle: confidence-boosting fragrance
- Kenneth Cole White for Her: Best Perfume for Young Women
- Chanel n°5: Best perfume for women over 50
- Hugo Boss Orange: Best Women's Scent for Work
- Kenneth Cole Black for Her: Best Evening Fragrance for Women
- Calvin Klein CK One: Best Women's Scent for Summer
- Philosophy Fresh Cream: Best Women's Scent for Fall
- Tom Ford Velvet Orchid: Best Women's Scent for Winter
- Oribe Côte d'Azur: Best Women's Perfume for Spring
- Juliette Has a Gun: Best Light Fragrance for Women
- Christian Louboutin Trouble In Heaven: The most sophisticated feminine fragrance
- Michael Kors Rose Radiant Gold: Best Cheap Women's Perfume
- Jo Loves White Rose & Lemon Leaves: Best Women's Floral Scent
- Byredo Bal d'Afrique: Best Earthy Feminine Scent
- L'Occitane Refreshing Verbena: Best Female Citrus Scent
- Jimmy Choo L'eau: Best Fruity Perfume for Women
- Jimmy Choo Blossom: Best Musky Feminine Fragrance
- Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut: Best Women's Woody Scent
- Glossier You: Best Minimalist Perfume for Women
- Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin: Best Women's Perfume Ever
- Clive Christian No1 Feminine: The most expensive female perfume
- Frequently Asked Questions About Women's Perfume
As a woman, the best perfume is all it takes to complete your look and decide the mood or the occasion.
Subtle and understated or bold and fearless , there are no limits when it comes to delighting the senses with alluring scents.
And few gifts for women, whether for yourself or a loved one, have the magic of evoking memories the way perfume strikes a chord.
Narrow down the options from sweet and fruity to earthy and musky with our 2021-2022 guide to the best scents for her.
Buy in a hurry? Here are the top five perfumes for women right now:
- Signature Jimmy Choo
- Tom Ford's Black Orchid
- Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense
- Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
- Chanel No. 5
We chose Jimmy Choo Signature as the best fragrance for women and Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense as the best fragrance for women.
Jimmy Choo Signature: Best Women's Fragrance Overall
Tiger Orchid and Toffee Toffee conjure up a powerful and seductive scent with just the click of a finger. Jimmy Choo Signature is charming and vivacious, evoking romance and seduction with heady, gourmand green top notes. An energetic boost with wonderfully juicy appeal, it's sexy and mystical with a unique bouquet. A spritz will lift it from the body to reveal a nectar of Italian sweet orange and pear contrasting with underlying notes of Indonesian patchouli.
Smells like: Biting into a chic, sultry exotic pear.buy now
Tom Ford Black Orchid: Best Luxury Women's Fragrance
Step back into the world of old Hollywood drama with velvet curtains and a hint of matte lipstick. Black truffle, bergamot and its namesake black orchid confidently take center stage in this fragrance from Tom Ford, with an eye-catching Art-Deco-inspired bottle. The dark, oriental notes of Black Orchid are the forbidden fruit of the perfume world: plum, patchouli and vanilla smell good to eat. The fusion of dark chocolate and drops of amber, incense and balsam complete this fragrance, in a beautiful unisex bottle that lasts forever on the skin.
Smells like : A bewitching chocolate flambé dessert on a carpet of exotic flowers.buy now
Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense: Perfume for women at the best value for money
Sleek, sophisticated and glamorous: Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense envelops its wearer in a magnetic, decadent blend of woody oud and soft velvety rose. Dipped in praline, it is toasted with smoked oud wood and spiced up with a hint of clove. The underlying femininity comes from a rich floral depth that is soft yet fresh, powerful, pleasant and simple.
Smells like: A dark Arabian rose.buy now
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium: Most popular fragrance for women
Black Opium's adrenaline-rich coffee blended with sweet vanilla, orange blossom and jasmine will wake you up faster than any espresso. A firm favourite, it's sexy, feminine and edgy, with a pinch of wide-eyed, awake notes gently complemented by sweet sweetness. Its sweetness makes this scent almost edible, with depth, warmth and longevity adding to its winning combination. Black Opium is well-blended and intoxicating with floral undertones that linger on skin hours after the last spray.
Smells like: Espresso Martini with a pinch of sugar.buy now
Do you prefer fruitiness to coffee scents? Calvin Klein Obsession is another top-selling choice, filled with passionate and powerful warm and fruity notes like mandarin orange, bergamot and vanilla. Intense and oriental, it's another great choice that's well-known for a reason.
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Tom Ford Vanille Fatale: Best Gift Fragrance
Tom Ford's Vanille Fatale is a force of nature in a bottle that's beautiful inside and out. It's balsamic and sweet, stirring in a dollop of spicy vanilla, saffron and fresh coriander extract. Take a deep breath of earthy Africa with deeper notes of Madagascar vanilla and roasted barley. A subtle hint of mahogany lingers for hours, merging for a wonderful burst of timeless glamour.
Smells like : The perfect storm of maturity, elegance and seduction.buy now
Diptych Diptique Eau Capitale: Best Classic Women's Fragrance
Imagine this: you stroll through the streets of Paris, admiring iconic Art Nouveau buildings surrounded by a cloud of soft pink and comforting patchouli. Diptyque Eau Capitale is exactly that: a genderless floral fragrance, youthful and slightly sweet without being overly delicate. Its luminosity brings out the blue sky even on the cloudiest days, with a powerful blend of bergamot, pink berries, rose, ylang-ylang and cinnamon.
Smells like: The refined Frenchwoman who leaves behind an airy scent of rose.buy now
Calvin Klein Euphoria: Best feminine fragrance according to men
A double take goes with Calvin Klein Euphoria. Woody and warm, it invites in a way that commands attention and inspires confidence. The luscious fruit notes are glamorous and sexy, fusing exotic fruits and alluring florals with notes of pomegranate, luscious persimmon, amber, dark violet and mahogany wood. It's impossible to go unnoticed wearing Euphoria, with a beauty and quality that almost seems to encourage intimacy.
Smells like: Your secret weapon for an alluring first impression. buy now
Vera Wang Princess: the highest rated women's fragrance
Apricot, mandarin, water lily, dark chocolate and tuberose make Princess by Vera Wang a real pleasure to eat. This must-have scent embraces its wearer with a sweet sweet fruitiness that manages to be sweet and sophisticated all at once. The name "Princess" may emphasize the comforting and delicate notes of this perfume, but it promises a darker and more complex scent that makes it stand out from the crowd.
Smells like: Your favorite fruity-sweet scent from the past, modernized and sassy.buy now
Carine Roitfeld George: The most sensual fragrance for women
Inspired by a fictional London lover, Carine Roitfeld's George is an aromatic, earthy and woody stranger you've been dying to get to know. It was designed to draw inspiration from both London and Paris, combining vintage leather with smoky galbanum and tobacco. Its spicy, green top notes of violet leaf absolute and cannabis may suggest intention, but the base notes of oakmoss will keep you guessing. It's a genderless scent that exudes an austere and intriguing classic mood with a hint of florals as you pass.
Smells like: A combination between the Sex Pistols and The Royal Family.buy now
Michel Germain Sexual: the sexiest feminine fragrance
Sexual sparkles with desire, promising a world of French sophistication, romance and mystery. It's made up of warm, oriental, spicy and feminine layers just waiting to be stripped down with a deep base of frankincense, myrrh and sandalwood. Unboxing these layers reveals a smokier, darker side to Michel Germain Sexual. Cinnamon and vanilla lighten the mood while underlying notes of wild berries and passionflower add an innocent sweetness. Honeysuckle and freesia complete the bouquet, contrasted by a creamy undertone.
Smells like: A candied and spicy floriental bomb.buy now
Montblanc Femme Individuelle: confidence-boosting fragrance
Class and sophistication combine in this feminine oriental fragrance. Montblanc Femme Individuelle is the bottle snatched from the dressing table with confidence, for the busy woman who wants a new signature scent. It's elegant and warm, with an injection of bright pink pepper and sour cassis to add a pop of color and heart notes of lotus flower, hawthorn and rose reminiscent of a bed of petals. With a base of patchouli, amber, musk and vanilla, it's a fragrance with confidence that eliminates the need to question.
Smells like: A woman not to be interrogated.buy now
Kenneth Cole White for Her: Best Perfume for Young Women
The first sunburn through the curtains; freshly laundered white sheets; Kenneth Cole White for her. Its light floral scent is pretty and sweet and is as wearable as it is unique. Clean and comforting, with notes of plum, tangerine, freesia, orchid, lily of the valley, iris and amber, it's the definition of a Sunday morning scent. Flowers and fruits merge with flax and a hint of vanilla musk. Versatile and gentle on the skin, it's a favorite scent for the woman who wants something different from super sweet or sugary scents.
Smells like: Tanned skin on cool sheets during golden hour.buy now
Chanel n°5: Best perfume for women over 50
“Un parfum de femme, avec la parfum de une femme” is what Chanel herself called this iconic fragrance that lingers on with ever-changing subtlety. There are few fragrances as classic as Chanel No. 5: a longtime favorite that promises a mysterious yet familiar scent that exudes the very essence of femininity. This legendary scent is a cult icon and offers a refined, elegant bouquet that gently invites with an underlying, steely power. Take a deep breath of its jasmine, rose, sandalwood and vanilla.
Smells like: Asserted, opulent, mature and revered.buy now
Monday mornings are shaken with excitement when paired with the incredibly light citrus scent of Hugo Boss Orange. A burst of freshness elevates the vibrancy of a daily routine with an invigorating spritz of crisp apple and bergamot. Its modern fragrance is the urban woman, natural, feminine, full of enthusiasm and energy. Base notes of sandalwood, olive wood and creamy vanilla accompany a brisk walk to the office. It is a passionate fragrance that showcases a strong personality and is the best tonic from Monday to Friday.
Smells like: An unforgettable part of your weekday beauty routine.buy now
Kenneth Cole Black for Her: Best Evening Fragrance for Women
Bright city lights and loud, gossipy conversations walk alongside Kenneth Cole Black for Her. The intense and captivating sibling of White for Her, it's an exotic scent that pairs best with sparkling cocktail glasses and a smudge of lipstick. Its slightly masculine, yet sexy and fresh scent is strong, refined and complex with notes of flowers, jasmine and sambac. Wear it with confidence at night, bringing out unexpected features with a spritz or two.
Smells like: Unique and intriguing with a lot of mystery.buy now
Calvin Klein CK One: Best Women's Scent for Summer
The ghost of summer past pops up every time you pack and forget to include Calvin Klein CK One. Accompanied by sunglasses and a bikini, it's a vacation must-have that promises to take you back in the footsteps of sand and sea salt on tanned skin. Clean and contemporary, its top notes of pineapple, mandarin orange, papaya, bergamot, cardamom and lemon remind you of sunny days at the beach and warm evenings wandering around for dinner. CK One is a versatile scent that perfectly complements destinations around the world.
Smells like: Feeling the sun on your face while sipping cocktails.buy now
Philosophy Fresh Cream: Best Women's Scent for Fall
The comforting and cozy nature of Philosophy Fresh Cream acts as the perfect antidote to chilly evenings and lack of diapers. Its sweet, floral and musky notes are a warm knit sweater, soft and promising against the cool winds outside. Captivating and deliciously sensual notes of creamy vanilla, sweet macadamia and spun sugar battle for attention as the leaves of the trees turn golden. It warms from the inside with a reassuring depth.
Smells like: Cozy knits and whipped cream mixed with warm vanilla.buy now
Tom Ford Velvet Orchid: Best Women's Scent for Winter
Evoke carnal grandeur with Tom Ford Velvet Orchid's breathtaking combination of Italian bergamot, rum and honey. Similar to the cozy feeling of throwing on your warmest coat, it's an easy first choice when winter comes pounding the walls with frosty fingers. An oriental floral scent, it promises a unique character and essence with warm notes of Peru balsam, sandalwood, suede and vanilla. Delve into the boldest roots of femininity as spicy notes make a statement with a hint of earth.
Smells like: Sensual, unctuous, creamy and alluring all at once.buy now
Oribe Côte d'Azur: Best Women's Perfume for Spring
Oribe's sunny blend of Calabrian bergamot, white butterfly jasmine and warm sandalwood come together in a signature scent that is both romantic and delicate. It embodies the luxurious coastline with citrus, woody, aromatic and floral notes in a single bottle. Pick it up to bring back memories of the previous spring, with notes that will remind you of tree blossoms, dreamy blue skies, and a cool, sunny start to the day. Wear Oribe Côte d'Azur on Sunday mornings when you go to the farmer's market.
Smells like: The first sunburn.buy now
Juliette Has a Gun: Best Light Fragrance for Women
Juliette Has a Gun is a provocative yet effortless fragrance that refutes the laws of traditional perfume in the best way. It ticks the box on undecided days; a fragrance that you cannot put your finger on but that you will run to with a new kind of elegance.
This famous fragrance is minimalist and features a unique note, called catalo, which is generally used in perfumery as a base note. Its ease and versatility make it an excellent choice for women who have hundreds of scents and those who only have one or two, but especially for those who appreciate discretion rather than strong and bold scents.
Smells like: If whispering softly was a perfume.buy now
Christian Louboutin Trouble In Heaven: The most sophisticated feminine fragrance
Christian Louboutin Trouble In Heaven lights a fire in the air with an intoxicating mix of mystery and sexy. It's a fragrance with a personality that keeps you going, changing your mood over time. Suited for those who love the good stuff, it uses its notes of bergamot, cascalone, amber, patchouli, tonka absolute and labdanum to provoke those who get too close. It is a fragrance that encourages its wearers to express themselves, with a distinct scent that is powerful, compelling and seductive.
Smells like: The best first date perfume.buy now
Michael Kors Rose Radiant Gold: Best Cheap Women's Perfume
A hypnotic sensuality takes over with the simple aroma of Michael Kors Rose Radiant Gold in the air. Attractive and versatile, it is textured, romantic and versatile enough to be worn on almost any occasion. With soft-touch musks and a floral, spicy burst, it floats in the air with notes of gardenia, jasmine and magnolia. This fresh scent highlights the warmer seasons best, with a charming femininity that lasts for hours on the skin. The simplicity of the notes creates a perfect harmony for day or night.
Smells like: A chic garden party with a glass of champagne.buy now
Jo Loves White Rose & Lemon Leaves: Best Women's Floral Scent
A delicate rose in the palm of your hand, Jo Loves White Rose & Lemon Leaves blooms on the skin like nothing else. A beautifully feminine choice, it enlivens the senses with strong notes of rose and fresh, clean lemon leaf. It soothes the soul with airy notes that will have you immediately rummaging through your wardrobe for a light summer dress. He is young, innocent and delicate and will almost certainly seduce you.
Smells like: A summer day in full bloom.buy now
Byredo Bal d'Afrique: Best Earthy Feminine Scent
Feel the dry, spicy heat of the African savannah on your skin with a light spray of Byredo Bal d'Afrique. Inspired by 1920s Paris and the cultures, art, music and dance of Africa, it's an unusual combination that's warm and romantic. With an intoxicating range of notes including neroli, African marigold and Moroccan cedarwood, it is one of a kind and vibrant, leaving a trail on its way with soft woodiness and comforting earth. It is subtly feminine with uplifting vigor.
Smells like: An exotic and spellbinding ballroom dance.buy now
L'Occitane Refreshing Verbena: Best Female Citrus Scent
"Vigorous" and "refreshing" go hand in hand with a crisp and accessible zest. L'Occitane Refreshing Verbena is a beautifully energetic dream that makes you feel instantly cleansed. It's green and grassy with a hint of sweetness, earthy and soothing and eschews any bitter notes in favor of a cool summer that's luxuriously delicious. Lemon lovers will adore this exquisite scent.
Smells like: The perfect after-shower pick-me-up.buy now
Jimmy Choo L'eau: Best Fruity Perfume for Women
Jimmy Choo Water brings out the fun parts of life effortlessly with a fresh, floral and almost thirst-quenching fruity scent. It is radiant and feminine, like a gentle caress on the skin, ideal for the free-spirited woman with top notes of bergamot and hibiscus flower. Musk and cedarwood add seductive depth while staying youthful with poppy flowers bursting with flavor and an almost tropical finish.
Smells like: A fizzy fruit smoothie.buy now
Jimmy Choo Blossom: Best Musky Feminine Fragrance
Sensual and sweet, Jimmy Choo Blossom is the bottled version of anticipation before a night out. It is powerful, uplifting and delicious with a delicate sweet pea heart. Its powerful start on red fruits mingles with an invisible layer of confidence and energy. Its base note of musk shines through with light, rosy and woody notes. Long-lasting, it leaves a fruity, fresh scent on skin for hours, making it ideal for long nights or summer barbecues.
Smells like: A vacation romance.buy now
Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut: Best Women's Woody Scent
Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut is a getaway through the woods, a light breeze in your hair and a hint of sunshine on your skin. It's an immediate scent of garden moss, oak furniture and green hazelnuts just picked from the tree. Spray it for a long-lasting outdoor taste, with crisp woodiness and hints of tropical elemi and vetiver. Although not a traditionally feminine scent, it is refreshing, sweet and warm.
Smells like: An enchanted walk through the forest.buy now
Glossier You: Best Minimalist Perfume for Women
It doesn't do Glossier You justice to say that most of the time it smells just like you but better. The ultimate personal scent, it's particularly hard to describe due to its ability to change with each person. Its unusual combination of warm and creamy base notes reflects differently on each person, producing a truly one-of-a-kind fragrance. The result: a light and natural fragrance, neither flowery nor overpowering. It's subtle and fresh thanks to its top notes of earthy green orris root and spicy, bubbly pink peppercorn.
Smells like: The personal scent you've been looking for for years.buy now
Are you leaning more towards a minty but subtle scent? Diptyque Minthé is a step into a minty world of beautiful sweetness: a fresh and floral energy explosion with notes of geranium and a balanced and woody base of patchouli. We'll call it another favorite minimalist scent.
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Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin: Best Women's Perfume Ever
Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin is a chilled lemonade drink in a bottle: an old favorite with fresh citrus, aromatic and spicy notes. Slightly torn basil leaves produce a burst of vibrant green while a zesty hint of mandarin orange floods its wearer with uncompromising freshness. Cool and sophisticated, it is best suited for hot summer days. It ends with a heavy dose of lime; crisp, fresh and clean with the perfect structure that will keep your skin hydrated.
Smells like: A vacation by the Caribbean Sea.buy now
Clive Christian No1 Feminine: The most expensive female perfume
Stroll through Aphrodite's garden and take a deep breath of pineapple, apricot, bergamot and cardamom. Clive Christian No1 Feminine is the jungle of dreams with tall grass and palm trees, filled with rare and precious flowers, rich and soft, powdery and woody at the same time. It is aromatic and sweet; a multicolored outdoor adventure with fine nuance and complexity and an exotic touch of acidity.
Smells like: A unique treat that will leave you smiling to yourself.buy now
Frequently Asked Questions About Women's Perfume
What is the most popular female perfume?
No matter how much time passes, the most popular women's fragrance remains Chanel No. 5, a classic and distinct scent filled with jasmine, rose, sandalwood and vanilla.
What is the number 1 best-selling perfume?
The number 1 selling perfume is Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium, a fragrance loved for its sweet notes of vanilla and coffee.
What are the 10 best perfumes for women?
The top 10 fragrances for women are:
1. Signature Jimmy Choo
2. Black Orchid by Tom Ford
3. Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense
4. Calvin Klein Euphorie
5. Diptyque Eau Capitale
6. Montblanc Femme Individuelle
7. Vera Wang princess
8. Tom Ford Velvet Orchid
9. Clive Christian No1 Feminine
10. Jo Malone Lime Basil & Tangerine
What is the best perfume in the world?
The most fragrant perfume in the world is Vera Wang Princess, an oriental-floral fragrance composed of exotic guava, tiare flower, tuberose and a hint of dark chocolate.
What is the best perfume of all time?
The most fragrant women's fragrance of all time is Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin. This aromatic citrus scent is sophisticated and luxurious with notes of mandarin orange, lime and white thyme.
What is the best perfume for 2021-2022?
The best overall fragrance for 2021-2022 is Jimmy Choo Signature, a fruity, spicy and sweet fragrance with pear, Italian sweet orange and Indonesian patchouli.
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