The 25 Best Women's Perfumes No Matter the Season
With dozens of new releases every year, there is surely a scent on the market to suit every woman you know. But how do you whittle it down? Between the perennial classics, the fresh new hits, and the timeless spritzes that just don't get enough attention, we could spend hours talking about our favorite perfumes for women.
In the interest of helping you on your search (whether for yourself or for a loved one) we rounded up some of the best fragrances on the market today, with a few of our very personal favorites included. Whether what you are looking for is flirty and fruity, musky and sensual, or an irreverent floral, these women's fragrances are the best money can buy.
Orange Blossom Cologne
SHOP NOW: Jo Malone Londonsephora.com, $70.00
A fresh floral blend of clementine flower, white lilac, and Orriswood, blended with orange blossom and water lily. Delicate and divine, you'll come back to it time and time again.
SHOP NOW: Tom Ford, sephora.com, $240.00
"Imagine a beautiful woman in a long silk evening gown standing in front of a marble fireplace, a glass of champagne in her hand. Santal Blush is what she smells like—warm and earthy (that's the sandalwood), a little bit spicy (notes of cinnamon bark oil) with a sultry sense of luxury that you can't quite put your finger on, and can't quite resist."— Lauren Hubbard, Contributor
For Her Eau de Parfum
SHOP NOW: Narciso Rodriguez, sephora.com, $98.00
The ultimate sumptuous spritz, the soft florals, and powdered musk wear down to reveal subtle notes of rose petals, iris, and amber. It's. femininity in a bottle.
SHOP NOW: cultusartem.com, $565.00
A sharp citrus scent with a soft waft of warming sandalwood. Think of the blend of orange blossom, neroli, petitgrain, Indian jasmine sambac, oakmoss, and sandalwood as a break in the heat of a scorching summer day.
Philosykos Eau de Parfum
SHOP NOW: diptyqueparis.com, $175.00
A fragrance classic, Philosykos evokes the warmth of a summer day and the breeze off the Aegean with verdant figs and a milky, woody quality. Think of it as an everyday all-rounder.
Chloé Eau de Parfum
SHOP NOW: Chloé, sephora.com, $32.00
“I’ve been wearing Chloé’s Eau de Parfum since I was 16, and it’s remained my tried and true favorite through the years. It combines the floral notes like rose, peony, and freesia with cedarwood and amber for a perfectly feminine and classic scent.”— Maggie Maloney, Associate Digital Editor
Un Jardin sur le Nil Eau de Toilette
SHOP NOW: Hermes, sephora.com, $100.00
A super fresh and light scent thanks to green mango, lotus, calamus, and sycamore wood, it's a grassy floral with a hint of tang. One whiff and you feel the heat of the Egyptian sun on the Nile.
L'Eau D'Hiver Eau De Parfum
SHOP NOW: Frédéric Malle, barneys.com, $180.00
Like a cashmere sweater on a cold winter day, this comforting blend of bergamot, iris, honey, heliotrope, and white musk is equal parts luxurious and subtle.
Light Blue Eau de Toilette
SHOP NOW: Dolce & Gabbana, sephora.com, $29.00
A fresh citrus classic. Between the Sicilian cedar, the crisp hints of green apple, and lightly floral bluebell notes, this smells like endless summer in the sun.
Jersey Les Exclusifs De Chanel Eau de Parfum
SHOP NOW: chanel.com, $350.00
One of the most sophisticated renditions of lavender, with a sensual touch thanks to the vanilla. The feminine rendition of a traditionally masculine note, it's a timeless triumph.
SHOP NOW: D.S. & Durga, barneys.com, $175.00
"NYC-based DS & Durga pride themselves on unconventional scents that evoke a sense of place and time. To me, the rich notes of bergamot, fig, coconut milk, tonka, and moss come together to evoke a sense a late summer garden party that brightens my day no matter what season it is."— Lauren Hubbard, Contributor
Joy by Jean Patou
SHOP NOW: nordstrom.com, $190.00
The jasmine-laced spritz was once worn by the likes of Jackie Kennedy—cementing it in the fragrance hall of fame.
'Love In White' Fragrance
SHOP NOW: Creed, nordstrom.com, $380.00
A truly unique floral that stands in a class of its own. With zesty orange top note to balance middle notes of iris, daffodil, magnolia, Bulgarian rose, and Tonkin rice, with vanilla, ambergris, and sandalwood base, there's a soft sexiness to its wear.
SHOP NOW: ex-nihilo-paris.com, €350.00
This scent is a little bit masculine, in the best way possible. Think cedarwood, pink pepper, oak, and gaiac all blended together for a vibrant fragrance that evokes a man that is just the right amount of trouble.
Peony & Blush Suede Cologne
SHOP NOW: Jo Malone London, nordstrom.com, $119.00
“Given my preference for floral fragrances, it’s no surprise that I love Jo Malone’s Peony & Blush Suede Cologne. The scent has just a hint of rose combined with red apple and suede for a soft, fresh, and beautiful smell. Plus, the mini Jo Malone bottles are the perfect size to stash in your bag when you’re on the go.”— Maggie Maloney, Associate Digital Editor
The Virgin Violet
SHOP NOW: Gucci Beauty, net-a-porter.com, $330.00
A blend of musk, violet leaves, and iris petals is elegance in a bottle. Wear it and feel like the lady you are.
1970 Eau de Parfum
SHOP NOW: Bella Freud Parfum, net-a-porter.com, $135.00
May rose and saffron melded with frankincense, myrrh, and soft blonde woods make for a bright and crisp scent with a touch of whimsy to match its softness.
SHOP NOW: Escentric Molecules, net-a-porter.com, $60.00
Think of this as a personalized fragrance: Iso E Super smells different on every wearer. Blend that with a light base of pink pepper, lime, benzoin, and mastic and you get a personal scent that morphs with you as the day progresses.
SHOP NOW: Tom Fordsephora.com, $615.00
Tom Ford's latest is a truly unique and fresh floral. Top notes of bergamot and carrot seed melt into a light hint of Turkish rose, but when it dries down, musk, benzoin, and vanilla give an intoxicating warmth, like ray of sunshine on a cold summer day.
Libre Eau De Parfum
SHOP NOW: Yves Saint Laurent, sephora.com, $130.00
A bold and daring blend of lavender essence, musk, and orange blossom—wear it when you seek to make a statement.
Jake's House Eau De Parfum
SHOP NOW: Henry Rose, $120.00
“Created by Michelle Pfeiffer, Henry Rose fragrances are EWG and Cradle to Cradle certified, which means the formulas exclude commonly used hormone-disrupting ingredients. The brand launched with five scents total, and Jake’s House is my favorite: this unique blend of honeyed neroli makes for a refreshing wear-everywhere perfume.”— Maggie Maloney
Krigler Pleasure Gardenia
SHOP NOW: $405
"The best of summer in a bottle. Jasmine, vanilla, and mimosa are topped off with gardenia and musk. Oh so feminine and sensual, without losing any elegance. I'm picky, but there's a reason why I wear this scent every day during the summer; it's the perfect fragrance for a fan of the narcotic white flower." — Roxanne Adamiyatt, Senior Lifestyle Editor
Eau de Juice 100% Chilled
SHOP NOW: ulta.com, $55.00
A wonderful starter fragrance for a young woman in your life. A soft blend of red berries, bergamot, orange blossom and a touch of musk— it's soft and age-appropriate.
Fabulous Magnolia Eau de Parfum
SHOP NOW: Eric Buterbaugh Los Angeles, saksfifthavenue.com, $210.00
The king of floral's magnolia eau de parfum sits in a category of its on with lemon and laurel essence top notes, but a white floral heart of magnolia essence, tuberose absolute, and ylang ylang layered with base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, and ambrox.
AnOther 13 Eau de Parfum
SHOP NOW: Le Labo, nordstrom.com, $80.00
"Le Labo's best known for their Santal and Rose fragrances, but I'm a longtime lover of this quirky scent made with ambroxan, a synthetic form of animal musk, as well as notes of jasmine, moss, and ambrette seed, for a warm, fresh fragrance that's sure to make you stand out. The ultimate test? Every time I wear it, someone compliments me on it."— Lauren Hubbard, Contributor
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors