Is it time to replace that signature scent you’ve been rockin’ for years? Or are you totally stumped for what to buy a special lady in your life? Well you lucky thing, you’re exactly where you need to be! Our top 10 perfume for women is your go-to guide for all things scent-sational and features the best of the best! Which will be your next perfume purchase?
1. Perfect by Marc Jacobs
The name makes a pretty bold statement but we’re not arguing. Inspired by the designer’s mantra “I am perfect as I am”, Marc Jacobs Perfect is the ultimate fragrant tribute to originality, self-acceptance and creativity. It wastes no time in announcing itself with jazzy rhubarb and daffodil notes, while the soothing heart of almond milk radiates warmth and comfort. It’s a gorgeous scent to curl up with in winter or to add a spring in your step during summer. Plus the quirky bottle stopper gives us all the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ vibes!
2. Olympea by Paco Rabanne
Step into world of seduction, led by a modern-day Cleopatra with Olympea by Paco Rabanne. Confidence, certainty and power radiate from this fresh, oriental perfume. There’s a divine combination of sensual salty vanilla that sits alongside an aquatic essence that is so incredibly uplifting and fresh you’ll want to cry out oh my goddess!
3. Lady Million by Paco Rabanne
Paco Rabanne’s ‘Million’ scents are true icons of perfumery, from their no-holds-barred ‘bling-tastic’ bottles to the addictive concoctions inside. The female equivalent to the oh-so-dapper gents’ scent 1 Million, is Paco Rabanne Lady Million – guaranteed to go down well with whoever receives it. At first glance, Lady Million looks like a precious jewel-bright gold and diamond-shaped, while its enveloping bouquet of bright raspberry and sweet orange – underscored with seductive notes of jasmine – ticks all the boxes. If you want a scent to really bring the glamour, you seriously can’t go wrong with this dazzling modern classic.
4. Daisy by Marc Jacobs
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how cute this bottle is? Okay… we’re done, now back to the good stuff. Daisy by Marc Jacobs isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, but the sparkling, floral-woody fragrance inside ticks all the right boxes too! It features a summer-lovin’ blend of fruity strawberry, delicate violet and powdery vanilla and musk to create one delicious fragrance!
5. La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme
Whoever said you can’t bottle happiness has obviously never smelt the joy that is La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme. Bursting with the invigorating scents of fresh flowers, fruity black currant, pear and oh so sweet vanilla and praline – it’s no wonder it takes its name from the well-known phrase which means ‘life is beautiful’ as it really is beautiful!
6. Eternity Women by Calvin Klein
For the true romantics at heart, this one is for you. Eternity Women by Calvin Klein is inspired by a diamond wedding band (swoon!) which is inscribed with the word ‘Eternity’. If there was ever a hint for your other half to pop the question, we think this would be it! The scent itself is packed with romantic notes of freesia, lily of the valley and spicy carnation. We promise you’ll fall head over heels with this perfume, for eternity!
7. Dylan Blue Pour Femme by Versace
If you want a scent that brings the glamour, you really can’t go wrong with Versace. Their Dylan Blue Pour Femme is the female equivalent to the designer’s legendary Dylan Blue for men and it definitely holds its own, with an iconic blue amphora-shaped bottle (complete with the brand’s iconic Medusa head). It boasts sharp, fruity notes of blackcurrant, softened by peach and musk, together with a seductive kick of smoky patchouli.
8. Idôle by Lancôme
It’s not often you get a perfume bottle designed by an architect, but that’s exactly what makes Lancôme Idôle extra special. Fashioned from the thinnest glass, this super sleek bottle is elegant enough on its own but the perfume it houses is also pretty spectacular. With a classic heart of rose and jasmine (two of the most romantic notes in perfumery), it’s what’s known as a chypre-floral – characterised by a classic woody, mossy notes with an elegant floral twist. Très belle!
9. Dark Cherry & Amber by Banana Republic
Not a fan of typical floral fragrances? This perfume is a gorgeous – and seriously addictive – alternative, with sharp notes of juicy black cherry and soft pink freesia. Drying down to warm accords of praline and blonde cedarwood, it has some serious staying power too. It’s the type of scent you wear for glamorous soirees and cocktail parties. (Or just when you want to be reminded of them!)
10. In Love with You by Emporio Armani
Over the years, fruity scents have got a glamorous update, becoming more dazzling and stylish and less overtly sweet. Emporio Armani’s In Love With You is one such pioneering perfume. This gorgeous Eau de Parfum features intoxicating black cherry and vanilla notes that can be enjoyed on any occasion - whether at home or whilst you’re out and about!