For many of us, perfume is a key piece in our daily beauty routine. It can enhance moods, trigger memories and help create a signature scent that’s uniquely you. It’s also one of life’s simplest pleasures, so it’s important to invest in quality fragrances. We’ve rounded up the best perfumes for women that elevate the sense of smell through ingenuity and artisanal expertise. Whether you’re looking for a classic, long-lasting signature scent or a more versatile fragrance that can be layered with other fragrances, these five-star standouts are worthy of a spot on your vanity.
This is a sultry floral perfume that’s perfect for the woman who likes to take risks. A favorite of the beauty editors, it’s a fresh fragrance with an enchanting combination of floral and woody notes, including blackcurrant nectar and mandarin orange blossom, combined with musk and warm vanilla. It’s easy to wear, long-lasting and a great option for an evening out.
Designed to mimic the smell of flowers in bloom, this perfume for women is as delicate as it is beautiful. Its blend of florals and fruits is a dreamy, uplifting fragrance that’s light enough for daytime wear, but can be layered for a more sultry scent at night. This perfume from Kilian is formulated without parabens or phthalates, and the glimmering bottle will look beautiful on your vanity.
A favorite of the beauty editors, this perfume for women is a classic that’s both romantic and sensual. A fragrant mingling of floral and musky notes, this fragrance is both feminine and elegant, making it ideal for an evening out with your significant other or a night on the town with friends.
It’s no surprise this is one of the most popular perfumes for women on the market. Thierry Mugler’s masterpiece is as decadent as it is irresistible, with a unique blend of fruity and floral scents that will leave you feeling like you’re walking down the aisle to meet your future husband.
A crowd-pleaser and an entrypoint into fragrance for teens, this is a perfume that’s as joyful as the name itself. Its mix of ruby red grapefruit, bergamot, spring mimosa and Hawaiian wedding flower is light and energizing. The 1.7 ounce bottle is perfect for the minimalist who loves to switch up her scents often.
Designed to celebrate the life and legacy of renowned perfumer, Josephine Catapano, this fragrance is a timeless scent that pays tribute to an extraordinary woman. The ode to nature includes top notes of ylang ylang, Damascus rose and jasmine in a bottle that’s as luxurious as its namesake. The sweet, yet sexy fragrance will instantly become your go-to evening perfume.