A perfume is the perfect finishing touch to your wardrobe. It’s an opportunity to let your personality shine with a delicate, yet captivating scent that will last all day and night—from a casual lunch date to a boudoir-inspired soiree. Fragrance is also one of the most personal beauty products, affecting the way people perceive you and your moods. From fresh, fruity scents to rich, woodsy aromas, here are the best women perfumes for all personalities and occasions.
Light and Fresh
The most popular perfumes for women tend to lean toward a light and refreshing smell. This category includes citrus scents like a ripe lemon or a field of wildflowers as well as hints of green tea and cardamom for a light and subtle aroma. Depending on your preference, you can even find perfumes for women that are unisex or more earthy and intense with notes of oud, vetiver or woodsy fragrances.
With its energizing blend of ruby red grapefruit, bergamot and spring mimosa, Clinique’s Happy is a crowd-pleaser that’s an easy choice for everyday wear. The best part about this classic perfume is that it’s one of the first clean fragrances, containing no parabens or phthalates. The gleaming gold topper and bottle also look timeless on a vanity.
A must-have for every fragrance aficionado, Marc Jacobs Daisy is the ultimate perfume for women in their 20s or those young at heart. This floral aldehydic perfume embodies youthful naiveté with a hint of mischief. It’s wilderness and innocence at once, like tripping head-over-heels through a flower-filled meadow.
The perfect perfume for summer, Calvin Klein CK One is the ideal complement to a bright bikini or swimsuit. This fruity scent is a blend of sweet black currant, wild strawberries and ripe pineapples with hints of melon and blackberry. It’s the kind of light, summery scent that you can wear all year round to evoke memories of warm nights in a breezy seaside town.
If you’re feeling a little more boho, Kilian’s Love, Don’t Be Shy is the perfume for you. Its notes of orange blossom absolute, osmanthus flower and honeysuckle are delicate and sweet. With a creamy base of musk and tonka, this feminine and sensual perfume is the embodiment of free spirit.
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated and romantic perfume, consider Le Labo Santal 33. This perfume is a true gem that’s made of the finest ingredients, including Indian-grown tuberose and exquisite jasmine bud extract. With a delicate floral and musky combination, it’s the type of perfume you’d want to wear during intimate gatherings and sultry post-midnight cocktails. This women’s perfume is also a great option for a romantic getaway.