Perfume is arguably the most personal of all beauty products. It’s the scent that people associate with you—a subtle, enduring reminder of your unique personality. And whether you prefer an aromatic ode to nature, a timeless classic, or something in between, the best perfumes for women can elevate your entire look.
Despite being one of the oldest beauty products, fragrances have been reimagined again and again, blending intoxicating ingredients to create perfume that’s as modern as you are. There’s no right or wrong scent for any season, but lighter colognes are perfect for spring and summer, while heavier, more sophisticated perfumes are the winners for autumn and winter.
Fragrance is more than just a signature scent—it can instantly transform your mood, evoke memories and inspire dreams. That’s why it’s so important to choose a perfume that speaks to you, and one that you know will make an impression on those around you. With that in mind, here are some of the best perfumes for women that are sure to turn heads:
A cult favorite, this fresh fragrance by Calvin Klein opens with notes of bright citruses and ripe tropical fruits. Then, it blends in a subtle hint of green tea and cardamom to offer an airy, floral aroma that’s perfect for daytime wear.
The perfect combination of feminine and bold, this enchanting scent is a true powerhouse. It opens with crisp notes of bergamot and vanilla that are smooth and sweet, but it also has deep layers of woody cedar and musk. This sexy perfume is perfect for evening and date night, and will have women smelling your neck and wrists all night long.
For a romantic floral fragrance that’s full of energy and sensuality, this perfume by Ralph Lauren is the perfect choice. It opens with a floral bouquet of jasmine sambac and orange flower absolute that are balanced with rich sandalwood. This eau de parfum is the perfect women perfume for any occasion, and will have you feeling like the queen of any room.
If you want a more casual scent, this cologne by Polo Ralph Lauren is the way to go. It has the clean, uplifting qualities of a eau de toilette, but it’s a much more mature option for evening and date night. With its hints of bergamot, cedar and incense, this is a rich, seductive fragrance that’s guaranteed to have you leaving behind a trail of female noses.
Kaitlin Clark has been a fragrance fanatic since her first trip into Bath & Body Works in middle school, and has spritzed hundreds of perfumes to cultivate a refined sense of smell. She believes that there’s a time and place for every kind of perfume, but personally leans toward rich ouds and deep woody scents.
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This story was originally published on March 5, 2019.
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