Whether you’re shopping for a new signature scent or looking to add to your collection, perfume is one of the beauty industry’s most underrated products. It’s an olfactory interpretation of your personality and can help you evoke a specific memory with a single spritz, making it one of the most intimate beauty-related purchases you’ll ever make. But while you might be tempted to head straight to the fragrance counter and aimlessly spray, it’s actually best to find a perfume that suits your skin type, mood, and occasion before committing. With so many options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite women perfumes with every fragrance family imaginable—from floral to fruity to woody and oriental scents.
Floral fragrances are a classic choice for women perfume as they embody feminine grace and femininity. From a single flower’s scent to an entire bouquet, these scents can vary from light and airy to musky and warm.
For a daytime fragrance that exudes a playful, cherub-like exuberance, try a light spritz of Chanel No. 5. This iconic, timeless perfume is a swoon-worthy classic that’s just as perfect for an alfresco brunch date or a girls’ lunch as it is for a trip to the museum.
A rich, opulent perfume that’s perfect for special occasions, this unisex perfume is a sophisticated option with a modern twist. Its opulent base notes of earthy green iris root and spicy pink pepper combine to create a unique scent that will leave you feeling like your very own scent masterpiece.
From floral to fruity, this perfume is all about evoking a particular moment or location. The top notes of apple and pear blend to give this perfume a crisp, refreshing scent, while its heart of hibiscus and jasmine makes it perfect for a romantic evening stroll.
Spritz this perfume on the back of your neck or along the elbow creases for a subtle, long-lasting scent that will have you dreaming about summer days spent walking on the beach and sipping margaritas in the sun. This perfume is a great choice for those who want to channel a carefree spirit, with notes of jasmine, orange blossom, and fresh peony capturing the feeling of sunlight on your skin.
A cult-favorite for good reason, this perfume is the embodiment of free-spirited, boho-chic style. Its opening of white musk and tonka is the perfect match for those carefree, wild days when you just want to let go.
A scent that’s as rich and decadent as its name, this perfume is a flutter of rose petals and a hint of spice that meld together for an elegant, yet mysterious fragrance. This perfume is the perfect addition to any evening ensemble and would pair well with a silk midi dress or an off-the-shoulder cocktail dress.