When we smell a particular fragrance, it connects us to some memory of the past. Smells can evoke feelings and bring back the memories and good smells always bring joy to the wearer as well as the people around. Choosing best long-lasting perfumes that suit your personality and budget can be a daunting task.
If you are on a hunt for a fragrance that suits you and lasts for long long time then you are at the right place. Here we are going to tell you all about perfumes and fragrances, how to choose them and also will give you a comprehensive list of all the perfumes that are really good.
• Best perfumes in the market
• Different fragrances on which perfumes are based
• Fragrances and your zodiac signs
• How to choose a perfume
Best perfumes in the market
WE have rounded up the very best perfumes of all times to give you a definitive guide to the most sophisticated and sensational smells that would make a stunning signature scent. Read on to find out your magic potion.
• Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
Try this if you like fresh and subtle smells. It is a blend of green tea, bergamot, freesia, orchid, rose, jasmine. It is unique with musk and patchouli and a hint of powdery, milky notes. You will love it.
• Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Eau So Fresh
This is a very subtle perfume and smells really fresh. It not only emphasizes on the floral notes but also smells of fresh fruits. You should try this one especially if you are new to using perfumes.
• Tom Ford Black Orchid
This is for women who like musky and strong smells. It is a blend of black truffle and ylang with bergamot and black currant. This is strong perfume so do not apply it in excess.
• Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne
It is a fresh fragrance with cider smell to it with a slight hint of freesia and champagney pear making it a great choice for everyday wear.
• Gucci Bloom Eau De Parfum
It is a vibrant and a classy perfume. It has jasmine, tuberose, honeysuckle aroma which is not overwhelming but is powerful. It is a very feminine and delicate fragrance.
• Bvlgari Eau Parfumee Au the Blanc
This one is classy and timeless. It is infused with flowers, musk undertones, hint of white tea and citrus which creates a splendid product. It can be worn by both men and women.
• Mary Kay Thinking of You Eau De Parfum
This one smells like a fruit tart with vanilla, cocoa and floral scent. If you like sweet, musky scents do get this one.
• Versace Bright Crystal Absolu
It smells like roses and peonies with the fragrance of pomegranate seeds and yuzu giving it a unique, fresh scent. It is for special occasions.
• Miu Miu L’Eau Rosée Eau De Toilette
It has lily and jasmine notes with a hint of patchouli and honeysuckle. It also has a touch of pepper and musk.
• Origins Ginger Essence Sensuous Skin Scent
It is an earthy scent which is exotic and fresh. It has floral and citrusy notes. If you love the smell of ginger, do try this one
• Byredo Gypsy Water Eau De Parfum
It is a woody unisex perfume. It has bergamot, juniper, lemon, pepper with vanilla, amber, sandalwood. If you like oriental smells you will love this one.
• Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
It is a very sexy fragrance. It has sweet coffee and vanilla that makes it smell so good. It is a strong one so if you like softer smells, this may not be for you.
• Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum
It is a very sophisticated scent out there. It is sharp yet subtle and turns into a mesmerizing scent with a hint of vanilla and musk.
• Lancome La Vie Est Belle
It is a bright, young floral perfume which smells amazing with orange blossom, jasmine, patchouli notes with hints of blackcurrant and pear.
• Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Eau De Parfum
It has a divine smell of peonies combined with vanilla and passion fruit. It is a perfect fragrance for women of all age groups.
• Burberry Eau De Parfum
It is an amazing blend of apricot, peach, musk and vanilla. It has a fruity smell with a touch of musk. It is a classic choice for any woman.
• Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet
It is soft and floral and has a smell of pink roses, bergamot, peonies and musk. It is a timeless fragrance that anyone can wear.
• Jessica Simpson Fancy Love Eau De Parfum
It has sweet, creamy roses with grass notes. It is not very expensive. If you like whimsical smells, this fragrance is for you.
• Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau De Toilette
It is a mild scent which is floral. Its smell is very comforting and makes an everyday wear for spring or summer.
• Louis Vuitton Le Jour Se Lève Eau De Parfum
It is a blend of floral, citrusy and musky fragrance. The scent is very fresh and subtle. It is a great summer scent.
Different fragrances on which perfumes are based
Creating perfumes is an art and most of the perfumes are an amalgam of fragrances from the following groups
Citrus: They have the essence of citrus fruits and will make you feel energetic and lively.
Floral: They are a combination of many flowers to create a feminine appeal. When you want to show your sweet and girly side, sprinkle it.
Fruity: These are spicy and fresh. These are pleasing to the nose with smell of apple, peach, mango or berries.
Green: These smell of fresh leaves and newly mown grass. Wear it when you are out to impress a hot date or to a football match
Oceanic: They make use of synthetic compounds for evoking natural aromas like ocean spray, mountain air, clean linen. Wear them to job interviews.
Oriental: Feminine and exotic, it is a sensual blend of animalistic base scent like musk or ambergris with warm notes of amber. Combine with florals these are called as florientals. If you want to seduce a guy, wear it.
Spicy: It will take you to the kitchen with notes of ginger, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper and are comforting and alluring.
Woody (Chypre): These are built on bark and moss. These are more unisex than others on the list.
Fragrances and Zodiac Signs
People belonging to different zodiac signs have a preference for certain fragrances and these fragrances really enhance their personalities
Fire Signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius)
Aries: Choose notes of black pepper, clove, neroli and frankincense
Leo: Bold fragrance made up of ginger, basil, lime, juniper, rosemary matches their personality
Sagittarius: A fragrance that incorporates clove, lemon, bergamot, saffron, rosemary is appropriate for sagis.
Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces)
Cancer: Fragrance composed of jasmine, chamomile, lily, lemon, rose, yarrow is for them
Scorpio: Fragrance composed of tuberose and hyacinth is ideal for secretive, passionate Scorpio
Pisces: Fragrances of apple, jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood, gardenia matches their nature.
Air Signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius)
Gemini: These people should use notes like lemongrass, mint, lavender, sweat pea or bergamot
Libra: Floral scents including daffodil and chamomile is for Librans
Aquarius: Fragrance made of pine, lavender, patchouli, anise is the apt scent for Aquarians
Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn)
Taurus: Taurus fragrance includes magnolia, apple, honeysuckle, oakmoss, rose
Virgo: Scents of fennel, sage, patchouli and lemon go with their temperament
Capricorn: Notes of mimosa, tulip, lilac, myrrh and vetiver bring positivity to them.
How to Choose a Perfume?
It is very difficult to pick one perfume when we have so many options available in the market and it really gets confusing. For this purpose, it is important to do your homework before you go shopping.
• Know your budget: Perfume is a luxury item and its cost can vary among the different products. You can get a perfume for as less as 20 dollars while there is no end on the higher side. (hundreds or thousands of dollar)
• Choose concentration of scent: The perfume with higher scent concentration will have great staying power and will last all day long. The ones with a lower concentration do not last as long.
• Narrow down the family of scent: As we have discussed above, there are different types of fragrances. There are floral, citrus, oriental, woody and so many more. The scents may contain a subtle mix of two or more families. See what works for you.
• Test only six fragrances on a trip: Don’t overload on fragrances. Test no more than six perfumes so that you can appreciate the complexity of each scent. You can sniff from the bottle itself. Do not inhale heavily. Spray on blotter sheet and then smell it after 10 seconds.
Smelling good is more than just a wish. It is in fact a way of living. We all want to smell good, don’t we? So, this was just an attempt to help you find your signature scent so that you can ooze sexiness and sophistication. We hope our list of best fragrances for women is something that you loved and you favourite fragrance made it to the list!