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Best Perfumes for Women

Best Perfumes for Women
The perfume you use says a lot about you. The fragrance that lingers after a person has walked past can make quite an impression. Which is why picking the right perfume is essential. We give you our top picks.
BeautiSecrets Staff
Last Updated: May 15, 2018
I can't over-emphasize how important an exquisite perfume is, to be wrapped and cradled in an enchanting scent upon your skin is a magic all on its own! The notes in that precious liquid will remind you that you love yourself and will tell other people that they ought to love you because you know that you're worth it. - C. JoyBell C.
Perfumes are one of the most ignored accessory in a woman's vanity case. Not because women don't buy enough perfumes but because we tend to buy perfumes depending on what our friends recommend. Or we choose a perfume and stick to it regardless of whether it is night or day.
If you are out to pick a perfume for yourself, then take a look at what we consider to be some of the best perfumes for women in the market.
Best Perfumes to Wear in the Mornings
A whiff of citrusy fragrance that engulfs you as someone walks past; it can be one of the most amazing ways to uplift your senses. Here are some scents that are guaranteed to do the trick.
Banana Republic Malachite
Launched in: 2007
Design House: Banana Republic
Fragrance Family: Oriental
Notes: Water Hyacinth, Pepper, Green Mango, Winter Pear, Rose Carnation, Imperial Peony, Vanilla, Musk, Sandalwood
The Fragrance from Bill Blass
Launched in: 2006
Design House: Bill Blass
Fragrance Family: Floral
Notes: Neroli, Galbanum (resin), Green Mandarin, White Hyacinth, Lily of the Valley, Tuberose, Jasmine, Musk, Sandalwood
Chloé Eau de Parfum
Launched in: 2008
Design House: Chloé
Fragrance Family: Floral
Notes: Pink Peony, Freesia, Lychee Magnolia flower, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Cedarwood, Amber, Honey
Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel
Launched in: 2001
Design House: Chanel
Fragrance Family: Citrus
Notes: Orange, Mandarin Orange, Orange Blossom, Bergamot, Jasmine, Turkish Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Patchouli, Opoponax, Vanilla, Vetiver, White Musk
Essence by Narciso Rodriguez
Launched in: 2009
Design House: Narciso Rodrigeuz
Fragrance Family: Floral
Notes: Powdery Iris, Rose Petals, Benzoin Balm, Musk
Euphoria by Calvin Klein
Launched in: 2005
Design House: Calvin Klein
Fragrance Family: Floral
Notes: Rose hip, Japanese Apple, Green Leaves, Lotus, Black Orchid, Red Woods, Black Violet, Amber
L'eau d'Issey
Launched in: 1992
Design House: Issey Miyake
Fragrance Family: Floral
Notes:Lotus, Lily, Freesia, Carnation, Amber seed, Musk, Sandalwood
Marc Jacobs Daisy
Launched in: 2007
Design House: Marc Jacobs
Fragrance Family: Foral- woody
Notes: Strawberry, Violet Leaf, Pink Grapefruit, Gardenia, Delicate Violet, Jasmine, White Woods, Vanilla, Musk
Best Perfumes to Wear at Night
There is an aura of seductiveness associated with fragrances that are worn at night. These scents are strong and leave quite an impression. We at BeautiSecrets pick these perfumes as our top fragrances for night.
Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere
Launched in: 2007
Design House: Chanel
Fragrance Family: Floral
Notes:Rose, Jasmine, Neroli, Ylang-Ylang
Obsession by Calvin Klein
Launched in: 1985
Design House: Calvin Klein
Fragrance Family: Oriental
Notes: Mandarin Orange, Vanilla, Peach, Basil, Bergamot, Lemon, Coriander, Sandalwood, Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Oak Moss, Cedar, Rose
DKNY Golden Delicious
Launched in: 2011
Design House: DKNY
Fragrance Family: Floral
Notes: White Roses, Casablanca Lilies, Lily of the Valley, Vanilla Orchid, Musk, Sandalwood, Teak
Poison by Christian Dior
Launched in: 1985
Design House: Christian Dior
Fragrance Family: Oriental
Notes: Honey, Amber, Spices, Coriander, Wildberries, Orange Honey, Tuberose
Envy Me for Women
Launched in: 2004
Design House: Gucci
Fragrance Family: Floral Oriental
Notes: Peony, Jasmine, Pink Pepper, Litchi, Pomegranate, Pineapple, Pink Musk, Seringa, White Tea, Sandalwood, Teakwood, Musk
Coco Noir
Launched in: 2012
Design House: Chanel
Fragrance Family: Oriental - floral
Notes: Top Notes: Grapefruit, Calabrian Bergamot, Rose, Geranium Leaf, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Patchouli, White Musk
Tom Ford Black Orchid
Launched in: 2006
Design House: Tom Ford
Fragrance Family: Oriental
Notes: French Jasmine, Black Truffle, Ylang-Ylang, Black Currant, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Dark Chocolate, Incense, Amber, Vanilla, Balsam
Bvlgari Jasmin Noir
Launched in: 2008
Design House: Bvlgari
Fragrance Family: Floral
Notes: Jasmine, Wood, Gardenia, Sambac Jasmine, Sateen Almond, Liquorice, Tonka
How to Apply Perfumes
While picking the right perfume is important, it is also essential that you apply your perfume correctly so that the scent lingers longer. The image given below illustrates the pulse points you should spray with perfume to enhance the longevity of the fragrance.
Pulse Points for Purfumes
  • Before you apply perfume, ensure that you wash your skin and apply a lotion with a fragrance that compliments the scent of the perfume.
  • Spray the perfume at the pulse points which include your wrists, behind your ears, at your cleavage, at the base of the throat, inside your elbows, and behind your knees.
  • While spraying the perfume, maintain a distance of five to six inches from your body, depending on how strong the scent is.
  • Never rub the perfume into your skin as this alters the delicacy and balance of the fragrance. Instead use a light touch while application, so that the perfume is never overwhelming.
Coco Chanel, the Grand Dame of Fashion once said, "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." We probably would not go to that extent when describing women who choose not to wear a perfume but with this list in your hands, you don't have a reason to not wear one. Do you?
Women trying parfume in shopping mall
Women's perfume bottle displayed against bokeh background