The 10 Best Women's Perfumes

Updated February 17, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

10 Best Women's Perfumes
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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. The right perfume can tell a roomful of people a lot about your personality, likes and dislikes, and even the mood you're in that day. (Should they give you a hug or a cocktail?) We found women's fragrances boasting just the right balance of femininity and individuality that will turn heads whenever you wear them. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best women's perfume on Amazon.

10. Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline

Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline comes in such a stunning bottle that you'll want to display it alongside your best champagne glasses. The exotic scent will put you in the mood to travel the world, but it is a bit too daring for formal wear.
  • earthy bamboo and balsa wood tones
  • available in seven sizes
  • fragrance doesn't last all day
Model 139880
Weight 13.4 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

9. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue is for the dreamer, the artist and the adventurer in your life. With irresistible white rose and bluebell flowers, it's an uplifting scent that is subtle enough for those who don't want people to know they wear perfume.
  • summons images of a sicilian orchard
  • fitting for an active woman
  • bottle is rather clunky
Brand Dolce & Gabbana
Model DO14
Weight 12.6 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

8. Donna Karan Cashmere

Donna Karan Cashmere looks as unique, modern and inspiring as it smells, so give it to a woman who is one-of-a-kind. If you spray this on a morning when you're feeling groggy, it will instantly wake you up with its orris hints, a type of European iris.
  • rare bouquet of ingredients
  • citrus undertones
  • may dry out your skin
Brand Donna Karan
Model 154308
Weight 12.8 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

7. Chloe New

Chloe New is a lovely mixture of flirty and sophisticated, so wear it on your next date night. Its bottle, with dramatic grooves and a feminine bow, is as chic as the formula inside it, which boasts international ingredients like lychee and freesia.
  • warm notes of honey
  • a little goes a long way
  • doesn't always produce a good mist
Brand Chloe
Model 157352
Weight 11.4 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

6. Estee Lauder Pleasures

One spray of Estee Lauder Pleasures might have you daydreaming about a romantic picnic in a meadow. It contains a well-selected bouquet of peonies, lilies, and other popular blossoms, plus some exotic notes that balance out the otherwise innocent perfume.
  • remains fragrant all day
  • makes you feel refreshed
  • bottle is unimaginative
Brand Estee Lauder
Model 121278
Weight 9.9 ounces
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

5. Calvin Klein Obsession

Don't be surprised if your spouse can't keep his hands and nose off you when you wear Calvin Klein Obsession. This fierce fragrance is for the woman who isn't afraid of her sensuality, with low, come hither notes of oakmoss and amber.
  • spicy addition of coriander
  • comes in an alluring bottle
  • valentine's day rendezvous-ready
Brand Calvin Klein
Model 120689
Weight 12 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

4. Marc Jacobs Daisy

Marc Jacobs Daisy is the ideal charming fragrance for a young woman or anyone who is youthful and energetic. Beneath the lovely cap, designed after its namesake flower, is a playful combination of strawberries and clean white woods.
  • delicate hints of violet
  • perfect graduation gift
  • slightly vintage blend
Brand Marc Jacobs
Model 155423
Weight 12.6 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. Jimmy Choo

Would your friends describe you as a risk taker they just can't get enough of? Then Jimmy Choo is you, captured in a bottle. It's a wonderfully rounded fragrance with strong notes of Italian orange, mellowed out by sweet caramel.
  • edgy snakeskin print packaging
  • perfect hybrid of feminine and bold
  • ideal for formal wear
Model 204728
Weight 13.4 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

2. Ralph by Ralph Lauren

Even if you've already blown through your luxuries budget, you don't need to settle for sub par fragrances. Ralph by Ralph Lauren was developed by world-renowned scent master Alain Alchenberger, currently the director of the most prestigious perfume school.
  • refreshing hints of green apple
  • slightly seductive musk
  • perfect perfume for the spring
Model 118766
Weight 9.1 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. Chanel No 5

Chanel No 5 has remained a favorite from this designer for over 75 years. The scent was created by Coco herself in 1921 and has all of the decadence and provocativeness of the era. Like its hometown of Paris, it is vibrant and doesn't hold back.
  • notes of jasmine and citrus
  • timeless diamond-shaped cap
  • bold bourbon vanilla hues
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on February 17, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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