As women, we have some unique things that can tell our story without uttering a single word. Undoubtedly, perfumes are one among such things. These should exists in every women’s wardrobe and its the reason why i have come up with the list of top 10 best perfumes for women here.These are the ones that are ruling the world’s fragrance chart right now.
Generally, our personality is measured through what you wear and how you wear. Now, when i say the word “wear” — it is an umbrella term that encompasses everything, right from your clothes to accessories like perfumes, watch, bracelets, earrings, finger rings, nose rings, chains and so on.
How To Choose The Right Perfume
Perfumes are an extension to your unique personality and are reflection of your taste. The scent you spread around is going to tell a tale about yourself to even a stranger who passes your way. So just imagine how much important it is to educate yourself on choosing the right perfume. To be frank, just a whiff is not enough. It needs a basic knowledge on the fragrances so that you can come up with the perfect scent that creates your identity. To become a pro, all you need to do is just learning the 4 golden rules. Ready? Here we go….
Golden Rules To Come Up With Your Signature Perfume
Rule No 1 : Learn To Speak The Perfume Language
Most of the people who are out there are not well versed in scent speak. If you are one among them here is a quick guide.
Fragrances can be categorized into 4 major groups as given below.
- Out of all 4, it has the highest percentage (i.e., 15% to 30%) of perfume oil which makes the scent more concentrated. So no wonder why a small bottle of perfume comes with a hefty price tag!
Eau de Perfume
- It has only less percentage of essential oil (i.e., 15% to 18% )when compare to the perfumes but it has more than what Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne have. As it goes without saying, its scent is bit lighter than perfume but stronger than those two. You are right. These are less expensive than perfumes.
Eau de Toilette
- 8 – 15% of essential oil mixed with alcohol results in Eau de Toilette. It spreads a mild odor which makes it more subtle for the business environments.
Eau de Cologne
- As it contains only 2 to 5% of essential oil with a blend of alcohol and water, it can be claimed as the weakest version of perfumes and are suitable to be used as a body spray.
Rule no 2 : Identify The Scent Family You Are Mostly Connected With
The Scent of perfume can be categorized into anyone of the following 4 major groups. In order to pick the best perfume for yourself, identify the notes you are mostly connected with
As the name indicates, this scent brings up the blossom of either one flower or bouquet of several flowers. It is the most used scent in the feminine fragrances
Examples of floral scents: Lavender, orange blossom, rose, violets, carnation etc
2.Citrus/ Fresh/ Fruity
It evokes a clean and fresh scent of orange, apricot, lime, grapefruit, fresh grass or peach. This scent will make you feel light and inspiring.
These scents are earthy & musky. The feel you get when you step into the forest is what the exact feel you can expect from woody scents. Perfumes come under this category are sometimes mixed with citrus or spice. It evokes the scent of oakmoss, cedar, think pine and sandal wood.
Perfumes fall under this category evoke the scents of spices like cinnamon, glove, incense resins, musk, vanilla and amber. These scents are irresistible, warm and sexy.
Rule no 3 : Go With The Season
Just like the summer reminds of fresh cut grass and winter reminds of cinnamon, your scent should also vary from season to season. Because some scents last longer in warmer months than they last in winter. So it is wise to opt for the heavier ones in winder and lighter ones in warmer months.
Rule no 4 : Test The Fragrance On Your Skin
If you are shopping for scent, never ever apply a perfume or scented body lotion/ moisturizer(you can use unscented products though). Go bare with a blank canvas.
Remember, smell of the fragrances in bottle will never be the same on your skin. It even differs from skin to skin. Fragrances smell differently based on few factors like body temperature ,weather and your diet condition. It’s the reason why fragrance that works magically on your mate, fails on yourself.
What Is The Right Way To Test The Fragrances?
- Spray or tab a little of the fragrance Inside of your wrist which is one of the 6 perfume activating points. Do not rub it.
- Allow few seconds so that your skin can absorb the fragrance and react in its way.
- Never sample too many fragrances at a single stretch because your nostrils will get a confusing sensation. So give a little smell break. Take a deep breath and sniff either a coffee beans or cuff before you sample the next one.
Now with these in mind and of coursed based on the popularity i have devised top 10 best perfumes lists of the following. Just hit on the link and jump into your desired list.
- Top 10 Best New Summer Perfumes
- Top 10 Best Perfumes For All Occasions
- Top 10 Best Perfumes For Workpplaces
Best Perfumes For Women To Wear On Summer
When it comes to perfumes, summer motivates a different kind of scent. Summer days call for lighter and fresh scents that will overpower you in the hot weather. Read on our suggestion for best perfumes for women to pick in summer season.
No 10 : Oriens By Van Cleef & Arpels
No 9 : Love Sweet Love By Philosophy
Love Sweet Love by Philosophy is an ideal summer perfume to wear out. This scent has notes of vanilla, floral bouquets, grapefruits and mango. This lively fragrance can make women irresistibly pretty. Love Sweet Love scent make you feel that there is nothing greater than being in love. This floral perfume for women was introduced in 2012.
No 8 : Kate Moss Lilabelle
The latest release of Kate, Lilabelle fragrance is more developed with soft, delicate floral notes, heady honeysuckle and hints of citrus. Most women like to have this as their every day summer perfume and spritz generously onto their clothes, hair and skin. It is visualized as a combination of classicism and modernity, sophisticated and playfulness. The scent is composed of sandalwood, amber, white lily, musk and heliotrope.
Among all the best perfumes for women listed here, it is an ideal scent for those who love floral and fruity scents. No matter what the season is once the D& G light blue is on, one will get aroused and start to feel the spirit of the summer . Scent of citruses and cedar evokes the images of the south woods.
It can stay and the spread the fragrance around you even after 8 hours. Definitely it’s not a kind of ” Look at Me” perfume but it will mark your presence in politely. In most of the perfume reviews you can hear the voices of people that is claiming ” it my signature perfume”.
Top Notes : Apple, Cedar, Bell flower, Lemon
Heart Notes : White Rose, Musk, Jasmine, Bamboo
Base Notes : Amber, Musk
No 6 : Prada Candy L’EAU
Followed by the launch of candy after couple of years, Prada has unveiled the summer perfume with the name of Prada Candy L’EAU. It is a zestier, fresher and brighter fragrance. Enriched with the concept of fantastic young female nature, Candy, this seductive fragrance is modified with the citrus and floral notes.
Top Notes : Citruses
Middle Note : Sweet Pea
Base Notes : White Musk, Benzoin, Caramel
No 5 : Lavin “Me”
The bottle itself is designed like the collector’s item and packed like a gift with a golden tie. Lavin Me, eau de parfum opens with the notes of sparkling blueberry which evokes the addictive sensuality.
Top Notes: Citrus fruit, Blueberry
Heart Notes: Licorice, Tuberose, Rose
Base Note: Sandalwood
No 4 : Flora by Gucci Eau Fraiche
Flora by Gucci Eau Fraiche, Eau de Toilette is available in 2 different sizes 50 ml and 75 ml.
Top Notes: Citrus fruit, Peony
Heart Notes: Roses, Aquatic additions and rare Osmanthus flower
Base Notes: Pink pepper, Patchouli and Sandalwood