2019 has been a fantastic year for the perfume industry; in addition to releasing some amazing, some old classics have reemerged as top contenders. As expected, brands like Dior, Lancôme, Chanel, and Giorgio Armani have put out some of their best scents, but companies like Diptyque, Byredo, and Philosophy have put out equally amazing fragrances. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to find the right one, so take a look at the top-rated perfumes for women of 2021.
1. Romance Eau de Parfum – Ralph Lauren
It’s not every day that fall perfumes make the top of perfume lists, but Romance by Ralph Lauren defied the odds. The ginger, oakmoss, and white violet leaves make a unique combination that perfectly captures the essence of fall, while the sun goddess rose and lotus flower brings the romance.
2. Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette – Dior
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet by Dior is a timeless fragrance which is worn by everyone from eager pre-teens to wealthy widows. The perfume is reminiscent of a beautiful garden filled with hundreds of pink roses and Damascus peonies. It is, however, edged off with a hint of white musk and grapefruit.
3. Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray – Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb is a classic fragrance made up of a unique combination of floral scents including jasmine, freesia, orchid, osmanthus, and African orange flower. The sweet and fresh aroma is strong enough to last throughout the day, making it one of the most popular perfumes.
4. Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne – Jo Malone
For those not wanting to smell like they’ve been dipped in spring, earthy perfumes like Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt is a great option. The lovely scent is a combination ambrette seed, sage, and sea salt that conjures up the feeling of sitting along the gusty shores of a coastal cliff.
5. La Vie est Belle Eau de Parfum – Lancome
Translated to “life is beautiful,” La Vie est Belle is a bright, fresh, and young scent which is a complex mixture of warm, sweet, and spicy scents. The long-lasting notes of patchouli, jasmine, praline, and orange blossom can be worn at any time of the day, and it makes an even better transitional fragrance.
6. Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Spray – Chanel
Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel has been likened to Chanel No. 5 in its chicness and sophistication. The fragrance has a sharp citrus tone that gradually morphs into a floral scent with a hint of vetiver and white musk. If that weren’t enough, the bottle would make a great statement piece on anyone’s dresser.
7. Un Jardin Sur la Lagune – Hermès
Hermès perfumer Christine Nagel described it best when she said that she “dreamed of a garden…the cycles of the trees and flowers.” The beautifully powdery floral scent is composed of magnolia, Madonna lily, Pitsoporum, and combined with a few woody notes.
8. Private Blend Tuscan Intense Leather Eau de Parfum – Tom Ford
At $325 for the standard 3.4-ounce bottle, Tom Ford’s Private Bend Tuscan Intense Leather perfume is the most expensive on the list, but many have said that it is worth it. The luxurious mixture of night-blooming jasmine, black suede, and olibanum, invokes the feeling of sitting in a room with fine leather and aging wood.
9. Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum – Byredo
Voted the best woodsy perfume, Byredo’s Gypsy Water is on the pricier side, but its long-lasting nomadic scent makes it one of the most popular. The perfume contains a mixture of sandalwood, pine needles, juniper berries, amber, and bergamot, making it truly unique.
10. Daisy Eau de Toilette Spray – Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacob’s Daisy is the perfect fragrance for anyone wanting a lively yet romantic signature scent. The perfume combines wild strawberries, white violets, jasmine, as well as vanilla and sandalwood. The perfume which been on the market since 2007 has won Allure’s Best of Beauty award.
11. Essences Insensées Fragrance – Diptyque
Diptyque’s limited edition Essences Insensées contains gardenia harvested from the island of Tahiti, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that it costs $250 for 3.4 fluid ounces. The flower has a fresh and airy note with a touch of exoticness to it.
12. Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette – Philosophy
Amazing Grace by Philosophy is exactly what it sounds like; a subtle and graceful fragrance that can be worn by the most sensitive noses. The mild mixture of orange and grapefruit, with its clean undertones, is great for every wear, especially in the spring and summer months.
13. Si Eau de Parfum – Giorgio Armani
Voted as one of the best romantic scents on the market, Giorgio Armani’s Si is said to highlight a woman’s duality. When sprayed, it stars off as a deep blackcurrant smell but slowly fades into its memorable airy and floral scent which lingers throughout the day. There is also a hint of musky blond wood and chypre.
14. Replica Beach Walk Fragrance – Maison Martin Margiela
Maison Martin Margiela’s Replica Beach Walk is the perfect perfume for beach lovers everywhere. The fragrance captures notes of cedarwood, coconut milk, and lemon, and has been described as “a summer day” in a bottle. The apothecary-style bottle may throw you off, but it’s been listed as one of the best beachy perfumes for a reason.
15. Féminité du Bois Eau de Parfum – Serge Lutens
Serge Lutens’ Féminité du Bois has been described as a fragrance which borders on the fine line between masculinity and femininity. The perfume is sweet with hints of vanilla, rose, and peach, while its woody notes are due to cedar, cinnamon, and cloves.
16. Fleur de Parfum Eau de Parfum – Chloé
Many perfumes are named after their smell, but none more perfect than Chloé’s Fleur de Parfum, which translates to “flower perfume.” It combines rose hearts, verbena, and cherry blossom in a unique blend that leaves the wearer smelling as if they’ve been soaking in the delicate concoction for days.
17. Bloom Gocce di Fiori Eau de Toilette – Gucci
Gucci Gocce di Fiori is one of the newest members from the Gucci Bloom family, but it quickly became one of the most requested floral perfumes on the market. Its base notes include jasmine bud extract, Rangoon creeper, and natural tuberose. This fragrance is perfect for that year-round spring feeling.
18. Good Girl Eau de Parfum – Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl is a fruity floral scent captured in a sleek and sexy heel-shaped bottle. Inside, you’ll find a delicious mix of Sambac jasmine, mandarin, and sandalwood, which make for a sophisticated and intoxicating fragrance. With so many perfumes on the market, Good Girl is among the most sold fragrances in the world.
19. Mediterranean Honeysuckle Eau de Parfum – Aerin by Estee Lauder
Aerin by Estee Lauder’s Mediterranean Honeysuckle Eau de Parfum effortlessly captures the sun-drench coasts along the Mediterranean in a bottle. The beachy fragrance combines grapefruit, Italian bergamot, honeysuckle, mandarin oil, and jasmine sambac absolute, creating a rich and magical experience.
20. Black Tulip Eau de Parfum Spray – Nest
As seen on the beautiful bottle, Nest’s Black Tulip was inspired by the artwork of Brits Mary Delany and Laura Slatkin. The mixture of jasmine, black amber plum, Japanese violet, patchouli, and pink pepper is reminiscent of a botanical garden in the middle of spring.
21. Black Opium Eau de Parfum – Yves Saint Laurent
Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent has appeared on every list of sexy perfumes, often in the top 5, and for good reason. The smooth and feminine blend of vanilla, jasmine, orange blossom, white flowers, and black coffee has been called addictive, seductive, and intoxicating.
22. Pleasures Eau de Parfum Spray – Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder’s Pleasures has been one of the top fragrances when it comes to clean-scented perfumes. Pleasures is best described as a mixture of fresh lilies, peonies, and jasmine on a rainy Spring morning. It also incorporates the essence of baie roses, and violet leaves.
23. Light Blue Sun Eau de Toilette – Dolce & Gabbana
Looking for the perfect summer scent? Well, Dolce & Gabbana’s twist on their classic fragrance – Light Blue – is precisely that. This limited-edition fragrance infuses lemon essence and cedarwood essence, with coconut water and frangipani flower to create fun summer scent that will last long into the fall months.
24. Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum – Guerlain
Guerlain’s Mon Guerlain can be summed up as the world in a bottle. The sophisticated fragrance contains jasmine from India, vanilla from Papua New Guinea, sandalwood from Australia, and lavender from Provence. The original fragrance was so successful that it inspired the creation of the florale, intense, and bloom of rose variations.
25. Eau Parfumée Au Thé Rouge – Bvlgari
Eau Parfumée Au Thé Rouge is the third Eau Parfumée fragrance in Bvlgari’s line of “tea fragrances.” The unisex scent contains extracts of South African Rooibos and Chinese Yunnan teas giving it an intense woody yet luxurious aroma. There are also hints of fig, orange and pink pepper.