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The All-Time Best Perfumes for Women That Make a Statement

It'll be love at first spritz with these popular scents.

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A signature scent should be timeless, perfect for any situation and at any age. Whether you're into woodsy, crisp or sultry notes, the best perfumes for women feature irresistible aromas that linger on skin all day but never become cloying. But with so many fragrances on the market, finding your ultimate, holy grail perfume can be a challenge. While you can always opt for one that stirs up a nostalgic memory (just think of Mom's oh-so-familiar scent), you may be looking for a signature scent all your own. One place to start: Classic perfumes that have stood the test of time.

Before you douse yourself with every sample in the perfume department, browse our list of the best-selling, most popular perfumes in the world, with options ranging from richly scented rose fragrances to light and breezy summer perfumes featuring refreshing hints of vanilla and coconut.


Whether you're shopping for yourself or looking for a gift she'll love, we've rounded up the all-time best women's perfumes for every occasion, scent preference and season, including affordable perfumes that won't break the bank. Find your new scent soulmate ahead!

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1
Best Rich Floral Perfume for Women
Viktor&Rolf
Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum
Viktor&Rolf
2
Best Sheer Floral Perfume for Women
Estée Lauder
Pleasures Eau De Parfum
Estee Lauder
3
Best Nighttime Perfume for Women
Yves Saint Laurent
Black Opium Eau de Parfum
Yves Saint Laurent
4
Best Citrus Perfume for Women
Chanel
Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Spray
Chanel
5
Best Rose Perfume for Women
Dior
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette
Dior
6
Best Layerable Perfume for Women
Gucci
Bloom Eau de Parfum For Her
Gucci
7
Best Sparkling Perfume for Women
Lancôme
La Vie Est Belle Eau De Parfum
Lancôme
8
Best Softly Scented Perfume for Women
philosophy
Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette
Philosophy
9
Best Daytime Perfume for Women
Elizabeth Arden
White Tea Eau de Toilette
Elizabeth Arden
10
Best Summer Perfume for Women
Dolce & Gabbana
Light Blue Eau de Toilette
Dolce & Gabbana
11
Best Romantic Perfume for Women
Armani Beauty
Sì Eau de Parfum
Giorgio Armani
12
Best Sophisticated Perfume for Women
Guerlain
Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum
Guerlain
13
Best Uplifting Perfume for Women
Marc Jacobs
Daisy Eau de Toilette Spray
Marc Jacobs
14
Best Musky Perfume for Women
Narciso Rodriguez
For Her Eau de Parfum
Narciso Rodriguez
15
Best Fruity Perfume for Women
Trish McEvoy
No. 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk Eau de Parfum
Trish McEvoy
16
Best Beachy Perfume for Women
Maison Margiela Replica
Beach Walk Eau de Toilette
Maison Margiela
17
Best Earthy Perfume for Women
Jo Malone
Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne
Jo Malone
18
Best Luxury Perfume for Women
Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum
Maison Francis Kurkdjian
19
Best Fall Perfume for Women
Ralph Lauren
Romance Eau de Parfum
Ralph Lauren
20
Best Clean-Smelling Perfume for Women
Escentric Molecules
Molecule 02
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