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The Best Perfumes for Women

four perfume bottles on a table surrounded by flowers

Who doesn’t like to smell nice? Perfumes are a long-lasting way to ensure you smell clean, sophisticated, and attractive. While they traditionally come in spray forms, there are also other forms, such as oils and sticks. Here are some perfumes that we recommend.

Buying a New Perfume

Here are some things to consider:

  • Concentration: Perfumes come in different concentrations, each with its own name. Perfume, or parfum, contains 20-30% concentration; eau de parfum contains 15-20%; eau de toilette contains 5-15%; eau de cologna contains 2-4%; and eau fraiche contains 1-3%. When buying a perfume, keep in mind how long you will want the fragrance to last. The more concentrated the formula, the longer the scent should last.
  • Fragrance Family: Perfumes can focus on a single fragrance family or mix and match between them. Fragrance families usually include floral, citrus, or earthy scents. For example, you could have a perfume that has hints of both lemon and the ocean.
  • Size: Perfumes come in a variety of sizes, with larger perfumes tending to cost more. If you aren’t sure what scent you want to wear or aren’t ready to commit to one fragrance, there are sample sets available. For a nice present, you can also purchase a gift set.

Best Spray: Vera Wang Embrace Body Mist Green Tea & Pear Blossom, 8 Fluid Oz

spray bottle of Vera Wang's Endurance perfume

This designer perfume comes in an 8-ounce bottle with an aspirator. Light, fresh, and romantic, this eau de toilette contains notes of green tea, pear blossoms, peony, orange blossom, sandalwood, and skin musk. This perfume line by Vera Wang also features four other scents.

Best Spray

Vera Wang Embrace Body Mist Spray for Women, Green Tea & Pear Blossom, 8 Fl Oz

This perfume contains notes of pear blossoms, green tea, peony, orange blossom, sandalwood, and skin musk.

Best Oil: Pure Instinct Roll-On Pheromone Infused Essential Oil Perfume

roll-on tube of pheromone infused perfume oil

This perfume oil contains pheromones to enhance your interpersonal attractions. The oil absorbs quickly, leaving hints of mango, cinnamon, and honey behind on your skin. It is unisex and travel-ready.

Best Oil

Best Stick: TONYMOLY Pocket Bunny Perfume Bar

stick of perfume with a pink case shaped like a bunny

This perfume stick contains notes of lemon, jasmine, rose, amber, and musk. Coming in an 8-gram stick, it is small enough to fit into your pocket or purse. The cute packaging also makes it easy to apply, and it leaves skin moisturized.

Best Stick

TONYMOLY Pocket Bunny Perfume Bar Bloom Bunny

The cute packaging of this perfume stick is small enough to fit into your pocket or purse.

Best Sampler Set: Perfume Designer Fragrance Samples

sample set of designer perfume including Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, and Versace

This 12-piece designer sample set contains perfumes such as Pour Femme by Versace, Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana, and Deep Euphoria by Calvin Klein. The sizes range from 0.02- to 0.05-ounce bottles. This would be a great option for anyone that wants different scents for different occasions or anyone looking to find their new signature scent.

Best Sampler Set

Sampler Lot of Designer Fragrance Samples for Women

This 12-piece set contains various designer perfume samples.

Best Gift Set: Versace Gift Set Versace Variety

gift set of 5 perfumes by Versace

This designer variety pack would make a perfect gift for the perfume lover in your life. It contains the following five perfumes by Versace: Dylan Blue, Yellow Diamond, Eros, Bright Crystal, and Crystal Noir. They are a mix of eau de toilette and eau de parfum and do not contain aspirators. For best results, apply it to clean, dry skin.

Best Gift Set

Versace Gift Set Versace Variety By Gianni Versace

This variety pack contains five famous perfumes by Versace.

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