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The 13 Best Women’s Perfumes That Hit All The Right Notes

Ahhh the sweet scent of Spring is almost here and we’re so excited to wear some decadent  perfumes that mirror our excitement. It might be hard to switch out of your staple (am I right Chanel N°5 girlies?), but we just discovered some sweet notes from hidden gems in the perfume world. Remember, when choosing the perfect aroma, you only need to consider a few factors: your preferences, the occasion and how it resonates with you. A great perfume boosts your confidence, so once you find the one for you, embrace it and make it your own. So get ready to switch things us and indulge in the best women’s perfumes of the year. Each bottle showcases scents that’ll captivate anyone’s senses. Perfumes can be tricky, but with this list, you can find your true match anytime soon.

Best Everyday Perfumes

The search for an everyday scent can be challenging, especially if you want an aroma that suits various occasions. Explore these choices that are perfectly suited for daily use.

1. Maison Louis Marie’s No.04 Bois de Balincourt Eau de Parfum

Keynotes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Cetiver, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Amber Wood

Price: $65

This calming, aromatherapeutic fragrance is considered a great alternative to the cult favorite Le Labo Santal 33 but slightly mellowed out. Top notes include sandalwood and cedarwood, contributing to the natural warm woody tones. No.04 Bois de Balincourt’s also comes with hints of vetiver, nutmeg and cinnamon that doesn’t overpower the woody tones. It’s an inviting, comforting scent that reminds you of a cozy home.

2. Yves Saint Laurent’s Libre Eau de Parfum

Keynotes: Lavender, Orange Blossom, Musk Accord

Price: $135 & up

Youthful, optimistic and romantic, the scent of this perfume  can instantly uplift your mood. If you’re looking for a fragrance that evokes feelings of love and passion, the Libre Eau de Parfum’s the ideal choice. It’s a distinctively floral blend of French lavender, Moroccan orange blossom and musk accord. This perfume is for those looking for a celebration of femininity and freedom.

3. The Harmonist’s Yin Transformation Parfum 

Keynotes: Mandarin, Calypso Orchid, Bulgarian Rose, Almond Milk, Iris, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and White Musk

Price: $350

Ok so we know this will be a total investment, but this perfume’s longevity, complexity and uniqueness make it worth the splurge. The Yin Transformation Parfum elicits a delicate blend of florals and sensual citrus, making you smell like a fresh bouquet all day. It comes with hints of warm almond milk, white musk and sandalwood that remind you of a calm and fresh spring morning.

4. Viktor&Rolf’s Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

Keynotes: Peony Accord, Centifolia Rose and Freesia

Price: $97 & up

Viktor&Rolf’s award-winning Flowerbomb name tells you everything you need to know about this scent…it’s that good! This is a staple for us because it smells like sugary florals reminiscent of a romantic garden. It’s an explosion of blooms that evoke a feminine, sophisticated fragrance that will get compliments and turn heads. You’ll also love the recognizable grenade bottle—a work of art that reflects the product’s feminine charm. There is a reason this Viktor & Rolf signature scent has been around for years.

5. Sanae Intoxicants’s Cherry Bomb

Keynotes: Black Cherry, Black Currant, Clove Blossoms, Violet Roses, Velvet, Amber Clouds, Sandalwood and Patchouli

Price: $90

The rising natural fragrance from the Los Angeles-based business (and is popular among LA locals fans) is a hand-blended scent that uses botanical ingredients. According to Sanae Barber, the type of person who wears her perfume line is a bit daring, adventurous and comfortable with being different. If you resonate with these qualities, you’ll love Cherry Bomb. It’s a mix of cherry laced with florals and hints of cloves that make you smell sweet and attractive.

Best Hot Girl Perfumes

In LA, the weather is generally mild to HOT year-round. When temperatures rise, what you might normally spritz can turn into a strange smell. Suddenly, heavy spices and leather notes from the Winter can get suffocating. So here are some refreshing scents that’ll leave you feeling cool and clean all day.

1. Burberry’s Her Eau de Toilette

Keynotes: Peony, Black currant, Strawberry, Honeysuckle, Peppercorn and Cedarwood

Price: $90 & up 

This versatile gourmand scent has refreshing notes and an energizing touch of fresh fruit and flowers. An addictive musk and cedarwood base notes soften the honeysuckle. It comes with a juicy pear opening that becomes a blend of earthy and floral scents and makes it ideal for hot days.

2. Phlur’s Tangerine Boy Eau de Parfum

Keynotes: Tangerine, Ginger, Lemon, Black Pepper, Jasmine Petal, Apple, Amber and Moss

Price: $99

Looking for a fresh solar scent that’ll keep you feeling radiant all day? This fragrance from Phlur might be your next favorite warm-weather aroma. It’s for women who love being the center of attention outdoors. Citrus notes awaken your senses and the hints of sweet jasmine, amber and moss create a sensual base. 

3. Ellis Brooklyn’s Florist Eau de Parfum

Keynotes: Italian Bergamot, Lemon, Lily of the Valley, Pear, Golden Gardenia, Jasmine, Honeysuckle & more

Price: $110

Floral fragrances can be challenging, especially during hotter months. Too many flowery notes can feel too mature, but this Ellis Brooklyn perfume is a perfect go-to. It features  powerful Tuberose with Golden Gardenia, Italian bergamot and Jasmine. Even better, it’s vegan and free from parabens and phthalates.

4. Fiele Fragrances’s Bergamia 

Keynotes: Italian Bergamot, Green Mandarin, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Juniper berry

Price: $165

A bright, refreshing scent like Bergamia will leave you feeling clean and energized under the California sun. Trust that the blend of citrus and herbal notes will cut through the state’s heat and humidity. This fragrance is produced by Fiele Fragrances, a Los Angeles-based business, aims to highlight nature’s purity through modern perfumes.

5. Who is Elijah Ocean Eyes Eau De Parfum

Keynotes: Grapefruit, Mandarin, Sea Water, Juniper & more.

Price: $125 & up

Gen Z has become fascinated with  Who is Elijah who is a new kid on the block n the luxe perfume scene. Each of their scents exudes wealth and captures the essence of the “Old Money” trend on TikTok. They’re also  Ocean Eyes is a new favorite and is a long-lasting perfume that enlightens the senses with a bright, invigorating blend of grapefruit & mandarin. 

Best Perfumes for Sensitive Skin

Many love scents, but not all skin loves them so try these scents that are safe for allergy-prone, sensitive skin.

1. Skylar’s Salt Air Eau de Parfum

Keynotes: Italian Bergamot, Sea Salt, Seaweed

Price: $90

Did you know that all Skylar perfumes are cruelty-free, vegan and hypoallergenic? Their dreamy, nature-inspired scents are safe for the planet and sensitive skin. The Salt Air Eau de Parfum is one of their bestsellers for a reason—it’s the literal smell of endless summers and breezy days. It carries the scent of driftwood and green seaweed, sea salt and  light floral notes of water lily. It feels like you’re carryng the beach with you year round.

2.(MALIN + GOETZ)’s Strawberry Perfume Oil

Keynotes: Sparkling Bergamot, Mara Strawberry, Pink Pepper.

Price: $36

If you’ve ever enjoyed stayed in an upscale hotel, you’ve probably seen Malin+Goetz’s products on the sink and their scents are incredible. We love that they just came out with a summery scent perfect for a refreshing sunny day. A perfume oil is a little more comforting and easy to wear. This strawberry oil replicates the garden strawberry – deconstructed and unexpected. It’s a  familiar and intimate scent, formulated with a dynamic blend of fresh bergamot and pink pepper, warm musks, and jasmine petals.

3. Made by Yoke’s Flow Balancing Perfume Oil

Keynotes: Turkish Rose Absolute and Sandalwood

Price: $46

There are many things to love about this perfume oil. The crushed rose petals in the bottle give the oil a sweet yet uplifting fragrance, making it an ideal spring and summer scent. You can also use it as an essential oil to help you relax and aid insomnia.

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