It’s about time you find a scent that oozes femininity, compliments your unique womanly personality, and makes you feel nothing less than amazing!
But, it’s no easy task to find your signature perfume. As a matter of fact, there are literally thousands of options out there — from best selling blends to how to choose the right perfume for your body chemistry, along with a variety of perfume types as well as scent categories — you could spend a lifetime in search of the best perfume for you.
If we are honest — buying a perfume for the first time can be overwhelming!
To help you stay sane in your search, we at Dossier have created a finder quiz to help you narrow down your selection and style.
On top of that, a good place to start is by exploring a few time-tested, signature scents that are designed to work best with the natural female aroma — aka women typically smell sweeter than men so female perfumes should complement this natural aroma. “One way to know for sure is to try perfumes that have been around for generations and stood the test of time. Iconic fragrances like Marc Jacobs Daisy and Chanel’s Number 5 have a cult following for a reason: they’re amazing.”
So, to help you kick start your search for the best perfume for women — Dossier, along with some trusted sources — have put together a list of our favorite blends.
Below you will find a list of 10 designer women’s perfumes. They are all world-renowned fragrances that have stood the test of time and are appreciated by many across the globe — 8 of these fragrances, we at Dossier have been so inspired by that we have recreated their aromas with expert care in order to offer you the same designer quality and scent without the steep price tag.
Trusted for decades.
Let’s take a dive into the wonderful world of women’s perfume. We hope you come out on the other side inspired and ready to start testing some of these amazing scents.
TOP 10 best women’s perfumes!
1. Chanel No5
Possibly the most famous of all perfumes.
“Given its iconic status, it may surprise some that N°5 isn’t Chanel’s best-selling scent. One explanation may be that it’s considerably more complex than Coco Mademoiselle. Released in the early 20s, only minimal changes have been made since its creation.” A bold classic, just like the little black dress, No5 stands the test of time.
A distinct floral yet woody perfume, it boasts ylang-ylang, neroli, jasmine, may rose top and middle notes with sandalwood and vetiver base notes. Designed to warm the senses of anyone who smells it, it reminds many people alike of a cosmopolitan woman who wakes up every day on a mission and knows how to get tasks done. No collection is complete without the scent of No5, that is why Dossier has created our $29 Floral Aldehydes with the same high quality juices — boasting top-quality notes and an expert blend, our perfume is so good we dare you to smell the difference — so, why pay designer price when you don’t have to?
2. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
Bask in the sunshine of the Mediterranean.
A scent to make you come alive, Light Blue is “described as “Italy in a bottle,” notes include citron, lemon, Granny Smith apple, jasmine, rose, bamboo, cedarwood, amber, and musk. The fruity-floral is light, making it a particularly popular warm-weather choice.” It is crisp, fresh and floral — the perfect compliment to a woman who spends a lot of time outside or with the windows open, as it reminds us of the sunniest of days.
When you want to turn up the no-makeup, hair undone sensuality of a woman who looks ethereal without even trying, this perfume is your go-to. Channeling this delightful of this fragrance, we at Dossier developed Citrus Green Apple to invoke Light Blue’s aroma and designer quality without the steep price tag.
3. Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle
Hot and steamy — a date night perfume.
“If you grew up admiring your mom’s Chanel No. 5 perfume on her vanity, try this equally enviable bottle. With notes of orange, jasmine, rose and vanilla, Coco Mademoiselle is a modern classic.” Unlike your youthful mother or grandmother, modern-day women show their desire by getting up close and affectionate — think movie night or cold winter dates snuggled tight. It is sure to stir up deep emotions in anyone who smells it.
The utter warmth of this perfume makes it playful yet dignified and to some… intoxicating. Topping our list and the list of many women and men around the world, Coco Mademoiselle is undeniably a perfume for women. Beloved by so many, Dossier’s collection would not be complete without a scent inspired by this iconic perfume. Boasting the same notes but a price tag of only $29, our Oriental Oakmoss perfume is your date night first pick.
4. Gucci Bloom
Run wild in a field of flowers.
For the free-spirited women who channels her inner 70’s flower child, this perfume “smells like: Freshly chopped flowers. Think, white florals teamed with warm earthy notes. The scent itself is a dreamy white floral bouquet – which is hardly a surprise given the name, Bloom.” Light and airy, when you smell Bloom has a note of power to it.
A perfume that can easily go from a photoshoot with the girls, to the office, and then out to dinner — the woman who wears this iconic scent excludes creativity, mystery, and authority. With notes of Rangoon Creeper, jasmine sambac, tuberose, and Iris — it truly is a bouquet of floral fragrances wrapped into one luxurious perfume. Inspired by Bloom, Dossier now offers our Floral Honeysuckle for $29.
5. Marc Jacobs Daisy
For youthful women.
Minimalist yet intriguing, truly undying — “this perfume will never “push daisies.” Since 2007, this youthful scent of wild strawberries, jasmine bouquets and vanilla has charmed many with its simplistic notes.” Created for the maturing women — it compliments youthfulness with its fruity and floral notes that make its wearer feel alive and free.
6. Versace’s Bright Crystal
Never overpowering, subtle reminders leave a lasting impression.
“Soft, feminine and bursting with beautiful florals, Bright Crystal by Versace is one incredibly versatile scent. Yuzu, magnolia, lotus flower, amber and musk blend together into a colourful and vibrant perfume that is subtle enough to wear throughout the day but embodies confidence that can be worn at night.” Not sure about you, but we love it when something lingers but we can not exactly put our finger on it. And, that is this perfume!
Made to captivate with sweet top notes, Bright Crystal leaves a trail of deeper musk notes that swirl in the nose and linger on the mind. Warm yet refreshing, there is something about this perfume that works perfectly in all settings. A must-have for all women, in all stages of life, we at Dossier’s Fruity Magnolia is inspired by this iconic perfume.
7. YSL’s Black Opium
An intense flood of fragrance.
“Initially sweet with punchy notes of vanilla and coffee, but dries down to a musky white floral base. YSL’s Black Opium has become one of the world’s most-loved perfumes, and it’s easy to see why. The creamy notes of coffee and vanilla give a non-sickly sweetness that develops into a dry white floral scent, after which you get the base notes of musk and patchouli. It’s unique and oh-so moreish, this one will 100% become the most-reached-for in your perfume collection.”
All we have to say is… GIVE US more, more, more! Mature and not for the faint of heart, Black Opium invades the senses with an addictive presence. A symbol of the modern woman, with this perfume you could take down the world. Inspired by it’s the strong and fantastically robust aroma, our Floriental Vanilla boasts the same notes and quality as its designer counterpart, for only $29. Try it, we bet you won’t be able to tell the difference.
8. Giorgio Armani Si
Go places and never miss a beat.
“We know women can be more than one thing, so this perfume is for the woman who wants to express her duality through scent. With notes of blackcurrant nectar and white cedarwood this sweet and musky perfume is perfect for work to romance.” Oriental and sweet mixed into one, this perfume will leave you feeling wonderfully in charge. There is no place or time you will not want to wear it.
9. Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl
The good, the bad, the driven, the traveler, the homemaker.
Closing out our list with a remarkable perfume, one that lets its wearer express their womanhood however they like — Good Girl makes a statement that never goes unnoticed. Ideal “for the woman with an impressive shoe selection, here is one sleek stiletto to add to your collection. This heel-shaped bottle houses the delicious scent jasmine, almond, cocoa, and coffee.”
Why we love it? Like a woman can change her shoes, she can change her moods. And, she needs a perfume that can go with her. Warm, spicy, sweet, exotic… it has all the components anyone is looking for. Sleek yet sensual, we created our Floriental Almond with inspiration from Good Girl’s iconic scent for just $29. Yes, that is right, we offer you high-quality perfume that will have you wondering if it’s the real designer fragrance.
10. J’Adore Dior
A touch of fragrance goes a long way.
A softer scent, j’adore by Dior is a floral perfume that sits gently like lace or silk on the body. “While the rose and jasmine notes may make J’adore seem like more of a spring-summer scent, its approachability makes it a year-round best-seller.”
We think of brides or delicate personalities when reminiscing this scent as it has the power to make a heart flutter. Oozing femininity, this iconic scent inspired our Fruity Jasmine, designer quality without the high price tag.
Have you noticed something about the above-mentioned perfumes?
As you read the list it may have become evident to you that most women’s best perfumes have notes of flower and musk or fruit and flower. Ingredients like mandarin, Jasmine, and rose are very popular — that is because these scents mix well with the above mentioned natural body aroma of a female. Sure makes us think!
So when you head out on your hunt, take note of ingredients. Maybe you will find a treasure in a perfume that has some of the iconic ingredients. And, remember –there is no right or wrong perfume… it is all up to you and your preferences. So make sure to test, test, and test some more.
Which reminds us, along with amazing pricing on individual and bundles of Dossier bottles, we also offer samplers with each bottle. That way you can try the perfume before you open the bottle. If it doesn’t suit your style, simply return the unopened bottle within 14 days for an exchange or refund.
We want to make your perfume shopping experience a pleasant one! Happy shopping.