Scents for Women That Are Worth Splurging From Luxury Brands
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Smell Good, Feel Good: Scents Worth Splurging From Luxury Brands

Scents for Women That Are Worth Splurging on From Luxury Brands

Scents are a personal business. What smells good to you may not be the same to others. After all, we have our own preferences. We can’t say that something floral like roses or jasmine are the best ones out there when there are also fruity and wood scents that are making a name for themselves. If you’re looking to buy a higher end perfume for women, you have to make sure that each dollar is worth it. But how do you choose the right one for you? For starters, you can check out these classic scents from globally known luxury brands.


Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum

Chanel and its interlocking Cs may be known for its luxury bags and accessories, but this French high-end luxury fashion house has made a name for itself in the fragrance world when it introduced Chanel N°5 in 1921. Enhanced with citrus notes and voluptuous vanilla, this floral aldehydic bouquet is the very essence of femininity. It’s housed in a simple laboratory bottle chosen by Gabrielle Chanel with a stopper cut like a diamond, which took inspiration from the shape of Place Vendôme in Paris.

Get it at Chanel’s e-shop. Available in 35ml, 50ml, and 100 ml.

Christian Dior J’adore Eau De Parfum

The J’adore is as feminine as its fragrance. It’s a bouquet of flowers offering the fruity and exotic notes of ylang-ylang, the sensitive and smooth fragrance of Damascus rose, and the essence of Spanish jasmine and Indian sambac jasmine with apricot and jam notes. The resulting scent is subtle yet elegant, which is perfect for those who want a floral perfume that isn’t overpowering. It comes in a curvy bottle adorned with a traditional East African necklace worn by the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania.

Get it at Dior’s website or at Sephora. Available in 50ml and 100ml.

GUCCI Bloom Eau De Parfum

From sultry sweet to floral, GUCCI is known to offer different scents that match any mood and aesthetic. The Bloom Eau De Parfum, for example, offers notes of natural tuberose and jasmine buds. The luxury brand has also used Rangoon creeper in this scent, which is a first in perfumery. While many versions were released after Bloom, there’s no beating the authentic and iconic scent of the original. If you want a fresh and go-to floral scent, this is a good choice.

Get it at GUCCI’s website or at Sephora. Available in 50ml and 100ml.

GUERLAIN Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Eau De Toilette

GUERLAIN’s Aqua Allegoria fragrance collection offers a fresh and invigorating sensation based on the sparkling notes of citrus. With the aromatic freshness of basil, the Mandarine Basilic Eau De Toilette is energised with green tea and woody notes to give off a tangy mandarin scent. If you’re concerned about how sustainable your scents are, there’s no need to worry as ingredients like French beetroot alcohol used in its formula come from 90% to 95% in accordance with ISO 16128 standard.

Get it at Sephora. Available in 75ml and 125ml.

Yves Saint Laurent LIBRE Eau De Parfum

The Libre Eau De Parfum is a daring yet distinctly floral and feminine perfume for those who live by their own rules. Pretty much like how Yves Saint Laurent re-tailored tuxedo for women and progressed the idea of gender fluidity, this luxury brand has decided to gender-bend the fougère (a classic masculine fragrance style) and made it available for every strong woman out there. It features the burning sensuality of orange blossom from Morocco along with the freshness of Diva lavender heart (Lavandula Angustifolia) from Provence, France.

Get it at Yves Saint Laurent’s website or at Sephora. Available in 30ml, 50ml, and 90ml.

Givenchy Beauty Irresistible Eau de Toilette Fraîche

Givenchy’s Irresistible Eau de Toilette Fraîche is as irresistible as its name with its contrast of a spicy floral fragrance. Harvested at first light of day in Turkey’s Isparta Mountains, the highlight of this scent is how the fresh roses used were handled through an innovative rose water upcycling process. Along with pink pepper extract from Madagascar and sweet orange oil from Italy, you can give yourself a few sprays and the scent will last you enough for the whole day!

Get it at Sephora. Available in 35ml, 50ml, and 80ml.

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

The Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne is ideal for those who prefer a musky ocean scent with a hint of spice. It features ambrette seeds (top note) for textural quality, sea salt (heart note) for a sense of freshness, and sage (base note) for a woody fragrance with earthy and aromatic tones. While some say that this scent is more on the masculine side, it’s a unisex fragrance that knows no boundaries. You can share it with your partner if you want!

Get it at Jo Malone’s website or at Sephora. Available in 30ml, 50ml, and 100ml.

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