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11. ChaneI Coco Mademoiselle

The reasons to pick Coco Mademoiselle: A gorgeous citrus, woody, floral fragrance that screams sophistication.

A nice hint of vanilla and tonka beans make it grounded a bit while still able to smell fantastic rose and patchouli.

Musk found in the base help this fragrance longevity without being animalic or challenging.

  • Perfumer: Jacques Polge
  • Perfume Oil Concentration: Edp
  • Fragrance Type: Citrus Woody
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Target Audience: Women
  • Most dominant notes: Orange, Rose, and Patchouli
  • Age Group: 18+
  • Seasons: Spring and Fall
  • Occasions: Romantic and Leisure
  • Wearability: Anyone
  • Longevity and Sillage: 24 hours with great projection

12. Christian Dior Addict

The reasons to pick Addict: Addict is for an acquired taste for sure, but what a creation.

The scent is green grassy with just a little citrusy pinch coming from the mandarin leaf. Florals in the development stage are noticeable but not prominent.

The drydown is made from the most amazing and wonderfully addictive bourbon vanilla that makes it no wonder that millions wear Addict every day.

  • Perfumer: Francois Demachy
  • Perfume Oil Concentration: Edp
  • Fragrance Type: Floral Oriental
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Target Audience: Women
  • Most dominant notes: Mandarin leaf, Vanilla, and Jasmine
  • Age Group: 25+
  • Seasons: Fall and Winter
  • Occasions: Romantic and Leisure
  • Wearability: Anyone
  • Longevity and Sillage: 8 – 10 hours with great projection

13. Guerlain Mitsouko

The reasons to pick Mitsouko: Jacques Guerlain named this perfume after the name of the heroine from the best-selling novel La Bataille.

Jacques’s brilliance was the idea of combining a chypre composition(oakmoss) with a peach note that even after more than 100 hundred years since the perfume launch, still retains certain modernity.

Mitsouko is recommended to more experienced ladies who know what they want from life.

  • Perfumer: Jacques Guerlain
  • Perfume Oil Concentration: Edp
  • Fragrance Type: Chypre 
  • Release Date: 1919
  • Target Audience: Women
  • Most dominant notes: Oakmoss, Peach, and Cinnamon
  • Age Group: 30+
  • Seasons: Fall and Winter
  • Occasions: Business and Leisure
  • Wearability: Experienced
  • Longevity and Sillage: 8 – 10 hours with good projection

14. Thierry Mugler Alien

The reasons to pick Alien: Exotic perfume captured in the talisman-like purple bottle.

It is good to know that Alien’s alluring scent is made only from three distinct notes: jasmine, amber, and precious woods.

Those who like floral notes such as jasmine will be in paradise. Amber keeps the powdery aspects just at the right amount.

If you have not yet sampled Alien, let me just tell you that this simple and addictive combination is like no other.

  • Perfumer: Dominique Ropion and Laurent Bruyere
  • Perfume Oil Concentration: Edp
  • Fragrance Type: Oriental Woody
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Target Audience: Women
  • Most dominant notes: Jasmine, Amber, and Woods
  • Age Group: 25+
  • Seasons: Fall and Winter
  • Occasions: Business and Leisure
  • Wearability: Experienced
  • Longevity and Sillage: 24+ hours with strong projection

15. Hermès Eau des Merveilles

The reasons to pick Eau des Merveilles: If you like fruity scents that are not overly sweet, EDM might be just for you.

Citrus woody/amber blend make it bright and dry, without being heavy. If you can imagine being on a summer vacation, walking on the beach with salty air from the sea hitting your nose, with the smell of ripe orange in your hand, then, you can imagine Eau des Merveilles.

EDM works equally well on men as well.

  • Perfumer: Ralf Schwieger and Nathalie Feisthauer
  • Perfume Oil Concentration: Edt
  • Fragrance Type: Citrus Oriental
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Target Audience: Women
  • Most dominant notes: Orange, Amber, and Fir
  • Age Group: 18+
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, and Fall
  • Occasions: Leisure
  • Wearability: Anyone
  • Longevity and Sillage: 4 – 6 hours with moderate projection

16. Guerlain Samsara

The reasons to pick Samsara: This one is an expensive smelling mature and classic scent that doesn’t smell like anything else on the market.

Rich and creamy perfume with gourmand touch in the drydown with famous guerlainade in the background.

It could be the last great Guerlain perfume with the ultimate comfort scent profile and will very likely remind you of the best days from childhood.

  • Perfumer: Jean-Paul Guerlain
  • Perfume Oil Concentration: Edp
  • Fragrance Type: Floral Woody
  • Release Date: 1989
  • Target Audience: Women
  • Most dominant notes: Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood, and Iris
  • Age Group: 30+
  • Seasons: Fall and Winter
  • Occasions: Business and Leisure
  • Wearability: Experienced
  • Longevity and Sillage: 8 – 10 hours with great projection

17. Tom Ford Noir de Noir

The reasons to pick Noir de Noir: A wonderful fragrance with an intoxicating appeal. A romantic and sensual perfume with a dark, and mysterious base.

Velvety rose dominates the scent, with some chocolate, and a hint of earthy truffles.

This perfume blooms when it’s cold outside, and makes this scent unforgettable.

  • Perfumer: Jacques Cavallier and Harry Fremont
  • Perfume Oil Concentration: Edp
  • Fragrance Type: Floral Woody
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Target Audience: Unisex
  • Most dominant notes: Truffle, Rose, and Patchouli
  • Age Group: 25+
  • Seasons: Fall and Winter
  • Occasions: Business, Romantic, and Leisure
  • Wearability: Anyone
  • Longevity and Sillage: 8 – 10 hours with great projection

18. Narciso Rodriguez For Her

The reasons to pick For Her: There’s no way around to so let’s get straight.

This perfume was created to be heavy, attractive, and seductive, and has openly sexual character.

The formula is targeted at the modern and free woman who doesn’t hesitate to talk about anything.

Heavy musk at the center of this composition serves as a solid confidence booster. Thankfully, it is not that sharp due to the warm base made from amber, vanilla, and osmanthus.

Narciso for Her is the most powdery fragrance on this list.

  • Perfumer: Christine Nagel and Francis Kurkdjian
  • Perfume Oil Concentration: Edp 
  • Fragrance Type: Floral Musk
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Target Audience: Women
  • Most dominant notes: Musk, Osmanthus, and Orange blossom
  • Age Group: 25+
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall, and Winter
  • Occasions: Business and Leisure
  • Wearability: Anyone
  • Longevity and Sillage: 8 – 10 hours with moderate projection

19. Montale Intense Cafe

The reasons to pick Intense Cafe: Imagine sitting on the street terrace of an old Paris coffee. While you are sipping the finest creamy coffee, a woman passes by smelling of the most expensive roses. That’s what Intense Coffee is.

An incredibly addictive scent with rose being the most prominent note, but that creamy vanilla and subtle coffee note give it a depth that balances composition out.

Smells like the best cup of coffee ever made.

  • Perfumer: Pierre Montale
  • Perfume Oil Concentration: Edp 
  • Fragrance Type: Floral Oriental
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Target Audience: Unisex
  • Most dominant notes: Rose, Coffee, and Vanilla
  • Age Group: 25+
  • Seasons: Fall and Winter
  • Occasions: Romantic and Leisure
  • Wearability: Anyone
  • Longevity and Sillage: 24+ hours with great projection

20. Prada Infusion d’Iris

The reasons to pick Infusion d’Iris: This timeless perfume opens up with a combination of citruses and floral undertones.

Elegant Iris with powdery notes is most intensive in the middle stage, while the base is composed of incense, benzoin, vetiver, and cedar.

Fresh and clean floral fragrance suitable for every day, any occasions and leaves amazing scent trail.

  • Perfumer: Daniela Andrier
  • Perfume Oil Concentration: Edp
  • Fragrance Type: Floral Woody
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Target Audience: Women
  • Most dominant notes: Iris, Cedar, and Incense
  • Age Group: 20+
  • Seasons: Spring and Summer
  • Occasions: Any occasion
  • Wearability: Anyone
  • Longevity and Sillage: 6 – 8 hours with moderate projection

Conclusion

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Wow….with so many women’s fragrances, the decision to only include 20 was not an easy task at all. Although there are many more great creations that didn’t make the list this time, I believe I have picked the best perfumes for women of all time you can buy today.

What is your favorite perfume of your time? Let’s start a conversation and leave a comment in the comment section below.

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