For centuries, people have been using perfumes, in one form or another, to make themselves smell pleasant while also masking their body scent. Perfumes give off an elegant and alluring scent, which can be instinctively enticing to people of the opposite sex, or any sex for that matter. It’s no wonder the perfume industry is one of the biggest markets globally, estimated to be worth around 47.9 billion US dollars (£41.6 billion). It is also one of the most popular gifts for special occasions, including birthdays and weddings, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and so on.
Perfumes are made up of a variety of ingredients, including alcohol, scent oil, water, and other aromatic components or solvents, which are designed to trigger a certain internal response to the stimuli—or in simple terms, they can change your mood depending on your setting. For example, the perfume scent of someone will probably trigger a different response if it were on a crowded bus on a hot summer afternoon than at a crowded restaurant or bar in the evening. Everyone's also different; so, some people may find one scent attractive, while others may find it unpleasant.
Regardless, the most attractive perfumes are usually the ones that most people can associate with positive emotions or good memories. This could be a fragrance that contains a blend of various scents and aromas or only one dominant scent. But usually, the most popular perfumes have a fruity or floral scent because these scents are often associated with happiness, femininity, and summery feelings. With this in mind, we’ve compiled our list of the top 5 most attractive perfumes for women:
Chanel no. 5 (Eau De Parfum)
No perfume list would be complete without including Chanel No. 5! It's been almost a century since it was released, yet it still remains one of the most attractive and popular perfumes of all time. Created in 1921, Chanel No. 5 is a timeless classic that has been worn by some of the most famous women in history. This perfume is a floral fragrance featuring notes of jasmine, rose and ylang-ylang. It is elegant and feminine, and it will never go out of style.
Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb is a well-known floral fragrance among ladies that has been around for a decade. The scent is attractive and seductive, and it starts off with a lovely floral heart opening, resting over classic base notes of patchouli, musk and vanilla. It is suitable for any setting, situation, and season, making it one of the most versatile scents, a must-have for every woman's perfume collection.
Robert Piguet Fracas is another exquisite floral scented perfume that shows no signs of slowing down since it was released in 1948. It has been favoured by many celebrities, including Madonna, Kim Basinger, and Courtney Love, making it one of the most attractive perfumes on the market. Its powerful, flowery scent is perfect for making a statement. Whether you're wearing it for a special occasion or just to a dinner gathering with some friends, Robert Piguet Fracas is sure to draw attention and turn heads.
If you want a scent that evokes curiosity and desire, then you can’t go wrong with Byredo Gypsy Water. Released in 2008, this perfume is an ode to the beauty of Romani culture and is also one of our top 10 best-selling fragrances. The woody notes of pine needle and sandalwood combine with amber, vanilla and fresh citrus scents to create a special blend and a pleasant experience for the user. It’s no wonder Byredo Gypsy Water is one of the most attractive scents on the market, with a huge following of loyal customers.
Jo Malone's "Lime Basil & Mandarin" is the brand's signature scent and one of its most popular fragrances on the market. This perfume has an incredibly fresh and uplifting scent with an unexpected citric, spicy twist that lingers subtly with underlying notes of vetiver and patchouli. It is a really classy, easy-to-wear cologne that can be worn on its own or blended with other everyday fragrances to create a unique scent.