Hit The Right Notes With The 17 Best Women’s Perfumes

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You’ve got your hair curled, your makeup on point, and your #ootd cute as can be. But let’s not forget the finishing touch — a spritz of scent that will make you smell just as good as you look! From fresh, fruity scents to warm, mellow perfumes, we’ve rounded up a list of the best women’s perfumes that can last for a long time in our Singapore weather. Check out our selection to find your signature scent to wear out for Valentine’s Day this 2022!  Psst, this list also comes in handy for guys out there looking for a V-day gift for their partner!

What does perfume mean as a gift?

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Thinking of buying a bottle of women’s perfume for your bb this Valentine’s Day? Here’s why you totally should! Giving someone perfume is known to be a sign of love and affection, as it shows that you’ve put a lot of thought into what the recipient likes. Apart from being a romantic gesture, your recipient would also be reminded of you every time she wears the fragrance out!

How to choose the right perfume?

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Not going to lie, choosing a perfume can be intimidating especially if you can’t sample it. But fret not, we’ve scoured for a few useful tips that can help you find the best women perfume for you (or anyone else) below!

  • Pick your notes

Fruity, floral, woody or fresh — the scent of a perfume is described as ‘notes’. They are categorised into three different layers known as the base, middle and top notes. The base notes linger around the longest and can last up to several hours or days, while the middle notes usually stay for about an hour. The top notes are the most volatile as they are the most exposed to our environment and usually last about 15 minutes. When picking a perfume, pay attention to the middle and base notes. If these two layers contain notes that you usually enjoy, chances are that this is a perfume you will appreciate! 

  • Pick the right concentration

Most fragrances come in three levels of concentration which determine the strength of the scent and its longevity. For the best women’s perfume that lasts for up to eight hours, go for parfum which boasts the highest concentration. A more affordable and commonly found alternative is eau de parfum (EDP) which will last you a good six hours. Meanwhile, an eau de toilette (EDT) will only last about five hours and makes for a good light fragrance for the day. 

How to apply perfume?

If you’re wondering if perfumes are just spritz and go, here’s a little trick! Where you apply your perfume and how you apply your perfume can affect its strength and longevity. For example, wearing your perfume on your pulse points (inside your wrists, inner elbows and behind your ear lobes) is known to help diffuse a scent better as these areas emit extra body heat. Find out more about how to properly apply your perfume in the video below. 

You can also choose to get a roller bottle such as the VeryJow Roller Bottle (available on veryjow.sg) which is a glass bottle that can hold a liquid mix of essential oils or perfumes. This roller bottle allows for easy application and is a convenient way to apply your perfume.

The best women’s perfumes with fruity notes

1. Armaf Club De Nuit Women EDP

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It’s hard to find another fragrance that is as lively as the Armaf Club De Nuit Women EDP (available on aurelsingapore). Imagine picnicking in a colourful fruit garden with the warmth of the sun caressing your skin and you’d get the Club De Nuit! With juicy scents of grapefruit, peach and orange balanced out by subtle whiffs of musk and jasmine, this is one of the best women’s perfumes for the summer!

Top notes: Bergamot, grapefruit, peach, orange
Middle notes: Geranium, jasmine, lychee, rose
Base notes: Musk, patchouli, vanilla, vetiver

2. Burberry Brit Sheer (Woman) EDT

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If you enjoy pear in your perfume, the Burberry Brit Sheer (Woman) EDT (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) is a must-have. This fruity long lasting perfume for women has a clean fragrance and a distinct lingering scent of freshly picked pears. It’s pleasant and suitable for all occasions, especially for a daytime date with your love! 

Sample this best women’s perfume: Burberry Brit Sheer (Woman) EDT Sample (available on EAU DE SCENTS OFFICIAL)

Top notes: Lychee, yuzu, pineapple leaf, mandarin orange
Middle notes: Pink peony, peach blossom, pear
Base notes: White musk, white woods

3. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold Couture EDP

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It’s hard to resist the luxurious gothic aesthetics of the Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold Couture EDP (available on Fragrance Hub). We can’t help but think of Sia and her huge ribbon hairstyle when we see this renowned fragrance. But underneath that strong exterior lies a sweet and warm fruity perfume that many women will appreciate.

If you’ve always found something missing in the original Viva La Juicy EDP (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE), you may be glad to know that the gold version has doubled down on the sweetness which lingers through hours of wear. This is one of the best flirty women’s perfumes to wear when you’re out with your cute date. 

Top notes: Wild berries
Middle notes: Honeysuckle, jasmine sambac
Base notes: Caramel, vanilla, amber, sandalwood

4. Moschino Toy 2 Bubble Gum EDT

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How cute is this perfume bottle? Moschino has outdone themselves again in the packaging department with the endearing Moschino Toy 2 Bubble Gum EDT (available on TiNS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE). As its name suggests, this is a sweet floral fruity fragrance that smells just like bubblegum. With that said, don’t mistake this best women’s perfume for one that’s juvenile. It’s a mood-lifting fragrance that shifts into a romantic soft rose — great for women of all ages. 

Sample this best women’s perfume: Moschino Toy 2 Bubble Gum EDT Sample (available on pinkcitysg)

Top notes: Candied fruits, bitter orange, lemon
Middle notes: Bubblegum, Bulgarian rose, blueberry, peach, cinnamon, peach blossom, ginger
Base notes: Musk, ambroxan, cedar

5. The Body Shop Pomegranate & Red Berries Solid Fragrance

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If you’re a sucker for all things portable and convenient, you’ve got to give solid perfumes a try. They come in compact sizes and cute packaging that are easy to pack for travel, and makes it a breeze to reapply – just one swipe on your neck and wrists and you’re all freshened up!

The Body Shop Pomegranate & Red Berries Solid Fragrance (available on The Body Shop Official Store) is one of the best women’s perfumes that gives you a fragrance of summer berries like cherry, rose, and pomegranate! We love how the fragrance balm is dome-shaped, which makes it effortless to dab on your body for a fragrance boost any time of the day. 

Notes: Cherry, rose, pomegranate

6. MIZUO Mahjong Solid Perfume

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Looking for a quirky mahjong gift for your mahjong lover BFF? They’ll surely be delighted to receive this MIZUO Mahjong Solid Perfume (available on manta.sg), one of the best women’s perfumes that resembles their favourite mahjong tiles. We love the cutesy packaging and pastel colours! For a fruity fragrance, go for the West tile with a scent named Pomelo Paradise that bursts of citrus notes and fades to a soft, floral aroma.

Top notes: Grapefruit, orange, blackcurrant
Middle notes: Orange blossom, rose, mint
Base notes: Amber, vetiver, iris

The best women’s perfumes with floral notes

7. Chloe Signature EDP

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The Chloe Signature EDP (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) is sure to ring a bell for many perfume lovers. Many women started their fragrance journey with this iconic scent, and it’s no surprise that the Chloe Signature perfume remains one of the best fragrances for women of all time. Perfect as a signature scent for day or night, this Chloe perfume boasts a feminine rose fragrance with a subtly soapy scent — almost like fresh laundry swaying in a rose farm! It has excellent scent projection and is one of the most long lasting perfumes for women.

Sample this best women’s perfume: Chloe Signature EDP Sample (available on Grace’s Secret)

Top notes: Peony, lychee, freesia
Middle notes: Rose, lily of the valley, magnolia
Base notes: Virginia cedar, amber

8. Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne Spray

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Launched in 2013, the Peony & Blush Suede Cologne Spray (available on Strawberrynet SG Official Store) still remains one of the most well known Jo Malone perfumes for women. Compared to other best fragrances for women, the Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede has a less complex scent that doesn’t deviate too much from the initial whiff even after hours have passed. While peony is the dominant scent in the perfume, you’ll also catch hints of cider-ish apple which instantly transform this floral fragrance into one that’s matured yet sophisticated. If you’re looking for a long lasting perfume for women, you’ll not be disappointed with the Jo Malone peony & Blush Suede Cologne’s six-hour longevity. This pleasant scent makes for one of the best women’s perfumes for work or formal occasions.

Sample this best women’s perfume: Jo Malone perfume samples (available on Grace’s Secret)

Top notes: Red apples
Middle notes: Peony, rose, jasmine, carnation
Base notes: Suede

9. Christian Dior Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming EDP Spray

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The Miss Dior collection is every women’s dream, and the Christian Dior Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming EDP Spray (available on CosmeticsNow SG Official Store) is no exception. Designed as a sexier and more modern scent, the Absolutely Blooming perfume is one of the best women’s perfumes that smells like a raspberry cocktail with powdery sugar dusting on the top. It has a passionate, grown-up edge to it that suits the 21st-century women — powerful, confident and living life to its fullest!

Top notes: Raspberry, black currant, pomegranate, pink pepper
Middle notes: May rose, peony
Base notes: White musk

10. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh EDT

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If you’re looking for the best women’s perfume as a gift, the Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh EDT (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) is probably the safest choice to get. Dressed in a bouquet-like bottle, this best fragrance for women smells like a wonderful spring day filled with plenty of sunshine. It has a light, green floral scent that’s easygoing yet interesting enough to earn you some “you smell good” compliments! 

Top notes: Green notes, raspberry, pear, grapefruit
Middle notes: Violet, lychee, apple blossom, rose, jasmine
Base notes: Musk, plum, Virginia cedar

11. Shiro White Lily EDP

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The Shiro White Lily EDP (available on LEE&W JAPAN), a Japanese perfume for women, is a cult favourite for those into clean floral scents. Just like its minimalistic packaging, this perfume has a candid fragrance that’s neutral, pleasant and gentle — great for everyday use. If you’re not into sweet floral fragrances but want something feminine with a hint of earthiness, this is one of the best women’s fragrances to have in your collection. 

Top notes: Bergamot, blackcurrant, green
Middle notes: Lily, jasmine, rose
Base notes: Amber, sandalwood, musk

12. Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina EDP

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When it comes to rose-scented fragrances for women, you either get one that smells like a freshly cut rose bouquet or one with a vintage powdery rose scent. And while both types have their own charm, we can’t help but be attracted by the latter for its womanly blend. The Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina EDP (available on EAU DE SCENTS OFFICIAL) fits right in this category with a passionate burst of musk when the perfume dries down. Together with hints of red currant, pink pepper and a sugar-free pannacotta, you get an opulent long lasting perfume for women that’s sure to stand the test of time. 

Top notes: Red currant, pink pepper
Middle notes: Rose, peony, jasmine
Base notes: Pannacotta, musk, patchouli 

13. Gucci Guilty EDT

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Gucci perfumes don’t come cheap, but you won’t be guilty about your splurge when you get your hands on the Gucci Guilty EDT (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE). This best women’s perfume smells like a tipsy night at a luxurious club — but in a fun and sexy way. With strong punches of warm woody amber and spicy floral, this provocative scent is an instant confidence booster when the sun sets.

Pro Tip: It’s recommended to spray this perfume on generously for a more robust scent and better longevity. 

Top notes: Pink pepper, mandarin orange, bergamot
Middle notes: Lilac, peach, geranium, jasmine, black currant
Base notes: Patchouli, amber, white musk, vanilla

14. Elizabeth Arden Red Door EDT

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The Elizabeth Arden Red Door EDT (available on TINS AND BOTTLES OFFICIAL STORE) may have been created in the last 1980s, but its timeless scent still hits our hearts (and noses) even after nearly 40 years. This is the best perfume for women who enjoy a loud medley of floral notes — 12 to be exact. With incredible sillage and projection, the Red Door is a stunner that will surely turn heads. 

Pro Tip: If you’ve got a sensitive nose and want to wear a toned-down version of the Red Door, we suggest spraying it in the air and then walking through it for a light coat. 

Top notes: Rose, orange blossom, plum, violet, peach, anise
Middle notes: Honey, carnation, rose, tuberose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, lily, freesia, lily of the valley, orchid
Base notes: Sandalwood, amber, benzoin, musk, heliotrope, vetiver, cedar

The best women’s perfumes with woody notes

15. Nefertum Fragrances Sandal & Cedar Extrait De Parfum Perfume

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Beauty lies in simplicity — and this is demonstrated perfectly in single-note perfumes. Single-note perfumes feature only one scent. While they are great worn on their own, they can also be used to layer with other perfumes to create your own signature scent. The Nefertum Fragrances Sandal & Cedar Extrait De Parfum Perfume (available on M.L.S Official Store) is one of the best single-note perfumes for women in Singapore with its rich and warm woody scent that exudes natural sensuality. Designed to be two to three times stronger than usual EDPs, it’s no wonder this is one of the most long lasting perfumes for women with a longevity of about 48 hours. 

Top notes: Sandalwood
Middle notes: Cedar, cardamom
Base notes: Violet, leather

16. Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne Spray

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Created as a unisex fragrance, the Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne Spray (available on Strawberrynet SG Official Store) is probably the closest we can get to a beach vacation for now (unless you’re hopping on board the Vaccinated Travel Lanes, lucky you). The Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne features a blend of salty seawater and earthy driftwood which will instantly evoke a sense of freedom and nature. This is a calm, skin scent with a herbal veil that’s both invigorating and inspiring. Spray it on and let the fragrance melt your stress away. 

Top notes: Ambrette seeds
Middle notes: Sea salt
Base notes: Sage

17. Lush Breath Of God Perfume

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Despite its glorious name, the Lush Breath Of God Perfume (available on Lush Singapore Official Store) may take you by surprise at the start with its leathery masculine scent. However, give this unisex perfume some time to settle on your skin and you’ll be blown away by its prominent incense and cedar notes that are dry yet incredibly aromatic. It’s the best fragrance for women who don’t mind something unusual, woody and spicy. Great for a girls’ night out or a chill pub crawl, but we wouldn’t recommend wearing this to the office as the scent can be quite subjective. 

Top notes: Cucumber, melon, grapefruit
Base notes: Smoke, sandalwood, cedarwood

Charm your Valentine’s Day date with these best women’s perfumes

From sugary sweet scents to strong earthy ones, we hope our guide to the best fragrances for women has helped you in finding your very own signature scent, or a scent for someone special! Ladies, want your man to smell just as fresh? Check out these best men’s perfumes that will make great intimate gifts for Valentine’s Day. If aromatherapy is your cup of tea, fill your bath water with delightful scents and hues with these amazing bath bombs. They will coat your skin with a radiant glow and a hint of alluring fragrance! To maximise your savings, shop them at our Valentine’s Day Sale where amazing offers and discounts await!

This article was updated on 19 January 2022. Additional research done by Liang Shi Nan.

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