10 of the best perfumes for women 2021

With millions of fragrances on the market, it can be difficult to find the perfect scent for you, and that’s where we come in. We scoured the beauty counters and found 10 of the dreamiest scents of 2021.

So whether you like floral, citrus or smoky woody scents, we’ve found the best scent for you.

Jo loves grapefruit

Price: $120

Fragrance queen Jo Malone recently launched her new brand, Jo Loves, in Australia and, as we suspect, the whole range is amazing. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but we can’t top Pomelo. Perfect for those who prefer a citrus scent, this fragrance was inspired by memories of beach vacations and balmy summer days. The very first fragrance released by Jo Loves, expect notes of vetiver, pomelo, patchouli and pomelo zest. Buy it here.

Roemy Forest

Price: $179

Roemy is a Melbourne-based sustainable fragrance house with ppeople, planet and community first. They just released their first drop of fragrances, all made with non-toxic ingredients, and they are truly divine. Forest is inspired by the crisp air of NSW’s Blue Mountains after a downpour. With notes of bergamot, fig, leather, iris, sandalwood and cedar, this smoky scent is set to become your new favorite. Buy it here.

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Glasshouse Fragrances A Tahaa Affair Devotion

Price: $139

After 15 years of fan requests, Glasshouse Fragrances has finally turned its best-selling candle, A Tahaa Affair, into a fragrance. Inspired by its namesake, this scent will transport you to the Polynesian islands with layers of butterscotch accord, sea spray and tropical fruit notes for freshness, and cozy driftwood, sambac jasmine and a hint of dark rum. Sounds tasty, right? Buy it here.

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Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum

Price: $159

Capturing the spirit of curiosity, connection and chance encounters, My Way by Armani is one of the best fragrances of the year. Composed of consciously sourced ingredients, this floral and woody fragrance contains bergamot and orange blossom from Egypt, a vibrant bouquet of tuberose and jasmine from India and finally, cedarwood from Virginia and warm vanilla from Madagascar. The beautiful bottle is also refillable, which also makes it a sustainable purchase. Buy it here.

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who is Elijah Muse

Price: $159

Elijah, another sustainable fragrance house, has attracted a loyal following with its incredible fragrances, all filled by hand in Sydney. An everyday scent, Muse will remind you of days in the sun with a light floral aroma that can be worn day or night. It features notes of jasmine, ambergris, ambroxan, musk, dry woody amber, agarwood and moss. Buy it here.

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Perfect Marc Jacobs

Price: $150

Celebrating optimism, self-acceptance and originality, this fragrance is inspired by Marc Jacobs’ mantra: “I am perfect as I am”. The fragrance opens with juicy notes of rhubarb and luminous daffodil blended with comforting almond milk. It’s finished with a warm combo of cedar and cashmere. This fresh scent will head straight to the top of your beauty shelf. Buy it here.

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SŚAINT Cosmic Bang

Price: $109

Handmade in Sydney, SŚAINT’s clean, cruelty-free fragrances are full of nostalgia and sustainably sourced ingredients. Our favorite ? Cosmic blow! The scent will take you to the ocean tide at midnight and features an androgynous, dreamy blend of black tea, bay leaf, hay, bergamot and tobacco. It is complemented by delights of musk, fig and cedar. Trust us, the compliments will be pouring in when you wear this dreamy scent. Buy it here.

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Goldfield & Banks Sunset Time

Price: $229

Juicy, spicy and delicious, that’s how we would describe the new Goldfield & Banks fragrance. Inspired by the scorching sun, dipping into the Indian Ocean, a cool ocean breeze and sun-kissed skin, Sunset Hour features botanicals from Australia, Nigeria, Loas and Madagascar. The sumptuous fragrance includes notes of quandong, raspberry, ginger, jasmine, pink peppercorn, sandalwood and cashmere wood. Buy it here.

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Clean Reserve Blonde Rose

Price: $140

This one can be described as plunging into a bath filled with rose petals. It is sophisticated yet soft, with a fresh and airy touch. It features notes of rose, peony, jasmine, while a trio of cedarwood, sandalwood and musk give it an earthy base. Buy it here.

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Juliette has a weapon not a perfume

Price: $199

Romano Ricci, great-grandson of fashion legend Nina Ricci, is the brilliant brain behind Juliette Has A Gun and creates delicious fragrances. Despite its name, Not A Perfume is actually a musky-scented Eau de Parfum. But what makes it so unique is that the fragrance is made up of a single element called Cetalox. Usually used in perfumery as a base note, it plays the main role with a minimalist, elegant and refined result. Buy it here.

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Sarah C. Figueiredo