If you need a Mother’s Day gift that’s sure to impress, there’s nothing like giving your mom a luxurious bottle of perfume. But how do you find the perfect perfume among the many alluring and lovely options?
From floral to spicy to light and fresh, we’ve researched the best-selling fragrances for women so you don’t have to. With choices from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Byredo, you’re sure to find your perfect scent below.
$144 at Sephora
With a 4.6-star rating and over 800 reviews, Maison Margiela’s Replica Jazz Club has earthy, woodsy notes reminiscent of an old Brooklyn jazz club.
With notes of rum, pink pepper and tobacco, it’s a sultry option ideal for a date night — even though it’s billed as a men’s scent, Sephora has included it in its women’s section for a reason. . As one reviewer wrote, “If you’re a woman who likes more ‘spicy’ and ‘exotic’ scents, you need this in your life!”
From $82 at Sephora
Gucci Bloom is a classic floral fragrance that you will opt for again and again. It features notes of rangoon vine, jasmine bud and tuberose for a fragrance meant to embody the Gucci woman.
Think of it as a lightweight, soft, and timeless option. One reviewer even noted, “Gucci has finally put class and sophistication in a bottle.
From $52 at Sephora
Philosophy’s Amazing Grace is a classic floral scent that will never go out of style. It features notes of bergamot, lily of the valley flowers and musk for an ultra-light fragrance.
From $85 at Sephora
As its name suggests, you’ll love this perfume signed Dior (for info: J’adore means “I love” in French). With nearly 1,000 5-star reviews at Sephora, J’adore is floral and fresh, presented in a matching bottle. With notes of ylang ylang, damask rose and jasmine, you’ll never want to trade this luxurious scent again.
From $90 at Sephora
A timeless classic, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum is a sexy, modern option for the woman who likes to stand out from the crowd.
With notes of orange, patchouli and Turkish rose, the selling point of this fragrance is not only its refreshing floral version, but more so its duration. “If your goal is to feel and look like a fashionable young Parisian, then this is for you,” wrote one reviewer. “It smells great and lasts all day. It definitely gives me a boost of confidence.
From $196 at Nordstrom
A reviewer from Byredo’s Gypsy Water says they “didn’t know tranquility” before using this scent. The eau de parfum is described as woody and aromatic, like an ode to Romani culture reminiscent of gypsy nights, through notes of bergamot, lemon, pepper, juniper berries and amber.
From $85 at Sephora
With a combination of lavender and musk, Yves Saint Laurent’s Libre Eau de Parfum is a truly intoxicating mix, and it’s already earned a 4.5-star rating with over 3,000 critics singing its praises.
Calling it “different, but in a good way”, reviewers describe the scent as musky yet floral – one that “smells better the longer you wear it”. Perfect for an all day affair.
From $163 at Sephora
Several reviewers describe Tom Ford’s Soleil Neige as “heavenly”, so it’s pretty clear why it’s worth buying. This Eau de Parfum features notes of jasmine, bergamot and benzoin for a fresh yet warm scent meant to evoke a winter getaway at dusk.
From $72 at Sephora
A unique combination of fruity and floral, Chanel’s Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Toilette has hints of jasmine and citrus to create a light scent that works just as well on a date night at home as it does on a night out. busy day running errands.
“I spent so much time trying to find the perfect scent for me. Everything was too sweet, too strong or too terrible,” says one reviewer. “This scent is soft, sweet, yet feminine and amazing!”
From $80 at Nordstrom
Donna Born in Roma by Valentino is a woody and fruity fragrance inspired by Roman street culture. It features notes of cassis accord, three grades of jasmine, bourbon vanilla, and guaiac wood essence for a bold scent that haunts critics.
From $77 at Sephora
Both sweet and spicy, La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme is a fondant fragrance with hints of vanilla.
Translating to “life is beautiful”, La Vie Est Belle aims to recreate the carefree spirit of a typical Parisian – so if you want to imagine transporting yourself on a fabulous getaway without leaving home, this is the scent for you. One reviewer writes: “It’s feminine, soft and sophisticated, yet so sexy and heavenly all at the same time. Plus, it lasts forever (especially on clothes)! »
From $86 at Sephora
If citrus scents are more your jam, Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue Eau de Toilette is a new take on the traditional that will give you the energy you need to get through the day.
Reminiscent of a lazy vacation in the Mediterranean, it just might inspire your next trip with its fruity scents. “It’s a light and elegant scent that’s great for everyday use,” writes one reviewer. “It’s so laid back, and the scent changes slightly throughout the day – at best. Highly recommend this to anyone unsure of which scent to choose.
From $75 at Nordstrom and Sephora
If you’re looking to smell like a warm, sunny day, Jo Malone’s Nectarine Blossom & Honey is for you. Inspired by a morning market in London’s Covent Garden, this cologne features fruity notes of nectarine, cassis, honey and peach that are sure to brighten even your saddest day.
From $65 at Sephora
Created by three women perfumers, Eau de Parfum Idôle de Lancôme combines vanilla, rose and jasmine to create a sophisticated scent with touches of modernity. One reviewer writes that he “would recommend this to anyone who likes floral and/or vanilla scents.”
From $116 at Nordstrom and Sephora
Chanel N°5 is one of those iconic perfumes that every woman should try at least once, especially as critics continue to share stories of buying the perfume after seeing their elders wear it growing up. A one-of-a-kind fragrance originally described by Gabrielle Chanel herself as a bouquet of abstract flowers, N°5 gained popularity due to its floral aldehyde scent, with notes of rose, jasmine, citrus and bourbon vanilla. Even better: it will also look timeless on your vanity.
From $60 at Sephora
If you’ve ever wondered what Donatella Versace herself sprays in terms of fragrances, Versace’s Bright Crystal will answer that question.
With unique and fruity ingredients like yuzu and pomegranate mixed with florals like peony, magnolia and lotus flower, this scent sounds fun and flirty – but this is Versace, after all, and nothing is ever ordinary. Instead, this scent adds musk and amber to add depth while letting the refreshing scent shine through. One reviewer writes, “This scent is perfect if you don’t want to knock others down with your scent. It has such a light and lovely smell that is perfect for the office.
From $118 at Sephora
Hot and spicy, sweet and sexy, Flowerbomb by Viktor&Rolf is seriously addictive. With notes of jasmine, orange blossom and patchouli, this fragrance is an explosion of floral scents; reviewers share that it is unique compared to other flowery scents you are used to.
From $79 at Sephora
A bold yet powdery option, Chloé Eau de Parfum is inspired by roses, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring.
Instead, this vibrant scent explores additions of cedarwood, magnolia, and lily to ensure there’s a hint of freshness with every spritz. With over 123,000 “likes” on the site, it’s a bestseller for a reason. As one reviewer said, “It’s feminine, sexy, romantic, classy and even a little adventurous all at the same time.”
From $78 at Sephora
The first word that comes to mind when you think of Yves Saint Laurent’s Black Opium is ‘seductive’. If you’re looking for a fragrance that smells of pure luxury, look no further. With notes of black coffee, white flowers and vanilla, this is sure to be your date night scent.
$16.95 at Scentbird
Not ready to commit to a fragrance right now? Consider a fragrance subscription service like Scentbird instead. For just $17 a month, you can choose the scent you want to try (from brands like Acqua Di Parma and Versace) and you’ll receive an 8 milliliter bottle in a refillable case. Even better: you can cancel your subscription at any time without penalty – perfect for someone who wants to test scents before buying a full bottle.