The best perfumes for women

Whether you’re a fan of oud, floral or citrus scents, find your next gourmet perfume purchase in our buying guide. (Getty Pictures)

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Buying a new perfume can be a tricky task. You want something durable that smells so good that others will notice.

When looking for a perfume that suits you best, think about the notes you will enjoy the most. If you like a rich, full-bodied aroma, try oud or musk.

Want a light, fresh and perfect fragrance for summer? Look for citrus fruits. For something sweet, try vanilla.

We’ve picked 12 of our favorite fragrances for women, ranging from high-end to high-end budgets, one-of-a-kind finds and cult favourites.

From only €12.99, prepare your basket, go to the checkout…

The best perfumes for women to wear this summer

Zara Twilight Mauve | £12.99 at Zara

Zara Twilight Mauve

Zara’s Twilight Mauve is soft and fresh.

When it comes to luxury on a budget, Zara has expanded its scents into a fragrance library that has something for everyone. We love Twilight Mauve, a blend of apple, bergamot, cassis, and white amber for its fresh, lightly powdery scent that provides year-round enjoyment.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia Cologne Forte Eau de Parfum | £165 from John Lewis & Partners

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia Cologne Forte Eau de Parfum

The Aqua Celestia Cologne Forte from Maison Francis Kurkdjian is perfect for your summer vacation.

This opulent blue bottle contains the fresh scent of summer thanks to its notes of blackcurrant, jasmine and mimosa. Durable but not overwhelming, it’s the perfect vacation companion.

L’Artisan Parfumeur Histoire d’Orangers eau de parfum | £135 at Harrods

L'Artisan Parfumeur Histoire d'Orangers eau de parfum

Do you like a citrus scent? Try L’Artisan Parfumeur Histoire d’Orangers.

For something a little less well-known, French perfume house L’Artisan Parfumeur has created the perfect blend of subtle citrus with its Histoire d’Orangers. An indulgent madness, it’s a musky blend of neroli, orange blossom and musk.

Huda Beauty Kayalia Vanilla 28 Eau De Parfum | £84 Cult Beauty

Huda Beauty Kayali Vanilla 28 Eau De Parfum

For something sweet and creamy, Kayali Vanilla 28 is a must.

Kayali is the brainchild of beauty giant Huda Kattan and her sister Mona. Together the duo have created a range of musky, woody, floral and sweet scents, and if you like a hint of vanilla, this Vanilla 28 option is perfect thanks to notes of jasmine, Madagascar vanilla orchid, Brazilian tonka, of musk, amber and patchouli. .

Chanel Paris Les Eaux de Chanel – Eau de Toilette | £114 from John Lewis & Partners

Chanel Paris Les Eaux de Chanel – Eau de Toilette

Try Chanel’s lesser known Paris Les Eaux de Chanel for a sweet yet modern addition to your fragrance family.

Soft and feminine, it’s a must-have if you love Chanel but aren’t swayed by the fashion house’s more traditional scents. With a more modern feel, but the timeless appeal that Chanel brings, it’s a worthy splurge. Inspired by Venice, it features notes of neroli, vanilla and tonka accord.

Narciso Rodriquez For Her Black Musk Rose Eau de Parfum | £51 from Feel Unique

Narciso Rodriquez For Her Black Musk Rose Eau de Parfum

Sweet and sensual, Narciso Rodriquez For Her Black Rose Musk is ideal for musk lovers.

For all the musk lovers out there, look no further than this long-lasting fragrance by Narciso Rodriquez. Combined with notes of bergamot, pink pepper, plum and vanilla, it’s heady but not overwhelming.

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum | £55 from boots

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum

If Gucci’s retro-inspired Flora Gorgeous Gardenia bottle doesn’t appeal to you, the floral blend of pear blossom and jasmine just might.

You might recognize Gorgeous Gardenia from its adverts featured by singer Miley Cyrus, but it’s the scent inside the pink bottle that’s the real superstar. As one of the most popular floral scents on the market, it features pear blossom, white gardenia, jasmine, brown sugar, and patchouli. Summer is just a few drops away…

Eau de Parfum Tom Ford Soleil Blanc | £178 from Selfridges

Eau de Parfum Tom Ford Sun White

Tom Ford’s White Sun is fresh and lemony.

Looking to splurge on a new summer scent? Tom Ford is unbeaten in luxury. Soleil Blanc is perfect for transporting you to a white sand beach and clear blue sea. Citrus and fruity, it’s an uplifting scent with bergamot, cardamom oil, pistachio, ylang-ylang, benzoin and coco de mer.

Jo Malone London Salty Amber Eau de Cologne | £56 from Harvey Nichols

Jo Malone London Salty Amber Eau de Cologne

The perfect companion for balmy summer days is the Jo Malone London Salty Amber Cologne.

If you’re a fan of Jo Malone London’s iconic wood, sage and sea salt scent but want something new, try this latest limited-edition scent offering. A blend of cardamom, myrtle and seaweed, it’s fresh but not fruity, and the perfect pick-me-up.

Creed Aventus For Her Eau de Parfum | £144 from Liberty London

Creed Aventus For Her Eau de Parfum

Creed Aventus For Her is long-wearing and scented with fresh notes of apple and pink peppercorn.

You would be hard pressed to find a scent that lasts as long as Creed. Its most popular scent is undoubtedly Aventus – with notes of green apple, violet leaf and pink peppercorn – and for good reason, this scent will turn heads in just a few spritzes.

Byredo Oud Immortal Eau De Parfum | £127 Cult Beauty

Byredo Oud Immortal Eau De Parfum

This minimalist fragrance is heady, rich and intense.

For lovers of richer scents, try Byredo’s Immortal Oud – inspired by traditional incense – which promises a rich, warm concoction of cardamom, Brazilian rosewood, papyrus and patchouli.

Sol De Janeiro Cheirosa ’40 Perfume Mist | £19 Cult Beauty

Perfume mist Sol De Janeiro Cheirosa '40

For a light fragrance mist, Sol De Janeiro Cheirosa ’40 is delicately scented.

Sweet and fruity, Cheirosa is summer in the bottle. Spritz generously onto skin and soak up notes of amber dark plum, creme de cassis, vanilla and musk.

Sarah C. Figueiredo