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10 Best Luxury Perfumes for women as Signature Scent

by Wasifa Ahmad Hasan

Perfume is the one thing that can boost your mood or give you a bad headache. The trick is to choose the one, a luxurious fragrance that is going to be a part of you and become your signature scent. Many still do not have a signature perfume and feel confused within the galaxy of different luxury perfumes for women. There are so many classics to enjoy as well as some dazzling new scents from the top fragrance houses and an increasing number of celebrities. 

The perfect perfume for you is one that matches your personality well, has a gorgeous balance of complementary scents, and also has good longevity so that you don’t have to keep reaching for your bottle to refresh your fragrance.

We reached out to our friends and family members and did some research with other women. So before going all out and spending your money, here are the top 10 luxury perfumes you need to know about.

10 Luxury Perfumes for women:  

Chanel No 5

This timeless and classic perfume is the most popular fragrance in the world with more than ten million bottles sold every year. It was first created in 1927 by Coco Chanel for her Paris fashion house. She described it as “a woman’s perfume with a woman’s scent”. The perfume was ground-breaking as it was the first abstract fragrance, created from more than 80 ingredients using a multi-layered and complex process. Chanel No 5 changed the style of women’s perfumes forever. 

Chanel No 5 is an elegant floral fragrance, with classic favorites like sandalwood and vanilla, neroli, rose, and jasmine. According to The New Yorker, a one-ounce bottle of Chanel No 5 contains oil from the petals of 1,000 jasmine flowers plus 12 roses –  both flowers are carefully grown for the perfume in the Pégomas area of France. This iconic perfume is presented in its equally iconic bottle. 

Guerlain Shalimar

This wonderful classic perfume was created in 1925 and is one of the best-selling perfumes ever. Over the years Shalimar has been loved by celebrities such as Rita Hayworth and Brigette Bardot. Shalimar is warm and spicy with clear top notes of citrus lemon and bergamot that lead into the heart notes of rose, jasmine, and vanilla with warming and luxurious base notes of tonka beans, balsam, and amber.  

Dior J’Adore

This popular perfume was created in 1999 and has a distinctive curvy amphora style bottle which is perfect for this sensual floral fragrance by Dior. J’Adore is a rich and opulent fragrance. It is perfectly suited to women as it is sweet and floral but has a freshness created by the top note of mandarin. The fragrance also contains ylang-ylang, Damascus roses, orchid, and two types of jasmine for its heart notes and has base notes of amaranth, blackberry, cedar, and musk. ‘J’adore’ means ‘I love’ and certainly the perfume’s many fans do!

Marc Jacob Daisy

This lovely light floral fragrance is incredibly popular and quite rightly so as it has a light, fresh fragrance that is perfect for summer and for those who do not like heavy scents. The perfume bottle is instantly recognizable as it is in a retro style with two large white daisies on the top. Daisy has been described as a ‘modern classic’ that smells ‘powdery, fruity and floral’. The heart notes of Daisy are jasmine and this fragrance has the warm sensuality of sandalwood as well as wild berries which are softened by the addition of white violets. From packaging to the scent itself, it exudes luxury!

Mugler Angel

This lovely oriental perfume celebrates its 30th birthday in 2022!  Angel has an instantly distinctive and striking bottle shaped like a pale blue star. Angel by Thierry Mugler is both glamorous and seductive. Its fragrance is sweet, warm, and spicy. The perfume’s fruity top notes are coconut, melon, jasmine, bergamot, pineapple, and mandarin. Its heart notes are honey, berries, peach, and jasmine with the rich base notes of chocolate, caramel. amber, musk, and sandalwood.

Calvin Klein CK One

This popular unisex perfume is bold in character, yet young, fresh, and uncomplicated and successfully combines feminine floral with masculine musk. CK One contains green tea, papaya, and bergamot. These ingredients are cleverly balanced by the addition of musk with the spiciness of nutmeg and cardamom, plus the floral notes of violet and rose, It is the green tea note that makes this perfume instantly recognizable. CK One has proved a revolutionary fragrance, pushing aside all the normal stereotypes to become equally popular with both sexes.

Paco Rabanne Lady Million

This luxurious and sexy perfume is presented in a boldly designed golden diamond-shaped bottle. With top notes of raspberry, lemon, and neroli, this seductive fragrance has floral heart notes of gardenia, orange blossom, and jasmine and warming base notes of citrus blossom honey, patchouli, and amber. This perfume has proved so popular that its sister fragrance,  Lady Million Fabulous was launched in 2021. 


This light, feminine perfume is based on the lush scent of roses mingled with those of freesia, magnolia, and lily of the valley. The base notes of cedar and warm amber give this perfume depth and warmth. If you are looking for Chloé on the perfume shelves it is instantly recognizable as its elegant bottle is decorated with a pretty peach-colored ribbon. Launched in 2009 and aimed at 18-30-year-olds, the perfume soon gained a cult following that it still enjoys today. 

Tom Ford Black Orchid

This memorable unisex fragrance has dark floral notes that mingle with rich fruity scents of plum. This perfume also contains the sensuous scents of black truffle and ylang-ylang and has the intoxicating heart notes of lotus wood and golden rum. These are perfectly balanced by the spicy base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, and vetiver.  

Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum

This perfume was launched in 2011 so last year celebrated its 10th birthday as one of the world’s top luxury perfumes. The perfume has the name ‘Jimmy Choo’ who began as a luxury shoemaker in London and has become a global name. The perfume is rich, warm, and woody and is designed to be feminine and empowering. The perfume has heart notes of the rich and exotic tiger orchid and lingering base notes of toffee and patchouli This perfume oozes luxury and is presented in a stylish bottle made of Murano glass. 

Perfume is a personal choice and the one we absolutely love can smell totally opposite to some. But then again, it doesn’t hurt to try out something different and classic!
Insider tip: try out samples or smell the perfume first in the physical store and then place your order from an online retailer. You can use a cashback service like Rakuten and then earn some money back after placing your order. Especially if you are going to invest in a luxury perfume, it’s better to know what you are spending your money on.

I hope you found this list of top luxury perfumes for women helpful. Happy shopping!

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