It can be difficult to keep up with the latest perfumes that come out on the market, which is why there are so many lists of perfume recommendations you can find on the Internet. Here, we’ll take you through our five favorite new perfume scents for women and explain why we think they’re so great.
Gabrielle is a soft, floral fragrance that mixes classic notes like rose, jasmine and muguet with light scents of vanilla, cinnamon and sandalwood. The result is warm and inviting; it evokes feelings of nostalgia. It’s hard to pick out individual scents after a few minutes, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing; like most great perfumes, Gabrielle smells good no matter how it’s applied. If you like traditional floral fragrances in general—or if you loved Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel—Gabrielle might be worth trying. This perfume doesn’t have any particularly striking notes or complex undertones—it just smells great.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream
This first perfume from Marc Jacobs is an intoxicating floral that combines lily of the valley with other fruity, floral notes. It’s feminine without being too sweet, and it’s got a refreshing vibe that makes it perfect for spring and summer. This scent is also long-lasting; you can put it on in the morning and still smell it late at night. When choosing your next fragrance, opt for something that’s light enough to work as a day perfume but heavy enough to last through most of your evening outings. The two are often very different compositions.
Charming, fresh and utterly feminine, Prada Candy was created by perfumer Alberto Morillas. This fragrance was a challenge because of how many different elements were in it, says Morillas. The top notes are mandarin orange and raspberry; heart notes are apricot flower, Moroccan jasmine and honeysuckle; base notes are praline accord, vanilla sandalwood and ambergris. This sexy scent is suited to wear year-round. It’s sophisticated enough for work or dates but can also be worn casually with jeans in the summertime.
Davidoff Cool Water Woman
The Davidoff Cool Water Woman is a sophisticated floral woody perfume with top notes of fresh green violet, fresh citrus, and cool mint. The heart notes include jasmine and sandalwood along with a base of musk, amber, and honey. This long-lasting scent is perfect for casual or formal occasions. Many reviewers have noted that it’s a great everyday fragrance that doesn’t overwhelm but still lasts all day long on your skin. The Cool Water Woman is available in both eau de parfum and body spray formats in sizes ranging from 2 to 4 ounces. The body spray retails between $25 to $50 based on its size while eau de parfum starts at around $70 per bottle but can be even more expensive depending on its size.
Tom Ford Noir de Noir
Only a handful of perfumes have ever been given a perfect score by French perfume critic, Luca Turin—and Tom Ford’s Noir de Noir is one of them. The scent combines notes of bergamot, violet leaves, caramelized benzoin and vanilla to form a complex fragrance that serves as both unisex and elegant. For an even more mysterious twist, try mixing it with black tea or colza oil before applying. At $165 per bottle, it’s not cheap but worth every penny. No wonder it’s considered one of today’s greatest perfumes!