The cold winter months are upon us, and that means it’s time to update your fragrance collection with some new scents! I am a major perfume lover and I have tried so many amazing luxury fragrances. There is just something about knowing you look good and smell good that can really boost your confidence. The perfect fragrance will elevate any outfit from “just okay” to “fabulous af”! Opening the door for you to receive compliments all day long!
With so many different fragrances on the market, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why I’ve compiled a guide to the best fragrances, according to top beauty and fragrance editors. Whether you’re looking for a light, airy scent for a casual weekend or an alluring aroma to wear on date night—these are the perfect perfumes to add to your collection. So go ahead and spritz away – your perfect fragrance is waiting.
Here is a guide on where each popular scent can be used best:
Firstly, for everyday wear, you can’t go wrong with Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette. This scent is light and refreshing with a hint of floral sweetness, perfect to spritz on as you head out the door. If you want a more daring scent for daytime, YSL Libre is a great choice.
Best Everyday: Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum
This oriental scent is luxurious and feminine, with notes of lavender, orange blossom, and vanilla that come together to create a sensuous blend. It’s perfect for making an impression in the colder months!
-For a casual day: A light, citrusy fragrance is perfect for running errands or meeting up with friends. It’s easy to wear and won’t be overwhelming in close quarters. (Typically, perfumes with the words “eau de toilette” fall into this category.)
Best Workplace Fragrance: Carolina Herrera Good Girl
For everyday wear to work, light citrusy scents like lemon and lime are great choices. They’re uplifting, and energizing, and will provide you with a subtle but pleasant scent that won’t overpower your office space.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl is a seductive and confident fragrance for the modern woman. It has notes of jasmine, coffee, and almond. With its exotic aroma and sophisticated vibe, it is sure to give you the power and confidence you need to take on your day at work. If you’re looking for something timeless and classic, this is the perfect scent.
For formal occasions and events, especially in the colder months, you want a fragrance that will be subtle but still make an impact. Tom Ford Black Orchid is one of my personal favorites. Its rich and dark tones create a mysterious and alluring atmosphere.
Best Formal Fragrance: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 is a luxurious and sophisticated fragrance that will turn heads as you enter the room. It has notes of jasmine, cedarwood, and amber that blend together to create an aroma that is both captivating and mysterious.
Best Date Night: Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum
For date night, Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium is a perfect choice. This scent has a mix of coffee, pear, and pink pepper notes that will make you feel confident and sexy as you head out for your night on the town!
If you’re opting for a sultry winter girl’s night out, Gucci Bloom is the perfect scent. Its notes of jasmine bud and tuberose blend together to create a flirty yet romantic aroma that will make you feel like a million bucks!
Best For Meeting The Parents: Prada La Femme Eau de Parfum
For meeting his parents, you want a scent that is sophisticated but still light and airy. Prada La Femme Eau de Parfum is the perfect choice for this occasion. Its notes of peony, iris, and tuberose make it an elegant and timeless aroma that will help you make a lasting impression.
Best For the Gym: Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne
For the gym, a light and airy scent like Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne is ideal. Its fresh and invigorating blend of sea salt, sage, and driftwood will keep you feeling energized during your workout.
Getting active and going outside increases the chances that you may just meet someone who enjoys doing the same thing, so don’t forget to spritz a bit of your signature scent before you embark on your workout.
Best for an Interview: J’Adore By Dior Eau de Parfum
For an interview, choose something more professional yet still light and airy. Dior J’Adore is the perfect scent for this occasion. Its notes of jasmine, rose, and musk blend together to create a scent that exudes confidence without being too overpowering.
Confidence and poise are key to making a strong impression in an interview setting, and this fragrance will evoke those feelings and have you feeling your best!