If you need a file Mother’s Day Gift It’s sure to impress you, as there’s nothing quite like treating your mom to a fancy bottle of perfume. But how do you find the perfect perfume among the many tempting and wonderful 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 picks from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Byredo, you’re sure to find your perfect perfume below.
$144 at Sephora
With a rating of 4.6 stars and over 800 reviews, Maison Margiela’s Replica Jazz Club has woody, earthy notes reminiscent of old Brooklyn Jazz Club.
With hints of rum, pink pepper, and tobacco, it’s a great sensual option for a date night – although touted as a masculine fragrance, Sephora included it in the women’s section for a reason. As one reviewer wrote, “If you’re a woman who loves ‘spicy’ and ‘exotic’ scents, you need this in your life!”
From $82 at Sephora
Gucci Bloom is the classic floral fragrance of your choice again and again. It features notes of rangoon creeping, jasmine bud and tuberose for a scent meant to embody the Gucci woman.
Think of it as a light, soft, and timeless option. One reviewer even notes, “Gucci has finally put sophistication and sophistication in a bottle.”
From $52 at Sephora
Philosophy’s Amazing Grace is a classic floral fragrance that will never go out of style. It features notes of bergamot, muguet flower and musk for an ultra-light fragrance.
From $85 at Sephora
As its name suggests, you’ll love this fragrance from Dior (FYI: J’adore means “I love” in French). With nearly 1,000 5-star Sephora reviews, J’adore is floral and fresh, in a bottle to match. Boasting notes of ylang-ylang, damask rose, and jasmine, you’ll never want to replace this luxurious fragrance.
From $90 at Sephora
A timeless classic, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum is a sexy and modern choice for the woman who loves to stand out from the crowd.
Featuring hints of orange, patchouli, and Turkish rose, the selling point of this scent is not only fresh floral, but also longer lasting. One reviewer wrote: “If your goal is to smell and look like a young, trendy young Parisian, this is for you.” “It smells great and lasts all day. Definitely gives me a confidence boost.”
From $196 at Nordstrom
One Byredo Gypsy Water reviewer says they “didn’t know how calm” until using this fragrance. Woody and aromatic, the Eau de Parfum is described as an ode to Romani culture reminiscent of gypsy nights, with notes of bergamot, lemon, pepper, juniper berries and amber.
From $85 at Sephora
With a blend of lavender and musk, Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum It is a truly intoxicating blend, and has already earned a 4.5 star rating with over 3,000 reviewers praising it.
Reviewers describe it as “different, but in a good way,” and describe the scent as musky but floral—one that “smells better the longer you wear it.” Perfect to spend the whole day.
From $163 at Sephora
Many reviewers describe Tom Ford’s Soleil Neige as “heavenly,” so it’s pretty clear why it’s worth the purchase. This fragrance features notes of jasmine, bergamot and benzoin for a fresh and warm scent – meant to evoke the winter holiday at dusk.
From $72 at Sephora
A unique blend of fruits and flowers, Chanel’s Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Toilette contains notes of jasmine and citrus to create a light scent that works just as well during a fun night at home as it does during a busy day.
“I’ve spent a long time trying to find the perfect scent for me. Everything was too sweet, too strong, or too awful,” says one reviewer. “This fragrance is nice, soft, yet feminine and amazing!”
From $80 at Nordstrom
Valentino’s Donna Born in Roma is a woody yet fruity fragrance inspired by Roman street culture. It features notes of black currant accord, three notes of jasmine, vanilla, and guaiac wood extract for a sensual scent that reviewers are obsessed with.
From $77 at Sephora
Both sweet and spicy, La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme It is a base fragrance with hints of vanilla.
La Vie Est Belle, translated as “Life is Beautiful”, aims to re-create the carefree spirit of ordinary Parisians. So if you want to imagine that you will be transported to a great getaway without leaving home, this is the fragrance for you. One reviewer wrote, “It’s feminine, sweet and sophisticated, yet super sexy and heavenly at the same time. Plus, this lasts forever (especially on clothes)!”
From $86 at Sephora
If citrus notes are more crowded, Light Blue Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue Eau de Toilette It’s a new, traditional method that will give you the energy you need to go about your day.
Reminiscent of a lazy Mediterranean vacation, your next trip may inspire you with the scent of fruits. One reviewer wrote, “This is a light, elegant fragrance and great for everyday use.” “It’s very casual, and the scent changes quite a bit throughout the day – to the best degree. I would highly recommend this to anyone who isn’t quite sure what fragrance to get.”
If you are looking for a sweet scent like a warm sunny day, then Nectarine Blossom & Honey by Jo Malone is for you. Inspired by the morning market in London’s Covent Garden, this cologne has fruity notes of nectarine, cassis, honey and peach that are sure to brighten up even your worst days.
From $65 at Sephora
Created by three female perfumers, Lancôme’s Idôle Eau de Parfum combines vanilla, rose and jasmine to create a sophisticated scent that still carries contemporary flair. One reviewer wrote that they “recommend this to anyone who loves floral and/or vanilla scents.”
Chanel N°5 is one of those iconic fragrances that every woman should try at least once, especially since reviewers keep sharing fragrance buying stories after seeing older people wearing it as they grow up. Perfume is originally the first of its kind It was described by Gabrielle Chanel herself As a bouquet of naked flowers, N°5 has gained popularity due to its aldehyde floral fragrance, with notes of rose, jasmine, citrus and vanilla. Even better: This will always look on your ego, too.
From $60 at Sephora
If you’ve ever wondered what Donatella Versace herself sprayed in terms of perfume, Bright Crystal from Versace will put that question to rest.
With unique fruity ingredients Like yuzu and pomegranate mixed with florals like peony, magnolia, and lotus, this fragrance looks like it would be fun and playful—but this is Versace, after all, and nothing ever ordinary. Alternatively, this fragrance adds musk and amber to add depth while letting the fresh scent shine through. One reviewer wrote, “This perfume is perfect if you don’t want to strike others with your scent. It has a lovely, light scent and is perfect for the office.”
From $118 at Sephora
Warm and spicy, sweet and sexy, Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf’s is seriously addictive. With notes of jasmine, orange blossom, and patchouli, this fragrance is meant to be an explosion of floral scents; Reviewers share that it’s quite unique compared to other flowery perfumes I’m used to.
From $79 at Sephora
Chloé Eau de Parfum is a bold yet powdery, rose-inspired option, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring.
Instead, this vibrant scent explores the inclusions of cedarwood, magnolia, and lily to make sure there’s a hint of freshness in 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, elegant, and even a bit adventurous at the same time.”
From $78 at Sephora
The first word that comes to mind when we think of Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent is “seductive”. If you are looking for a fragrance that smells of pure luxury, look no further. With notes of black coffee, white flowers and vanilla, this will definitely be your favorite perfume.
$16.95 at Scentbird
Not ready to commit to fragrance now? Consider a fragrance subscription service like Scentbird instead. For just $17 per month, you can choose the fragrance you want to try (from brands like Acqua Di Parma and Versace) and you’ll receive an 8ml bottle in a refillable case. Even better: you can cancel your subscription at any time without penalty – perfect for anyone who wants to test out a fragrance before buying an entire bottle.