These Are *The Best* Fragrances For Women--They're Classic, Timeless And Always Smell So Good

December 18, 2019 by Jeanine Edwards
shefinds | beauty

On the hunt for a signature scent? Look no further! We’ve been busy researching the best fragrances for women and narrowed down all the options out there to four incredible scents that don’t disappoint. Whether you like florals, citrus or warm vanilla, you have to try these fragrances. They’re all heavenly and classic enough to stand the test of time.

Best Fragrances For Women

Shoppers Choice:

Dolce & Gabbana Women’s Eau De Toilette Spray, Light Blue

Notes: jasmine, bamboo, white rose, cedarwood and amber

Highlights: Feminine, fresh scent; long-wearing

I’ve worn this fragrance for over a decade and get a lot of compliments on it. It’s one of only two perfumes I wear and my signature scent.  – Toia

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Happy By Clinique For Women

Notes: ruby red grapefruit, bergamot, Hawaiian wedding flower and spring mimosa

Highlights: Bright, refreshing, timeless scent; mood-lifting

“Nice clean fragrance, like orange flowers, and it really makes you feel happy! Mood enhancer, and makes people around you to smile more at you and feel calm. It is not a sensual smell, rather it is a positive, clean, energizing, “pick you up” type of smell. Good for working in an office and retail. You will feel like smiling all day! Not overwelming fragrance, it is rather delicious and adds on your natural PH, I recommend it to people that might suffer from the ‘blues’.” – Lexy

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Editors’ Picks:

By Rosie Jane – James

Notes: fig, amber, and gardenia

Highlights: Free of parabens, phthalates, BHT, and always cruelty-free; hand mixed in Los Angeles using essential oils, absolutes, nature identicals, and fragrance oils

“I’d been searching for an everyday scent when I came across By Rosie Jane. I’m a little obsessed with ‘clean beauty,’ so giving this brand a try was a no-brainer for me. I instantly fell in love with all the three scents and purchased full size bottles right away. Now that I’ve had them for a few months, James is the scent I find myself using the most. It’s not too girly, but still amazingly pretty. My boyfriend loves when I wear it.”  – Jeanine (Read more about By Rosie Jane here.)

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Atelier Cologne Cologne Absolue – Vanille Insensee

Notes: lime, citron and coriander, vetiver, oak moss, jasmine, amber and vanilla

Highlights: Concentrated at 15%; it is a pure perfume; provides the freshness and elegance of a cologne but lasts on your skin.

“I got this as a gift over a year ago and one, still use it every day (yes, its lasted that long) and two, get compliments every time because it smells so good and lasts all day long.” – Alisha

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Jeanine Edwards is a writer and editor covering fashion, beauty and shopping. She never misses a sale and is committed to good skincare. Prior to joining the SheFinds team, Jeanine worked at XO Group and InStyle. You can reach Jeanine at [email protected]

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