Best fragrances for women - perfumes including vanilla and woodsy scents

Over the years, I've become so familiar with many varieties of women's fragrances that I've been able to develop an easy list of my repeating favorites of all time and would like to share them with you. Whether you like fruity or woodsy fragrances, there is sure to be something you like in this list. Here is my top 5 list from 5 to the ultimate #1!

5. Armani Code

Description- contains the scents of orange blossom, ginger, vanilla, honey, jasmine and more. A beautiful fragrance. I also love the blue and black bottle that it is packaged in.

Armani code, photo courtesy perfume.com
Armani code, photo courtesy perfume.com

4. DKNY Be Delicious Green Apple

Description- Sold in a short green tinted bottle shaped like an apple. The perfume has green notes that make you feel energized. The notes include apple, grapefruit, cucumber, violet, rose, amber and sandlewood among others.

be delicious by DKNY, photo courtesy perfume.com
be delicious by DKNY, photo courtesy perfume.com

3. Juicy Couture

Juicy Couture is an amazing scent and you will feel good wearing it. It contains notes of watermelon, mandarin, green apple, passion fruit, patchouli, woods and more.

juicy couture, photo courtesy perfume.com
juicy couture, photo courtesy perfume.com

2. Chanel Chance

I must admit that before I started wearing Avon fragrances to save money, Chanel Chance was my favorite fragrance of all time. I was more apt to buy it than the next fragrance, the #1 on this list because it was a very close 2nd in scent and it was more economical. Average cost $70-$80.

Description- Chanel Chance contains pepper, lemon and pineapple among the top notes. It is a fresh, sweet and happy scent.

chanel chance, photo courtesy perfume.com
chanel chance, photo courtesy perfume.com

1. Jean Paul Gaultier

Description- The bottle looks like a corseted torso of a lady. With the simple scents of vanilla, amber and woods, Jean Paul Gaultier by Jean Paul Gaultier is the best! Average cost $85-$100 at retailers like Macys and Sephora, but can be found more discounted at retailers like perfume.com.

The #1 fragrance, Jean Paul Gaultier by Jean Paul Gaultier

jean paul gaultier by jean paul gaultier, photo courtesy perfume.com
jean paul gaultier by jean paul gaultier, photo courtesy perfume.com

Of course, this top 5 list had been based on my own personal favorites. I have tried all the above fragrances and have purchased many of them several times.

In reviewing the list, I realize I have a tendency to lean towards woodsy, vanilla, amber or fruit scents. The list does not leave much in the line of choices for those who prefer floral scents but I hope you like the list and if you are not familiar with some or all of these scents, give them a try. You won't regret it.

In summary, I notice some of my favorite scents repeating themselves, i.e-

green apple

watermelon

vanilla

Enjoy trying one of these perfumes today!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I wish these fragrances were scratch-and-sniff. That way I would know exactly what they smelled like!


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R Burow 7 years ago from Florida, United States

Who would think that a pepper scent would be included in a perfume. It must work. Can't go wrong with Chanel.

Thanks.


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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

I love the scent of Vanilla and White Shoulders! Great article...


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

My favorite perfumes are Chanel #5, Paris, Pheromone, and Weile de Weile. The second two are hard to find, nowadays, but not impossible.


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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

I love vanilla scents


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Journey * 7 years ago from USA Author

dohn121, R Burow, Nancy's Niche, alekhouse, ethel, Thank you all very much for posting comments on this hub. Alekhouse, thanks for sharing what your own favorite perfumes are.


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PerfumeFan 7 years ago from New Jersey

Ditto. Hooray for vanilla.


sunshine 6 years ago

If you like vanilla scents, for a great fragrance and a cheap alternative try Victoria Secret's Vanilla Lace. I always get complements and aked what I am wearing.


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Karina S. 6 years ago from USA

I love everything Chanel!


Ann T 5 years ago

I love the old Woodhue scent and wish I could find one closest to it today, as it's not around.


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emmapad12 5 years ago

if you love a sweet, woodsy, vanilla scent, you should try Hanae Mori. LOVE IT


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Virtual Treasures 5 years ago from Michigan

Jean Paul Gaultier--you have wonderful taste! One of my favorites, as well!


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Journey * 3 years ago from USA Author

Sorry, I haven't been over to moderate these comments in so long! Thanks for your comments everyone. I appreciate the added suggestions such as Victoria Secret's Vanilla Lace and Hanae Mori. Virtual Treasures, thanks for complimenting my taste regarding the Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance. It's great.:)


Zaive 2 years ago

I agree you have great taste...these are some of the best scenta ever....I also love versace yellow and versace crystal and burberry i forget the name but it comes in a pink bottle.

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