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Great selection of perfumes for women

Updated on September 30, 2014

PERFUMES FOR WOMEN - GREAT GIFT

Perfumes for women are a gift with which you can not go wrong if you know of course perfume the woman loves. There is a great selection of perfumes for women. Each woman has their own unique fragrance which she enjoys. I will try to present a selection of perfumes that might delight you, and give you a few tips concerning the choice and purchase of perfume.

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HOW TO CHOOSE A PERFUME? - How our body reacts to the scent?

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Photo credit: williamcho / Foter / CC BY-SA

The answer to the question why we like some perfume is much more rational than it appears. It is about the journey that begins in the nose and ends in the heart. It all starts in the nose where, when you have smelled the perfume, activate specific receptors and these receptors send a message to the brain. Millions of neurons that receive this message immediately travel and transport this message into the limbic system of the brain. So, with the help of chemical reactions in your head starts the process of mental associations (memories, the state of the soul, but also external suggestions) that incites emotions. In the end, in only few seconds, unconsciously we like certain perfume or not. So, it is all about a mix of chemistry and magic.

A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT PERFUMES - And a few answers

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Photo credit: bleu celt / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

WHY I LIKED SOME PERFUME BEFORE AND I DON'T LIKE IT NOW?

Because of fashion - perfume is a fashion accessory, the element that emphasizes style. Therefore, it is normal to change it and not just every few years, but every day, combining different scents with different clothes. As we get older, sensitivity to odors decreases. From the age of 60 to onwards women like stronger perfumes.

HOW LONG DOES THE PERFUME LAST ON YOUR SKIN?

Not all smells last the same time on the skin. Within the first ten minutes when you apply it, you'll feel the top of the perfume, its highest peak. That is the smell you feel when you open the bottle. Actually this isn't the right perfume note, because between 10 and 30 minutes it evaporates. Heart of the perfume is what you feel after 3 hours. The basis of perfume smells six hours later, and sometimes the next day.

IS THERE A TIME OF DAY WHEN IT IS DESIRABLE TO PUT PERFUME?

NO!! You can put perfume day and night, just watch the amount. Too strong smell often irritates other people, but on the other hand if the smell is light you will not feel it in the discotheque.

WHY ARE SOME PERFUMES MORE SEXY?

Indian brides put jasmine on their skin because they believe it is a powerful aphrodisiac.

Psychologists have come to the startling discovery. Certain perfumes give men the impression that women who wear them have five pounds less than what is actually the case. This explains why some essences stimulate sexual mental association with the opposite sex.

The right time to choose the perfume is between 10 and 11 am, because then is the sense of smell the most sensitive. Do not try more than three perfumes - the sense of smell quickly saturates.

ECHO WOMAN DAVIDOFF - For every day and every season of the year

Echo By Davidoff For Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 3.4 Ounces
Echo By Davidoff For Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 3.4 Ounces

Also one of my favorites. I use it for every day when I have some errands to do or just to grab a cup of coffee with my friends. Light fragrance with alternating floral, fruity and woody notes for each day. The main notes are musk, iris, peony, osmanthus, violet, amber, cinnamon, wood. Launched in 2004.

 

COCO NOIR BY CHANEL - For autumn

Coco by Chanel for Women, Eau De Parfum Spray, 3.4 Ounce
Coco by Chanel for Women, Eau De Parfum Spray, 3.4 Ounce

This perfume is a blend of patchouli, musk, jasmine and citrus. As its name says, it's great for evening variants.Venice was inspiration for new Chanel perfume that combines citrus, rose, patchouli and frankincense, and evokes the contrast between the glow of chandeliers and large deep dark rich drapery in Venetian palaces. According to the company, this perfume is more 'darker' version of the legendary Coco Flacon's.

 

10 ADVISES WHEN BUYING PERFUME

  1. You go in your perfume shopping in the morning when the sense of smell is the ''sharpest''.
  2. Do not allow yourself to be swept off by commercials, billboards, beautiful bottles... these are just tricks aimed for better profit. Choose the one that you like and that suits your personality.
  3. Decide whether you want to smell fresh like the fruit, flowers or some oriental ''heavier'' scent.
  4. You might want a few different perfumes for different occasions : sports, day, night, formal occasions, for the winter, for the summer ...
  5. Ask the sales person to suggest you some perfume based on the ''notes'' which you prefer.
  6. Spray perfumes on board designed to test and only those who are shortlisted apply on your wrist over fist.
  7. Between two try outs of perfumes, sniff a few grains of roasted coffee, so that you don't get all mixed up.
  8. If you find yourself a perfume immediately, don't buy it, get out of the store and let the smell stay on you during the day, because the one you like in the evening is the one.
  9. In better perfume shops you can ask for small advertising packages that you will use for several days, until you decide.
  10. Perfume is expensive but is essential, so choose wisely and try not to change it too often because the smell can be your trademark.

CALVIN KLEIN - SHEER BEAUTY - For spring/summer

Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty Eau de Toilette Spray, 3.4 Ounce
Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty Eau de Toilette Spray, 3.4 Ounce

No matter how appealing the bottle design is, discrete shades of pink and blue, with the combination of peony , jasmine, berries and peaches will simply enchant you with its freshness.

 

DONNA KARAN WOMAN - For autumn

Donna Karan Woman Eau de Parfum Spray for Women, 3.4 Ounce
Donna Karan Woman Eau de Parfum Spray for Women, 3.4 Ounce

Rich and warm notes of sandalwood, vetiver and orange blossom fragrance give this perfume wonderful aroma that is simultaneously sweet and challenging. Just like any other woman. This perfume carries a positive message which sends the designer herself to all women to feel good about themselves no matter what. Bottle design for the new perfume is harmonized with the style of Cashmere Mist perfume bottle from 1994., created by the late designer's husband Stephan Weiss. New bottle is signed by the architect Zaha Hadid.

 

MARC JACOBS - KUMQUAT - For summer/spring

MARC JACOBS KUMQUAT by Marc Jacobs for WOMEN: EDT SPRAY 3.4 OZ (TROPICAL EDITION)
MARC JACOBS KUMQUAT by Marc Jacobs for WOMEN: EDT SPRAY 3.4 OZ (TROPICAL EDITION)

The new fragrance from Marc Jacobs named after oval citrus fruits with edible peel and bitter-sweet aroma. Besides the smell of kumquat, there is also a combination of scent of mandarin, bergamot and orange. An irresistible mix of citrus and their lively freshness

 

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ESTEE LAUDER - BRONZE GODDESS CAPRI - For summer

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri Eau Fraîche LIMITED EDITION
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri Eau Fraîche LIMITED EDITION

The new limited edition Bronze Goddess Capri is inspired by Kapri and brings beautiful sunny-oriental composition composed of leaves and buds chords of currant, mandarin, lemon leaves, sambac jasmine, lily of the valley, peony, vanilla, amber-wood, patchouli and musk.

 

LOVESTRUCK FLORAL RUSH BY VERA WANG - For autumn

Vera Wang Love Struck Floral Rush Women Eau De Parfum Spray, 3.4 Ounce
Vera Wang Love Struck Floral Rush Women Eau De Parfum Spray, 3.4 Ounce

This fragrance is a sparkling floral bouquet that attracts with its juicy notes: pink pepper and apricot flower of his top notes, in the heart of a flower found calendula and white freesia, while the base notes include amber, musk and cashmere wood. Simply put : a true floral experience!

 

CLOSER BY HALLE BERRY - For autumn and every day

Closer 3 Piece Gift Set By Halle Berry
Closer 3 Piece Gift Set By Halle Berry

A modern feminine floral fragrance - woody - fougere character. It opens with a chord of ozone, wild raspberries and water lily. The heart includes mimosa, a favorite flower of the actress, along with violet, cedar and fougere chord. Vanilla, mahogany, cashmere and musk form the base odor. It's great for every day.

 

CLOSER BY HALLE BERRY - MADE FOR A WOMAN, SHARED WITH A MAN

HYPNOTIC POISON DIOR - For winter

Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior Eau De Toilette Spray 1 oz
Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior Eau De Toilette Spray 1 oz

Hypnotic Poison is elegant, extravagant and intoxicating. The top notes are bitter almond and caraway, the heart is of jasmine, moss, wood Jara Canda, the base is vanilla and musk. What draws our attention is that the bottles are decorated with floral motives - lace sticking to the body of the bottle, inspired by the Chinese bottles from the 17 th century known as "snuff bottles." The bottles are very elegant, follow the style and color of the original release, and are perfect for the purse.

 

LA PRAIRIE SILVER RAIN - For winter

Silver Rain By La Prairie For Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 1.7 Ounces
Silver Rain By La Prairie For Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 1.7 Ounces

Silver Rain is the second perfume of La Prairie Swiss company that manufactures luxury cosmetics. It was created from wonderful components. In top notes is spicy green apple, floral-citrus verbena chord from the south of France, dewy red fruits, anise oil from Thailand, coriander from Morocco and bergamot from Calabria. Flowers from different countries find themselves in a unique harmony of high notes: red roses from Morocco, Chinese magnolia, Indian tuberose, tropical wood Agar and wonderful jasmine from India.

 

CHANEL NO. 5 - For autumn/winter

No. 5 by Chanel for Women, Eau De Parfum Spray, 3.4 Ounce
No. 5 by Chanel for Women, Eau De Parfum Spray, 3.4 Ounce

The famous Chanel No. 5 is a symbol of good taste and is currently the best selling perfume in the world. Coco Chanel asked the perfume designer Ernest Beaux to create a perfume 'which smells like a woman’. Many famous stars used this perfume, and the most famous one was Marilyn Monroe. During an interview in Japan Monroe said she wears to bed only a few drops of Chanel No. 5 And that was enough to get millions of women opt for the choice of perfume. Chanel No. 5 is the first perfume in the floral-aldehyde group. Top notes are aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, neroli, ylang-ylang the heart of jasmine, rose, lily and iris, while the base is vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, amber and patchouli. This bottle was designed by Chanel herself.

 

EMPORIO ARMANI LEI GIORGIO - For autumn/winter

Emporio Armani By Giorgio Armani For Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 3.4 Ounces
Emporio Armani By Giorgio Armani For Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 3.4 Ounces

Oriental scent wit slightly spicy notes of cardamom, energetic refreshment gives note of tea. Heart compositions beats gently and discreetly with a hint of heliotrope, warm woody-musky notes reminiscent of the warmth of human skin. Top notes of pear, bergamot, pineapple, mandarin, in the heart of the lily, iris, heliotrope and jasmine, in the wake of sandalwood, cedarwood, tonka bean and musk.

 

ESCADA MAGNETISM - For every day

Escada Magnetism By Escada For Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 2.5 Ounces
Escada Magnetism By Escada For Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 2.5 Ounces

Magnetism is an intense oriental flavor is for woman who likes to be the center of attention. Complex composition includes all the elements of olfactory seduction: refreshing and sweet juicy fruit notes, rich floral bouquet and luscious velvety surface. The top notes are pineapple, blackcurrant, melon, lychee and red fruit. The heart is a bouquet of roses, magnolia, jasmine, heliotrope, iris and lily of the valley with a slight spicy nuances of basil and cumin. Dense, sweet and woody base notes include sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, benzoin, amber, musk and caramel.

 

Perfumes for women on Amazon

If you aren't able to find your perfume among all of these that I mentioned, go look on Amazon search for more wonderful perfumes for women!

Leave a comment - What is your favorite perfume?

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      NedD 4 years ago

      My wife loves D&G Light Blue.

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      andrew69 4 years ago

      I want my woman to wear the sexiest perfume available. Does not matter what the brand is. The Perfumes you have mentioned are a fantastic choice

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      Sharyn Read 4 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      I'm a Chanel No.5 fan from way back! I love others too, but that's my favorite! Lovely lens!

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Red Door by Elizabeth Arden. I really like CHANEL NO. 5 too :)

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      LiliLove 4 years ago

      Great selection! My favorite Gabriela Sabatini perfumes.

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      malena10 4 years ago

      My No 1 is definitely HYPNOTIC POISON from DIOR