Best Rated Perfumes for Women

Top notes, heart notes and base notes are the three most basic stages of fragrance. Take a walk with me and learn about fragrance with special reviews for five of the top rated perfumes in the world.

Top notes represent the first stage of fragrance and can be smelled the moment you apply the fragrance to your skin. These first notes will fade after 5 to 15 minutes making way for the next stage of fragrance.

Usually lasting over an hour, middle notes or heart notes ignite the second stage of fragrance and appear just before the top notes dissipate.

The last and final stage of fragrance is the strongest and longest, the base note. Base notes can last for several hours and they transpire according to your body’s chemistry.

1st Place – Juicy Couture Original by Juicy Couture:$19.00 to $95.00 per bottle

Juicy Couture’s Original perfume is known for being long lasting, fruity and flowery. Not everyone likes fruity and floral scents but a ton of people have been charmed by an encounter with Juicy Couture’s perfume and many more have received compliments for wearing it. Use this perfume on a warm and sunny day when you are ready for something tropical.

Top Notes: Watermelon, Mandarin, Passion Fruit, Marigold, Green Apple, Splash of Water Hyacinth and Crushed Leaves.

Middle & Heart Notes: Wild rose, Princess Lily and Creamy Tuberose Undertones.

Base notes: Caramel Creme Brulee, Vanilla Meld, Elegant Precious Woods and Patchouli.

2nd Place – No. 5: $25.00 to $125.00 per bottle

Officially launched by Coco C. in May of 1921, No. 5 has easily become one of the world’s most legendary and historic fragrances of all time. With a rich history of creating memories from generation to generation, No. 5 is a favorite perfume among mature women and sophisticated young adults. Wear this in the late afternoon and into the evening for a night of iconic elegance.

Top Notes: Aldehydes, Bergamot, Lemon and Neroli.

Middle & Heart Notes: Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Irris and Rose.

Base Notes: Amber, Vetiver, Sandalwood, and Vanilla.

3rd Place – Tiffany Parfum by Tiffany & Co.:$75.00 to $140.00 per bottle

Tiffany Parfum is a classic 1980’s floral perfume recommended for day to evening wear. It can sometimes be a bit strong so use it sparingly (bottles last for a long time). This perfume fits nicely with Spring.

Top Notes: Mandarin Orange and Black Currant

Middle & Heart Notes: Violet Leaf, Taif Rose, Ylang Ylang, Lily of the Valley, Orange Blossom, Orris and Indian Jasmine

Base Note: Vanilla, Sandalwood, Amber and Vetiver

4th Place – Gucci Eau de Parfum II by Gucci:$60.00 to $85.00 per bottle

Fruity-floral, fresh and clean, this perfume represents femininity. It’s more safe than other fragrances and can be worn at office jobs or in schools if you teach a class. This soft sweetness is pleasant without overdoing it.

Top Notes: Bitter Orange, Black Currant, Mandarin and Cassia.

Middle & Heart Notes: Violet, Blackberry, Peony, Jasmine and Lily of the Valley.

Base Notes: Jasmine, Heliotrope, Cedar wood and Musks.

5th Place – Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana:$48.00 to $87.00 per bottle

Light Blue is a non-offensive, non-intrusive, light and happy scent recommended for day-time use. It’s fruity top notes can be sensed in the beginning, followed by some flowery notes, with woodsy, musky notes following thereafter. You can wear this on a regular basis so long as you know that the ending base notes are unisex.