This quote by Christian Dior holds for every woman. How a woman smells indicates how much attention she pays to details and what her personality says about her.
In a previous post, I presented the Top 10 Best Selling Perfumes for Men, and you loved the list. In today’s article, I am going to list the Top 10 Best Selling Perfumes for Women. I hope you will enjoy this comparison too.
You will rarely meet a woman with immense class and stature wearing a poorly-picked scent.PBSThe regular Indian woman like us does not have the pockets to splurge on luxurious olfactory rendezvous. But does that mean you cannot smell as luxurious, if not more? Absolutely not!
Since both designing and buying scents are equally artful tasks, you must know a few customer-things that will help you buy better.
Best Selling Perfumes for Women
Firstly, know what you prioritize in a perfume.
Do you like intense bursts of scents? Or mild natural odors that subtly uplift your overall smell? Or do you prefer hardcore cloth-perfumes that require no skin contact, as many people with skin diseases do?
The answer to these questions will decide which type of perfume is the best for you.
Every kind of fragrance is meant to do different things, and you must know which purpose serves you the best.
Eau De Parfums are usually highly concentrated aromatic oils that just need to be sprayed on pressure points.
Similarly, Eau De Toilettes are scents that are subtle and mild, which can be worn on both clothes and skin.
Likewise, there are multiple types of fragrances that serve your purpose much better than a generic deodorant, as long as you are willing to look for them.
It sounds very confusing for an in-person perfume shopping. And online? Even more so.PBSBuying perfumes online can be understandably intimidating. But with the right guidance and tools, you’ll be able to get your money’s worth, if not more.
All you need to know is what type of scent you prefer and which scents have previously paid off well on your skin.
Fragrances are very much like us – layered and mysterious. The first scent you sense after opening a bottle of perfume is just the tip of the iceberg.
Every scent has layers where it reacts with your skin and dries down to smell completely different from what it did in the bottle. It is called layering of aromas or ‘notes.’
Top notes are the scents that you first sense in spraying. The middle/heart notes are the ones you sense after the top note fades away, and the perfume reacts with your skin’s natural oils/sweat.
Finally, the base note is what is left behind once you have a dry patch of skin where most of the perfume has evaporated, leaving a lingering ghost of its presence.PBSAll this is much easier to understand once you look up the notes in the perfumes that you already own to decide which ones suit you and which ones don’t.
To help you further and reduce some of the confusion, I have compiled a vast spectrum of perfumes or women that range from flirty floral scents to dark, intense gourmand scents that cater to women of all tastes and olfactory maturities.
Here is a list of Top 10 Best Selling Perfumes for Women in India.
Before getting into the actual list, here’s the standard disclaimer, which I think you should know before proceeding.
Also, I am using affiliate links below, which means that when you purchase through any of these links, Amazon will pay me a small commission for absolutely no extra cost to you.
With that out of the way, let’s now take a look at the top 10 best selling perfumes for women. If you want to buy perfumes online, pick bestsellers.
An Eau De Parfum, this perfume bottle comes with everything you need before that special date night- a hint of sensuous tingle that gives way to a great, mature scent.
The top notes in this concoction are Pear, Red Berries, and Orange; the heart notes are Apple, Toffee, and Jasmine. The base notes are Sandalwood, Peach, and Vanilla. This mixture of fruity and woody scents gives this aroma an irresistible tinge.
The pink-and-gold bottle just adds to the already-girly vibe that this fragrance gives off.
- One bottle of Engage Yang Eau De Parfum, Perfume for Women- 90 ml
- Fragrance concentration- 11%
- Comes in a great-looking package
- Suits the ‘girliest’ of girls without being juvenile
- A safe choice for gifting a woman
- Safe on skin.
- The gold-plating of the spray-top is known to chip off over time, so screw the cap delicately
- It is an Eau De Parfum, but still, it has a mild scent (owing to its concentration amount)
- Because of less oil concentration, it happens to have a higher degree of alcohol
- It will not last more than 2-3 hours.
Ajmal Perfumes has been in business since 1951, and their age-old perfumery expertise shows in their products. A stunning bottle aside, this perfume has precisely what you pay for- luxurious aromatic oils.
The dominating top note of this fragrance is full of fresh fruity notes formed by plum and passion fruit along with hints of jasmine. The appetizing top note is then greeted by the refreshing floral essence by the pink flowers and roses in the heart.
The base notes add in a warm and welcoming definition with amber and mahogany, finally leaving you with gourmet praline that adds extra sweetness to the finishing.
- One bottle of Ajmal Regina EDP Fruity Perfume for Woman- 100 ml
- Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 10.5 cm ; 4.54 g
- Incredible packaging. Genuinely unique, which allows it to be a fitting souvenir even after it is empty
- The product comes with a caustic concentration of oils, making it one of the truest Eau De Parfums on this list of best selling perfumes for women
- A meager amount of alcohol present
- Safe on Skin
- Lasts a good 7-8 hours
- It needs a minimum number of sprays because of its high concentration of perfume. Thus a little goes a long way.
- You might have to catch it when it’s on sale because it is a wee bit on the higher price point, but it is worth every penny regardless.
The Perfumer is a brand known for its womanly scents. And this one’s no different. Smelling like spring, this is a perfume that is again a little ‘girly.’
Floral scents dominate the notes and are meant for the women who love a natural garden-y scent on them, but also enjoy a surprising base note that is not the most conventional of choices.
The top notes are a blend of rose and citrus oils like white lychee while giving way to the heart notes of water lily, garden lily, and romantic white violet.
Finally, it leaves a lingering scent of carnation and ginger, which is a pleasant surprise based on how these scents are layered.
- One bottle of The Perfumer Glam Perfume for Women Fresh and Romantic- 100 ml
- Weight- 299g.
- It is a very close scent to Romance by Ralph Lauren- which is a coveted designer-perfume, staple in many eloquent wardrobes of fashionistas around the world
- Subtle, yet long-lasting
- The spicy and woody scents leave an underlying maturity to the scent, thus making it a very well-layered fragrance
- Not too loud, despite being an Eau De Parfum
- The packaging is a little flimsy compared to other perfumes in the list, making it a require a tad bit of delicate handling
- Has an appreciable amount of alcohol
A pocket-friendly perfume, quite literally. It would fit in your pocket and etch itself in the brains of people who catch a whiff of it- this scent is one of the most memorable ones on the list of best selling perfumes for women. It is an Eau De Parfum with top notes of floral oils and fresh citrusy scents.
The heart notes comprise of carnations and spices, fleeting away to reveal the base notes of sandalwood and transparent musky notes. An overall beautiful blend, this perfume’s main highlight is its ability to react with your natural body chemistry and create a unique scent, just for you.
- One bottle of Envy Perfume For Women- 60 ml
- Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 16 cm ; 99.8 g.
- A classic fragrance, enticing on every skin chemistry.
- Your best bet for not smelling like anyone else, as it reacts with your body odor to craft a unique heart and base scent for you
- Memorable layers of fragrance concoctions
- The bottle fits in your pocket and hence it is easy to travel with
- Has a mild aroma that isn’t very overpowering
- Small quantity
- Not the most long-lasting smells on the list of best selling perfumes for women
- Not an ideal gift material since what it smells like on the shelf is vastly different from how it wears on the skin, making it a tad bit unpredictable
- Has a higher percentage of alcohol
A delicious mix of sweet, floral, and woody scents, this perfume is meant to etch an impression. Every woman loves a delightful flowery introduction that gives way to deeper, more mature scents.
Well, this is precisely what this perfume does. While it may not be the unique concoction on the market, it does smell like a classic. Top notes are orange blossom, rosewood, plum, pink pepper while the middle notes are Indian tuberose, jasmine sambac, lily of the valley, orange honey.
Finally, the heart scents give way for the base notes- vetiver java, bourbon vanilla, Mysore sandalwood, amber solid. Orange honey is a very extraordinary element in fragrance because of how difficult it is to perfect the concentration of it without letting it overpower all other scents.
I must say this fragrance toes the line very well and allows the orange to add that little deliciousness without completely taking over the middle notes of the aroma.
- One bottle of The Perfumer Venom Perfume for Women Spicy and Fruity- 100 ml
- Weight: 299g.
- A classic dupe for Pure Poison by Christian Dior, this allows you to smell like a million bucks on a budget
- Orange is a great aphrodisiac
- An Eau De Parfum, this scent comes in a high concentration
- Less is more here, which means it shall last you much longer than you expect
- Might be a little too strong for your liking, hence spray judiciously
- The glass bottle is a little flimsy and easily breaking, hence demands to be handled with care.
With women, it is usually a staple practice to own more than one perfume. But yet, you realize that you have to buy more because the perfumes you buy often don’t suit your skin chemistry or tastes in fragrances.
Hence, it is imperative that you do your research before you either purchase perfumes for yourself or a loved one.PBSWhile I advocate research, I’ve also come to realize that women do not ask for notes at stores, or they don’t even look at them. It results in them trusting the bottle-cap-scents and shelling out massive cash.
It is an intolerable practice that is going to result in more misses than hits.
Always wear perfume for at least 15-20 minutes on your skin before your buy it; the reason is that your natural body odor is going to react with the heart and the base notes to create a scent that you might not enjoy very much.
Now the real question is, how do I ensure this online?
Very simple! Pick up your favorite perfume that you own and find out its top, middle, and base notes.
Now smell the perfume and try to recognize each of them.
You’ll notice that, more often than not, one scent of each layer overpowers the fragrance as compared to other scents. This note is your key-note or the specific oil that reacts well with your skin and hence results in your liking it.
Now, whenever you look for perfumes, make sure this particular note is present in the exact layer of the aroma. It will result in finding more scents that will work for your skin’s chemistry and make you a successful buyer.PBSApart from this, it is also essential to continually keep experimenting with different concoctions of perfumes.
Some perfumes, when mixed with others, play well. For example, if you hate that one overly floral aroma you own, try to spray it with a men’s perfume that contains woody/tea-based notes.
It will result in having two contrasting top notes and thus save you the hassle of buying a more mature-smelling fragrance while wasting the ones you already own.
This list of top 10 best selling perfumes for women, has a balanced ratio of stereotypically womanly perfumes as well as incredibly unique scents.
Even the ones that seem juvenile upon the first whiff tend to be surprisingly unique once the top notes fade away, revealing exciting scents like coffee or java.
Thus, I have tried to be as inclusive as possible in making sure that this list caters to every taste.
This scent is for the quintessentially minimalist woman for whom less is more. Packed with the goodness of everything womanly, it is one of the few perfumes on this list of best selling perfumes for women that have a hint of tonka beans (these are one of the most expensive fragrance oils because of how much pre-treatment it requires).
The first blush of the sparkling lychee and raspberry, with the playfulness of citrusy bergamot, makes way for the sensuous lushness of the rose. This scent belongs to the floral-fruity, woody family.
The top scent is a fruity mixture of lychee, bergamot, and raspberry, while the middle note is a floral extravaganza of rose petals and violets. Ultimately, it leaves our noses with hints of basal notes sandalwood, tonka beans, firewood, and Firmenich musk.
- 1 bottle of Skinn Nude Fragrance For Women- 20 ml
- Dimensions: 2.6 x 4.1 x 1.5 cm ; 399 g.
- Contains tonka beans, which is one of the most sought-after ingredients in perfumes
- Eau De Parfum, and hence has a concentrated odor
- Can react very well with non-identical skin
- The bottle is tiny and hence is ideal for traveling with
- Less quantity
- Doesn’t last all that long
- The musk tends to overpower the other scents in some skin-types
An Eau De Cologne from Yardley, this one holds a unique place in this list. It belongs to the floral family and tends to weigh more substantial on the contemporary scents that focus more on freshness and ‘minty’ scents rather than seductive or woody ones.
This cologne is more of a refreshing splash on aroma than anything else, and if that is something you’re into, this is it.
With the majorly noticeable notes being lily, coconut, mint, marshmallow, hazelnut, and caramel, it is much less complicated of a scent than all the Eau De Parfums discussed in this list of best selling perfumes for women.
The fact that it has a ton of ‘edible’ notes makes it extraordinary in this category of floral-fresh aromas since it adds a hint of versatility to it and makes it less predictable/unidimensional.
- One bottle of Yardley London Morning Dew Daily Wear Perfume For Women- 100 ml
- Dimensions: 6 x 2.5 x 17 cm
- An Eau De Cologne, which means it is an excellent option for those who might want to opt for something subtle yet impactful
- The bottle is not glass, which means traveling and rough-handling is much more comfortable with this
- A considerable amount of product for a fraction of the price
- Doesn’t last very long, as it is very subtle and mild
- Has a considerable amount of alcohol
- The nozzle spray has been known to have some issues with empty sprays. So it is better to pump a few times before using
This scent is an excellent dupe that combines all the elements of a pleasant luxury aroma in a budget-friendly bottle.
It has top notes of Calabria bergamot, Sicilian lemon, mandarin, which give way to the epic middle notes.
The middle notes are of jasmine sambac, rose morocco, and caramel.
It also has tonka beans in its base note along with Indonesian patchouli, cedarwood atlas, white musk, and Mysore sandalwood.
Unlike other products where musk overpowered the tonka beans in some skin types, this product has a refreshingly different take on it. The tonka beans shine through and woefully tease your olfactory senses, all while serenading the other scents that dance together in a brilliant concoction.
- The Perfumer Shine Perfume for Women Fresh and Fruity- 100 ml
- Weight- 299 g.
- Smells very similar to Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl (which is probably one of the most sought-after luxury scents)
- Smells very expensive and layered, all while costing you a fraction of it
- Excellent quantity, and hence it will last much longer than expected
- Due to its high concentration of perfume oil, it has less alcohol and needs fewer sprays to smell fragrant
- It doesn’t seem to have any.
This bottle comes with a flush of incredibly complimentary smells. A mix of fruit, floral, and gourmand scents, this perfume is a bundle of irresistible aroma.
The top notes are peach, mandarin, and orange, which move to heart notes of orange, jasmine, and rose.
It dries down to base notes of caramel, sandalwood, and amber. The caramel is a real magician here because it makes you smell ‘delicious.’ Gourmand scents are very hard to pull off without feeling like a kitchen, and this perfume does it brilliantly.
- 1 bottle of Engage L’amante Eau De Toilette, Perfume for Women- 75 ml
- Beautiful bottle-design (worthy of souvenir-ing)
- Very mild, but impactful at the same time
- Lasts for a long time despite being an Eau De Toilette
- The price is excellent for a scent of this high quality
- Perfect for gifting
- Not noteworthy
This one is a staple; you’d find it in almost every woman’s dresser these days (there’s a chance that you might even own it already). It has to be here on the list of best selling perfumes for women in India.
Despite having released log back, this fragrance has dominated the markets. That is because of its beautiful blend of patchouli with musk and fruity layers in the notes. It has a combination that is tried and tested on many women and doesn’t seem to change much based on skin chemistry.
Its top notes are jasmine sambac flower, orange flower, tuberose, and delicate, refreshing waterlily. Its heart is surrounded by sparkling fruity top notes with touches of mandarin and grapefruit, juicy green pear, invigorating ginger, and velvety mouthwatering white peach.
It is followed by a remarkably creamy dry-down composed of fruity apricot nectar, sensual sandalwood, patchouli, and white musks.
- One bottle of Titan Skinn Women’s Eau De Parfum, Celeste- 100 ml
- Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 4 cm
- Tried-and-tested. Has been worn by multiple women and has become the go-to fragrance for the majority
- Very feminine hence makes for a great gift
- Very long-lasting
- The perfume bottle is stunning
- You get much product (especially considering this is Eau De Parfum)
- Pear, apricot, and mandarin make for the best citrusy combination for those who are into fruity smells
- Skin-friendly (Or must I say “Skinn friendly” for the laughs)
- Can get a wee bit generic (especially with many women owning it)
- Lies on a higher price range
A breathtakingly fresh scent, this fragrance is nothing but a splash in the ocean. Like another product on this list of best selling perfumes for women, this perfume also falls in the category of the ‘fresh, soapy, minty’ fantasy.
The top notes here are Mandarin and Green Apple while the heart notes are Jasmine, Violet leaves, Gardenia. It dries down to the base notes of Cashmeran and Musk.
The green apple really puts a strong kick of freshness into the concoction, while tying together the rest of the notes
- Skinn By Titan Women’s Amalfi Bleu Perfume – 90 ml
- A fresh scent which is different from its other floral counterparts
- Beautiful packaging
- Long-lasting scent
- Eau De Parfum, so a little goes a long way
- Falls on the higher-end of the cost spectrum
Buying and wearing perfumes is, quite simply put, an art. I hope this list of the top 10 best selling perfumes for women will make your purchase better, faster, and easier.
More often than not, you’ll see that women compromise on smelling how they want to, simply because they splurged on the wrong scent.
While there is still no way to ensure 100% accuracy while buying fragrances, you can always bank on having a list of check-points that can minimize your margin of error.
Firstly, knowing what you enjoy smelling like can reduce much trouble. It might sound obvious, but most women have no idea what their ideal scent even is!
And though it seems bizarre, it is ubiquitous.PBSUnderstandably, you cannot expect to buy your dream fragrance until you have an idea of what it would have to be to even qualify as one.
Secondly, you would have to check your methods of the application while spraying. It is often noticed that sometimes even the best of perfumes don’t seem to work on women.
Why? Because they are not aware of the correct way of applying it.
Every kind of perfume, be it a Cologne, Parfum, or Toilette, has its method of application.
Eau De Parfums are usually applied/sprayed on pulse points (inner elbows, folds of legs, wrists, neck, etc.), whereas Toilettes are typically worn on both clothes and skin.
Similarly, each type of scent wears differently and has a different purpose.PBSAlways research the optimum method of using your perfume before you jump to conclusions regarding the amicability of the smell.
The best practice for wearing fragrances is to wear one after a shower (taking a bath) when the pores of your skin are still open.
Also, spray from a 10 cm distance for the perfume to be able to capture more surface area of your skin. The closer you spray, the less intense you’ll smell.
Avoid using moisturizers or other scented products on the same spot where you sprayed your perfume as it might interfere with the scent and not give you the notes you expected.
Finally, try to experiment with scents to find out what notes suit you and what don’t.PBSThis article should help you minimize the cons in most of the products mentioned in the list of best selling perfumes for women. Regardless, I happen to hold a soft corner for The Perfumer Shine Perfume for Women because of its unique scent and affordable price point. It’s a steal.
In conclusion, I’d like to emphasize how even gifting someone a scent can be as tricky as buying one for yourself.
Hence, it is better to stick to the classic notes (musk, sandalwood, citruses, etc.) so that you don’t end up giving someone a gift that might not suit their natural body odor.
Moreover, make sure the person doesn’t have any skin issues because perfumes have high alcohol content, and that can throw off your skin’s pH balance, making it susceptible to medical conditions.
Overall, perfumes can be fun to buy and gift, as long as you’ve done your research, and you are ready to explore your olfactory tastes.
I hope this list of top 10 best selling perfumes for women helps you to acquire a taste of your own where you get to experience different scents on yourself and explore more.
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