12 Perfumes That Always Attract Mega Compliments

by | Apr 5, 2024 | Fragrance

Looking for a new signature scent? Well, you’re in luck because below, we’ve round up some of our most complimented perfumes that are total head turners. Be advised though: Prepare for compliments to rain down on you like confetti because these stunners below are near impossible to resist.

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What Are Notes In Perfumes?

Before we get to the stellar list of our favourite crowd-pleasers, allow us to do a quick rundown of what the different notes that make up fragrance mean.

What Are Top Notes?

‘Top note’ usually refers to those scents that draw you in from the onset, helping you decide whether you love or hate a fragrance.

What Are Middle Notes?

‘Heart or middle notes’ are what form a fragrance’s character. This is basically what you smell when the fragrance has settled comfortably on your skin about 20 to 60 minutes after application.

What Are Base Notes?

A ‘base note’, on the other hand, works alongside heart or middle notes to build a strong foundation for any fragrance. Base notes usually kick in after 30 minutes, last up to six hours or more – and are helluva rich and heavy.

Now that you know the basics, it’s time to find the perfect perfume for you. Just another quick word of caution: If you’re going to be wearing one of these, make sure it’s on a day when you’re feeling particularly chirpy because… there will be lots of small talk with strangers.

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If You Want To Be Told “You Smell So Expensive!”

If smelling as though you belong on the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills is your priority, then may we recommend choosing fragrances with complex ingredients such as amberwood, jasmine, cedar, orange, lily of the valley, incense and oak. Here are three scents we can’t get enough of.

Signature Absolute Montblanc EDP

‘Fresh’ and ‘sparkling’ describe this intense floral, amber, fruity fragrance. It includes notes of mandarin, pear and pink pepper. It’s truly the ultimate luxury for a fragrance lover.

Aqualis Utopia Extrait De Parfum EDP

Here’s an expertly crafted fragrance you’ll want to sniff all day. Notes of blood orange, peony, sandalwood, vetiver and amber smell straight-up luxurious. Worth every cent.

Le Labo Santal 33 EDP

This perfume has a cult-like following – and for good reason! Think: notes of violet, cardamom, cedarwood and leather. Defs one of those scents that will stay etched into memory and at the back of your mind forever.

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If You Want To Be Told “You Smell Really Pretty!”

For that bounce in your step that can only come from being told you smell really pretty, warm, earthy and musky scents are your best friends. Think: notes like patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, styrax, labdanum and benzoin.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP

Warm and delicate meets fresh and floral. The notes of spicy patchouli, zesty orange and rose smell delightfully fresh and modern. Definitely a must-have.

Delina Parfums de Marly EDP

This perfume smells soo delicious. There’s a floral opening, but the dry down has a vanilla cedarwood scent. Notes include litchi, rhubarb, Turkish rose, vanilla peony and incense.

Kilian Paris Love, Don’t Be Shy EDP

This sweet scent contains juicy honeysuckle and plush rose with marshmallow sugar accord. Topped off with orange blossom, it feels warm and inviting. ICYMI, Rihanna is a fan – ’nuff said.

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If You Want To Be Told “You Smell Hella Sexy!”

For a fragrance that will remind you (or your partner) what a sexy beast you are, any jasmine scented fragrance should do the trick. Jasmine, after all, will go down in history as one of the most long-standing aphrodisiacs. For sex appeal in a bottle, look out for spicy ingredients such as cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin, peppermint, lavender, ambrette and ylang-ylang.

Jimmy Choo Fever EDP

Effortlessly sexy, rich and glam, thanks to roasted almond notes and rich plum nectar. This bewitching floral gourmand scent will leave those around you mesmerised.

Fenty EDP

RiRi’s known to be the best-smelling celebrity. So, it was only natural and long overdue that she created her own fragrance. Blends of magnolia, musk, tangerine, rose absolute, geranium and patchouli make this fragrance worth all the hype.

Kate Spade Cherie EDP

She’s charismatic, she’s flirty, she’s a floral-woody-musk fragrance for women. Light, upbeat, playful, sweet, softly romantic, this is a really good all-year-long perfume. Spritz away, love!

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If You Want To Be Told “You Smell So Fresh!”

For that just-stepped-out-of-the-shower effect, fragrances containing citrusy and green notes are key. Bergamot, grapefruit, hassaku, lemongrass and yuzu are just some of the ingredients you want to be looking out for when searching for a fresh fragrance.

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine EDP

This is a jasmine scent everyone needs in their collection. Fresh, floral and airy – a few spritzes of this iconic perfume is honestly the closest thing to a dip in the Mediterranean.

BYREDO Gypsy Water EDP

Feel light and airy with notes of bergamot, lemon and pine needles. This one’s crisp, slightly peppery and smells so expensive. We’re totally sold.

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Tom Ford Neroli Portofino EDP

Vibrant. Sparkling. Transportative. This scent offers notes of citrus, white floral and amber to whisk you to the Italian Riviera. It is an irresistibly light perfume that goes well with any fit of your choice.

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