When it comes to perfume, there is no dispute that Europe has the most popular perfumes out there. If you are looking for a signature scent, but don’t know where to start, why not start with a European fragrance? WBM has put together a list of the top 5 European fragrances for you to indulge in.
- Annick Goutal Perfume Eau D’Hadrien
$182, Saks Fifth Avenue
This unisex perfume was created in 1981. It has notes of grapefruit, Sicilian lemon, mandarin orange and ylang-ylang, which gives this perfume a woodsy and citrusy scent.
- Versace Bright Crystal
Versace Bright Crystal is flirty and girly, inspired by Donatella Versace’s favorite floral fragrances. This fragrance has notes of yuzu, pomegranate, peony, magnolia, lotus flower, and vegetal amber.
- Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue
This perfume has won several awards and is featured in New York at the Museum of Arts and Design as one of the most groundbreaking scents of the century. It has a male and female version. The female version has notes of apple, bellflower, white rose, bamboo, jasmine, and cedar.
- Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle was created with Coco Chanel’s younger spirit in mind. This perfume has notes of orange, bergamot, mimosa, jasmine, Turkish rose and ylang-ylang, Tonka bean, patchouli, opoponax and vanilla.
- Chanel No. 5
Featured in museums and exhibits from New York City to Paris, this 94-year-old perfume was created when Coco Chanel wanted a “woman’s perfume with a woman’s scent.” Marilyn Monroe has strong ties to the fragrance after she said she used No. 5 before bed. This iconic female perfume has notes of ylang-ylang, iris, jasmine, rose, sandalwood, patchouli and amber.
Now that you are well-versed in the top 5 European perfumes, go out and find the perfect scent for you. Try out one (or all) of these fragrances today at a local department store. You won’t be disappointed.
Lexy Cummins is a senior at Kent State University in Ohio, majoring in magazine journalism and minoring in fashion media. She has strong interests in fashion, beauty and music. After graduation she hopes to write for a women’s or fashion magazine.
She is also an Ohio State licensed cosmetologist and plans to continue her beauty education in makeup application.