With the Autumnal weather drawing in, you might just be thinking this is the perfect time to pick up a light and refreshing eau de toilette. Well fear not, Perfume Reviews has picked out its selection of the best scented Eau de Toilettes around!
Marc Jacobs Daisy for Women 50ml
Daisy from Marc Jacobs has a floral scent (as the title would suggest), which, unlike many other eau de toilettes in this price range, will last all day. The base notes of jasmine, musk and white woods embolden the floral notes of strawberry and violet to create a subtle yet uplifting fragrance
Gucci Rush Eau De Toilette 75ml
With the ever-unfailing base note combination of vanilla, patchouli, and vetiver, Gucci Rush is an uplifting and long-lasting eau de toilette that is sure to survive a long days in or out of the house. This scent is distinctive and recognisable, although Gucci’s comparisons to love at first sight might be a bit of a reach, the bottle, designed by Tom Ford is also a bit plain, like an old vhs tape.
Verbenna by L’Occitane 100ml
The top notes of lemon and orange really shine through this fragrance, which is the best offered by L’Occitane in this writer’s opinion, and that is by their exceptionally high standards. However, this one doesn’t seem to last as long as some of the others on this list. For reasons I cannot quite ascertain, this works great as an autumn Eua de Toilette.
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Taking into account value, shelf-life, durability, packaging, and, most importantly, the smell, these are the top 10 perfumes for women for 2015:
10. Bvlgari Eau Perfume Au The Vert Women Eau de Cologne 75 ml Price £38.43
9. Hot Couture 100 ml Eau De Parfum Spray Women, by Givenchy Price £43.72
8. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Spray – 35ml/1.2oz Price £65.00
7. Marc Jacobs Dot Eau de Parfum for Women 100 ml Price £41.99
6. Illuminum Black Amber Perfume 100 ml Price £400
5. Penhaligon’s Quercus Cologne 50 ml Price £67
4. Floris London No.89 Eau de Toilette 100 ml Price £75.00
3. Paco Rabanne Black XS Eau de Toilette for Women 80 ml Price £37.19
2. Chanel No 5 35ml Eau de Parfum Spray Price £65.00
And finally, in first place, drum roll please………
1. L’Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse Aux Papillons Eau de Toilette 50 ml
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Nothing spells classy like the Chanel No5 Eau de Parfum spray 100ml.
This unique blend of floral-aldehydic, ylang-ylang, mayrose and jasmine separates no5 from its competitors. The time-tested Chanel no5 is unparalleled in creating a distinctive smell that is difficult to separate into component notes for even the most accomplished noses. When pushed, one can separate the notes of vanilla, amber and sandalwood. The result is an iconic blend that has stood without peer for over 90 years.
Over on Amazon, the Chanel No 5 35ml Eau de Parfum Spray is available for £65.00
Perfume sales beginning to rise as we head towards the holiday period. This means that there is no time like the present to pick up a good deal before the Christmas rush! Here are my picks of the best fragrance deals in August:
1. Penhaligon’s Quercus Cologne 50 ml
Quercus from Penhaligon’s offers a light sweet fragrance that is great for day or evening wear. At £67 for 50 ml, Quercus is reasonably priced for the quality and, for those on a budget, it will serve you well as a perfume for special occasions. Price: £67.00 Verdict: ****
2. BURBERRY Body Eau de Parfum 60 ml
Eau de Parfum gives you the best value of all the best sellers. The soft fragrance is perfect for summer and burberry have pulled out all that stops to develop a clean and subtle cashmeran base. Great for bargain hunters, but Quercus might be worth the stretch. Price: £54 Verdict: ***
3. Illuminum Indian Oud Perfume 100 ml
Indian Oud is the latest release from Illuminum. This perfume really does impress with a bright flavour that really pulls out all that stops. The Oudh Madras and Jasmine Sambac blend really does provide a modern and light take on traditional Indian perfumes. Price: £150 Verdict: *****
4. Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum 100ml
Offering what is easily the best value on this list, Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum is a vibrant effort which is a bit of a head-turner. Patchouli gives this fragrance a lusty vibe; great for the end-of-year office parties! Check out the reviews. Price: £35.97 Verdict: *****