Anyone who has shot out the door and only realizes that he has forgotten to spray his favorite fragrance (or worse yet, a deodorant) knows the discomfort that comes from not being sure how to smell. In fact, research shows that physical attraction can actually be based on odor. When it comes to the best perfumes for women, it’s definitely about the juice – not trends – which is why we consistently find that some of the best-selling perfumes are not necessarily new launches. So Chanel Chance started in 2003 and again takes the top spot this year, followed by Coco Mademoiselle.
“The well-established classics continue to top the list of bestsellers,” says Linda G. Levy, president of the Fragrance Foundation. “These powerful fragrances appeal to their respective fanbase and will continue to attract new fans.” However, she notes that there are some newbies who are soon on the list. “There is a new spring bouquet with beautiful flowers that could be in the top 10 later this year. Recently, Proenza Schoulers Arizona, Hibiscus Palm by AERIN, Le Jour Se Lève by Louis Vuitton, Amo Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana Garden and Omnia Pink Sapphire by Bulgari launched new flower scents. ”