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15 Best Perfume in Singapore for Women | Best of Beauty 2020

As Christian Dior once said, “a woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting”. For many of us women, our outfit and attitude are not complete without a whiff of exquisite perfume. The beautiful aromas, be it fruity, floral, spicy, or woody not only instantly lift your spirits, but confidence too! But with the extensive variety of perfumes in Singapore offering varying scent profiles, it might take a while before you find one that you love. So let us save you some time, as we round up the 15 Best Perfume in Singapore for Women and the reasons why we love them. We have made sure to include the timeless classics, the popular favourites, and unique scents that will truly make you stand out from the crowd. Let’s get started!

This article was last updated on 24 May 2020.

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15 Best Perfumes in Singapore for Women

1. Chanel No.5 Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml/1.7oz

Chanel No.5 Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml/1.7oz perfume singapore

The timeless classic

No best perfume list is complete without the iconic Chanel No. 5. Arguably the most famous perfume in Singapore, and even in the world, Coco Chanel’s intention behind this fragrance was to create a “women’s scent”, one that is rare and powerful. She wanted it to be composition, rather than smell like any single flower. And since launching the No. 5 90 years ago, it has become the very essence of feminity.

No. 5 is housed in a classy, minimalist feminine bottle that perfectly speaks the epitome of “less is more”. Reinterpreted in 1978, what lies inside is a complex floral aldehydic bouquet of Jasmine, rose, patchouli, iris, ylang-ylang, bourbon vanilla, precious woods, and an aldehydic top note. The fact that this fragrance has no dominant notes remains abstract and mysterious.

Ideally balanced, this opulent fragrance is sensual, sophisticated, and ideal for special occasions. With the hit of voluptuous vanilla, to put it perfectly, Allure states, it manages to be “classic and daring all at once“. It does come with a high price tag, but InStyle shows that it takes an insane amount of flowers to make just 1 ounce of this gorgeous smelling perfume. Chanel No.5 is rated 4.5-star by over 14,960 Google reviews and 4.6 Stars from over 6.9K reviews on Influenster.

Why buy this perfume:
  • Scent Family: Floral
  • Notes: An opulent and well-balanced composition of florals
  • Age: A classic and timeless scent for every woman
  • Characteristics: Sensual and sophisticated
  • Occasion: Ideal for special occasions, recommended for evening wear
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2. Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne Spray 100ml/3.4oz 

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne Spray 100ml/3.4oz 

Autumn in a bottle

This Jo Malone perfume promises everything that its name suggests – a fragrant mix of an English Pear’s fruity scent and the floral freshness of white freesias. You’ll also catch notes of amber, patchouli, and musk. The result is the smell of autumn in a bottle – sweet and woody. Launched in 2010, it was made for the modern-day woman and helped establish the brand as a go-to for perfumes and fragrances. You can also check out another Jo Malone best-seller, Lime Basil & Mandarin.

Why buy this perfume:
  • Scent Family: Fruity
  • Top notes: Pear and melon
  • Heart notes: Rose and freesia
  • Base notes: Patchouli, amber, white musk and rhubarb
  • Age: Suitable for the modern woman
  • Characteristics: Smooth and refreshing
  • Occasion: Perfect for all occasions, and even everyday use
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3. Christian Dior Miss Dior Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml/3.4oz

Miss Dior Eau De Parfum Spray

A romantic & elegant perfume

Since its launch in 1947, Miss Dior has notably become the most popular among all Christian Dior perfumes and is another staple feminine fragrance. Created to evoke feelings of romance, it features a subtle but elegantly sweet fragrance that comes from two kinds of roses – Grasse Rose and a bolder Damascus Rose – mixed with the fresh citrus scent of Calabrian Bergamot. Even its packaging is very romantic with its bowtie glass cap and transparent bottle showing off a lovely pink perfume. It is an ideal choice for those looking for a floral fragrance that is not overpowering and can be used during the day, the reason why it has become a favourite among younger women.

Why buy this perfume:
  • Scent: Floral
  • Notes: Grasse Rose, Damascus Rose, Calabrian Bergamot
  • Age: A subtle but elegantly sweet fragrance for younger ladies
  • Characteristic: Sweet & romantic
  • Occasion: Ideal for dates and daytime use
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4. Versace Bright Crystal Absolu Eau De Parfum Spray 90ml/3oz

Versace Bright Crystal Absolu Eau De Parfum Spray 90ml/3oz perfume singapore

Embodies strong feminity

Versace’s Bright Crystal is a fragrant embodiment of everything a Versace woman should be – confident in her femininity, strong in her beliefs, and loving to others. This is definitely what you’ll feel with a spray of this sweet and fresh perfume. Inspired by Donatella Versace’s favourite floral fragrances, it beautifully blends aromatic florals like peony and magnolia, fruits like pomegranate and mandarin orange, and earthy scents like musk and amber. Together, they create a sweet but powerful perfume fitting for a young, independent woman out on a special occasion.

Why buy this perfume:
  • Scent Family: Floral
  • Top notes: Pomegranate, Yuzu, frosted accord
  • Middle notes: Peony, magnolia, rose, acajou, lotus flower
  • Base notes: Vegetal amber, musk
  • Age: A sweet but powerful perfume for the young independent woman
  • Characteristics: Sweet and intense
  • Occasion: Ideal for special occasions
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5. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau De Toilette Spray 100ml/3.4oz

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau De Toilette Spray 100ml/3.4oz

For a youthful & sophisticated vibe 

Created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, this classic fragrance by Marc Jacobs remains to be “one of the best-loved perfumes in the world“. Designed for a sophisticated and dazzling lady that yet at the same time strives for simplicity, Marc Jacobs Daisy has an infectious, laidback attraction to it. Infused with succulent wild berries and soft white violets, it features a sparkly floral-woody fragrance that is both fresh and feminine at the same time. The velvety jasmine lingers with you through the day, and gives way to a musk and vanilla base.

This fragrance is captured in a glass bottle with daisy flowers at the top, further accentuating its elegance topped with freshness. If you are looking for an energetic fragrance that delivers a dreamy, lingering finish, this is your pick.

Why buy this perfume:
  • Scent Family: Floral (with a fruity vibe)
  • Top notes: Blood grapefruit, strawberry, and violet leaf
  • Middle notes: Gardenia, violet, and jasmine
  • Base notes: Musk, white woods, and vanilla
  • Age: A sweet and woody scent for more mature women
  • Occasion: Suitable all year round for any occasion

If you are familiar with the Marc Jacobs Daisy, try out the Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh EDT Spray that works great as a daily for-work fragrance. For a fun day out, check out the Marc Jacobs Daisy Love EDT Spray that was created for a vibrant, millennial woman.

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6. Tiffany & Co. Eau De Parfum Spray 75ml/2.5oz

Tiffany & Co. Eau De Parfum Spray 75ml/2.5oz best perfumes singapore

A fresh, clean & elegant fragrance

Tiffany & Co. is a long-lasting embodiment of modern, timeless love. The same message is carried forward with the Tiffany Eau de Parfum. Inspired by her love for gemstones and jewellery, Master Perfumer Daniela Andrier created this contemporary, artisanal scent with the noble iris at heart. It smells as exhilarating and inspiring as love itself.

Soft, fresh, clean, sweet, vibrant, and bewitching all in one, this fragrance delicately and immediately delivers a “stripped-down” sophistication to any wear. Housed in a crystal bottle, this delicate fragrance gives off a slight tint of blue that illuminate the precise cuts of the bottle, leading it to shine and sparkle as any Tiffany gem would.

Why buy this perfume in Singapore:
  • Scent: Sparkling citrus, floral musk
  • Top notes: Mandarin orange (fresh, clean)
  • Middle notes: Iris (strength & feminity)
  • Base notes: Patchouli and musk (sensual finish)
  • Age: For the modern lady
  • Characteristics: Pure, fresh, clean and lively
  • Occasion: Suitable for office or warmer seasons wear
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7. Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Paradise Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml/3.4oz

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Paradise Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml/3.4oz

A perfect summer-in-paradise perfume

Let’s take a notch further shall we? It’s no secret that Bombshell is the #1 top-selling Victoria Secret perfume, selling over 3 million bottles in 2018. But we couldn’t help but shine the spotlight on their newly released Bombshell Paradise Perfume in 2019 because it gives us the feeling that we are summering in paradise. Soaking in the St. Tropez (or for us Sentosa Cove) sun in our bikinis and heels. Glamour in paradise – who wouldn’t want to feel that?

This fragrance opens up with a bright, citrus hit of grapefruit and black current, followed by tropical lily of the valley, radiant woods add the warmth of sunshine. With Sunstruck Pine, a key ingredient in the classic Bombshell, you get that breath of fresh, free-spirited air. This sun-drenched blend is glamour and happiness in a bottle and is the perfect holiday perfume.

While Bombshell Paradise may come across as intense for some, if you prefer a more faint, lighter scent, opt for the Bombshell Summer.

Why buy this perfume in Singapore:
  • Scent: Fruity and floral
  • Top notes: Grapefruit, black currant
  • Middle notes: lily of the valley, radiant woods
  • Age: A bold and sweet scent for any age group
  • Characteristics: Embodies the holidaying spirit
  • Occasion: Ideal for summer
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8. Gucci Flora By Gucci Eau De Toilette Spray 50ml/1.6oz

Gucci Flora By Gucci Eau De Toilette Spray 50ml/1.6oz

A refined and sophisticated scent 

As are all Gucci creations, Flora By Gucci is a sophisticated fragrance that explores the delicate yet sensual side of being a woman. Said to be inspired by princesses of the past and future, it is indeed very feminine and refined. It is composed of citrus accord, peony, rose, osmanthus flower, pink pepper, and sandalwood – an intricate and unique blend that gives off a captivating balance of sweet and sexy. This one of my go-to’s for date nights or romantic getaways.

Why buy this perfume in Singapore:
  • Scent: Floral
  • Top notes: Citrus, peony
  • Middle notes: Rose, osmanthus
  • Base notes: Patchouli, pink pepper and sandalwood
  • Age: A sweet and sexy fragrance for the sophisticated, refined woman
  • Characteristics: Sensual and feminine
  • Occasion: Ideal for special occasions and date nights
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9. Bvlgari Rose Goldea EDP 90ML

 

Bvlgari Rose Goldea EDP 90ML perfume singapore

A bold & passionate fragrance

Bvlgari’s Rose Goldea is a luxury perfume as much as it is an elegant fashion statement for your dresser. Inspired by Bvlgari’s signature Serpenti design, its elegant bottle is a standout with its rose gold finishing and jewelled cap. The scent can be described as bold and passionate because of the sweet aroma of ylang-ylang, jasmine, and neroli flowers, layered on top of Goldea’s muskiness. And if there’s any perfume brand that knows musk, it’s Bvlgari.

While I personally love it especially for special occasions, some may find it strong smelling. If you prefer a similar but more subtle scent, you can check out the Bvlgari Omnia or the Rose Goldea Blossom Delight for younger women.

Why buy this perfume in Singapore:
  • Scent: Floral and musky
  • Top notes: Pomegranate, rose, crystal musk
  • Middle notes: Damask rose, jasmine
  • Base notes: Musk, sandalwood, olibanum
  • Age: A sweet, bold and passionate fragrance for older women
  • Occasion: Ideal for special occasions
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10. Burberry Weekend for Women Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml/3.3oz

Burberry Weekend for Women Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml/3.3oz perfumes singapore

Embrace the weekend with this fragrance

True to its name, Burberry’s Weekend for Women is a fun and fresh fragrance perfect for ushering in the weekend! The dominant scents in this perfume are fruity and floral thanks to its top notes of tangerine and middle notes of wild rose and peach blossom, to name a few. You may smell underlying musk but over-all, this perfume is sweet and citrus.

Although it is composed of many different notes, you can rely on Burberry to keep it simple yet elegant, long-lasting yet not overpowering. This well-balanced fragrance is sure to be a repeat weekend go-to. You will find the distinct Burberry plaid design visible on the bottle, and the chic packaging makes you want to let your hair down and enjoy freedom.

Our other Burberry favourites are  Burberry London Eau De Parfum for workdays, My Burberry Blush Eau De Parfum for nights out, and of course, the Classic Burberry, fitting for any occasion.

Why buy this perfume in Singapore:
  • Scent: Fruity, floral, musky
  • Top notes: Tangerine, Reseda plant
  • Middle notes: Wild rose, red cyclamen, peach blossom, iris, blue hyacinth
  • Base notes: Cedarwood, sandalwood, musk
  • Age: Any woman, young or mature
  • Characteristics: Fun and energetic
  • Occasion: Ideal for fun days and nights out
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11. Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau De Parfum Spray 90ml/3oz

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau De Parfum Spray 90ml/3oz perfume singapore

A deeply romantic & sensual fragrance

This Yves Saint Laurent best-seller is an ode to Paris, the city of love. To best give off feelings of romance, sensuality, and seduction, it was carefully created with sweet fruits and exotic florals, some uncommon to most perfumes. Upon spraying, the aroma of red berries and pear automatically fills the senses with sensual femininity. At its heart is the exotic white datura flower, known for its stimulating sweet smell. This is balanced out by patchouli and white musks, a good complement to the intensity and sweetness. Both Allure and Sephora have recognized it as a top favourite among their audience. It even has a perfect 5-star rating on Sephora with raving reviews. For a wilder scent, you can check out another YSL perfume, Black Opium.

Why buy this perfume:
  • Scent: Fruity, floral
  • Top notes: Citruses, peach
  • Middle notes: Datura, white rose, peony, jasmine, orange blossom, magnoli
  • Base notes: Patchouli, musk and cashmere wood
  • Age: A romantic and sensual fragrance for older women
  • Characteristic: Passionate, sensual & sophisticated
  • Occasion: Ideal for special occasions and date nights
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12. Calvin Klein Eternity For Women Eau De Parfum 100ml

Calvin Klein Eternity For Women Eau De Parfum 100ml

The best fragrance for professionals

Another classic that has been around for decades is Calvin Klein’s Eternity. Said to be inspired by his second wife, it is one of the brand’s most feminine perfumes in Singapore, a fitting scent for the modern-day woman who is confident, independent and naturally beautiful. Its fruity-floral mix of freesia, white lily, and golden amber is soft and natural, good for workdays that transition to nights out.

Why buy this perfume:
  • Scent: Floral and slightly spicy
  • Top notes: Freesia, mandarin, sage
  • Middle notes: Muguet, white lily, marigold, narcisse
  • Base notes: Patchouli, sandalwood, amber
  • Age: A classic and soft fragrance for any woman
  • Occasion: Ideal for everyday
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13. Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil Eau De Toilette Spray 50ml/1.7oz

Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil Eau De Toilette Spray 50ml/1.7oz perfumes singapore

For fresh energy

The Hermes Un Jardin Sir Le Nil is a pleasant unisex perfume suitable for both men and women. A surprising top note blend of mango, tomato, grapefruit, and carrot gives off an instant fresh, citrus, and green scent. As you continue to wear it, you’ll start to enjoy subtle floral scents, transitioning to delicately spicy and musky base notes. Over-all, it has a clean, green, and refreshing fragrance that everyone can appreciate and best worn during summer and bright warm days.

Why buy this perfume in Singapore:
  • Scent: Clean and green
  • Top notes: Mango, tomato, grapefruit, carrot
  • Middle notes: Lotus, hyacinth, bulrush, peony, orange
  • Base notes: Incense, musk, cinnamon, iris, labdanum
  • Age: A refreshing perfume for any age and any gender
  • Occasion: Fitting for both day and night
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14. Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml/3.4oz

Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml/3.4oz perfume singapore

A sweet & flirty perfume

For a brand that has just ventured into the world of perfumery, Ariana Grande’s Sweet Like Candy is a pleasant fragrance that I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection. The sweetness of the berries and the fragrant lusciousness of the vanilla sure draws you in. Everything from its pink flirty packaging to the fragrance is very in line with Ariana Grande’s branding as sweet, fun, and sexy.

Why buy this perfume in Singapore:
  • Scent: Floral, vanilla, powdery
  • Top notes: Sparkling blackberry, Italian bergamot, pear
  • Middle notes: Jasmine, frangipani, dewy honeysuckle
  • Base notes: Crème de cassis, marshmallow, cashmere woods, sexy vanilla
  • Age: A sweet, fun, sexy fragrance for young women
  • Characteristics: Fun & flirty
  • Occasion: Good for both day and night
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15. DKNY Be Delicious Crystallized Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml/ 1.7oz

DKNY Be Delicious Crystallized Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml/ 1.7oz perfume for women

A bubbly & energetic fragrance

Capping off this list is my personal favourite since its launch in 2016, the DKNY Be Delicious Crystallized. More than just a floral fruity fragrance, it offers generous amounts of green and warm scents as well. The presence of cucumber, apple, and woods definitely adds to the freshness, on top of the fragrant magnolia and sweet rose, violet, and lily of the valley. Even its packaging is refreshing to the eyes, a bright green liquid inside a modern-shaped bottle. Wearing this will instantly brighten up your day and energize your spirits.

Why buy this perfume in Singapore:
  • Scent: Fruity, floral, green, clean
  • Top notes: Magnolia, cucumber, grapefruit
  • Middle notes: Green apple, tuberose, violet, rose, lily of the valley
  • Base notes: Sandalwood, amber and blonde woods
  • Age: A fresh and happy scent for young women
  • Characteristics: Bubbly and energetic
  • Occasion: Ideal for daytime or chill nights
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FAQ

How to choose a good perfume?

A good perfume has a balance of complementary scents and is long-lasting. Ideally, find one that matches your personality. Perfumes are categories in their scent families – floral, fresh, fruity, citrus, oriental, woody, and spicy. Another buzzword is “notes” – top notes, middle notes, and base notes tell you how the scent is smelt and how it develops as you wear it. 

  • Top notes are the opening notes you smell upon spraying the perfume.
  • Middle notes/heart notes usually come in 30 minutes after the first spray. This is the scent that stays with you throughout the day. 
  • Base notes are underlying scents that are added to complement the middle notes. You can sometimes smell them right away, but they are typically most evident when the perfume starts to wears off.

What should I take note of when buying perfume?

  • Do not wear other perfume or scented body products when shopping for a new fragrance. This can alter the scent.
  • Always test the fragrance out on your skin. You want to see how it develops and interacts with your skin. You want a scent that matches your personality, and the occasion you are planning to wear it for. Try not to test out too many fragrances at a time.

 

I hope that our guide on the 15 Best Perfume in Singapore for Women has helped you to buy the best perfume in Singapore. Please share this with your family and friends if you have found it useful. Also, be sure to check out more beauty articles here.

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