Scent of a Woman. The "Spring" of The Ten Sexiest Perfumes Ever.
Dare to be sexy. Here's a hot list of the ten sexiest feminine fragrances of all time every woman should own.
1. Chanel No. 5.
This is a deeply personal experience with a hint of a dark vibe. For the cultured nose it is strong and delicate a the same time. It invokes a glamorous past of red lipsticks, ball room dancing and fur coats. It was created by Ernest Beaux in 1921. Marilyn Monroe famously said "I wear nothing to bed except a few drops of No. 5." Opening notes include ylang-ylang, peach, bergamot and aldehydes. Middle notes include iris, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose centifolia (grown only in Grasse, France) and may rose.
Bottom notes capture Mysore, sandalwood, vertiver, vanilla and moss.
This is an all time classic and will arguably remain the number one sexiest fragrance for a very long time to come.
2. Azrak Boadicea the Victorious.
Not for the faint hearted! The first sniff of Azrak leaves you bewildered and confused as you run through every emotion in your mind ranging from shock to surprise. Strong, beastly, leatherry, Azrak pulls well away from the typical generic scents and leaves you in no doubt as to who's boss. If you want something soft and sweet, look away as Azrak is a storm and a raging fire which builds to almost impossible heights as the hours go by. It's base notes are amber, dry woods, argarwood, sandalwood, musk, cedar wood and oud. These give it its sense of seduction. Silage 10/10. Staying power 10/10. You will certainly be stopped and asked what perfume you're wearing.
3. Flagrant Délice by Terry De Gunzburg is utterly divine and it instantly makes you smile when you first sniff it. Launched in 2012 its notes include almond, bergamot, mandarin, fig, redcurrant, tonka bean and white musk. I always, always look forward to all TDG's fragrances as they're extremely unpredictable. None of her scents smell like any other fragrance, which means not "generic" and that's saying something. Fragrant Dèlice is no exception. It invokes thoughts of cigars and soft leather in a mountain cabin. Very sophisticated and deep, I'll say it's a winter fragrance with a difference, but this fragrance is worn for the wearers enjoyment mainly and for anyone who's comes really close. Think sophistication with a hint of playfulness. If you're not familiar with TDG's range, it's a very good one to check out as all her fragrances are best sellers. Prepare for the unexpected though.
4. Hypnotic Poison by Dior. This intense red bottle contains one of the most dangerously seductive perfumes of all time. Mysterious and extravagant, Hypnotic Poison is a love potion for the modern woman. This fragrance is an unsettling harmony of everything seductive.
Think that confidence, victories, wild abandon, neon lights, amazing times, mysteries and secrets have all been made into liquid form and squeezed into a bottle and you have Hypnotic Poison. The nose behind it's creation says, "Exuding a brazen, conquering spirit, Hypnotic Poison is an intriguing Oriental fragrance that breaks with convention." and the House of Dior describes it thus, "The mystery of Dior’s legendary forbidden fruit lives on in a magical, modern philter that blends femininity with boldness. Four contrasting facets – intoxicating bitter almond and carvi, opulent Sambac jasmine, mysterious Jacarandra and sensuous vanilla and musk – make for a compelling, bewitching fragrance fusion. Intoxicating and extravagant.
This is a very strong perfume so layer with caution as it builds up on its own during the day. Tip: it might be too thick for summer nights. Longevity 10/10.
5. Shalimar by Guerlain was originally created in 1921 and re-released by Jacques Guerlain in 1925 as a tribute to the love story of Emperor Shah Jahan (5 January 1592 - 22 January 1666 aged 77) and his wife Mumtaz Mahal which means "Jewel of the Palace."(27 April 1595 - 17 June 1631 aged 38) She died while giving birth to their 14th child and he was so broken that he built the Taj Mahal in Agra, India as a mausoleum for her. Shalimar is named after Mumtaz' favourite garden, Garden of Shalimar and this soft and pleasureable fragrance remains on the list as one of the worlds sexiest.
6. Samsara by Guerlain. Jean-Paul Guerlain created Samsara for an English woman he wanted to seduce. She said she liked sandalwood and jasmine, so he designed a fragrance loaded with those notes. She wore it regularly and told him people often crossed the street to ask her what perfume she was wearing.
Samsara means the cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound. (interesting name).
Made for women, men can't seem to stop reaching for it, so they gives you an indication of its strength.
This iconic perfume is very oriental, demanding and spicy. It is over the top in sensuality and elegance and can be pulled off in any season, day or night. It is everything that makes up a woman, laughter, tears, curves, pain and all there is in between is Samsara.
7. Garénia Pétale by Van Cleef & Arpels. My mum grew gardenias when my siblings and I were younger so the minute I sprayed this fragrance I knew I was home. (I might be just a little bit biased) Gardénia Pétale truly does smell of gardenias and till date is the only fragrageance that captures the original essence of the flower. It is soft, but not too soft, well rounded without being cloying, it brings you its gentle beauty without any fuss, lingers when you go by and causes heads to turn. It's top notes are gardenia, jasmine and lily of the valley. There are no pretences of modesty with this, it reeks of luxury and elegance and is best worn for romance at night.
8. Bvlgari Pour Femme by Bvlgari is a feminine perfume by Bvlgari. The scent was launched in 1994 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Sophia Grojsman
This fragrance is worth its weight in gold. A classic like no other, it bursts open with orange blossom and bergamot. The heart holds jasmine, mimosa and rose. The bottom notes are musk and sandalwood. It is light enough for a quiet personality with just enough strength for a strong personality. Created in 1994, this is classy luxurious, womanly with a hint of mystery. Bvlgari Pour Femme is unforgettable!
9. Angel by Thierry Mugler. Launched in 1992, you have to be in the mood for this one as it is one of the most difficult and and complex gourmands ever! Angel is like no other perfume. You can never make up your mind about it, because it is so confusing and that is its mystery, but be warned it is impossible to ignore Angel and it does become addictive over the years. Even if you cannot make up your mind about it, you'll get comments as to what you're wearing each time you wear it out. Angel is the first gourmand perfume ever and till date, along with its companion scent Alien, make $280 million in annual sales.
10. Lalique by Lalique. This may not be an obvious choice, but that's because Lalique chooses whom it will beckon. This fragrance will soothe your soul, it is so delicate and soft you can wear it to sleep. Lalique never looses its top notes from the first spritz to hours after, its dry down remains the same, drawing you in at intervals. This is a very shy fragrance you have to keep sniffing to catch it, but it's there and will let you know from time to time that it's doing well.
It was launched in 1992 and it's top notes include mandarin orange, blackberry, peony, orange blossom, magnolia, Bulgarian rose, ylang-ylang.
The heart has Indian sandalwood, vanilla, amber, Yugoslavian oak moss, Tibetan musk and cedar.
I've never worn Lalique and not gotten asked what I'm wearing. Enjoy it's beauty, but think weddings, tea parties and lunches.
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