The 25 Best Perfumes For Women That Make Men Swoon

We only feature products that we hope you will love. We may earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase through our links, at no cost to you.  

Looking for a signature scent that’s extra alluring? If so, have a browse through our comprehensive list of the 25 best perfumes for women that men love.

There’s nothing quite like slipping into a great outfit –– either for the day or night ahead –– and complementing your look with an equally alluring scent.

Byredo Gypsy water perfume

But with so many perfumes available, finding a favorite, one that will grab every man’s attention, is no easy task. Don’t worry. We’ve done most of the guesswork for you. Here’s our list of the 25 best perfumes for her…that he will love. 

The Best Perfumes For Women That Men Love

1. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum Spray
Get this at Nordstrom

An intoxicating woody amber fragrance crafted by the legendary French perfumer, Francis Kurkdjian, Baccarat Rouge 540 has since received considerable fanfare and a legion of devoted women who love the sweet, woody essence that makes this perfume an all-time favorite.

Although technically a unisex Eau de Parfum spray –– which explains its allure to men –– Baccarat Rouge 540 was born from the encounter between the House of Kurkdjian and Baccarat to commemorate the famed crystal manufacturer’s 250th birthday.

The result is an ultra-sophisticated olfactory sensation for the woman who, like Baccarat, is dazzling and timeless. Top notes are saffron and jasmine, with middle notes of ambergris and amberwood on a base of cedar and fir resin. 

2. Parfums de Marly Delina Eau de Parfum
Parfums De Marly Delina Eau De Parfum
Get this feminine scent at Nordstrom

This ultra-feminine, pretty-in-pink floral Eau de Parfum is sure to warm your heart, while drawing the attention of every nose in the room –– especially the men. Originally launched in 2017, as the creation of perfumer Quentin Bisch, the Delina scent captures the essence of rose, but gives it a unique, juicy twist with its fruity top notes.

It’s flirty, fresh, floral, and fun, yet sophisticated enough for those special occasions. Its top notes include litchi, raspberry, pear, and bergamot; floral notes of peony and Turkish rose sit at the middle, atop a base of white musk and Haitian vetiver.

3. Kayali Vanilla | 28 Eau de Parfum
Kayali Vanilla | 28 Eau de Parfum
Get this at Sephora

If you’re looking for a sweet vanilla fragrance, there’s no better one than Kayali’s sumptuous Vanilla | 28 Eau de Parfum. This best-selling perfume is bound to get you endless compliments from the men in your life, as it balances richness with vitality and confidence.

Its most prominent notes are sweet brown sugar, tonka bean, amber, and vanilla orchid, which create the most beautiful sultry vanilla scent. On the dry down, the fragrance settles into its base notes of amberwood, musk, and patchouli, which add a warm and cozy feel to this gourmand fragrance.

4. Alien by Thierry Mugler Eau de Parfum
Alien by Thierry Mugler Eau de Parfum
Get this at Nordstrom

The term ‘iconic’ gets tossed around a lot. But there really is no better description for one of Thierry Mugler’s signature scents, and its one-of-a-kind violet flacon, which, appropriately enough, resembles a gilded talisman from another planet.

Launched in 2005, Alien EDP blends top notes of Indian jasmine with woodsy mid-notes and a base of warm, white amber. It’s heavy, rich, and somewhat dark and dirty – perfect for date night. If you’re a fan of jasmine scents that aren’t too prim and proper, you’ll love this unique scent.

5. Versace Crystal Noir Eau de Toilette
Versace Crystal Noir Eau de Toilette
Get this at Nordstrom

Described by Donatella Versace herself as “a rare essence, sensual and delicate…”, Crystal Noir is a warm, spicy scent with white florals and tropical notes of coconut that definitely stands out from the crowd.

Launched in 2004 as a creation by famed perfumer, Antoine Lie, this uber-popular Eau de Toilette combines a unique mix of ingredients.

At first sniff, you’ll catch top notes of pepper, ginger, and cardamom bring vibrant spice, while a balance of mid-notes, featuring coconut, gardenia, peony, and orange blossom, introduce the florals and sweet notes. At its base, you’ll find sandalwood, musk, and amber that deepen the composition.

Crystal Noir is perhaps best experienced during evenings on the dancefloor –– where every guy will sit up and take notice.

6. Dior J’Adore Eau de Parfum
Dior J’Adore Eau de Parfum
Get this elegant fragrance at Nordstrom

There are timeless scents. And then there is J’Adore. Arguably one of the most popular perfumes in recent memory, Christian Dior’s ultra-glamorous Eau de Parfum, in its statuesque, golden coil-topped flacon, is truly one for the ages.

Not just because of its luminous and alluring scent, but because of the sophistication that comes with being a Dior woman. Classically elegant and in line with the famed brand, this 1999 release glistens on the skin like gold dust thanks to its tangy citrus tone and sharp floral fruity body.

Its top notes include pear, melon, magnolia, peach, bergamot, and Mandarin orange; mid-notes of tuberose, freesia, rose, orchid, plum, violet, and jasmine; and base notes of blackberry, cedar, vanilla, and musk. 

7. Byredo Mojave Ghost Eau de Parfum
Byredo Mojave Ghost Eau de Parfum Spray
Get this at Nordstrom

The first of two entries on our list from the notable Swedish perfumery and accessories brand, Mojave Ghost by Byredo is beloved by women and men from far and wide thanks to its curious combination of florals, amber and earthy wood-based notes.

Truly unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before, this evocative unisex scent captures many different emotions and lets them linger on the skin, making it a perfect go-to fragrance for the everyday woman or man (no wonder the boys like it, too).

Top notes here include sapodilla and ambrette (musk mallow); middle notes of magnolia, violet, and sandalwood sit sumptuously atop a base of cedar and ambergris. 

8. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum Spray
Get this at Nordstrom

Launched in 2014 as a mysterious, rock n’ roll interpretation of the classic YSL brand, Black Opium is equally contemporary and classic –– with a definite hard edge.

As the glittery, glam rock-inspired flacon suggests, Black Opium is wonderful for the bold, effortlessly chic woman that is independent, yet so alluring that she makes all the men lean in and listen.

Its most prominent notes include vanilla, coffee, and pear for a delectable scent experience that is reminiscent of a vanilla latte with a bit of a kick. You’ll also sense white flowers like jasmine, and earthy notes of patchouli as well as spicy pink pepper in this blend – just delicious.

9. Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Parfum
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Parfum Spray 
Get this at Nordstrom

A fantastic mix of rose and musk, Narciso Rodriguez’s classic For Her Eau de Parfum has been attracting men since its launch in 2006.

Designed with the everyday, modern, free-spirited woman in mind, this captivating scent adds notes of patchouli, juicy peach, sandalwood and amber to enhance its blend of rose & musk. It’s addictingly powdery, sweet and floral – perfect for daytime.

10. Dior Pure Poison Eau de Parfum
 Dior Pure Poison Eau de Parfum Spray
Get this at Ulta

Released in 2004 as a variant of Dior’s popular Poison, Pure Poison is an enchanting white floral fragrance that plays with multiple citrus notes for added zest.

Delicate, clean, light and refreshing, it’s a gorgeous daily scent for young women who know what they want. Its top notes include orange, bergamot, jasmine, and Sicilian Mandarin; middle notes include gardenia and orange blossom, with base notes of sandalwood, white amber, musk, and cedar.

11. Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum
Get this at Nordstrom

Opulence. Classically dark opulence. That’s the inspiration behind Tom Ford’s most iconic scent, Black Orchid. After all, we’re not dealing with any ordinary orchid, but something more mysterious and rarer.

Blending notes of Mexican chocolate, truffle, patchouli and incense with feminine notes like orchid, vanilla. gardenia and fruity notes, this complex scent is completely unique, addictive, rich and powerful – handle with care.

12. Roja Parfums Elixir Essence de Parfum
Roja Parfums Elixir Essence de Parfum
Get this at Neiman Marcus

Like any magic elixir, Roja Parfums Elixir Essence can transform any woman into a goddess with just one drop, giving her the power to make herself feel irresistible, seductive, and confident.

This 2019 powdery perfume makes big promises and delivers thanks to its unique blend of lush fruit, fragrant flowers, and earthy elements. It’s instantly alluring.

Top notes of bergamot sit above mid-notes of raspberry, rose, peach, violet, heliotrope, ylang-ylang, geranium, and jasmine; with base notes of orris, vanilla, musk, violet leaf, sandalwood, cedar, and cinnamon. 

13. Dior Hypnotic Poison Eau de Toilette
Dior Hypnotic Poison Eau de Toilette
Get this at Ulta

Another Poison worth tempting, Dior’s Hypnotic Poison EDT continues in the great tradition of its predecessor, creating a sumptuous sweet vanilla fragrance that is as lavish as it is modern and fun.

Launched in 1998, its vanilla, almond, and coconut notes are front and center at dry down, with other notable notes of apricot and plum at the top; rose, tuberose, jasmine, and caraway seeds at its heart, and sandalwood and musk at its base.

14. BDK Parfums Rouge Smoking Eau de Parfum
BDK Parfums Rouge Smoking Eau de Parfum
Get this at Harrods

Embodying the essence of Parisian glam, this moody amber fragrance from French perfumers BDK is ideal for the bohemian day-to-day woman who wishes to complement her naturally exuding erotic energy.

This intriguing, sexy fragrance builds around the cherry, which is present from the opening all the way to the dry down, with sweet vanilla and tonka bean giving it a syrupy, fruity feel. It’s warm and slightly smoky with its top notes of pink pepper, but at the same time, it’s fizzy, bright and rounded, reminiscent of root beer or Dr. Pepper.

15. Diptyque Eau Duelle Eau de Toilette
Diptyque Eau Duelle Eau de Toilette Spray
Get this at Nordstrom

Born from the prestige home scent and candlemakers, and the mind of master perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin, the lavishly spicy unisex vanilla fragrance has been a popular and powerful fragrance since its original launch in 2010.

Perfect for him and her –– establishing a mutual attraction won’t be difficult when wearing Eau Duelle Eau de Toilette throughout the day. Top notes of pink peppercorn, juniper berries, cardamom, and elemi blend with mid-notes of frankincense, calamus, and Ceylon tea with a base of bourbon vanilla, cypriol, and Haitian vetiver.

16. The Body Shop White Musk Eau de Toilette
The Body Shop White Musk Eau de Toilette Spray
Get this at The Body Shop

A comfortable and velvety scent for her, White Musk by The Body Shop is pretty iconic, having first appeared in 1981, not long after the eponymous self-care brand first launched.

A spritely and uplifting blend of musk, powdery iris, jasmine, lily and ylang-ylang, White Musk is dedicated to every woman and is also the perfect companion for daily wear. It’s powdery, fresh, and clean, reminiscent of fresh laundry in the best way possible.

If you’re on a budget, White Musk is perfect, as it retails for just $20 for 1 oz. The only downside is that the sillage and longevity of the eau de toilette aren’t amazing.

17. Ariana Grande Cloud Eau de Parfum
Ariana Grande Cloud Eau de Parfum Spray 
Get this at Ulta

Celebrity fragrances are famously hit or miss. Many titles enter the market as must-buys, and their success in sales is mistaken as a sign of good quality perfume.

This is not the case with Ariana Grande’s Cloud EDP, which has managed to transcend the fans-only label to sit comfortably on many best-of lists. Cloud, as its name suggests, brims with fluffy and straight-forward wisps of easily identifiable sweet elements, culminating in an ultra-sugary aroma that has been adored by countless fun and flirty women who live for the lasting finish it leaves on the skin.

Men are just as entranced by the scent –– and who wouldn’t be, with the most prominent notes being whipped cream, praline, coconut, musk and lavender? This heavenly gourmand perfume is often compared to Baccarat Rouge 540, but it comes at a very affordable price tag of just $65.

18. Byredo Eleventh Hour Eau de Parfum
Byredo Eleventh Hour Eau de Parfum
Get this unique scent at Nordstrom

Created by master Byredo perfumer Jérôme Epinette, Eleventh Hour is a rich, spicy scent with a fruity liqueur vibe for both her and him –– which makes it one of the more captivating entries on our list.

Inspired by an “exploration around the smell of things ending…a journey to the end of time”, the aptly named perfume is one of the brand’s hidden gems. It’s reminiscent of Christmas with its intriguing spice mix and fruity combination of plum and fig with a note of rum.

Warm and rich, this spicy fragrance is best reserved for fall and winter, when you want to cozy up next to a fireplace.

Top notes include Sichuan pepper and bergamot, with middle notes of plum, fig, rum, and carrot seeds atop a base of cashmere wood, cedar, tonka bean, olibanum, and labdanum.  

19. Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid Eau de Parfum
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid Eau de Parfum
Get this at Nordstrom

This explosive bomb of fruity floral fragrance has been a popular pick for women –– and the men who love them –– since it was launched in 2021 by the Dutch avant-garde luxury fashion house.

Featuring sweet gourmand notes that dance delicately on the skin, Ruby Orchid is a lighter, fruitier continuation of the iconic 2005 Flowerbomb scent with its prominent vanilla and peach notes. Flirty and fun, it’s an altogether heady trip for the fab, carefree woman looking to make a lasting impression.

Compared to the original Flowerbomb, this flanker isn’t as long-lasting since it doesn’t have the original’s patchouli base, but it is very pretty and worth trying, especially if you’re not obsessed with the OG. While the two have the same floral DNA, they are quite different as scents.

20. By Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad Eau de Parfum
By Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad Eau de Parfum
Get this at Nordstrom

Good girls. Bad girls. Everybody needs a scent to fall in love with, and Good Girl Gone Bad EDP checks all the boxes.

Designed to showcase the natural charismatic charm of a true temptress, Good Girl Gone Bad is an intoxicating floral scent that lures men right to the nape of the neck…and once there, you’ve got him! Top notes include osmanthus, jasmine, and rose, with middle notes of Indian tuberose and narcissus on a base of amber and cedar. 

21. Giorgio Armani Code Eau de Parfum
Armani Code Eau de Parfum
Get this at Nordstrom

Mysterious meets sophisticated. That’s the story behind the famed Armani Code fragrance for her –– often repeated, rarely duplicated.

This 2006 floral fragrance that launched a line of variants was the brainchild of perfumers Olivier Polge, Carlos Benaim, and Dominique Ropion, who imbued this heavenly elixir with citrusy tones and a quixotic blend of sweetness and spice.

Its most prominent notes are zesty Italian orange and bitter orange, which are soaked in sweet honey and wrapped in vanilla. Jasmine and orange blossom add a welcome floral heart, and finally, you’ll catch notes of spicy ginger, and earthy sandalwood that wrap around you.

It is the go-to spray for the Armani woman who likes to add a touch of intrigue to her day-to-day routine.

22. Yves Saint Laurent Libre Intense Eau de Parfum
Yves Saint Laurent Libre Intense Eau de Parfum
Get this at Nordstrom

Created by perfumers Anne Flipo and Carlos Benaim, this popular YSL launch of 2020 more than lives up to its name, thanks to its unique lavender note that plays wonderfully with its other prominent notes, mainly orange blossom and vanilla.

Designed as a scent for the woman “living her roaring freedom and following her instincts,” it’s a solid option for an everyday signature scent that can also be worn for evening fun.

Its top notes include lavender, Mandarin orange, and bergamot; middle notes include jasmine, orchid, and Tunisian orange blossom; base notes include Tonka bean, ambergris, vetiver, and vanilla.

23. Nishane Tuberoza Extrait de Parfum
Nishane Tuberoza Extrait de Parfum
Get this at Neiman Marcus

An inviting and alluring scent from the Istanbul-based luxury brand, Tuberoza by Nishane is a wearable female-leaning unisex fragrance with an elegant take on tuberose and gardenia that compels you to sniff again and again.

Launched in 2014 by perfumer Jorge Lee, the creamy perfume is rounded by sweet ylang-ylang, zesty sweet orange, orange blossom and green artemisia at the top, musky marigold and jasmine in the middle, and vetiver, musk, amber, and sandalwood at the base.

It’s light and airy, making it the ideal choice for day-to-day wear –– especially for those first dates during the effervescent spring and summer months.

24. Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Parfum Intense
Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Parfum Intense
Get this at Nordstrom

The original L’Interdit, crafted in 1957, was an exclusive creation by Hubert de Givenchy for his friend and muse, style icon Audrey Hepburn. Once a new, modern version was created, it took on an entirely new heritage.

L’Interdit Intense is a strong perfume best reserved for nighttime, and it leans heavily on the original’s tuberose note, but has added coziness from its vanilla accord, which isn’t sweet, thanks to its sesame note. The perfume pushes boundaries while embracing the concept of the thrill of the forbidden (which just happens to be “L’Interdit” in English).

It’s an intense and fearlessly elegant aroma for the woman who likes to keep things mysterious. Top notes include spicy black peppert; middle notes of tuberose, sesame, and orange blossom; and base notes of patchouli, Madagascar vanilla, and vetiver.  

25. Fragrance Du Bois Santal Complet Eau de Parfum
Fragrance Du Bois Santal Complet Eau de Parfum
Get this at Harrods

A curious unisex concoction, the Santal Complet Eau de Parfum from French perfumery Fragrance Du Bois, is made for the woman of mystery –– which is likely why it’s adored by men, too.

As its name suggests, this fragrance wraps around masculine sandalwood as its most prominent note, but its sweet and tropical coconut and vanilla notes make it more unisex. At the top, you’ll also find fresh lemon top notes; plus, middle notes of violet and black pepper, and at the base, additional notes of musk, and amber.

The result is a soft, dreamy and powdery version of sandalwood that’s perfect to wear around the clock.

We hope you found a new favorite among these iconic perfumes for women that men love, whether that’s a romantic fragrance, a sweet scent, or a sensual scent that’s darker and more mysterious! For more similar articles, make sure to check out the posts below.

Get More Perfume Ideas

10 Aerin Perfumes That Are Elegant And Downright Irresistible

15 Most Iconic Diptyque Perfumes For A Touch Of French Luxury

10 Sophisticated Van Cleef & Arpels Fragrances That Exude Luxury

Browse All Perfume Posts

Similar Posts