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37 Designer Perfumes On Amazon Guaranteed To Turn Heads And Break Hearts

Because perfume is "poetry in memory."

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Few things feel more stylishly grown-up than having a signature fragrance true to your taste and personality. If you're new to fragrances and confused by all the terminology, read on.

Eau de...what?

According to Perfume.com, there are five broad fragrance types. Parfum (or pure perfume) is the strongest and most concentrated version. 15% to 40% of parfum is purely fragrance oils, so it lasts for a long time (six to eight hours) and is the most expensive of the lot. Parfum is also better for sensitive skin as it contains less alcohol. Eau de Parfum has a fragrance concentration of 15% to 20% and lasts for four to five hours. Eau de Toilette has a fragrance concentration of 5% to 15% and lasts for two to three hours. Eau de Cologne, has a high concentration of alcohol, and a fragrance concentration of 2% to 4%. Eau Fraiche has a fragrance concentration of 1% to 3%, but contains more water, and a low alcohol concentration. (Note that after shave also has about 1% to 3% fragrance concentration, though it typically contains alcohol as it's a disinfectant.)

Top, heart and base notes

Top notes make the "first impression"— the scent when you first apply the perfume; they don't last long. Heart notes are what come forth after the top notes fade; they combine with the base notes (which appear once the top notes completely disappear) to form the full fragrance that lasts on your skin the longest.

Pour everyone!

Finally, while many fragrances are traditionally classified as "men's" (pour homme) or "women's" (pour femme), please feel free to ignore this, and wear whatever makes you happy!

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1. Hugo Boss The Scent - ₹4,350

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50ml. Eau de Toilette. Contains top notes of ginger, heart notes of maninka fruit and orris, and base notes of leather and patchouli.

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2. Jimmy Choo Illicit Flower - ₹2,792

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40ml. Eau de Toilette. The top notes are apricot and mandarin orange, the heart notes are made up of grapefruit blossom, jasmine, rose, freesia and pear, and the base notes include sandalwood, cashmere wood, musk, vanilla and benzoin.

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3. A Fragrance Story has several incredible unisex fragrances. We love the spicy Ladakh - ₹549 inspired by the mountains, the aquatic City of Lakes - ₹699, inspired by Udaipur, and the woody Flame of The Forest - ₹699. The best part is they're all eau de parfum, and so are strong and long-lasting.

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4. Calvin Klein One (Unisex EDT) - ₹3,832

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200ml. Eau de Toilette. Top notes of bergamot, cardamom, tangerine, freesia and lavender. Middle notes of green tea, violet, rose, orange flower, olibanum and base notes of musk, oakmoss, amber and precious woody complex.

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5. Police To Be The King- ₹2,200

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125ml. Eau de Toilette. The top notes include lemon and cardamom, the heart notes include amber and lavender, and the base notes include orange blossom and tonka.

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6. Forest Essentials Nargis - ₹4,200

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50ml. Parfum (pure perfume). This heady, floral, and 100% natural perfume is one of my personal favourites. Ingredients include Nargis flowers sourced from Kashmir valley for their essential oils and steam-distilled to extract the floral water, and natural pure grain alcohol prepared through fermentation. Get it here.

Forest Essentials also has natural perfumes in Jasmine and Desi Gulab (Indian rose) fragrances.

7. Versace Man Eau Fraiche - ₹2,600 (30ml) ₹5,700 (100ml)

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Available in 30ml or 100ml. Eau de Toilette. The top notes for Versace Eau Fraiche include lemon, bergamot, rosewood, and rose. The heart notes include cedar, tarragon, sage, and pepper, with the base composed of amber, musk, saffron, and woody notes.

Get it for ₹2,600 (30ml) or ₹5,700 (100ml).

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8. Moschino Pink Fresh Couture - ₹2,637

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50ml. Eau de Toilette. Moschino Pink Fresh Couture has top notes of pink grapefruit, blackcurrant and lily of the valley, heart notes of pomegranate, rose and pink hyacinth, and base notes of musk, ambrosian and cedar.

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9. Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme for Men - ₹3,485

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100ml. Eau de Toilette. The top notes are lavender and apple, the middle note is black pepper, and the base notes are amber and labdanum.

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10. Davidoff Cool Water - ₹3,660

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125ml. Eau de Toilette. Contains top notes of peppermint and lavender, oakmoss, geranium and sandalwood, and base notes of amber and musk.

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11. Versace Eros - ₹6,050

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100ml. Eau de Toilette. Contains top notes of mint, green apple and Italian lemon, mid notes of Ambrosian accord, geranium, and tonka beans, and base notes of vetiver, cedar, oakmoss, and vanilla.

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12. Idylle By Guerlain - ₹9,900

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100ml. Eau de Parfum. The top notes are lily-of-the-valley, lilac, peony, freesia and jasmine, the heart notes are Bulgarian rose, and Plessis-Robinson rose, and the base notes are white musk and patchouli.

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13. Dior Christian Jadore - ₹14,427

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100ml. Eau de Parfum. The top notes are citrus, mandarin orange and neroli. The heart notes include jasmine, African orange flower, ylang-ylang, tuberose and rose. The base notes are woodsy notes and vanilla.

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14. Gucci Bloom - ₹7,500

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50ml. Eau de Parfum. This scent was designed to invoke "the rich scent of a thriving garden filled with an abundance of flowers" and has notes of natural tuberose, jasmine, and Rangoon creeper.

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15. Bleu de Chanel - ₹17,449

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100ml. Eau de Parfum. The top notes for this fragrance are lemon, grapefruit, vetiver, pink pepper and marine accord. The heart notes are grapefruit, cedar wood, labdanum, peppermint, nutmeg, ginger and jasmine. The base notes contain frankincense, ginger, New Caledonian sandalwood, and amber wood.

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16. Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel - ₹18,800

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100ml. Eau de Parfum. The top notes of this perfume are orange, mandarin orange, orange blossom and bergamot. The heart notes are mimosa, jasmine, Turkish rose and ylang-ylang, and the base notes are tonka bean, patchouli, opoponax, vanilla, vetiver and white musk.

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17. Carolina Herrera Good Girl - ₹5,675

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50ml. Eau de Parfum. Good Girl contrasts floral notes of Sambac jasmine and tuberose with deep notes of tonka bean and cocoa to create a sexy, mysterious, and powerful fragrance.

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18. Gucci Guilty Intense - ₹6,000

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90ml. Eau de Toilette. Top notes of Amalfi lemon, coriander and lavender, heart notes of neroli, African orange flower and base notes of amber, Virginia cedar and patchouli.

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19. DKNY My NY - ₹5,559

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50ml. Eau de Parfum. This fragrance has top notes of raspberry, galbanum and pink pepper, heart notes of Egyptian jasmine, freesia and orris, and base notes of patchouli heart, vanilla absolute, creamy musks and ambergris.

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20. Elizabeth Arden Green Tea perfume - ₹999 (30ml) and ₹2,130 (50ml)

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Eau de Parfum. Top notes include orange zest and bergamot; heart notes include peppermint, green tea, sweet jasmine, spicy carnation, fennel and celery, and base notes include oakmoss, musk and amber.

Get it here: Elizabeth Arden Green Tea perfume - ₹999 (30ml) and ₹2,130 (50ml)

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21. Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste - ₹3,300

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40ml. Eau de Toilette. The top note is pink grapefruit, the heart notes include iris and Bulgarian rose, and the base notes include heliotrope.

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22. Paco Rabanne, Invictus - ₹5,600

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100ml. Eau de Toilette. The top notes for this fragrance are grapefruit, sea salt and marine accord, the heart notes are geranium, bay leaf and spices, and the base notes are guaiac wood and red amber.

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23. Viva La Juicy By Juicy Couture - ₹3,334

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50ml. Eau de Parfum. The top notes include wild berries and mandarin, heart notes include honeysuckle, jasmine, and gardenia, and base notes of pralines, vanilla, caramel, amber, and sandalwood.

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24. Bvlgari Man In Black - ₹5,185

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100ml. Eau de Parfum. The top notes for this fragrance are rum and spices; the heart notes consist of tuberose, iris absolute and leather accord, and base notes are benzoin, guaiac wood and tonka bean.

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25. Calvin Klein Eternity Now - ₹2,590

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50ml. Eau de Parfum. It has top notes of lychee and quince, heart notes of peony, peach blossom, and neroli, and base notes of cashmere wood, Ambroxan and musk.

Get the 50ml here and 100 ml here.

26. Elizabeth Arden Red Door Eau De Toilette, 30ml - ₹1,770

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30ml. Eau de Toilette. The top notes are red rose and ylang-ylang, the heart notes are orchid, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, orange blossom, wild violet and freesia, and the base notes include honey, sandalwood and vetiver.

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27. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male - ₹5,600

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125ml. Eau de Toilette. The top notes for this fragrance are mint, lavender and bergamot. Heart notes include cinnamon, cumin, and orange blossom. The base consists of vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood and cedarwood.

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28. Davidoff Cool Water - ₹3,680

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100ml. Eau de Toilette. The top notes are citrus, honey dew melon, quince, pineapple, lotus and lily. Heart notes include May Rose, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley. Base notes are musk, vanilla, peach, sandalwood, orris and vetiver.

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29. Bentley Infinite Intense - ₹5,950

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100ml. Eau de Parfum. The top notes for this fragrance include black pepper, geranium, lavender and violet. The heart consists of nutmeg, elemi, Siam benzoin, and ambergris. The base is composed of Haitian vetiver, Atlas cedarwood and moss.

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30. Oscar by Oscar De La Renta - ₹6,399

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100ml. Eau de Toilette. Top notes include bergamot, clove, coriander, cascarilla, basil, peach, orange blossom and gardenia. The heart notes include iris, jasmine, tuberose, ylang-ylang, may rose, lavender, orchid, broom, lily-of-the-valley, galbanum, and honey. The base notes include clove, sandalwood, amber, myrrh, patchouli, opoponax, vetiver, castoreum, oakmoss, cedarwood, musk and ambergris.

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31. Extreme by Paul Smith - ₹6,645

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50ml. Eau de Toilette. The top notes for this fragrance are bergamot, lemon and cardamom. The heart notes are rosemary, nutmeg and geranium. The base notes are tonka bean, Brazilian rosewood and musk.

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32. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium - ₹12,490

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90ml. Eau de Parfum. Top notes include pink pepper orange blossom and pear, the heart notes are coffee and jasmine, and the base notes are vanilla, patchouli and cedar.

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33. Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey - ₹4,320

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50ml. Eau de Toilette. The top notes include yuzu, cypress, coriander, mandarin, clary sage, fresh verbena. The heart notes include blue water lily, nutmeg, saffron, bourbon, geranium, Ceylonese cinnamon. Base notes of tobacco, amber, musk, Indian sandalwood, Haitian vetiver, and cypriol round off this fragrance.

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34. Kenzo World - ₹4,720

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50ml. Eau de Parfum. Top notes of red fruits, heart notes of jasmine and peony, and base notes of ambroxan.

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35. Terre D'Hermes - ₹13,500

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200ml. Parfum. The top notes for this fragrance are grapefruit and orange, the heart note is flint, and the base notes include oakmoss and benzoin.

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36. Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier - ₹3,789

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100ml. Eau de Toilette. The top notes for this fragrance are bergamot, mandarin orange and clary sage, the heart note is mint, and the base notes are amber and musk.

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37. Hugo Boss Boss Orange Woman - ₹4,950

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75ml. Eau de Toilette. The top notes are apple, bergamot and cinnamon; heart notes are white peach, plum, orange flower, and base notes of olivewood, sandalwood, and vanilla.

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