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    19 Designer Women's Perfumes That'll Make You Feel Fabulous

    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, 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 while 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 aftershave 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!

    1. Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel - ₹18,800

    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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    2. Forest Essentials Nargis - ₹4,200

    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.

    3. Idylle By Guerlain - ₹9,900

    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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    4. Dior Christian Jadore - ₹14,427

    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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    5. Moschino Pink Fresh Couture - ₹2,637

    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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    6. Carolina Herrera Good Girl - ₹5,675

    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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    7. Gucci Bloom - ₹7,500

    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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    8. DKNY My NY - ₹5,559

    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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    9. Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste - ₹3,300

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

    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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    11. Calvin Klein Eternity Now - ₹2,590

    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.

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

    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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    13. Davidoff Cool Water - ₹3,680

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

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

    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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    16. Jimmy Choo Illicit Flower - ₹2,792

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

    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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    18. Kenzo World - ₹4,720

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

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

    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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