Best women's perfumes and fragrances 2023: hit the right notes

T3's picks for the best women's perfumes, from sweet, girly and decadent to exotic, clean and green – all these fragrances hit the right notes

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Welcome to T3's guide to the best women's perfumes! You don’t have to have the olfactory detectors of a sniffer dog to know what fragrances you don’t like the smell of, but it’s hard pinpointing the fragrance you want to splurge on when you’re so spoilt for choice.

With every high-profile brand and celebrity churning out a new scent every other month we’re hard-pushed to pinpoint which ones really stand out and which just cause a stink. Of course, heading to your nearest fragrance store can help you narrow down your options as you can smell them and decide what you like.

However, if you prefer to shop online or you're buying for someone else, it can be easier to read about what notes you get from each one and get a look at the style and design of the bottle. We’ve had our work cut out spritzing and sniffing our way through the best female fragrances, but it’s our job to fall on that sword for you...

Looking for men's scents? Try our best men's fragrances and colognes guide.

Bethan Girdler-Maslen

Beth is Home Editor for T3, covering style, living and wellness. From the comfiest mattresses to what strange things you can cook in an air fryer, Beth covers sleep, yoga, smart home, coffee machines, grooming tools, fragrances, gardening and much more. If it's something that goes in your house, chances are Beth knows about it and has the latest reviews and recommendations.

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The best Floral Perfumes for Women

The Floral family of perfumes is, without a doubt, the most popular out of the four families. It is used in a number of well-known perfumes and is a favourite due to its feminine and romantic characteristics. Their mass appeal comes from their familiarity, freshness, and ability to be worn on any occasion.

The best Amber Perfumes for Women

Previously called the "Oriental" family, amber perfumes typically produce a warm, sweet and very deep scent. These perfumes often include herbs, spices, and dry powdery resin notes. You'll often hear these described as sensual, warm and exotic.

The best Fresh Perfumes for Women

The Fresh family does what it says on the tin, these perfumes are light, zingy, and zesty - think citrus fuits and green grasses. These fragrances are perfect for the warmer months and sunny holidays in the Mediterranean.