Best Fragrances To Buy 2023

Best Fragrances To Buy 2023

TJ Hughes

How do I choose a fragrance?

Choosing a fragrance can be challenging at times when you don't know what to look for or what smells good. What makes a good fragrance? The best fragrances are the ones that smell the best to you, bring back good memories from the past and give the best emotion. Here is a scientific explanation of this:

“A smell is interpreted when an odour passes into the brain’s olfactory bulb, via the upper part of the nose. That information then goes to an area where emotions are processed, after which it is carried to the part of the brain where memory forms.” - expert Frederic Malle.

There are a few things to consider when choosing a fragrance. Are you someone that likes to make their presence known when walking in the room with a signature smell? Or, are you going for more of a subtle scent? Another thing to consider are the notes you prefer. If you know you like your fragrances light and fresh, try citrus notes like bergamot or mandarin. If you like them sweet, try almond or vanilla. If you are going for notes that are a bit deeper, try sandalwood or oud, both perfect for the winter months.

Where should I keep my fragrances?

It is best to store fragrances away from light and heat sources because this can catalyse oxidation.

What are the different types of fragrances?

It can get confusing with the different types of fragrances, especially if you are buying for the first time. Some of the different types are:

The different type of fragrance typically refers to their strength concentration. For example, Eau de Toilette is around 5-15%, Eau de Parfum is 15-20% and Eau Fraiche is 1-3%. The higher the percentage, the longer the fragrance will last. So the longest lasting out of the above would be Eau de Parfum.


Top 5 Fragrances For Men



Calvin Klein Obsession For Men Eau de Toilette 75ml


  • Eau de toilette lasts around 4-6 hours
  • Obsession notes consist of tangerine grapefruit lime bergamot jasmine rose tree pine patchouli sandalwood vetiver benzoin vanilla and amber.





Calvin Klein Eternity For Men Aqua Eau De Toilette 50ml


  • Eternity Aqua notes consist of cucumber citrus lotus green leaves sichuan pepper mirabelle plum lavender cedar sandalwood guaiac wood patchouli and musk.
  • Eau de toilette lasts around 4-6 hours




Diesel Sound Of The Brave Eau De Toilette 75ml


  • Eau de toilette lasts around 4-6 hours
  • The fragrance contains top notes of Lemon and Juniper; with a middle note of Sweet Grass and a base note of Amberwood. The notes make for a sweet fragrance, with a fresh Citrussy opening that feels modern and easy to wear.




Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Eau de Toilette 100ml


  • Eau de toilette lasts around 4-6 hours
  • Tommy notes consist of mint and lavender with grapefruit and bergamot followed by cranberry and rose with granny smith apple and amber enriched with cactus and cotton flower to create this intense aroma.



Paco Rabanne Invictus Victory Eau De Parfum 100ml


  • Eau de parfum lasts around 6-8 hours
  • Notes include Pink Pepper and Lemon; middle notes are Lavender and Olibanum; base notes are made up of Vanilla, Tonka Bean and Amber



Top 5 Fragrances For Women



Hugo Boss Hugo Woman Eau de Parfum 50ml


  • Eau de parfum lasts around 6-8 hours
  • Top notes oak moss peach cyclamen melon cassis Granny Smith apple papaya. Middle notes jasmine orris root lily water hyacinth. Base notes sandalwood Virginia cedar amber vanilla orchid resin.



Lancôme Maison Lancôme Tubereuses Castane Eau De Parfum 100ml


  • Eau de parfum lasts around 6-8 hours
  • Combinations of varieties, origins, and extractions that are all specially selected according to precise criteria.




Victoria's Secret Bombshell Gold Rollerball Eau De Parfum 7ml


  • Eau de parfum lasts around 6-8 hours
  • This created by Gil Clavien and has a top note of Litchi, middle notes of Peony and Vanilla and base notes of Sugar and Woody Notes. The scent is a lovely fresh an fruity one, lead by the Litchi, however when that fades, the remaining scent is a delightfully yummy sweet one, lead by the Vanilla.



CK Be Eau De Toilette - 200ml


  • Eau de toilette lasts around 4-6 hours
  • Top notes: bergamot, mandarin, juniper, lavender, peppermint and green notes. Heart notes: jasmine, orchid, freesia, magnolia with a fresh hint of peach. Base notes: cedar, amber, musk, sandal and vanilla in the base




Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Eau De Toilette 100ML


  • Eau de toilette lasts around 4-6 hours
  • Top notes - cyclamen rose, water melon, freesia, lotus, rose, and calone.
  • Middle notes - carnation, lily water, peony, lily of the valley.
  • Base notes - exotic woods, tuberose, amber, sandalwood, musk, osmanthus, and cedar. 
  • Size - 100Ml