7 Best Women’s Perfumes That are Perfect to Wear on Your Next Date

7 Best Women’s Perfumes That are Perfect to Wear on Your Next Date

By Andrea Saadan

By Andrea Saadan

June 24, 2021

A well-chosen perfume will not only put you in a good mood but quite possibly turn your date into a memorable experience

What is the last thing you do when dolling up for a date? For many, what completes a look is a couple of spritzes of their favourite perfume. If you haven’t found your signature scent, fret not because we’ve rounded up a number of evocative perfumes you should add to your collection and wear on your next date night.

From fruity scents to sweet and seductive, here are some ideas on the best perfumes to wear the next time you meet your significant other that will surely create a lasting impact. 

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Fashion designer Mary Katrantzou’s collaboration with master perfumer Alberto Morillas resulted in a new fragrance for Bulgari’s Omnia collection. Omnia by Mary Katrantzou, is a vibrant floral eau de parfum echoing the fashion designer’s maximalist and bold style. Inspired by Katrantzou’s favourite flower, the gardenia, Morillas blends its generous floral hues with the luminous notes of mandarin and the freshness of fig leaves. 

Additionally, the bottle will sit pretty on your dressing table; it is wonderfully vibrant, reinventing Omnia’s iconic infinity shape in a play of colours including orange and pink with a multi-faceted bi-colour effect. It also comprises layers of lush petals rendered in spectacular shades of glass that are reminiscent of both Bulgari gems and Mary Katrantzou prints. For those who prefer sweet and joyful scents that remind you of your youth, you can’t go wrong with this. 

Available at Bulgari boutiques and online.

If you’re throwing on a Chanel tweed jacket for your dinner date, pair it with Chanel’s new eau de toilette, Paris-Edimbourg. It’s the fifth member of the Les Eaux De Chanel collection, which is inspired by founder Gabrielle Chanel’s favourite destinations. This scent pays homage to the wild Scottish countryside and is the earthiest, most androgynous and woodiest of Les Eaux De Chanel. The unisex fragrance starts as a powerful burst of juniper berry and cypress and evolves into a warm vetiver accord with earthy undertones and smoky accents, leaving behind a comforting trail.

Available at Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques.

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The ideal fragrance should be able to not only smell good but feel good, too. The Cologne Forte collection by Maison Francis Kurkdjian includes three new variations of the Maison’s Aqua fragrances that are fresh and inviting. Founder Francis Kurkdijian believes that the main idea behind these new fragrances is “to convey freshness through the sensations induced by light”. Aqua Universalis Cologne is clean and fresh, featuring Bergamot from Calabria and the sweetness of a white musk accord are intertwined with an effervescent surge of diaphanous white flowers, such as mock orange and sweet pea. Aqua Vitae is supposed to symbolise the sun at its peak; the fragrance includes Mandarin from Italy, giving it a bright freshness to the bergamot, leading to a luminous citrusy and sunny floral scent. The Aqua Celestia is the fruitiest scent among the three, containing fruity notes of blackcurrant, mimosa (with its raspberry and blackberry facets) and jasmine. It’s a bright and clean scent that’s perfect for long wear and can take you from day to night.

Available at Escentials.

The new women’s fragrance from Maison Goutal tells the story of a return to the roots in Grasse, the city of orange trees

and the birthplace of perfumery. Le Temps des Rêves is a citrusy scent that is a vibrant ode to both Grasse and the orange blossom—which is often regarded as the symbol of the Mediterranean. The soothing fragrance evokes happiness and is universal enough to be appreciated by everyone. The new Le Temps des Rêves Eau de Toilette is available in the brand’s signature 100 ml and 50 ml Goutal godron bottles, as well as a limited-edition 30 ml travel size.

Available at Escentials.

It’s no secret that luxury perfume house Penhaligon’s is a favourite of the British royals. With a long tradition since 1869, Penhaligon’s has a long history in British perfumery and has released a slew of popular and unique fragrances over the years. One of the most enchanting scents from its Portraits collection is The Coveted Duchess Rose—if you’re a fan of rose fragrances, this needs to be part of your collection. The sensual perfume contains a hint of musky wood with heart notes of Rose Centifolia and Damascene Rose. Spritz a light mist of the fragrance on your pulse points and you’re all set to electrify your date.

Available at Escentials.

Guerlain expands its Aqua Allegoria collection with two brand new and dreamy fragrances: the Flora Salvaggia and Nettare di Sole.

While they’re both different, each version is perfect to wear on your next date with your significant other for a variety of reasons. The Flora Salvaggia features the the heady scent of jasmine sambac fragrances, with the soft fragrance of orange blossom. The inclusion of melon gives the perfume a burst of fruitiness and white musk, alongside a powdered hint of violet and iris. For something sweet, try the go for the Nettare Di Sole, a honeyed bouquet that smells delicious without being overpowering. It is both comforting and refreshing thanks to the combination of magnolia, rose and jasmine sambac. At the head of it all is the bold insolence of Calabrian Bergamor, an emblematic signature for Guerlain since its 1853 Eau de Cologne.

Available at Sephora.

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Fans of Byredo remain loyal to the cult beauty brand for a wide variety of reasons, one of which is its range of perfumes. The brand recently introduced its newest limited-edition eau de parfum, Open Sky, which quickly gained praises for being an olfactory delight. The fragrance is a “metaphysical homage to the experience of travel”, so wanderlust travellers may appreciate this a little more. It’s a woody and spicy perfume that can be worn by both women and men, featuring top notes of pomelo and black pepper and base notes of vetiver and palo santo. So on your next local tour around Singapore with your partner, use this perfume to fill the void left by the absence of vacations.

Available at Escentials.