Perfume heralds a woman’s arrival and prolongs her depature – COCO CHANEL
Make me a fragrance that smells like love – CHRISTIAN DIOR
In this article, I will be listing the best perfumes in 2017. But before that, let me just talk a bit about perfumes.
Perfumes were developed by Egyptians around 5000 years ago. Before describing what perfumes are, let us know the difference between perfume and fragrance.
For most of the people, it essentially means the same. In United States fragrance or cologne is used, in India and Arab ittar word is common, in England scent or fragrance, in France parfum! The fragrance refers to most concentrated dorm of scent and perfume, in contrast, less concentrated form.
Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents – used to give the human body, animals, food, objects, and living-spaces “a pleasant scent”.
Perfumes can be made from natural ingredients or with chemicals. The art of making perfumes is extracting the oils and scents from natural ingredients by various methods such as distillation, soaking, etc and then are blended with essential oils and kept in beautiful bottles!
Natural ingredients- Flowers, grass, leaves, grains, petrochemicals, etc
Chemicals- castor, musk, coal tar, mosses, resins, alcohol, etc
15 Best Perfumes to Buy in 2017
Now let me list some of the best Perfumes for men and women in the world.
- 1 15 Best Perfumes to Buy in 2017
- 1.1 1. Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana – Century’s Most Groundbreaking Scent
- 1.2 2. Annick Goutal Rose Absolue – The Famous Ribbed Bottle
- 1.3 3. DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance
- 1.4 4. Clive Christian’s Imperial Majesty Perfume – World’s Most Expensive Perfume
- 1.5 5. Chanel N°5 Parfum Grand Extrait
- 1.6 6. COCO MADEMOISELLE
- 1.7 7. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream – A Fragrance for Woman
- 1.8 8. Dior J’ADORE – A Great Balance of Scents
- 1.9 9. Guerlain Shalimar – The Royal Fragrance
- 1.10 10. Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani
- 1.11 11.Victoria’s Secret Bombshell
- 1.12 12.TRÉSOR Midnight Rose by Lancome
- 1.13 13.Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium – Best Perfumes
- 1.14 14. Chanel ALLURE
- 1.15 15. Joy by Jean Patou
1. Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana – Century’s Most Groundbreaking Scent
The Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue perfumes represent the aroma of sparkling summer days yielding to evocative evenings, of warm flesh and roused odor. They describe a story in which man meets a woman. The Designers are extremely proud of Light Blue’s legacy, which includes several perfume awards.
Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York as one of the century’s most groundbreaking scents.
2. Annick Goutal Rose Absolue – The Famous Ribbed Bottle
3. DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance
It is adorned with 2,909 precious stones sourced from all over the world, including a 1.65 carat Turquoise Paraiba Tourmaline from Brazil; a 7.18 carat Oval Cabochon Sapphire from Sri Lanka, 15 Round Brilliant Vivid Pink Diamonds from Australia weighing 1.28 carats, 4 Round Rose Cut Diamonds weighing 0.32 carats, a 3.07 carat Oval Cut Ruby and a 4.03 carat Pear Shape Rose Cut Diamond.
The fragrance – redundant though it may seem at this point – is a contrast of glistening florals and delicious heat.
4. Clive Christian’s Imperial Majesty Perfume – World’s Most Expensive Perfume
Clive Christian’s Imperial Majesty Perfume has a unique scent which is a mixture of jasmine, cardamom, carnation, lemon, bergamot, and benzoin but this incredibly high price comes from its diamond crusted bottle.
The bottle comes with a dazzling white diamond embedded that could be worth alone about $215,000. Due to its impressive price, only 20 bottles of Clive Christian Imperial Majesty’s were made, 10 for men and 10 for women.
5. Chanel N°5 Parfum Grand Extrait
The purest form available of the world’s best-known perfume. Coco Chanel wanted a perfume no one could copy so perfume designer Ernest Beaux used the most expensive ingredients available at the time of its creation (1921) — jasmine from Grasse, Rose de Mai, and superior ylang-ylang among them.
Its signature and defining feature is a 1% overdose of aliphatic aldehydes, the chemical that lends sparkle to fragrances.
6. COCO MADEMOISELLE
The young Coco Chanel, the modern Oriental fragrance entices with an utterly feminine composition, expressing refined sensuality and incredible freshness.
7. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream – A Fragrance for Woman
The fruity-floral fragrance has a light and airy touch, bursting with top notes of blackberry, grapefruit, and pear. The heart notes are introduced with a bouquet of jasmine, lychee, and blue wisteria, and a medley of white woods, musks, and coconut water reveal the base notes.
8. Dior J’ADORE – A Great Balance of Scents
The eau de parfum is the great Dior floral for women with a generous and well-balanced bouquet, and its richness is a source of inspiration. By celebrating Ylang Ylang from the Comoro Islands, Damask Rose and Sambac Jasmine, J’adore Eau de Parfum unites the noblest of flowers from the garden of ingredients.
The flowing and sensual curves of its amphora shaped bottle have made it a legendary fragrance. A sensuous and refined fragrance that has become a legend.
9. Guerlain Shalimar – The Royal Fragrance
A modern and audacious attire as a colored breeze for this extremely sensual perfumed creation. Inspired to Jacques Guerlain by a fabulous Indian love story, Shalimar honors the land of its roots.
Four centuries ago, in India, Emperor Shah Jahan fell hopelessly in love with Princess Mumtaz Mahal. He had the enchanting Gardens of Shalimar built for her and dedicated the Taj Mahal to her as well, one of the seven new wonders of the world. This incredible tale sparked the imagination of Jacques Guerlain, who created Shalimar, the first oriental fragrance in history, in 1925.
10. Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani
As part of the trilogy of joy, the fresh scent of Acqua di Gioia women’s fragrance bears the signature of water rooted in the Earth intertwined with the sweet allure of a floral fragrance.
11.Victoria’s Secret Bombshell
Sexy today, sexy tomorrow, sexy forever: a sensual lotion for silky radiance touched with our glamorous, award-winning Bombshell fragrance of fruity floral.
12.TRÉSOR Midnight Rose by Lancome
The bottle is inspired by the romantic hour, just before midnight, when magic tints the sky a violet hue. An enchanted moment in time, whose every nuance is captured in the faceted bottle of Trésor Midnight Rose. This radiant jewel dressed in a delicate gradation of powdery pink to violet scintillates with multiple reflections. At its neck, a nighttime rose with satiny purple petals has just bloomed under the diamond-cut cap.
13.Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium – Best Perfumes
Black Opium is the new highly addictive feminine fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent. Fascinating and seductively intoxicating, the opening notes of adrenaline-rich coffee and the sweet sensuality of vanilla recline into the softness of white flowers for a modern, young, and vibrant interpretation of addiction.
14. Chanel ALLURE
A floral-fresh-Oriental fragrance that is refined and elegant — reveals its facets in a way that is unique to each woman. Sparkling notes of Mandarin combine with the softness of May Rose and the sensuality of Vanilla. The Parfum takes refinement to the extreme with the use of May Rose, one of the finest ingredients in perfumery.
15. Joy by Jean Patou
Joy is a floral bouquet based on a very rich accord of two natural notes: jasmine and rose.
So, these were 15 best perfumes that you must try in 2017 <3 . Hope you enjoyed them all.