There are some top fragrances that never go out of style. They have a combination of scents that are timeless and classic, making them best and most popular for women all over the world, regardless of age or style. You can never go wrong with choosing one of these popular women’s perfumes because the scents are recognized as ideal fragrances that evoke a sense of femininity, sensuality, freshness, flirtatiousness, and grace. Of course, keep in mind that not every scent smells the same on every woman. You will want to experiment with these classics and choose the best ones for you.

Following are the top 10 fragrance of all time and they are listed in no particular order:

most popular perfumeChanel No. 5 (Chanel)

No most popular perfume list would be complete without Chanel No. 5. Introduced in 1921, this traditional, yet glamorous fragrance is still a top seller in most markets. It emits a moderate flowery fragrance consisting of aldehydes, rose, jasmine that lasts between six and ten hours. It is designed for casual use and for mature women who have progressed past the sweet scent phase of their lives. Other notes in the scent include neroli, ylang-ylang, bergamot, lemon, iris, lily of the valley, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli and amber. When it first debuted, it quickly became a symbol of wealth, with numerous celebrities claiming the scent as their own.This is a costly perfume and when you buy online there are lot of counterfeit products available, but you can buy authentic bottle of this perfume, 3.4oz / 100ml EDP, SPRAY, NEW & SEALED from this seller at

Red-Door-Elizabeth-ArdenRed Door (Elizabeth Arden)

As with Chanel No. 5, no most popular perfume for women would be complete without the romantic fragrance of Red Door. It was initially released in 1989 and is a flowery fragrance that blends red rose, jasmine, violet, lily of the valley and orchid into a sensual scent that has withstood the test of time. This fragrance is ideal for romantic dates and formal occasions such as dances and receptions.

Burberry_ClassicBurberry Classic (Burberry)

With notes of green apple, jasmine, peach, currant, cedar, vanilla and sandalwood, this most popular perfume for women emits a fresh and clean scent that evokes feelings of calm. However, there is a little kick to it that tells anyone who happens to smell it that the wearer also has a streak of fun and maybe even mischievousness. This scent made the most popular perfume list beginning in 1996, when it was first released.

Tresor_LancomeTresor (Lancome)

A true “treasure,” this fragrance debuted in 1990. It is a floral-oriental fragrance that combines the elegant scents of heliotrope, apricot, orris, and iris. It quickly became one of the bestselling fragrances all over the world and continues to sell strong even today.

Youth_Dew_Estee_LauderYouth Dew (Estee Lauder)

Launched in 1953, this spicy oriental scent became a mainstay in classic perfume collections. It can be worn at any time of the day or night, but is especially suited for evening dates and formal events. Its top notes sing strong and spicy with aldehydes, orange, peach, narcissus, lavender and bergamot. More spice comes through with the middle notes when the scents of cinnamon, cloves, cassia, ylang-ylang, rose, jasmine, orchid and lily-of-the-valley. The base notes follow up the heart with peru balsam, tolu balsam, musk, vanilla, patchouli, amber, incense, oakmoss and vetiver.

Guerlain-ShalimarShalimar (Guerlain)

This scent, created in the middle of the Roaring 20’s in 1925, is the first well-known example of an oriental fragrance. It mixes vanilla, iris and rose to create a scent that is perfect for summer evenings.Jacques Guerlain the creator of Shalimar fragrance was inspired by Indian and Mughal traditions. The name shalimar was coined from a garden’s name in lahore pakistan. The shalimar garden as well as Taj Mahal was build by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife’s Mumtaz Mahal. Here is an in depth review of this all time favorite perfume.

Opium-Yves-Saint-LaurentOpium (Yves Saint Laurent)

Introduced in 1977, Opium is another oriental fragrance that became an instant sensation when it was released. It combines the intriguing and mysterious fragrances of plum, myrrh, cloves and tangerine. Although it is an excellent choice for formal events like dinners and theater outings, it is also a nice scent for any winter evening, with its heavy base notes lingering long after the top notes fade into the cold air. The picture here is for the newer version of this perfume, to read an in depth review of this and older version of this classic perfume see this dedicated blog post on this perfume.

Lovely_Sarah_Jessica_ParkerLovely (Sarah Jessica Parker)

This sweet smelling perfume is a favorite of women all over the world. It is suitable to wear regardless of the season or occasion, which makes it a versatile choice for any perfume collection. Its elegance is combined with a delicate powdery fragrance that evokes memories of classic perfumes. Its top notes are flush with citruses such as bergamot and nectarine and the woody scent of rosewood. The discrete scent of lavender completes its opening. The heart notes continue with the citrus theme by adding in apple martini, which is combined with the floral notes of orchid and white daffodil. Finishing the scent is cedar, white amber and white musk.

joy-jean-patouJoy (Jean Patou)

Created in 1939, this scent was an immediate bestseller and it hasn’t lost its place in history since. In fact, it is second all-time in sales only to Chanel No. 5. It starts with the delightful notes of rose, ylang-ylang, aldehydes, tuberose and pear. The middle notes bring the passion of jasmine and iris. Finally, the base notes sing low and heavy with musk, sandalwood and civet. This was one of the most expensive at one point in time, if interested read this review post to get to know this fragrance more.

White_Diamonds_Elizabeth_TaylorWhite Diamonds (Elizabeth Taylor)

In 1991, this fragrance became one of the first perfumes launched by a famous celebrity and its success encouraged many others to try it. This fragrance is thin, light and floral, which is typical of the many of the classic perfumes on this list. Top notes include aldehydes, neroli, orange, lily and bergamot. Middle notes are a classical combination of ylang-ylang, jasmine, rose and violet. The base notes are a warm mixture of musk, oakmoss, Patchouli, amber and sandalwood.


These most popular perfumes have continued to stand out in the sea of fragrances that debut every year. Although some of these scents might not make your persona most popular perfumes for women list, they continue to be perennial favorites of thousands of women worldwide. This doesn’t stop designers from developing new ones, though, in hopes they will create the ideal scent that will top all others.