French Perfume: Top Scents for Daily Wear

The French have a long and storied history with perfume.  Today, French perfumes are consistently named as some of the best and favorite in the world.  While some French perfumes are decidedly special occasion fragrances, there are many French perfumes that are perfect for daily wear.  These are our top ten choices for a French perfume that could become your new signature scent.

Chanel – Coco Mademoiselle

 

French Perfume: Top Scents for Daily Wear
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 An intense new facet of the COCO MADEMOISELLE personality emerges to forge a powerful, deep, addictive fragrance that is irresistible in every way.

 

Notes: Amber, Tonka Bean, Madagascar Vanilla

Alien – Mugler

 

French Perfume: Top Scents for Daily Wear
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Irresistibly appealing and out of this world, mysterious and fascinating, Alien perfume is an amulet, a talisman fragrance. MUGLER’s Alien perfume is a rich bewitching essence that illuminates and reveals the feminine power. The rich notes of this women’s perfume parallel women’s strengths: powerful jasmine sambac and cashmeran wood, rich and mellow white amber create a fragrance to unleash every woman’s celestial being.

 

Notes: Jasmine Sambac, Cashmeran Wood, Amber Gris

Idylle – Guerlain

 

French Perfume: Top Scents for Daily Wear
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In this combination of the chypre sensuality and the intimate facet of white musks with a bouquet of flowers, the symbol of a declaration of love, Thierry Wasser expresses the sensuous and romantic idea of the idyll.

 

Notes:  Lily of the Valley, Peony, Freesia, White Lilac

Lady Million – Paco Rabanne

 

French Perfume: Top Scents for Daily Wear
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A trail of white flowers awakes the skin with fresh notes and exudes an intimate woody wamrth. Honey and patchouli. Dangerously sexy.
Notes: Neroli, Bitter Orange, Raspberry, Orange Flower Absolute, Sambac, Jasmine Absolute, Gardenia, Patchouli, Honey, Amber

Parisienne – Yves Saint Laurent

 

French Perfume: Top Scents for Daily Wear
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This fragrance is a sensuous bouquet to the woman whose heart belongs to Paris… even if home is elsewhere. A voluptuous floral accord of violet, damask rose and tart blackberry seems to tell the whole story. But then comes the fullness of sandalwood, deepened by musk and brightened by peonies, tying the endnotes to the ones beginning.

 

Notes: Vetiver, Vinyl Accord, Sandalwood, Damask Rose

Nina – Nina Ricci

 

French Perfume: Top Scents for Daily Wear
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Nina is a bright, sparkling and sensual fragrance imagined by the Master Perfumer Olivier Cresp. The gourmet desire of young girls since 2006, a love story that has lasted 10 years so far. A bottle dedicated to Nina, her delights, her youth, her recklessness. The colour of her dreams.

 

Notes: Toffee Apple, Calabrian Lemon, Caipirinha Lime, Gardenia, Cedarwood

Fleur d’Oranger – Fragonard

 

French Perfume: Top Scents for Daily Wear
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Hidden amongst its leaves polished with green light lies the orange blossom that has given us a suave eau de toilette as sensual as it is fresh. Tender neroli blossom joins with bergamot, jasmine and musk to enchant our senses with an inexpressible voluptuousness.

 

Notes: Orange Blossom, Bergamot, Mandarin, Jasmine, Honey, Musk

Eau de Rochas – Rochas

 

French Perfume: Top Scents for Daily Wear
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Grace, youthfulness and joy are woven into the history of Rochas – with the rustle of lace or a citrus trail, it exudes limitless elegance, fluid chic.

 

Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lemon,Narcissus, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Iris, Patouchli

Love Story – Chloe

 

French Perfume: Top Scents for Daily Wear
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A floral love story, the Maison’s fresh and sensual Eau de Parfum opens the heart with stephanotis jasmine — the flower of happiness — and seduces with luminous orange blossom notes.

 

Notes:  Neroli, Orange Blossom, Stephanotis, Jasmine, Cedar

Diorissimo – Dior

 

French Perfume: Top Scents for Daily Wear
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Created by François Demachy, Dior Perfumer Creator, Diorissimo Eau de Parfum is a new expression of the original Diorissimo Eau de Toilette. It is richer, deeper and more intense, with a more dominant jasmine floral heart note.

 

Notes:  Indian Jasmine Absolute, White Musk

If none of these perfumes seems like it would work for you, you might find a favorite in our list of timeless fragrances that you can wear every day.  So, tell us, what is your current go-to perfume?  Are you a fan of French perfum?  We would love to hear about it in the comments and also on social media.

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