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15 Perfumes That Make You Smell Expensive

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Picture this: You’ve got a fabulous night laid out for you complete with drinks, music, and scrumptious food. You’re dressed in your most dapper outfit, and there’s an elegant atmosphere in the air enveloping you. You’re ready to let loose.

But before you get lost in the night, you’ve got to make sure you have a perfectly-matched fragrance to go with everything. For nights like these, you’ll need a scent that speaks luxury to the highest level.

Here’s a list of fragrances that scream you’re a person of elegant taste. 

1. Chanel, Coco Mademoiselle

Coco Mademoiselle is an amber floral perfume. Concocted by Jacques Polge, this fragrance has been described as "a feminine perfume for the woman who wants to feel like a queen."

Its aroma smells elegant and sophisticated, but still has some fun notes that make it feel more youthful than most other scents do. The perfume was designed to reflect the daring, early days of Coco Chanel, after all.

An easy-to-wear scent, the Coco Mademoiselle does not need constant reapplying– just spritz yourself once or twice and it’ll last all day.

2. Estee Lauder, Modern Muse EDP

Estee Lauder Modern Muse EDP is a blend of white floral notes, including bergamot, mandarin and orange blossom. It also features jasmine and lily-of-the-valley, plus sandalwood, vanilla and patchouli.

The perfume was created by perfumer Harry Fremont as Estee Lauder’s shot to make it to the top of the perfume game again. Its fragrance captures what it means to be a modern woman today— independent, confident, and sure of herself. 

3. Gucci, Flora

Gucci Flora is a woody floral fragrance for women. It was launched in 2010 and is inspired by the classic Guccio Gucci’s vision of femininity and beauty. Each spritz offers a youthful optimism and elegance at its finest. Its top notes include peony and mandarin orange, with rose to give it some sweetness. 

4.  Diptyque, Philosykos

Inspired by the mythical vibe that envelops Greece, the Diptyque Philosykos is synonymous with the greenery of the Balkan nation. Taking the aroma of figs to a new level, balanced by the creaminess of coconut and held together by cedar, this scent brings freshness like no other. It instantly transports you to the cliffs of Greece, overlooking the horizon. 

5.  Le Labo, Santal 33

The Santal 33 is no longer a stranger in our recent features. This fragrance is excellent to wear if you want to make an impression— one that says “I have premium taste.”

The Santal 33 has notes of the violet accord and cardamom which plays nicely with cedarwood and leather. Just a single sniff of this will leave a trail that’ll make you long for more.

6.  Marc Jacobs, Daisy Dream EDP

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream EDP is a floral, fruity, and green scent that's perfect for daytime wear. The Daisy Dream was launched as an alternative to their cult-classic Daisy fragrance, designed to be more sophisticated and ethereal than the latter.

Its blackberry, pear, and grapefruit notes are balanced by jasmine and white wood for an overall sweet smell that's both feminine and sophisticated. 

7.  Hugo Boss, The Scent For Her Intense

Hugo Boss The Scent for Her Intense is an incredibly popular perfume. The reason it's so popular, and why it's one of the most expensive perfumes out there, is because of its floral notes. It smells like flowers in every way possible: sweet and fresh, with just a hint of bitterness on top.

This scent boasts of a lovely floral fragrance that makes the wearer feel powerfully feminine.. It has notes of peach and honey for that sweetness, perfectly held together by cacao and vanilla. 

8.  Mugler, Angel EDP

Angel Thierry Mugler EDP is a sweet floral fragrance for women. It was launched in 1992 and has been a highly-recommended perfume for evening, romantic, and office wear ever since. With an array of high-quality ingredients used to make it, it’s safe to say the perfumers went all out to create this angelic fragrance for the world to enjoy.

9.  Dior, J'Adore EDP

Dior J'Adore EDP is a feminine perfume that mixes in luscious jasmine and white flower scents. It’s elegantly bottled in a slender and beautiful container— a perfect symbol for the floral olfactory celebration it brings. Not to mention, it's long-lasting. 

10.  Calvin Klein, One

Regarded as a scent that blurs boundaries, the CK One is a fragrance that can pass off as both masculine and feminine. Known for its grunge-chic aesthetic, this neutral aroma is an easy-to-wear, easy-to-love perfume that gives a light, clean freshness like no other. 

11.  Ouai, North Bondi EDP

Ouai is better known for their hair products, but their scents have also received cult-like status over the years. With North Bondi, they’ve perfectly captured citrus and floral freshness that just boosts you with every spritz. If you love their holistic approach to their products, this is the perfect scent to match that cohesive atmosphere. 

12.  Chanel, Chanel No. 5

Yes, we know that Chanel has already been listed, but who could forget about this classic? Nothing shows fine taste like a timeless scent such as Chanel No. 5. Inspired by the modern, sophisticated woman of her time, this perfume can make anyone smell expensive.

13.  Tom Ford, Oud Wood

Hailing from the Tom Ford Private Blend collection, the Oud Wood is a spicy, woody aroma that brings you to the streets of Morocco. Its profile perfectly blends ‘luxurious’ and ‘mysterious’ in a bottle. This tempting scent has notes of oud, sandalwood, vetiver, and rosewood, making it an excellent choice for those who want to smell rich.

14.  Louis Vuitton, Les Sables Roses

It’s no secret that Louis Vuitton is synonymous to a lifestyle of lavish indulgence, and the same can be said with their perfumes. With a scent that envelops you in a cloud of desire, the Les Sables Roses is a perfectly-concocted blend of oud and roses done to perfection. Their approach takes this combination to a level of opulence that leaves a lavish trail behind it. It’s bright and creamy, with sweet rose blended with oud, salty ambergris and pepper.

15.  Hermès, 24 Faubourg

This scent is one of the oldest ones on the list. It might probably be suited for women of a more mature taste. Nonetheless, the 24 Faubourg gives off an intoxicatingly rich aroma. Instead of screaming its opulence, it whispers it with its subtle explosion of florals. 

Anyone can smell expensive

Perfumes are one of the best investments you can make. They're long-term, they're classic and they make you smell amazing. The best part is that they will always be in style no matter how much money you have— or don't have!If you want to explore fragrance options but don’t want to commit to a full bottle yet, try signing-up for Scentses + Co’s monthly perfume subscription. Who knows, you might just find the fragrance of your dreams here!


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