Fragrance is so subjective; have you ever noticed how some scents smell incredible on other people but maybe not so pleasant on you? It’s all down to our own unique chemistry, and the pH of our skin.
You may love the light, flirty finish or something fruity, or the deep, sexy aura of a woody fragrance, or perhaps your taste lies somewhere in between – once you know which perfume smells great on you the world of fragrance is your oyster.
Here are some of our favourites that’ll allow you to dabble in your fragrance category without breaking the bank…
Rose is well-known for its ability to lift your mood and nourish your spirit, so why wouldn’t you want to wear a veil of it every single day? This light floral fragrance has rose top notes that are cut through with citrus for a scent that’s beautiful, but not overpowering.
Yardley English Rose Eau de Toilette, £9.66
There’s the freshness of mandarin and berries in the top notes, but it’s the amber and sandalwood at the heart of this cute scent that gives it a deeper, earthier finish.
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy 15ml, £14.99
This scent screams summer with tangerine, lemon and bergamot fizzing on the surface, but it’s the addition of passion fruit, rose and white amber that grounds this easy-to-wear scent so you can wear it through winter too.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Summer, £9.99
This will get you closer to being part of the Bee-hive! She may love her lemonade but there’s a top note of blush peach that gives this a fruity kick. Think the crisp, crunch of biting into a peach with the fruity juices and soft flesh of peaches in season. The ‘heat’ in this perfume comes from a drydown of amber, almond macaroon and tonka bean.
Beyonce Heat, £12.99
There’s a freshness when you first apply this scent. Your nose will be dazzled by frosted blackberries and bergamot, but there’s the warming ‘taste’ of fluffy marshmallows and vanilla that helps this perfume linger on your skin.
Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy Roll-On, £10