In celebration of International Women’s Day (mark 8th March in your calendars!), we’re embracing femininity in the fragrance world, in all its forms – from the bold to the quietly confident. As chosen by The Perfume Shop , here’s our shortlist of empowering fragrances to add to your collection this women’s day.
Perfumes to Empower
Whether you’re looking for a confident perfume that’s boldness in a bottle or uplifting notes to put a pep in your step, our pros have curated the scents that ignite action.
Good Girl Blush by Carolina Herrera
First up for this year’s International Women’s Day, Good Girl Blush by Carolina Herrera. Taking their iconic Good Girl scent to new romantic heights, it throws together fancy florals to dramatic effect. A peony heart note, made up of exotic ylang ylang and upcycled rosewater draws on softness, while the vanilla base adds the sultry tone synonymous with the OG. The play on contrasts makes it a scent to match any mood.
Libre Intense by Yves Saint Laurent
Bold. Smoldering. Unapologetic. If you like your scents with a side of sass, then Libre Intense by Yves Saint Laurent hits all the right notes. A continuation of the Libre family (named after the French word for ‘free’), this confident perfume dials up the drama with sensual aromatic lavender, sensual orange blossom, and woody-amber base. Coupled with a campaign headed by singing sensation (and our girl crush!) Dua Lipa, it’s a scent that detonates a whole mood with every spritz.
Love Story by Chloe
Empowering fragrances are powerful because they make you fall in love with… yourself. If there was ever a scent to capture that feeling of self-love, it’s Love Story by Chloe. A fresh and floral affair, which playfully blends neroli, orange blossom and jasmine – the kind of fragrance that can lift spirits and get you adding some self love and me-time to your daily routine. Think pure happiness in a bottle that you’ll reach for whenever you need a restorative mood reset.
La Vie Est Belle by Lancome
This scent truly deserves your attention. The uplifting La Vie Est Belle was revised over 5,500 times before being deemed good enough to release to the word! Was it worth it? Of course it was! The beautiful blend of precious orange blossom, jasmine, patchouli, vanilla and praline is simply divine.
Inspired by happiness, freedom and elegance the name translates to ‘Life is Beautiful’ – a feeling we’d wish for every woman around the world as they celebrate International Women’s Day.
Black Orchid by Tom Ford
Ready to cause a scene? If you’re the drama, then Tom Ford’s Black Orchid is your partner in crime. The kind of scent that makes people stop and pay attention, it’s no wallflower. Instead, it takes floral notes you know and love (like jasmine and orchid) to the bold side thanks to heady musk, spice, and incense. It’s no wonder it’s loved by men and women alike!
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About Elena Chow
Elena is a creative copywriter who’s been around the beauty block for more than a decade, writing for brands and glossy magazines. A self-proclaimed fragrance addict (her ‘open’ collection is at 14 bottles, but who’s counting?), it’s no wonder she loves penning pieces on our newest releases and trending notes. Her signature scent? Elle by Yves Saint Laurent.