One of the best ways to make a great first impression is by smelling amazing. I literally remember certain people by smells and every time I smell that perfume, it reminds me of them. So you want to make sure that the perfume you’re wearing represents you and smells like your absolute best self. Here are my 20 best underrated perfumes so that you smell INCREDIBLE but also different and unique.
This list is my list of some of the most underrated women’s perfumes that are also some of the best perfumes for women in their 20s and 30s (and beyond!). I know you’ll love them just as much as I do.
With these perfumes, everyone will be asking you what you’re wearing!
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Best Underrated Perfumes for Women
Nishane is a small luxury fragrance brand and it has some of the best, most underrated perfumes ever!
This Tuberoza perfume smells rich, decadent, and is the perfect mix of florals and earthy scents.
Top Notes: ylang-ylang, artemisia, orange blossom
Middle Notes: tuberose, gardenia, marigold, jasmine
Base Notes: vetiver, musk, sandalwood, amber
This scent is sexy, magical, and everyone will be asking you what you’re wearing!
This is the ultimate amber floral perfume!
It’s light but elegant and smells INCREDIBLE in the summer (not sure why but I feel like it doesn’t smell as amazing in the Winter time).
Penhaligon’s has some of the most beautiful, sophisticated scents that you need in your perfume collection.
Top Notes: mandarin, rose, musky wood
Another Nishane perfume because I just can’t get enough of them and I know you’ll be obsessed, too!
This scent is definitely sweeter and reminds me of berries and sugary goodness that isn’t overwhelming and childish.
Top Notes: black currant, rhubarb, grapefruit
Middle Notes: Turkish rose, gardenia, sandalwood
Base Notes: vanilla, ambergris, musk
The best way I can describe this perfume is that it’s sweet and fruity but beautifully balanced with spices and a subtle salty scent that cuts the sweetness.
This perfume from Initio is definitely a splurge but I can’t believe that more people don’t talk about this perfume considering how luxurious and decadent it smells.
This rose centered scent smells like the most expensive store on the planet that’s filled with beautiful fresh roses.
You only need a tiny, TINY bit because it’s very strong – this bottle will last you a lifetime!
Top Notes: hedione, pink pepper, bergamot
Middle Notes: Bulgarian rose, Turkish rose, Egyptian jasmine
Base Notes: Madagascar vanilla, amber
It’s a floral woody scent that’s fresh and also a bit spicy – LOVE it!
Top Notes: water lily, Mandarin orange, pink pepper
Middle Notes: orange blossom, jasmine, rose
Base Notes: cedar, musk, patchouli
By Kilian’s perfumes are iconic but still so underrated.
Rihanna swears by the brand!
This perfume is feminine, sexy, and lasts for so long that you’ll be able to smell it on your skin even after a shower.
Top Notes: Tunisian orange blossom, Turkish rose, Moroccan rose
Middle Notes: watery notes, Egyptian jasmine, tuberose
Base Notes: musk
This fragrance is definitely floral so if you love your roses, you’ll love this one!
If you like scents that are a bit musky but still feminine at the same time, then you will ADORE this perfume.
This perfume is elegant and refined but also sexy and sensual.
Top Notes: neroli, bergamot, saffron
Middle Notes: cashmeran, coumarine
Base Notes: vanilla, musk, amber, pure Indian oud
Obsessed with this scent!
11. Ralph Lauren ‘2’
This Ralph Lauren perfume has been around a long time, but is still such a fresh smelling classic, I find myself always going back to it.
This perfume is fresh, light, and reminds me of the most elegant tea party!
Perfect for the Spring and Summer, you can’t go wrong with this classic scent that not enough people appreciate.
It has notes of cranberry and tonka bean.
This Guerlain perfume is so sexy and seductive, it’s perfect for date night!
It has a strong cherry note that sinks into the skin so beautifully and leaves a delicious, subtle vanilla scent in its absence.
I know you will love this scent as much as I do.
Top Notes: sour cherry, almond, red berries, bergamot
Middle Notes: licorice, rose, tea, Taif rose
Base Notes: vanilla, anise, tonka bean, patchouli, iris
This amber floral fragrance is a show stopper.
It’s definitely not your usual floral or musky scent, but in the best way possible.
This scent is warm and spicy but also fruity and rosy.
This perfume is mysterious and sexy and will leave people wondering what you’re wearing because they can’t stop thinking about it and how delicious it smelled.
Top Notes: rose, black currant, raspberry, cloves, cinnamon
Middle Notes: patchouli, incense, sandalwood
Base Notes: benzoin, musk, amber
I can’t believe this perfume is under $50 because of how great it is.
This perfume has been around for a long time, but no on ever seems to talk about it which is a shame because it’s incredible.
This perfume is classy, feminine, and very French and lasts VERY long.
If you haven’t tried this perfume yet, you need to.
Top Notes: carnation, coriander, rose, angelica, neroli, bergamot, Amalfi lemon
Middle Notes: patchouli, hyacinth, jasmine, ylang-ylang, mimosa
Base Notes: oak moss, civetta, castoreum, vetiver, sandalwood, amber, musk
This is one of the best underrated perfumes!
I have been in love with this perfume for YEARS.
Hypnotic Poison by Dior is the ultimate sexy, mysterious perfume that is perfect for any night time event.
This is one of the best underrated perfumes that every girl needs in her collection.
Top Notes: coconut, plum, apricot
Middle Notes: Brazilian rosewood, jasmine, caraway, tuberose, rose, lily of the valley
Base Notes: vanilla, almond, sandalwood, musk
This is one of the best underrated perfumes EVER.
It’s a beautiful floral and fruity scent that also is earthy and warm.
One of the most impressive things about this perfume is that it lasts SO long, all you need is one spritz in the morning and it will last you the whole day.
You NEED to try this perfume.
Top Notes: pineapple, black currant, wild berries, bergamot
Middle Notes: cedar, freesia, rose
Base Notes: musk, amber, sandalwood, vanilla
Another By Kilian perfume because they’re elegant, beautiful, and not talked about enough.
This Black Phantom perfume is sweet and spicy and every time I smell it, I just imagine a powerful woman.
This scent is timeless and transitions so well from day to night.
It has notes of dark chocolate, rum, caramel, coffee, sugar cane, almond, sandalwood, and heliotrope.
I LOVE this vanilla and woody scent from YSL.
It’s warm and spicy and the perfect date night scent.
Top notes: black currant, bergamot
Middle notes: jasmine sambac, lily of the valley
Base notes: vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood, cedar
These are some of my favorite best underrated perfumes for women and I hope they help you in picking your next fragrance.