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10 Best Perfumes for Women in the Philippines 2023 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Dermatologist

When choosing the best perfume for women, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. What might be sweet-scented for one woman may be pungent to another. As they say, a real woman has her signature scent. A carefully planned outfit, blow-dried hair, and a beautifully made-up face should be finished with a spritz of perfume.


A woman's signature scent completes her look and helps make a statement. Still not sure how to get started in finding that scent for you? We will walk you through the process of choosing the best long-lasting perfume for women with our buying guide with insights and tips from board-certified dermatologist Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz!

Last updated 07/14/2023
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Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz is the face behind Ask Your Derma. She is a board-certified dermatologist in Metro Manila. She is also an educator and digital creator on all things skin, hair, and nails. She is a Diplomate of the Philippine Dermatological Society and offers online video consultations. You can also catch her on her Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channel.

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How to Choose the Best Perfume for Women - Buying Guide

Ready to find your signature scent? We'll walk you through how to get the best one for you!

1

Select the Type of Perfume Based on the Occasion

You should always select perfume depending on the occasion. For example, you should not pick up an evening or night fragrance if you are planning for a casual day out with your friends. The same rule applies to selecting eau de parfum versus eau de cologne. Choose one that is based on the intended purpose.

Perfumes and Eau de Parfums Are Recommended for Special Events

Perfumes and Eau de Parfums Are Recommended for Special Events

Perfumes are the most concentrated fragrances that contain more than 20% oil and can last all day long. Eau de parfums contain 15-20% oil content, and the scent can last up to 8 hours, so they are reliable options. They last longer than sprays because they have a low alcohol concentration and are less irritating to the skin.


These are highly recommended for special occasions, formal events, and weddings. It's okay to wear them daily, but save them for special days so everyone who smells them on you will remember your unique scent. Spray some on your pulse points before entering these events and smell great from head to toe.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Perfumes are classified according to their concentration of odorous materials. Since Eau de parfums contain a higher concentration, make sure to patch test that scent way before your special event!

Eau de Toilettes Are Great for Everyday Wear

Eau de Toilettes Are Great for Everyday Wear

Eau de toilette (EDT) is the most popular choice because of its middle price point. It has 5-15% oil content, and its scent can last reasonably well up to 3 hours. Most people like to bring one along with them wherever they go to spritz midday and freshen up. 


Eau de toilettes are often worn by young women who want to smell nice or by older women who don't feel comfortable wearing strong perfumes anymore. Even if you're not a big perfume person, you will love EDTs because they are easy to wear and offer up fresh scent that's perfect for everyday wear at school or work.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Eau de toilettes contain less concentration of the concentrate. But that doesn't mean you can skip the patch test! 

Eau De Colognes Are Affordable and Have a Light Scent, Perfect for Casual Hangouts

Eau De Colognes Are Affordable and Have a Light Scent, Perfect for Casual Hangouts

Eau de Cologne (EDC) is lightweight, making it ideal for warmer weather when you don't want something too heavy on your skin. While some people prefer a stronger scent, this works best as a refreshing pick-me-up option for casual hangouts. 


Because of its low price, many people go for eau de cologne (EDC). EDCs contain only 2-4% oil, and it has a higher alcohol content. This type can last for about 2 hours, so you will often need to re-apply. Those with sensitive skin are recommended to avoid EDC because of its high alcohol content.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Eau de colognes have an even less concentration of the concentrate, but they have a corresponding increased alcohol content (which can also be irritating). Thus, patch test!

2

Find Your Signature Scent According to Your Body Chemistry

Your body chemistry has a huge impact on the scent that you choose. A chemical reaction occurs when the ingredients in perfume are activated by your skin's natural oils, hormones, and pH levels. So, let's first take a look at how to choose a perfume based on your skin type.

Choose a Perfume According to Your Skin Type

Choose a Perfume According to Your Skin Type

Having dry skin can make it challenging to wear perfumes like eau de cologne as they contain more alcohol which may further dehydrate the skin. If so, then we recommend you moisturize your skin before spraying perfume. Try to use musk, vanilla, or wood scents to provide moisture and hydration without clogging pores.


For normal and oily skin, perfumes tend to stay longer. You can choose fresh and floral scents and those containing natural notes of grapefruit and lemon, as these are purifying scents that help balance out excess oils. 
Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Perfumes sit and linger on our skin. Thus, our skin type can affect how it interacts with a perfume.


#AskYourDerma Tip: Regardless of skin type (dry vs oily, sensitive vs resistant), patch test that fragrance!

If You Sweat Excessively, Avoid Musky Scents

If You Sweat Excessively, Avoid Musky Scents

Your sweat causes a reaction to different scentsーand this could either be good or bad. It is best to avoid musky and woody scents as they smell offensive when mixed with sweat. Choose a more subtle scent of perfume if this is the case. Re-applying perfumes if you have an active lifestyle can help mask the unpleasant smell. 


You may opt for a floral, citrus, earthy, and fresh olfactory family to keep you going throughout the day. If you regularly run, keep in mind that most perfumes evaporate quickly because your body is too warm, so re-apply after some time once you have cooled down after a long run. 

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

#AskYourDerma Tip: Perfumes are meant to enhance your natural scent, not mask body odor. For perfumes to work well, one consideration is to keep your sweating at bay and consequently control your body odor at the source.

3

Check the Top, Middle, and Base Notes of the Perfume to See if It Would Fit Your Preference

Perfumes have top, middle, and base notes so you can figure out which sent category your particular fragrance fits into. When buying perfumes, it's best to know the notes so you know what's best for you and what scent you can tolerate. Below is a quick rundown of each note.

Top Notes Are Fresh Light Scents Known Also As Head Notes

Top Notes Are Fresh Light Scents Known Also As Head Notes

Top notes are light, fresh scents that often fade quickly after applying the perfume. They are also known as head notes. These are the first level of scents that you smell when you first open up a bottle. A typical example of a top note inlcude citrus scentsーorange, lemon, grapefruit, pomegranate, and so on. 

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Fragrances are made of perfume notes which are essentially based on their volatility. Top notes are that first sniff of that perfume. But mind you, the scent evolves as it lasts and mixes with your skin

Middle Notes Have Consistency in Smell and Can Last Longer

Middle Notes Have Consistency in Smell and Can Last Longer

Middle notes consist of more intense smells than top notes and can last longer during the day. The heart of your fragrance lies here, so pay attention to these when choosing new perfumes. Rose, jasmine, and lavender are the typical middle notes since they fit into light/heavy/sweet categories quite nicely.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Middle notes are considered the "true nature" of the perfume. Try out the perfume, and don't base your decision on smelling it straight out of the bottle or on the initial spritz.

Base Notes Enhances the Overall Scent of Your Perfume

Base Notes Enhances the Overall Scent of Your Perfume

Base notes are often deeper smells that come through after the top, and middle notes fade. If you start noticing less intense scents as your day goes on, it could mean there are base notes in your fragrance. Vanilla, musk, and sandalwood are good examples, and these notes can help enhance the overall scent of your perfume.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Base notes give the perfume its depth, and it is what lasts for the most part of the lifespan of the perfume.

#AskYourDerma Tip: Try on the perfume, wear it the whole day, and smell whether that lingering scent suits you still.

4

Choose From the Different Scent Notes Depending on Your Style

Experts have categorized the different fragrances into an aroma wheel depending on the different scent notes they have. They have divided it into four major scent families: Floral, Oriental, Woody, and Fresh.

Feel Energized With Fresh, Fruity, and Citrus Scents

Feel Energized With Fresh, Fruity, and Citrus Scents

Citrus notes are classified as freshーyour lemon, grapefruit, and orange. These clean-smelling scents also include the smells of herbs and the ocean. A base note of spice is usually paired with fresh scents to give it a fuller fragrance.


It is also best to stick to citrus and fresh scents if you tend to sweat more, as these fragrances have been found to mix well with sweat. It's perfect for post-workout and also great for a pick-me-up for school or work. Citrus scents are recommended to women in their 20s and 30s as they give a youthful vibe. 

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Citrus scents give off fresh and zesty notes. This is a good option during the summer

Floral Scents Evoke a Romantic Feeling, Making Them Great for Dates

Floral Scents Evoke a Romantic Feeling, Making Them Great for Dates

Floral scents are usually light scents, often evoking dreamy landscapes with flowers everywhere and romantic feelings. Floral perfume notes include gardenia, magnolia, lilac, honeysuckle, and jasmine. Some other familiar floral aromas include orange blossom and lily of the valley.


As the name suggests, these are scents that are inspired by flowers. Also under this family are fruity tropical notes such as peaches and apples, soft florals with a little bit of powder and cream, and floral oriental with a subtle layer of spice aromas. These are recommended for women in 20s and up. 

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Floral notes have a wide array of choices to choose from—ranging from powdery notes to spicy ones. Try to zero in on your note of choice depending on your overall mood

Sultry Scents Such As Woody, Musky, Spicy, and Oriental-Based Ones Are Best for Late Night Events

Sultry Scents Such As Woody, Musky, Spicy, and Oriental-Based Ones Are Best for Late Night Events

Think warmth and sensualityーthese perfumes are usually referred to as "amber" fragrances. Rich smells of vanilla and precious wood belong to this category. If you like the earthy smell of patchouli and sandalwood, punctuated with notes of sweetness and spice, this is your scent family.


Often used as a base note for perfumes, woody scents are warm and earthy. Think aromas of sweet soil and moss soaked in rainwater. These are scents that could also remind you of incensearomas of sandalwood and cedar. Deep and rich scents are recommended for women in their 40s and up

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Typically used as base notes in perfumes, musky scents range from coppery to mellow to even sensual notes. 

5

Since Perfumes Can Be Quite a Pricey Investment, It’s Important to Choose the Right Size

Since Perfumes Can Be Quite a Pricey Investment, It’s Important to Choose the Right Size

The prices of perfumes online and in physical retail stores range from P2,000 to P10,000 or more, depending on the type of perfume, whether it's an eau de parfum, eau de toilette, or eau de cologne. The size of the perfume affects the price, so it's best to buy a small bottle first to try it out yourself. 


However, if you have already found your signature scent, you can buy the big bottle with confidence online, and you don't have to think about the scent notes. Meanwhile, if you're buying it as a gift, you can always work around your budget since small bottles are cheaper than big ones. 

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Perfumes are quite an investment. Thus, it's important to make sure you've chosen the right one.

#AskYourDerma Tips

  1. Try travel-sized ones first.
  2. Spray using the tester and go about your normal daily activities. Then check if you like it at the end of the day.
6

Purchase from Flagship Stores to Ensure Quality

Purchase from Flagship Stores to Ensure Quality

With the number of online sellers sprouting from different social media accounts, it could be challenging to find one that sells authentic stocks. Low prices can also be extremely tempting. 


It is best, however, to purchase from trusted sourcesーmay it be the brand's flagship store, or a reputable brick and mortar store that has opened an e-commerce website. That way, they can be liable for the authenticity of your purchase.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Fake or counterfeit perfumes are abound. Make sure you get the authentic one by buying from a trusted supplier. Other things to keep an eye out for are flimsy packaging, unreal discounts, and the barcode on the perfume box. 

7

Try Travel-Sized Options If You Are Still Unsure

Try Travel-Sized Options If You Are Still Unsure

Some scents are offered in as small as 10mL options that you can try. Others are even offered as a set where you can test different fragrances so you can find which suits you best. If you are not ready to commit to a full-sized bottle, this is the best option for your online find.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Try out travel-sized options if you want to test out a scent on your body as you do your day-to-day activities. Remember, scents tend to smell differently on different people, let alone straight from the bottle. 

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10 Best Perfumes for Women to Buy Online

The products we introduce below were carefully curated by the mybest team, from the best-sellers of E-commerce sites like Lazada, and using the points mentioned in our detailed and thoroughly researched buying guide.
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1

Le Labo

Santal 33

Le Labo Santal 33 1枚目

A Captivatingly Sultry Sandalwood Scent

Eau de Parfum

Violet Accord, Cardamom, Bergamot

Virginia Cedar, Leather, Iris, Ambrox

Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla

Woody, Powdery

100 ml

Formal Events, Casual Events, Romantic Dates, Office, School

2

Elizabeth Arden

Green Tea Scent Spray

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent Spray 1枚目

A Green Tea and Floral Notes Perfume for Everyday Use

Eau de Parfum

Lemon, Bergamot, Mint, Orange Peel, Rhubarb

Jasmine, Oakmoss, Fennel, Musk, Carnation, White Amber

Green Tea, Jasmine, Oakmoss, Musk, Celery Seeds, Caraway, Cloves, Amber

Citrus, Aromatic

100 ml

Formal Events, Casual Events, Romantic Dates, Office, School

3

Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Baccarat Rouge 540

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 1枚目

A Refined Perfume for Intimate Dates and Exceptional Celebrations

Eau de Parfum

Saffron, Jasmine

Amberwood, Ambergris

Fir Resin, Cedar

Woody, Amber

70 ml

Formal Events, Romantic Dates

4

Diptyque

Fleur de Peau

Diptyque Fleur de Peau 1枚目

Uniquely and Specially Formulated to Adapt to Your Skin Chemistry

Eau de Parfum

Aldehydes, Pink Pepper, Angelica, Bergamot

Iris, Turkish Rose

Musk, Ambrette, Carrot, Ambergris, Sandalwood, Leather, Amberwood

Musky, Powdery

75 ml

Formal Events, Casual Events, Romantic Dates, Office, School

5

Tom Ford

Lost Cherry

Tom Ford Lost Cherry 1枚目

Exude Confidence and Daring With the Scent of Black Cherries

Eau de Parfum

Bitter Almond, Liquor, Black Cherry

Sour Cherry, Plum, Turkish Rose, Jasmine Sambac

Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Peru Balsam, Benzoin, Sandalwood, Cloves, Cedar, Patchouli, Vetiver

Amber, Floral

50 ml

Casual Events, Romantic Dates

6

Clinique

Clinique Happy

Clinique Clinique Happy 1枚目

The Best-Selling, Signature Perfume That Most Women Come Back to

Eau de Parfum

Orange, Blood Grapefruit, Indian Mandarin, Bergamot, Apple, Plum

Lily-of-the-Valley, Freesia, Orchid, Rose

Mimosa, Lily, Magnolia, Musk, Amber

Citrus, Floral

100 ml

Casual Events, Office, School

7

Jo Malone London

Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne 1枚目

A Fresh Wood Sage and Sea Salt Fragrance For Adventurous Spirits

Eau de Cologne

Ambrette Seeds

Sea Salt

Sage

Fresh, Aromatic

100 ml

Casual Events, Romantic Dates, Office, School

8

Byredo

Bibliotheque

Byredo Bibliotheque 1枚目

Evokes the Warm and Cozy Atmosphere of Books and Libraries

Eau de Parfum

Plum, Peach

Violet, Peony

Leather, Patchouli, Vanilla, Musk

Floral, Woody

100 ml

Casual Events, Office, School

9

Bvlgari

Omnia Crystalline

Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline 1枚目

Exude Confidence With This Enchanting and Sensual Perfume

Eau de Toilette

Bamboo, Pear

Lotus, Tea, Cassia

Musk, Guaiac Wood, Oakmoss

Floral, Fresh

65 ml

Formal Events, Business, Office, School

10

Chanel

Coco Mademoiselle

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle 1枚目

A Spicy, Ambery Perfume for Embracing Your Inner Mademoiselle

Eau de Parfum

Orange, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, Orange Blossom

Turkish Rose, Jasmine, Mimosa, Ylang-Ylang

Patchouli, White Musk, Vanilla, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Opoponax

Amber, Floral

100 ml

Formal Events, Romantic Dates

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No.1

Le LaboSantal 33

Santal 33 Image 1
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Reference price
From ₱24,907
Reference price
From ₱24,907

A Captivatingly Sultry Sandalwood Scent

Santal 33 by Le Labo is a cult favorite fragrance that is sure to captivate your senses with its sophisticated and sultry scent. It opens with notes of cardamom and bergamot before developing into a woodier scent with notes of Virginia cedar and leather. It then dries down to the alluring smell of sandalwood, musk, and vanilla.

Whether you'll wear it to the office or to a fancy gala, its unique scent is sure to get you noticed. It's the perfect perfume if you're looking for your own signature scent— instantly recognizable to the trained nose yet delightfully approachable to the uninitiated. This fragrance can even last for more than eight hours, making it a great pick, no matter the event!

TypeEau de Parfum
Top NotesViolet Accord, Cardamom, Bergamot
Middle NotesVirginia Cedar, Leather, Iris, Ambrox
Base NotesSandalwood, Musk, Vanilla
Scent FamilyWoody, Powdery
Net Weight100 ml
Best ForFormal Events, Casual Events, Romantic Dates, Office, School
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No.2

Elizabeth ArdenGreen Tea Scent Spray

Reference price
From ₱4,400

A Green Tea and Floral Notes Perfume for Everyday Use

If you're on the lookout for a delightful fragrance to bring joy to any occasion, consider gifting the Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent Spray. Crafted with a blend of citrusy top notes, elegant floral heart notes, and a harmonious infusion of soothing green tea in the base, this perfume promises to envelop her in a refreshing and crisp aroma, reminiscent of a sunny summer day.

While opinions on its longevity may vary, ranging from two to eight hours, the affordability of this fragrance makes it an appealing choice for any time of year. The versatility of this scent makes it suitable for various occasions, whether it's a day at the office, attending classes, or simply enjoying a casual outing. The thoughtful and practical nature of this fragrance makes it a wonderful gift, adding a touch of luxury to everyday moments.

TypeEau de Parfum
Top NotesLemon, Bergamot, Mint, Orange Peel, Rhubarb
Middle NotesJasmine, Oakmoss, Fennel, Musk, Carnation, White Amber
Base NotesGreen Tea, Jasmine, Oakmoss, Musk, Celery Seeds, Caraway, Cloves, Amber
Scent FamilyCitrus, Aromatic
Net Weight100 ml
Best ForFormal Events, Casual Events, Romantic Dates, Office, School
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No.3

Maison Francis KurkdjianBaccarat Rouge 540

Reference price
From ₱15,800

A Refined Perfume for Intimate Dates and Exceptional Celebrations

Be the belle of the ball with the luxurious Baccarat Rouge 540, a sophisticated perfume that's both spicy and sweet. Featuring extravagant top notes of jasmine and saffron, this fragrance simply exudes class. Its heart notes of amberwood and ambergris lend a sweet and woody aroma while its fir resin and musk base notes add complexity and a dash of sensuality to the scent.

Its price tag is hefty but that's because a spritz or two gets the job done excellently. It'll last for over 10 hours on the skin and even longer if you're spraying it on your clothes. More than just longevity, this perfume offers excellent projection so it's sure to get heads to turn. If you're looking for a perfume to splurge on, this one's definitely worth every cent!

TypeEau de Parfum
Top NotesSaffron, Jasmine
Middle NotesAmberwood, Ambergris
Base NotesFir Resin, Cedar
Scent FamilyWoody, Amber
Net Weight70 ml
Best ForFormal Events, Romantic Dates
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No.4

DiptyqueFleur de Peau

Fleur de Peau Image 1
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Reference price
From ₱10,950
Reference price
From ₱10,950

Uniquely and Specially Formulated to Adapt to Your Skin Chemistry

If you don't want to smell like everyone elseーeven when they are wearing the same scent, then this is the one for you. This perfume adapts to your skin chemistry, making it seem like it was made especially for you! This feminine scent is definitely something you can wear to make you feel sexy. 


It has that expensive smell to it, and the romantic floral fragrance makes you feel that nothing else matters except whatever you're doing at the moment. But, the scent isn't that strong to irritate the people nearby. If you love a soft musky floral scent, this is your best bet. You can also wear this every day, on special occasions, and on romantic dates to surprise your partner.

TypeEau de Parfum
Top NotesAldehydes, Pink Pepper, Angelica, Bergamot
Middle NotesIris, Turkish Rose
Base NotesMusk, Ambrette, Carrot, Ambergris, Sandalwood, Leather, Amberwood
Scent FamilyMusky, Powdery
Net Weight75 ml
Best ForFormal Events, Casual Events, Romantic Dates, Office, School
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No.5

Tom FordLost Cherry

Reference price
From ₱18,997

Exude Confidence and Daring With the Scent of Black Cherries

Lost Cherry by Tom Ford is a seductive and daring fragrance to keep you company on romantic dates or an exciting night out on the town. Characterized by a complex mix of floral, nutty, and fruity scents, this perfume is great for women that dare to unleash their inner wild side.

It opens boldly with notes of black cherry and almond before developing into a sexy blend of sour cherry, plum, Turkish rose, and Arabian jasmine notes. The drydown features powerful sweet and earthy notes such as tonka bean, vanilla, cinnamon, and sandalwood to keep you smelling great for up to 10 hours after you've sprayed it on.

TypeEau de Parfum
Top NotesBitter Almond, Liquor, Black Cherry
Middle NotesSour Cherry, Plum, Turkish Rose, Jasmine Sambac
Base NotesTonka Bean, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Peru Balsam, Benzoin, Sandalwood, Cloves, Cedar, Patchouli, Vetiver
Scent FamilyAmber, Floral
Net Weight50 ml
Best ForCasual Events, Romantic Dates
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No.6

CliniqueClinique Happy

Reference price
From ₱4,092

The Best-Selling, Signature Perfume That Most Women Come Back to

This perfume feels like an old friend you can always turn to when things get too confusing. Just as advertised, a spritz of this really does bring happiness. The fresh fruity smells balanced with lively florals is a great mood picker-upper. This deserves a space in every vanity for its no-brainer reliability. You can even wear it running errands; you would still smell great without feeling like you overdid it.


On the first spray, Clinique Happy perfume smells very citric and violet with a touch of woodsy notes. After about an hour, the scent becomes sweeter and warmer featuring mainly all kinds of citrus with hints of orange. And the base is musky and slightly powdery. This perfume is a sweet, light, and fresh fruity-floral arrangement.

TypeEau de Parfum
Top NotesOrange, Blood Grapefruit, Indian Mandarin, Bergamot, Apple, Plum
Middle NotesLily-of-the-Valley, Freesia, Orchid, Rose
Base NotesMimosa, Lily, Magnolia, Musk, Amber
Scent FamilyCitrus, Floral
Net Weight100 ml
Best ForCasual Events, Office, School
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No.7

Jo Malone LondonWood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

Reference price
From ₱8,900

A Fresh Wood Sage and Sea Salt Fragrance For Adventurous Spirits

Distinguished by its earthy, aquatic, and aromatic scent, Jo Malone London's Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne is perfect for the adventurous and free-spirited. With notes such as ambrette, sea salt, and sage, this invigorating perfume is sure to make you feel refreshed and one with nature.

It is light and airy, making it a great pick for the office and other casual settings. Customers who have tried this fragrance rave about its clean smell, great sillage or trail it leaves behind, and the ability to evoke fun memories from out on the beach.

TypeEau de Cologne
Top NotesAmbrette Seeds
Middle NotesSea Salt
Base NotesSage
Scent FamilyFresh, Aromatic
Net Weight100 ml
Best ForCasual Events, Romantic Dates, Office, School
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No.8

ByredoBibliotheque

Reference price
From ₱15,232.38
Reference price
From ₱15,232.38

Evokes the Warm and Cozy Atmosphere of Books and Libraries

A popular scented candle-turned perfume, Bibliotheque's signature leathery and papery smell has gained cult fame for its understated and sophisticated fragrance. It's made with fruity top notes of plum and peach, floral heart notes of violet and peony, and warm base notes of vanilla, musk, and leather.

Its drydown can last for up to 10 hours and gives off the sophisticated scent of old books, wooden shelves, and the cozy atmosphere of a library. Altogether, it's an elegant perfume that blends sweet, powdery, musky, and leathery notes excellently— perfect for casual occasions, at work or in school, or even quiet nights in.

TypeEau de Parfum
Top NotesPlum, Peach
Middle NotesViolet, Peony
Base NotesLeather, Patchouli, Vanilla, Musk
Scent FamilyFloral, Woody
Net Weight100 ml
Best ForCasual Events, Office, School
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No.9

BvlgariOmnia Crystalline

Reference price
From ₱5,298

Exude Confidence With This Enchanting and Sensual Perfume

The perfume gives you the smell of florals mixed with crisp and musky notes. It will remind you so much of walking around in a summer garden or swimming in an ocean pool with a romantic scent you can indulge in. It's one of those fresh aquatic scents that smell like a spa. With its mild sweetness and watery vibe, this perfume projects aromas of woody sweetness that command attention and hold it still.


The perfection of crystal was the inspiration for Omnia Crystalline. It is as delicate and gentle as a flower petal's touch, and it captures the essence of frosted flowers. This is great for the career woman climbing the corporate ladder who needs a reliable companion to help her get there.

TypeEau de Toilette
Top NotesBamboo, Pear
Middle NotesLotus, Tea, Cassia
Base NotesMusk, Guaiac Wood, Oakmoss
Scent FamilyFloral, Fresh
Net Weight65 ml
Best ForFormal Events, Business, Office, School
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No.10

ChanelCoco Mademoiselle

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A Spicy, Ambery Perfume for Embracing Your Inner Mademoiselle

Robust yet complex, Coco Mademoiselle is comprised of a mix of bold and warm notes. It opens with the citrus notes of bergamot, oranges, and mandarins before developing into a more oriental scent with notes of jasmine, ylang-ylang, and Turkish rose. Finally, it dries down to the enchanting smells of patchouli, white musk, vanilla, and opoponax or sweet myrrh.

It's a stylish and elegant perfume with excellent longevity and projection for those who want to make a statement. It'll easily exude class with its decadence and captivate those around you with its spicy and sweet scent. As its name suggests, you'll feel like a bona fide Mademoiselle.

TypeEau de Parfum
Top NotesOrange, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, Orange Blossom
Middle NotesTurkish Rose, Jasmine, Mimosa, Ylang-Ylang
Base NotesPatchouli, White Musk, Vanilla, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Opoponax
Scent FamilyAmber, Floral
Net Weight100 ml
Best ForFormal Events, Romantic Dates
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Frequently Asked Questions Answered by Dr. Katrina Luz

Below are some of the most asked questions on the web answered by Dr. Katrina.

How Much Perfume Should I Wear?

One to two sprays is enough. Remember, the dose is what makes the poison. Spray or apply too much, and you might find yourself developing a reaction or irritation.

How Can I Make My Perfume Last Longer?

One way is applying it after bathing or showering. Not only are you clean and fresh, but moist skin is able to absorb the products applied better.

Make the Scent Last Longer With These Must-Have Items

Once you have decided on what your signature scent is, enhance that fragrance by choosing other essentials with the same aromas. Our mybest team and experts have reviewed the items so far to help you find the best products online. Check out our list below. 

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Re-editor: Maria Krisette C Lim

How We Chose and Ranked Our Product Recommendations

Our buying guide was carefully researched and crafted by the mybest team of writers and editors, in collaboration with the expert featured in this article. We used the buying guide as a basis for choosing and ranking the product recommendations, and we looked at reviews and ratings from different E-commerce sites like Lazada, Shopee, and more.

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