Even if you don’t have a signature scent, most of us have at least one favourite perfume; those special scents that remind us of a certain time or make us feel like we’re on top of the world.
Fragrance is naturally associated with a memory or feeling – so it’s no surprise that we often opt for the same one, time and time again.
Perfume-heads from OnBuy.com have pulled data from 517,778 fragrance lovers on perfume encyclopaedia Fragrantica, revealing some interesting facts about our fragrance preferences.
For example 60% of our favourite fragrances in 2018 are from France – including the number one for 2018 – and 20% more of this year’s new perfumes have sweet accords than in 2017. Read our Fragrance Directory for more perfume inspiration.
The most popular perfume of the year so far, though? Chanel’s Coco Madameoiselle Intense.
With fruity citrus top notes of orange, lemon and lime, the middle notes of this scent are rose and jasmine sat on a base of patchouli, musk, vanilla and Tonka bean.
One thing is for sure, Chanel certainly know how to create a popular perfume.
Perfumier Guerlain also featured pretty heavily in the 2018 list – with two perfumes making the top 10 list. Their Météorites scent came out on top, as the second top perfume in the list. And at number eight, is their Mon Guerlain Florale fragrance.
At number three is Lancome’s La Nuit Trésor à la Folie, while the ever-popular Flowerbomb Nectar from Viktor&Rolf comes in at number four.
Theirry Muglar’s much-loved Alien Flora Futura is fifth, Dolce & Gabbana’s Dolce Garden is sixth, and Gucci Guilty Absolute is 7th. Sorbetto Rosso by Escada and Nomade by Chloe just make the top 10, at ninth and tenth respectively.
Interesting, Dolce Garden is said to be the perfect perfume to wear for summer, with its floral gormaund fragrance and Mediterannean scents. Wear it in the daytime for a perfect summer scent.
Also ideal for summer is Escada’s fruity sounding Sorbetto Rosso. And with accents of watermelon, strawberry and sea salt, it almost sounds good enough to eat!
Have you got a favourite fragrance?
FROM: Marie Claire, our sister site. Written by Lucy Abbersteen.