These are the UK's top 10 favourite fragrances

Fragrance Direct has shared the top 10 perfumes for women in the UK – does your signature scent make the list?

Chanel No5 Eau de Parfum
Three bottles of Chanel No5, one of the most popular perfumes in the world
(Image credit: Chanel)

As the Black Friday deals for 2020 roll in, for many of us Christmas shopping is firmly at the forefront of our minds. 

If you need inspiration for your loved ones, where better to start than with a bottle of their favourite fragrance?

Fragrance Direct has rounded up the top 10 most popular fragrances in the UK and it makes for very interesting reading. 

Perfume enthusiasts may be surprised to see that, while many of the classics are up there, favourites like Chanel No5 and Dior J'Adore did not make the cut (however if you're still a fan but want to save some money try our go-to Chanel No 5 dupe). However, this may be down to the list being a mix of both masculine and feminine scents.

Sneaking into third place is Versace Eros, a fresh fragrance with top notes of mint, lemon and apple on a base of vanilla, vetiver and cedarwood.

Just missing out on the top spot is Marc Jacobs Daisy, a very light and sweet floral scent  that mixes berries, jasmine and sandalwood.

And in at the top spot is Estée by Estée Lauder, inspired by chandalier light reflected in champagne glass, with notes of jasmine, rose, sandalwood and moss.

What are the top 10 fragrances in the UK?

  1. Estée Lauder Estée – £52 for 50ml
  2. Marc Jacobs Daisy – £45 for 30ml
  3. Versace Eros – was £52 now £26 for 50ml
  4. Yves Saint Laurent Libre – £56 for 30ml
  5. Carolina Herrera Good Girl – £96.50 for 80ml
  6. Gucci Bamboo – £52 for 30ml
  7. Diesel Only the Brave – was £66.50 now £39.99 for 125ml
  8. Gucci Rush – was £60 now £40.20 for 50ml
  9. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male – £56 for 75ml
  10. Jimmy Choo Flash – £50 for 60ml

We're sure that any of these would make great gifts for Christmas – check out the best Black Friday perfume deals 2020 has to offer for even more inspiration.

Did your signature scent make the cut? 

Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for the likes of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Women's Health and more, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare tips to the latest product launches and the show-stopping beauty looks spotted backstage at London Fashion Week.

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