Hair & Beauty

10 Of The Best Perfumes For Women 2021

By Morgan Reardon
10th Nov 2021

With millions of fragrances on the market, it can be hard to find the perfect scent just for you—which is where we come in. We’ve scoured the beauty counters and found 10 of the dreamiest perfumes of 2021. 

So whether you’re into floral, citrus or smoky wooded scents, we’ve found the best perfume for you. 

Jo Loves Pomelo

Price: $120

Scent queen Jo Malone has recently dropped her new brand, Jo Loves, in Australia and as suspected the entire range is incredible. It’s hard to pick a favourite but we can’t go past Pomelo. Perfect for those who prefer a citrus scent, this perfume was inspired by memories of beach-side vacays and balmy summer days. The first ever fragrance released by Jo Loves, expect notes of vetiver, pomelo, patchouli and pomelo zest. Buy it here

a glass perfume bottle

Roemy Forest 

Price: $179

Roemy is a sustainable fragrance house based out of Melbourne with people, planet and community at the forefront. They just released their first drop of scents, all made with non-toxic ingredients, and they’re truly divine. Forest is inspired by the crisp air of NSW’s Blue Mountains after a rain downpour. With notes of bergamot, fig, leather, iris, sandalwood and cedar, this smoky scent is set to become your new fave. Buy it here

a perfume bottle in a black and white box

Glasshouse Fragrances A Tahaa Affair Devotion 

Price: $139

After 15 years of fan requests, Glasshouse Fragrances have finally transformed their bestselling candle, A Tahaa Affair, into a perfume. Inspired by its namesake, this scent will transport you to the Polynesian islands with layers of butterscotch accord, sea spray notes and tropical fruit for freshness, and cosy driftwood, jasmine sambac and a touch of dark rum. Sounds tasty right? Buy it here

a glass perfume bottle on a pink background

Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum

Price: $159

Capturing the spirit of curiosity, connection and serendipitous encounters, Armani’s My Way is one of the best fragrances of the year. Made up of consciously sourced ingredients, this floral meets woody scent boasts bergamot and orange blossom from Egypt, a vibrant bouquet of tuberose and jasmine from India and finally, cedarwood from Virginia and warm vanilla from Madagascar. The beautiful bottle is also refillable, making it a sustainable buy too. Buy it here

a pink perfume bottle with a blue lid.

who is elijah Muse

Price: $159

Another sustainable fragrance house, who is elijah has garnered a loyal following thanks to their incredible scents, all of which are hand-filled in Sydney. An everyday perfume, Muse will remind you of days in the sun with a lightly floral aroma that can be worn from day to night. It features notes of jasmine, ambergris, ambroxan, musk, dry-woody amber, agarwood and moss. Buy it here

a clear perfume bottle with a black label

Marc Jacobs Perfect

Price: $150

Celebrating optimism, self-acceptance and originality, this perfume was inspired by Marc Jacobs’ mantra: “I am perfect as I am,”. The fragrance opens with juicy notes of rhubarb and bright daffodil mixed with comforting almond milk. It is finished with a warming combo of cedarwood and cashmeran. This fresh scent will head straight to the top of your beauty shelf. Buy it here

a pink bottle with a colourful lid

​​SŚAINT Cosmic Bang

Price: $109

Handcrafted in Sydney, SŚAINT’s clean, cruelty-free scents are full of nostalgia and sustainably sourced ingredients. Our go-to? Cosmic Bang! The scent will take you the ocean tide at midnight, and features an androgynous and dreamy mix of black tea, bay leaf, hay, bergamot and tobacco. It's topped off with delicacies of musk, fig and cedar. Trust us, the compliments will roll in when you wear this dreamy scent. Buy it here

two glass perfume bottles with white labels

Goldfield & Banks Sunset Hour

Price: $229

Juicy, spicy and delicious, that’s how we’d describe Goldfield & Banks newest perfume. Inspired by the blazing sun, dipping into the Indian Ocean, a cool ocean breeze and sun-kissed skin, Sunset Hour features botanicals sourced from Australia, Nigeria, Loas and Madagascar. The sumptuous scent includes notes of quandong, raspberry, ginger, jasmine, pink pepper, sandalwood and cashmere wood. Buy it here

a bronze perfume bottle with a wooden lid.

Clean Reserve Blonde Rose

Price: $140

This one can best be described as dipping into a bath filled with rose petals. It’s sophisticated yet sweet, with a fresh, airy twist. It features notes of rose, peony, jasmine, while a trio of cedarwood, sandalwood, and musk give it an earthy base. Buy it here

a clear perfume bottle with a white label.

Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume 

Price: $199

Romano Ricci—great grandson to fashion legend Nina Ricci—is the brilliant brain behind Juliette Has A Gun and is crafting delicious scents. Despite its name, Not A Perfume is in fact an Eau de parfum with a musk scent. But what makes this so unique is that the fragrance is made out of a single element called Cetalox. Usually used in perfumery as a base note, it plays the lead role with the result minimalist, elegant and pure. Buy it here

a white perfume bottle with silver writing

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Image Credit: Roemy

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