For your nose and soul- the most delicious perfumes for 2023

January 20, 2023

Perfumes are a fascinating blend of art and science. The art of perfumery is all about creating a unique and unforgettable scent by blending different notes. The science of perfumery is understanding the properties of each note and how they interact with one another to create a harmonious and long-lasting fragrance. In this article, Notorious will show you a list of the most delicious perfumes for 2023 for you to spoil your nose and your soul. But to find your soulful perfume, better understand in more depth what the creation of scent involves.

Top, Middle and base notes of a modern fragrance

When it comes to modern scents, perfumers typically use a combination of top, middle, and base notes to create a well-rounded fragrance. Top notes are the initial scents that are sensed upon application, such as citrus or floral notes. They are typically light and fresh, and they evaporate quickly. Examples of top notes include lemon, bergamot, and orange.
Middle or “heart” notes are the scents that come through after the top notes have evaporated. They are typically more robust and last longer than top notes. Examples of middle notes include lavender, jasmine, and rose.
Base notes are the scents that linger and provide the foundation of the fragrance. They are typically heavy and long-lasting, and they can take several hours to fully develop. Examples of base notes include musk, sandalwood, and vanilla.

Famous perfumer, Jean-Claude Ellena once said, “A perfume is a work of art, a story that has to be told.” Each note in a fragrance plays a crucial role in telling that story, creating a sensory experience that is both personal and universal.

Is it true that scents trigger memories?

The sense of smell is linked to our memories. The olfactory bulb, the part of the brain responsible for our sense of smell, is also closely connected to the hippocampus, the area responsible for memories and emotions. This is why a certain scent can bring back memories or emotions from our past. This phenomenon is known as “olfactory memory” which is a cognitive process that allows us to recall certain smells, and even associate them with certain people or places.

Before jumping to our list of the most delicious perfumes for 2023

In conclusion, perfumes are not just a way to smell good, but also a way to evoke memories, and emotions and to tell a story. They are a true art form, created by master perfumers who understand the science behind the scents, and use their knowledge to create fragrances that are both beautiful and meaningful.
On the other hand, choosing a perfume, which represents your personality and mood at a given moment, is not an easy task. Moreover, once you have found your ‘scent’, you should keep it as a signature. Therefore we spoke to perfume experts and beauty connoisseurs, to formulate a true list of the most delicious perfumes for 2023.

1- Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

Floral, sweet, balsamic, honeyed and musky, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is the quintessence of spring. The flower of sweet pea lends a floral freshness to accords and envelops them in a dewy, honeyed sweetness. Wild nuances of musk add a touch of allure to this otherwise characteristically floral note.

2- Erémia Aesop

Soft Floral Crisp Iris, Erémia from Aesop is an Eau de perfume spray with green, floral, and citrus scents. · Top notes: yuzu, bergamot, grapefruit · Heart notes: mimosa, green tea, guaiac wood · Base notes: galbanum, iris, patchouli · It is a vibrant fragrance that brings nature to an urban atmosphere.

3- Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum

Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum is the first fragrance for women by the Italian luxury designer. Bottega Veneta is a floral chypre fragrance from the family of wood and leather scents. In addition to bergamot, red pepper and jasmine, the aroma is dominated by spicy scent elements such as oakmoss and patchouli. The eerily feminine Eau de perfume is rounded off by leather notes, which give the fragrance its feminine elegance.

4- Burberry Weekend

Burberry Weekend embraces the spontaneity of outdoor escapes. This sparkling citrus floral fragrance is the result of the unique combination of citrus, sap and Reseda plant. Main ingredients: Sap, Cyclamen, Iris, Peach Blossom, Rose, Tangerine, water fruits, Cedar Wood, Musk and sandalwood.

5- Sisley Izia

Sisley’s Izia is as unique as the roses whose scent was captured for it. An encounter with a rose that only blooms for a short time once a year. The beginning of the modern, multi-faceted composition. A refined opening with white bergamot from Calabria, floral and airy notes in the heart, wrapped in a woody base with powdery musky accents.

6- Sisley Izia La Nuit

Sisley’s Izia La Nuit impresses with its extraordinarily sophisticated composition, which tickles the subconscious and awakens the senses like an encounter at night. An Eau de perfume, opulent and deep, revealing a dizzying array of radiant nuances that evolve and unfold, symbolizing the myriad facets of love and passion. In the beginning, fruity currants merge with tangy tangerine and cardamom, freesias, roses and magnolias blossom in the heart – a magnificent bouquet that is elegantly refined by amber, patchouli and vanilla in the base. Izia La Nuit is an ode to the night and made for the woman who reveals her olfactory signature without revealing it.

7- Diptyque Tempo

Genderless fragrance composition. In the 1960s, one fragrance changed the world: patchouli. Eau de Parfum Tempo, designed by perfumer Olivier Pescheux for Diptyque, pays tribute to this precious essence. Three patchouli extracts obtained from sustainable cultivation characterize the composition with elegant, woody and earthy nuances. Mate absolute, the green note of violet leaves and a barely perceptible hint of wild cacao form a powerful opening. Pink pepper, bergamot and fresh jasmine ensure liveliness and dynamic liveliness. An ambergris accord of clary sage, aromatic ambrosia and velvety cedar combined with a dash of musk gives the fragrance a seductive character. The exciting interplay between the sour note of violet leaves and the mossy facet of patchouli conceals a unique olfactory surprise in Tempo.

8- L’Eau D’issey Pure Nectar de Parfum

L’Eau d’Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum by Issey Miyake is a naturally light women’s fragrance with a revitalizing effect on your senses and was inspired by a fully unfolded flower. The top maritime note is joined in the heart note by the scents of refreshing orange blossoms, elegant damask roses and lilies. In contrast, the base note of ambergris and cashmere brings the exclusive composition to perfection.
Main ingredients: Pear, Rose, Sandalwood, Lily of the Valley, Sea Aroma, Ambergris, Cashmeran (Woody Musk).

9- Penhaligon’s The Favourite Eau de Parfum

Waiting is not for this lady. She knows exactly what goes on behind the palace doors, and her golden mimosa influences society’s opinion. Her majestic scent of iris and musk greets her with a lovely smile when she appears on a sandalwood stage. Main ingredients: Mimosa, Musk, Violet Leaves, Iris, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Mandarin, Jasmine (Arabian), Amber

And the last fragrance Note

The perfume descriptions are from the new WikiParfum, a digital platform dedicated to all things perfume. The giant distributor Puig is behind this enriched website available in 7 languages and a brand-new mobile app. WikiParfum gives users access to a vast online compendium of expert content, functionality and features developed by industry professionals. The platform enables everyone to browse, compare and choose fragrances from a constantly updated library which currently includes some 19,600 scents.