Top 10 Fragrances for Women from Perfume Houses of France

by WriterArtist

France is the heart of aromas and fragrances that mesmerized world with the scents that captivated the soul with the natural zest of lavender, jasmine and other wild flowers.

Why choose the top 10 fragrances for women from France?

Because Paris is still considered a leading base for perfume industry in France were the fashion divas find world’s best fragrances. There is something very secret in production of these fragrances that cannot be found without the acquired skills of the creator of French powerhouses that generated the top quality perfumes known so imminently known in the country of France. Grasse the perfume capital of France is renowned for the traditional method of yielding perfumes from the flowers in an old fashioned technology.

Contemporary perfumes find a large section of chemically produced aromas that are not good for the body, natural fragrances extracted from flowers and herbs are the best and have the safest aromas to inhale.

Have you sometimes wondered where that whiff of fresh air laden with exotic aroma came from?
Definitely from Grasse, France..........
Paris is considered the epicenter of the fashion shows; however the real hero of the perfume refinery is Grasse.

How about an impeccably dressed lady coming in designer outfit spreading the aroma of spring?
The natural fragrances of jasmine, roses and sandalwood are hard to resist. You start wondering where the spring garden that houses these exotic floras is.

You don’t need to be a connoisseur in fragrances, you still can be a fan of perfumes that are natural, earthy and lure the olfactory senses. The world famous brands like Guerlain and Chanel which have fragrance fans worldwide have one modest fan such as myself too.

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Top 10 fragrances for women from France
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Are you the type of woman who always wants to be unique when it comes to wearing fragrances? There are aromas that are outstanding and original. There are several options for niche perfumes which suits your mood and personality. Scent that small good on you can be made of rare ingredients and compositions; there are limited editions from the top perfume brands and those that are available only in selected boutiques for a limited duration. You have to be constantly looking out for such rare collections.

The beautiful and chaming town of Grasse where old traditions of extracting fragrances is alive, the summer and spring brings in the organic aromas of jasmine, roses and orange blossoms. In the hills of the Cote d’Azur, the inhabitants can smell the heavenly smell from the big perfume houses of Grasse.


Who isn’t aware about COCO MADEMOISELLE and Chanel No 5 the most famous perfumes for women by Chanel. Launched by the design house of Chanel, the company specializes in haute couture, hats and handbags in addition to perfumes. The company was founded in 1909-1910 by the perfumer genius Gabrielle Chanel.


Chanel No 5 maintains the best seller position from this traditional and established perfume brand. Many other perfumes from the company with bold and sweet aromas continue conquering the heart of women.


Guerlain – You will adore the fragrances of Idylle, Jicky and Aqua Allegoria Cherry Blossom Perfume by Guerlain for women. Established in 1828, Guerlain still has many of its 19th century creations in their original designed bottles, perhaps because the master recipes for the perfumes were awesome. People love these fragrances and fans remain faithful to their selections.

The Guerlain family sold the company to LVMH in 1994 and thus lost possession of its heritage, heirloom possessions of perfume art. Jean-Paul Guerlain was the last family master perfumer who created the gorgeous fragrances like Vetiver and Habit Rouge.


L'Occitane en Provence


L'Occitane en Provence, based in Manosque, France is a famous retailer of body products. The highly respected values of authenticity and naturalness are synonymous to its products. It preserves the traditions and values of the native Provence. Olivier Baussan, the founder of L’Occitane utilized steam distillation to produce aromatic oils from rosemary and lavender. The perfumes thus obtained were sold in the open markets of Provence.

You will love the L'OCCITANE Orange Ribbon Eau de Toilette which rich in natural essential oils of citrus fruits from the Mediterranean. The fragrance is revitalizing with a fresh and soft scent from the country of Provence.




Parfums Givenchy is a French brand for perfumes and cosmetics. Founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy it was acquired by LVMH.

Made in France, an ode to the dazzling aromas that are unique and chic, you will adore the fresh fruity fragrances of Amarige. The complex scent contains the fruity notes of fresh citrus, melons, peaches, and plums. You will love the romance of the soft sweet spices with orange blooms.


The French perfume house of Chloe was founded in 1952. The license for the Chloe perfume manufacturing business is currently held by Coty. Love Chloe is a favourite woman’s fragrance which is soft fragrance composed of iris and hyacinth. You can also smell the tanginess of powder musk and the sweetness of orange blossoms.

Christian Dior


Parfums Christian Dior is the leading manufacturer of perfumes and cosmetics in the France. It has a wide and popular range of makeup and cosmetics. Founded by Christian Dior S.A., the company now belongs to the perfumes and cosmetics branch of the world's largest luxury group, the LVMH.

Jadore and Dune from Christian Dior are the popular and feminine choices of perfumes that carry floral scents. Fresh and charismatic, Dune is the creation of the master perfumer, Christian Dior. It gained instant popularity after its launch in 1991.You will love the coolness of fresh sea aroma in addition to the fragrance notes of amber and wallflower. Jadore reminds the freshness of floral orchids and the alluring, sensuousness of violets and roses.



Launched by the perfume house of Yves Saint Laurent in 1983, you will fall in love with Opium - Yves Saint Laurent, a truly seductive and feminine women's fragrance. It easily reminds one of a floral bouquet that has the sophisticated notes of roses and mimosa. The subtle tones of amber and musk have classic aromas and elegance. Great for casual and evening wear, you will get addicted to these notes.

Which is your favourite French perfume?



Coty - Founded by François Coty from France the company was founded in 1904. Coty was a brilliant perfumer who put his talents to use by marketing the perfumes in attractively designed bottles. He was a genius and came to know that the secret to selling perfumes successfully lies in a gorgeously designed bottle.

Dark vanilla by Coty is a popular perfume that has refreshing scent s of jasmine, vanilla and bergamot. If you love vanilla, you will be mesmerized by this perfume.


Lalique - René Jules Lalique was actually a French glass designer who created artwork with glass. His creations were the perfect examples of Art Nouveau. He was born in a village of France, he founded a glass firm which is successful to this date.


You will find the wonderful Lalique Amethyst an adorable companion with the freshness of berries that strikes a perfect balance for your attire.


Houbigant - Jean-François Houbigant of Grasse was a perfume manufacturer founded in Paris, France in 1775. He sold gloves and bridal bouquets along with fragrances.

Quelques Fleurs launched by the design house of Houbigant can conveniently become your signature perfume if you are in love with heavy aromas.

Updated: 07/18/2013, WriterArtist
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DerdriuMarriner on 08/16/2022

WriterArtist, Thank you for product lines, pretty pictures and practical information.

In particular, I appreciate your associating the top 10 perfumes with their containers, people and places. I can imagine visiting the various locales and leaving with their signature perfume scents by hanging my clothes out on the balcony!

LVMH certainly has a storehouse of aromatherapy secrets in so many brands admired and respected because of years of easing the right ingredients in the right proportions into the right-shaped containers.

Would you happen to know which one of the top 10 has the oldest continuously made and marketed fragrance?

LPerry on 03/03/2021

I am definitely a perfume-a-holic. I love Chanel No.19, the old-school fragrances of the 1970's and anything with Patchouli or spice.

WriterArtist on 11/14/2014

@Mira - French perfumes are lovely and some of those that you want to love having them around, many of them remind me of the beautiful fragrant countryside.

Mira on 08/20/2013

I'll have to try some L'Occitane en Provence perfumes, including the one you're showing. Thanks for the page!:)

WriterArtist on 08/13/2013

Hi Natural_Skin_Care - Yep, French perfumes are tempting.

Natural_Skin_Care on 08/04/2013

Lovely illustrations - makes me want to buy perfume!

WriterArtist on 07/22/2013

Dear Tolovaj,
Amazing to see that you know something about the fragrance as a student in pharmacy. Licenses are inevitable, especially when you see how many of these aromas end in aromatherapy. Hope one gets the genuine and authentic scents as opposed to the chemical ones.

Tolovaj on 07/20/2013

Who doesn't? When I worked as a student in pharmacy, there was also a department making perfumes (fragrances are actually the essence of many pharmaceutical drugs), but they were done by license - from one of French companies. Even professionals who know how are perfumes done can't avoid them...
One more proof how much tradition is behind these brands!

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