8 perfumes to try if you're not *mad* girly

If you’re not feeling like a bed of roses.

1. Dolce & Gabbana No. 3 L’imperatrice

Source: Sephora

Featuring notes of watermelon, kiwi, pink cyclamen and musk, this is fruity without being stonking or overwhelmingly “juicy”.

2. Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

Source: Brown Thomas

Now, obviously, this is outrageously expensive. Nobody is telling you need to spend this kind of money to not smell like you rolled in a meadow. But this is an option. A very luxurious option, yes. But so be it. Notes include jasmine, suede and olibanum.

3. Davidoff Cool Water

Source: FragranceNet

The definition of fresh, Cool Water has top notes of peppermint and lavender, middle notes of oakmoss, geranium and sandalwood, and base notes of amber and musk.

4. Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin

Source: Brown Thomas

Because no one does ‘different’ quite like Jo Malone. This is a clean, rich scent that’s really long-lasting without being overpowering. Again, it’s another pricey option, but think of how much money you’re technically saving by not reapplying!

(We’re kidding ourselves).

5. Calvin Klein IN2U

Source: FragranceNet

Fruit and vanilla notes feature on this but don’t swamp the scent. The ‘for him’ of this perfume is also a nice alternative if you’re looking for something more neutral.

6. Kiehl’s Aromartic Blends Vanilla and Cedarwood

Source: Kiehls

Vanilla is a tricky one especially when you’re not a fan of sickly sweet smells. What if you just want a *hint* of scent and not smell like a kid’s birthday party? This strikes the ultimate balance. The cedarwood and amber notes also make for a gorge combo.

7. L’occitane En Provence Eau de Bavx

Source: Fragrantica

Never mind that it says for men, you can wear whatever you want. Don’t let a bottle tell you what to do. If you love the smell of burning incense, you need to get all over this.

8. CK One

Source: Superdrug

Probably the most famous unisex scent, this is ideal for someone who would like to smell good without wanting to become the smell. Minimalistic and clean, in the best way possible.

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