Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid, Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Tory Burch Eau de Parfum, and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black were top selling perfumes in 2014, according to Harper's Bazaar. Christian Dior's J'adore is another popular fragrance, according to Sephora.
Perfume is a personal choice, but TotalBeauty.com points out that some fragrances are loved by most people. The website's list includes some of the above brands, but it also lists some less expensive scents, such as Revlon Ciara Cologne, Aveda Pure-Fume Absolute Aveda Love and Stila Creme Bouquet. TotalBeauty.com's list is based on customer reviews.
British Vogue distinguishes fragrances according to their scent profiles and how they match with the season. For instance, B by Balenciaga is a top autumn scent because of its woody profile with notes of iris root, cedarwood, edamame and lily of the valley. Similarly, Mojave Ghost by Byredo Parfums is also a recommended autumn fragrance because of its amber, musk, Jamaican nesberry, violet and magnolia scents.
According to perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, what makes a perfume good is its uniqueness of scent and its ability to maintain pleasing notes. The complexity in a perfume is important in addition to how it smells when it's first sprayed and how it wears throughout the day. Staying power is another hallmark of a quality perfume.