The Best Fragrances of 2021

December 10, 2021Notino
Everyone loves a good perfume and the right fragrance will undoubtedly please your partner, siblings, parents, or even your friends.

Because today’s fragrance market is literally flooded with products, I’ve decided to pick and introduce you to the best new fragrances of this year. And to make your job even easier, I’ve divided them into categories, introducing the best women’s and best men’s fragrances (yes, I’ve even taken gender equality into consideration). And because I’ve tried all of them for myself, I’ve written a brief description of each to help you decide who they would complement and please most. Here are my tips:

The best fragrances for women:

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal 

This right here is the best women’s fragrance for your mum, or the woman you love, as it will immerse her in a joyful aura and give her a boost of positive energy! Its feminine, fresh, radiant and elegant scent captivates its wearer with notes of jasmine, orange blossom, mandarin oil, iris and vanilla. 

Mugler Allien Goddess 

This sensual oriental and floral fragrance with warm Madagascar vanilla, Indian jasmine and cashmeran is a perfect gift for a seductive woman who loves mystery and secrets. Its beautiful bottle, adorned in a colour that resembles the sun, is also worth a mention. The fragrance is also refillable.

Yves Saint Laurent Libre 

A light floral fragrance that’s perfect for a young, energetic and carefree woman such as your girlfriend, daughter or friend. A delicate composition of lavender, jasmine, mandarin and white tea balanced by sensual amber and musk makes the fragrance sexy yet graceful.

Narciso Rodriguez For Her Musk Noir

An intense floral-oriental fragrance that will captivate every woman who loves novel scents and wants to stand out from the crowd. Perfect for day wear as well as evening occasions. The sensual warmth of musk is accompanied by notes of plum, rose and suede. 

Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Eau Néroli Ambré 

It’s just like a soft cashmere jumper which complements its wearer perfectly, elegantly enhancing her personality. It’s the perfect gift for your mum, girlfriend, or even your grandma. I guarantee you that this feminine and intoxicating floral, powdery fragrance featuring neroli, musk, amber, cedar and cashmeran will warm up the heart of its wearer even during the coldest days. 

Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey

A totally floral fragrance that will delight every romantic soul. Damask rose, jasmine, lilac and orange blossom together with vanilla and musk create an intoxicating composition that will brighten the days of its wearer just like a freshly picked bouquet. 

The best fragrances for men:

Yves Saint Lauren Y Le Parfum 

The first version of this deeply intense fragrance was launched in 2017. Since then it has secured its place among the best men’s fragrances. Its oriental woody aroma gives the wearer the power to excel at all aspects of life, whether it’s days at the office in a perfectly fitted suit, racing through the streets on a motorbike wearing a stylish leather jacket, or being a loving parent to his children. 

Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Pour Homme

You’ll fall in love instantly with this energetic and powerful composition, which makes it the perfect choice for active men who love being the centre of attention. Does that sound like your boyfriend, brother or you yourself? The bottle resembles a boxing ring with a crown and hidden inside are oriental woody notes of sage, caramel and vetiver. This is the best pick for a winner!

Burberry Hero

The fresh woody aroma of lavender, black pepper, cardamom and cedarwood is timeless and elegant. Its name translates as hero. I swear that both your dad and husband will love it. 

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme 

If you know a man who’d love the opportunity to spend all his time by the sea, then this fragrance is the perfect fit. This fresh citrus and woody fragrance of bergamot, grapefruit, vetiver, musk and patchouli will transport him instantly to the Mediterranean Sea, allowing him to escape to another world using nothing but his mind. 


These are the best fragrances of 2021. Now it’s up to you to choose whether you’ll turn them into gifts or treat yourself instead. I wish you the very best of luck when picking your favourites!


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