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The Most Popular Women’s Perfume Of The 2000’s

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Can you believe that Generation Z is already in their late teens and early 20’s? Time flies when you’re the generation that was born into technology and the internet. They’re masters of social media and were basically born able to work a smartphone. Though we are impressed, we aren’t here to talk about their technological prowess. Now that we’re well passed the 2000’s, we’ve compiled another list of most popular women’s perfume during the years that Gen Z was first starting to come into the world.

2000: Divas By Emanuel Ungaro

Starting out the 2000’s, the most popular scent released that year was Divas by Emanuel Ungaro. The luxury scent is characterized by top notes of pineapple, bergamot, and orange; heart notes of dark chocolate, orchid, and peony; and base notes of amber, musk, patchouli, and vanilla. The overall scent is gourmand and woody.

2001: Sensu by Kusado

The most popular women’s fragrance of this year came in close with a few others, but its fragrance notes are too unique not to mention. Sensu by Kusado features top notes of bergamot, mandarin, and green notes; heart notes of rose, jasmine, freesia, pelargonium, iris, lily of the valley, and tea; and base notes of vanilla, musk, and moss. It’s quite floral, with a few earthly notes that help round out this luxury scent.

2002: Very Sexy for Her by Victoria’s Secret

This one is a longtime favorite that many Generation X-ers and Millennials will remember loving. Very Sexy for Her by Victoria’s Secret was released in 2002 and was immediately one of the most popular women’s perfumes of the 2000’s. It has top notes of cappuccino, clementine, and pimento; heart notes of camellia and mimosa; and base notes of musk, vanilla, and white amber. The overall scent was floral and oriental, but with hints of many women’s favorite beverages, it’s no surprise it was a favorite!

2003: Linda by O Boticário

In 2003, the most popular scent was Linda by O Boticário. The scent has a higher than average projection and longevity, meaning the smell carries further and lasts longer than many other scents. The luxury fragrance is powdery and oriental, with top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, violet leaf, and bamboo; heart notes of gardenia, tiaré, jasmine, freesia, and fruits; and base notes of sandalwood, cedar, tonka bean, benzoin, amber, and musk.

2004: De Tout Cœur by Fragonard

2004 was an amazing year for luxury fragrances, with many popular women’s perfumes to choose from. For this year, we chose De Tout Cœur by Fragonard because of its unquestionably unique, floral scent. It has top notes of white blossoms; heart notes of african orange blossom and gardenia; and base notes of iris and white musk. It has much fewer notes than a lot of luxury scents, but its floral aroma accomplishes more with less.

2005: L’Eau d’Issey Eau d’Été Summer Edition by Issey Miyake

We know this one is a mouthful, but its phenomenal scent deserves a beautiful French name, which translates to “The Summer Life Water of Issey Miyake.” The scent of L’Eau d’Issey Eau d’Été by Issey Miyake is green and citrusy, with top notes of freesia, neroli, blackcurrant, and leaves; heart notes of lily of the valley, parma violet, peony, and rose; and base notes of woods and tuberose.

2006: Oscar Tropical Flower by Oscar de la Renta

Another amazing year for popular women’s perfumes, 2006 brought us Oscar Tropical Flower by Oscar de la Renta. It has top notes of melon and passion fruit; heart notes of frangipani, gardenia, and jasmine; and base notes of raspberry and musk. The overall scent is tangy, gourmand, and citrusy. As deliciously fragranced as this one is, you’ll still have to find an actual piece of fruit to eat instead.

2007: Caline Sweet Appeal by Grès

Okay, the 2000’s were a great decade for luxury perfumes, and 2007 was no exception. Caline Sweet Appeal by Grès was released this year and was an incredibly popular women’s perfume. It has top notes of heliotrope, jasmine, kumquat, and neroli; heart notes of white chocolate; and base notes of musk, patchouli, and sandalwood. This is another delicious one, because who doesn’t want to smell like delectable sweets?

2008: Summer Collection by Miss Sixty

We are almost through the 2000’s, but we can’t get through the decade without featuring a groovy throwback. (You need to see this psychedelic bottle!) Summer Collection 2008 by Miss Sixty was a popular women’s perfume released this year that features a floral and fruity scent. It has top notes of passion fruit, lime, and raspberry; heart notes of jasmine, guava, and lily of the valley; and base notes of praliné, musk, and cedarwood. This luxury fragrance is truly a trip.

2009: Estilo by Ana Rosa

Last, but most certainly not least, is Estilo by Ana Rosa as the most popular women’s perfume of 2009. It has top notes of bergamot, amalfi lemon, orange, and freesia; heart notes of jasmine, african orange blossom, gardenia, and peach; and base notes of musk, sandalwood, and ambergris. The scent is floral, but rounded out by more earthy notes.

It’s true that all good things must come to an end. And though a few of these scents are no longer being distributed, many are still available and can be ordered as part of our sample fragrance subscriptions. Try these and dozens of other popular women’s perfumes or designer colognes as part of our monthly perfume club. Subscribe now!