Read more about Fragrancefind's TOP TEN ladies fragrance choices for 2020
1. Coco Mademoiselle EDP
The all time favourite fragrance for 2020 is Coco Mademoiselle, which was first launched in 2001.
Coco Mademoiselle is an oriental floral fragrance with top notes of orange, mandarin orange, orange blossom and bergamot. The middle notes are mimosa, jasmine, Turkish rose, and ylang-ylang, while the base notes are tonka bean, patchouli, opoponax, vanilla, vetiver, and white musk.
2. YSL Libre
In second place is the new fragrance YSL Libre, which was launched last year with British singer Dua Lipa.
The launch video has notched up almost two million views on YouTube, and sales have been phenomenal for a new fragrance.
YSL Libre is an oriental fougere fragrance, with top notes of mandarin oil, petitgrain oil, lavandine France oil, and a blackcurrant accord. At the heart are notes of lavender oil, jasmine sambac absolute, jasmine grandiflorum India absolute, and orange flower absolute, while the base includes vanilla extract Madagascar, cedarwood oil, ambergris accord and musk.
3. Chanel No 5
In third place is the classic fragrance Chanel No 5, which is now 99 years old.
According to Chanel, the formula used to produce No 5 has changed little since its creation.
In 2013 Chanel ran a campaign with Marilyn Monroe, using a recorded interview, which referenced the Life magazine interview in which she revealed she wore No 5 to bed.
The top notes are bergamot, lemon, neroli and ylang-ylang. The heart is jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, and iris, while the base is vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, amber and patchouli.
4. Lancome Idole
The fourth most popular fragrance is expected to be Lancome Idole.
It is fronted by American singer and actress Zendaya Coleman, star of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from Home.
It is a modern chypre floral fragrance, with top notes of bergamot essence, and heart notes of rose essence, rose absolute, rose water and jasmine. The base notes are patchouli essence, cedar essence and vanilla extract.
5. YSL Black Opium
This is the 2014 re-interpretation of the classic YSL Opium perfume from the 1970s, and the face of the current perfume’s campaign is actress Zoe Kravitz.
Black Opium is a dark and mysterious fragrance with black coffee accord, mandarin and bergamot as the top notes. At the heart are notes of orange blossom, tuberose and Sambac jasmine, while the base contains white musk, and vanilla beans.
6. Thierry Mugler Alien
In sixth place is Thierry Mugler Alien – first launched in 2005 with the iconic purple bottle in the shape of a talisman, this fragrance is still hugely successful.
Its scent is composed of mandarin essence, Moroccan jasmine, white amber and cashmeran wood.
7. Dior J’adore EDP
Seventh place goes to J’Adore by Dior.
The fragrance was created in 1999 and has been fronted by Hollywood actress Charlize Theron for the past 15 years.
It’s a sweet but balmy, slightly sharp floral scent with a yellow Italian Mandarin opening, damask rose heart, and neroli essence base.
8. Lancome La Vie est Belle L’Eau de Parfum
Eighth favourite is Lancome’s scent La Vie est Belle, which has been fronted by Hollywood actress Julia Roberts since 2018.
The fragrance was initially launched in 2012 after three years of formulation. Iris is the key note of the perfume, surrounded by orange blossom and jasmine at the heart. There are top notes of blackcurrant and pear, and a base of tonka bean, praline, patchouli and vanilla.
9. Paco Rabanne Lady Million EDP
In nineth place is Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million.It was released in 2010, two years after the successful men’s fragrance 1 Million.
Lady Million is composed of fresh floral and woody accords. Bitter orange, raspberry and neroli are the top notes, orange blossom and Arabian jasmine are at its heart, and patchouli, honey and amber make up the base.
10. Carolina Herrera Good Girl EDP
Tenth on our list is Carolina Herrera Good Girl EDP. The fragrance was launched in 2016. The face of the perfume is model Karlie Kloss. The fragrance comes in an elegant black stiletto shaped bottle. The slogan for this perfume is “it’s so good to be bad,” and you will definitely be feeling a little feistier when wearing it.
The main notes in this fragrance are roasted tonka bean and tuberose.