I've Tested Hundreds of Perfumes—These Are My Go-To Date-Night Fragrances

Who doesn't love a date night? Whether it's your first date or your eleventh, there's nothing more exciting than getting dressed up, heading to a great restaurant for dinner and drinks and then telling your friends every single detail the next morning. As a beauty editor and luxury perfume lover, I take my date-night fragrances very seriously. I don't know about you, but I think that the right perfume has the power to make us feel so much more confident, and is the ideal finishing touch to an evening look. Of course, everyone likes different things when it comes to perfume, but there are certain notes that I always look for when I know I want a slightly sexier scent

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For a sweet touch, I tend to look for gourmand notes such as vanilla or praline. I also like my fragrances to have a woody, earthy edge, so I'm a big fan of patchouli and cedarwood. You can't go wrong with musky notes such as amber either, and a bit of jasmine always adds a sensual touch. Because of my job, I've been lucky enough to try hundreds of perfumes over the years, but when it comes to sexy perfumes for women, I've managed to narrow my collection down to fourteen intoxicating scents. Trust me when I say that the below fragrances will earn you so many compliments, and you'll want to keep them in your collection for years to come. 

14 of the Best Sexy Perfumes for Women Ever Made

1. Penhaligons Halfeti

2. Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille

3. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540

4. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

5. Floral Street Ylang Ylang Espresso

6. Molton Brown Rose Dunes

7. Jo Loves Amber Lime & Bergamot

8. Tom Ford Black Orchid

9. Byredo Slow Dance

10. Kilian Love Don't Be Shy

11. Diptyque Orphéon

12. Grace De Monaco Ombre Sereine

13. Initio Narcotic Delight

14. Altra Jasmin XXX

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow. 


As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.