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Modern Perfumes

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Perfumes have always been a staple in the fashion and beauty industry. But over time, perfumes and colognes have evolved. These days, modern perfumes range from smelling like synthetic aquatics to sweet fruits, from leafy greens to bright florals (combining single florals and flower bouquets) – and anything else in between.

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Modern Perfumes

Forget The Past; It’s All About What’s New

Compared to the soliflores and fougères of old – modern perfumes (appearing in the second half of the 20th century) marked a new era of synthetics and compound scent combinations. Unlike the traditional single-note perfumes that had been popular for so long, these new modern perfumes were layered and mixed with other scents to create the most unique and sophisticated aromas.

Maybe you’re in the mood to smell like flowers but aren’t sure if single-note florals are for you. Or perhaps you’re feeling particularly sexy and want to don something earthier for a sensual rendezvous. In any case, here are some of our favorite modern perfumes that are perfect for any occasion.

Launched in 2021, Gucci’s Guilty Eau de Toilette pour Femme is as modern as it gets. A classic floral-amber fragrance with a soft feminine appeal, Guilty opens with pink pepper and mandarin orange blossoms, blended with peach, jasmine, and blackcurrant. Finishing notes include white musk, amber, patchouli, and vanilla. You may also wish to consider Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino, a unisex citrus-aromatic perfume that features a zesty, spicy blend of neroli, bergamot, lavender, jasmine, amber, and ambrette. In addition, we love Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Baccarat Rouge 540, a sensual floral-meets-woody blend that smells like sweet, heady bliss. Or, to put it another way, the perfect scent for those balmy summer days.

How To Choose Your New Signature Scent

Choosing the best modern perfume can be a difficult task. But no matter your preference, here are some general tips to keep in mind when selecting a new modern fragrance:

Examine the notes – Perfumes are defined mainly by their notes. If your favorite scent is light and juicy, seek out citrusy notes like pear or mandarin. Or if you prefer them sweet, go for notes of tuberose, vanilla or almond. For an extra bit of depth, try sandalwood, tonka bean, or oud – perfect notes for winter nights.

Have a budget in mind – The price of a perfume depends on many factors, including the quality of the ingredients, the brand, and the fragrance’s popularity. Setting a budget before shopping will narrow down your options and save you lots of time.

Consider your skin type – Everyone reacts differently to perfumes depending on their skin type. Before you commit to a fragrance, simply ask yourself: Is my skin dry, or is it oily? The general rule is that the oilier your skin, the less perfume you need for a powerful scent, and the longer it lasts.

Take On A Modern Style For Less

Who says great fragrances have to be expensive? From $19, you can stock up on all your favorite new modern perfumes! Visit Dossier’s collection of the best modern fragrance replicas, inspired by your favorite luxury brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Jo Malone, Byredo, Chanel, Le Labo, and Dior. Find the perfect modern fragrance to add a little extra something to your life.

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