Top Perfume Brands and Product Lines Reviewed for 2021

Choosing the best perfume can be confusing, especially with hundreds of different brands and scents available. The best perfume for you can also become a lifetime companion, a go-to scent for all occasions. Of course, it will take some time and testing to find the perfect fragrance and one that is quality. Below is a list of six of the top perfume brands right now and a good place to start to narrow down the search in finding your perfect fragrance, whether it’s just for casual daywear or a special evening occasion. 

Benigna Parfums 

Benigna Parfums is a luxury niche perfume brand, founded by Aerospace Engineer and Pilot, Benigna. Her love for flowers is the inspiration behind the perfume brand.  Benigna Parfums produces exquisitely-composed gender-neutral fragrances with a purpose to inspire joy, harmony, and appeal to those who want a luxurious sensory experience. Their fragrances range from aromatic fresh florals to addictive gourmand florals. 

Benigna’s fragrances go beyond gender, race, color, and class and aim to ‘embrace the power of oneness’. Some of the rare and expensive ingredients used in Benigna’s fragrances are Bulgarian Rose, White Rose, Bergamot, Sheer Musk, Ambergris, Orris Butter, Resinous Woods, Tonka Bean, and Heliotrope. Most of her fragrances have been aged for 2 to 5 years and are packaged in refillable and reusable bottles.


Nautica was founded in 1983 by David Chu and is a well-known apparel and furnishings brand with a distinct nautical style. They also offer a wide range of perfumes, with the earliest fragrance created in 1992 until the latest created in 2020.

There are over 20 fragrances to choose from, namely, the men’s colognes include scents with notes of fruits and nature like Cedarwood, Musk, Amber, Moss, Apple, Green Leaf, and Water Lotus. For women, fragrances range in scents from Rose, White Floral, with spicy, musky, and powdery hints depending on personal preferences.  

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is a worldwide American lifestyle brand, founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and Barry Schwartz. The global brand offers designer apparel, accessories tailored to wide tastes for men, women, and children, including fragrances for men and women.  Their perfumes and colognes come in sweet and fruity scents with hints of Apple, Cypress, Pamplezest, Geranium, Orris, Vetiver, Pomegranate, Persimmon, Lotus Blossom, and Black Orchid, among others. Most of the Calvin Klein fragrances can be worn any time of the day or for more formal evening occasions.  

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss was founded in 1924 and is a German fashion house brand, often referred to as BOSS. The designer brand has a wide selection of luxury apparel, accessories, shoes, and over 100 fragrances for men and women to choose from. 

With floral and woody scents, women will find various fragrances with hints of Musk, Jasmine, Plum, Peony, Pear, Vanilla, and Cassis. The men’s cologne provides fresh and clear scents that range between more mossy hints with notes of Ginger and spices. The perfumes can be worn for different occasions, including regular casual daywear with the aim to inspire and empower.    


YSL, or Yves Saint Laurent, was founded in Paris in 1961, and is one of the top French fashion houses, specializing not only in fashion apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and handbags, but also unique fragrances with hints of Patchouli and Musk.  Their scents also range from deeper hints of Coffee, White Flowers, and Vanilla to more floral and citrus fragrances with Lavender, Orange Blossom, Red Berries, Datura Flower, and Orchid Accord.   

Gianni Versace

Versace is an Italian fashion design house brand founded in Milan in 1978 by fashion designer Gianni Versace. Under the official name, Versace, the brand offers luxury fashion apparel and accessories, ready-to-wear, as well as lifestyle products.  

There is a selection of fragrances for men and women and can be worn for any occasion, including casual wear. Some of Versace’s scents include hints of Musk, Sycamore Wood, Sage, Rosewood, Lemon, Tarragon, and Cedar Leaves with a selection of other floral and fruity notes. 


Choosing the right fragrance will certainly depend on individual tastes and occasions. The above selections offer a wide variety to choose from for both men and women or more gender-neutral preferences for luxurious yet casual everyday wear.