Before you buy any fragrance it is crucial that you first smell it through a sample or some friend’s bottle of perfume. You can also look for those testers and mini sample packing companies release to let you test. If, however, you are not able to access any of these, the best option is to read reviews by other customers.
Gone are the days when there were hardly any good perfumes and fragrances review sites. Now one can read reviews of almost any fragrance written by real people. These reviews can help you a lot in choosing which perfume to buy yourself next. These also come in handy when you are looking for a perfume to gift someone.
In this article I am going to list all such websites that provide meaning perfume reviews. Read on to know more.
Though not a typical review site, Amazon is an online store where customers buy products and then leave their reviews after using those products. The products are then rated according to these reviews and hence you get to know which product is worth buying. You can browse to a specific fragrance and then read the reviews on its page.
It is actually a blog about perfumes but the writer reviews perfumes occasionally. The reviews are on a personal tone, and you get all details about the fragrance along with the personal review. The blogger occasionally updates the previous reviews if a fragrance is reformulated.
It is quite informative blog about perfumes and fragrances. The writer not only reviews each fragrance she comes by but also lists and recommends fragrances according to season, occasion and personality. You’ll find quite in-depth fragrance reviews here.
Best-Selling Women's Perfume on Amazon
The site has quite a lot of perfume reviews from a single person’s perspective. Each review is full of information about type of fragrance and its notes. You can even find some reviews comparing a fragrance with another. So, you can read quite insightful reviews with detailed history of fragrances here.
This blog is full of amazing perfume reviews you can browse through. The perfume reviews archive lists all reviews alphabetically yet these are also categorized according to personality, notes, classics and vintages, and new releases. All reviews are quite personal, so you get a clear idea how the fragrance would smell like.
Just like Amazon it is also an online store, but with the exception that it only sells perfumes. You can read customer reviews here before buying a perfume. The perfumes are categorized in men, women, top 10, and brands categories. Browse through these categories to read reviews and ratings by customers.
Amazon's Editor Choice Perfume
This is a review site which accepts reviews by people for various product categories listed on the site. The site currently has over 2000 perfume reviews on various fragrances for men and women. All reviews are quite personal so they can help you out with your choice.
8. Base Notes
It is an amazing site with over 72,000 daily updated perfume reviews by ordinary users. Each review contains personal narrative of experience with that fragrance along with its rating in thumbs up or down. You get a fair idea about how a fragrance is working.
The site collects sincere reviews by various bloggers and other users who not only test and then review fragrances but also rate them. As a result, you would find fragrances listed according to their ratings. This would help you decide easily which fragrance to buy and which to leave out.
10. Perfume Reviews
The site doesn’t promise a very personal review but yet all reviews are quite intuitive. Each review lists fragrance type, duration, expiration date, occasion of use, way of life, price, a brief history, perfume notes and recommendations about using the particular perfume. The site is rather new so you don’t find many reviews here, however, quite analytical reviews.
Epinions is an online product review portal that lets you read reviews and ratings before you buy something. The site currently has a store of around 1000 fragrances many of which have been reviewed and rated by users.
12.Rate it all!
THIS SITE IS NO LONGER LIVE
This is another reviews site which lets users rate and review various consumer goods. The rating scale ranges from 5 (great) to 1 (terrible) and users just rate things fearlessly. Each product listed has its rating, review and buying link attached to it.
And a men's best-seller!
13. Your Next Perfume and Cologne
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The blog is dedicated to perfume and colognes reviews and claims ‘smelled for you so you don’t have to’. Providing very personal reviews the blogger aims at guiding you to the right fragrance.
14. Makeup Alley
If you’re a makeup and beauty addict you must have heard about Makeup Alley. It is a place where beauty nerds share their reviews about various beauty products and cosmetics. The site then lists all the products in various categories according to their average user rating. You would also know how many users would buy that perfume or fragrance again.
It is actually a Bing service which makes your shopping experience easy. Each product is listed with its user rating, reviews, lowest price and place to buy online and distinctive qualities. Currently the site has over 7,000 perfumes in its database which you can browse through.
16. Review Centre
It is yet another review site which currently lists reviews of around 200+ perfumes. Each perfume gets its average customer rating, reviews and best price.
Like Amazon and some online perfume stores, eBay lets customers write reviews for the products they bought. The store currently has over 2000 perfumes which have been reviewed and rated by customers.
18. Perfume Emporium
It is another online fragrance store that lets people rate and review fragrances. You don’t get longer descriptive reviews here yet you can read what people like or dislike about a certain fragrance.
The site currently has over 100,000 fragrance reviews. Though not sounding personal, these reviews can provide you with a basic idea of what the fragrance is like. The reviews here mostly focus on the perfume notes and inspiration.
20. Perfume Reviews.org
THIS SITE IS NO LONGER LIVE
The site is pretty straightforward in its approach. It lists all reviews and lets you buy the particular perfume right away at the end of review through Amazon. Though the reviews don’t sound personal yet you get an idea about what type of fragrance it is.
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If you think any site or blog is missing in this best-of list, do leave me a comment and I would definitely add it to the list after reviewing the site personally.
rasha elshamy on July 29, 2017:
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Michael Dean on April 25, 2016:
Thanks good post.
Scentrelle on May 30, 2012:
Thank you for the compiled list. As a perfume lover, this is useful! http://scenterelle.com/
Mary Greenwell on December 12, 2011:
Thanks for sharing the post with all,it is a very useful post for the fashion loved people like me ,//i just love perfumes.
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Spider Girl (author) from the Web on May 12, 2011:
@perfumes, you're right, thanks for liking the hub!
perfumes on May 12, 2011:
You created a very helpful review. Many people can't go out to work before spraying perfume. It is already part of our daily routine before leaving the house and preparing for the day.
Spider Girl (author) from the Web on April 14, 2011:
That's so nice of you! Glad you found this hub useful :)
Fluffy77 from Enterprise, OR on April 13, 2011:
Useful and informative thanks, voted you up here.
Spider Girl (author) from the Web on March 22, 2011:
Perfume Reviews, thanks for your suggestion, I think I would write another article for perfume coupons!
Perfume Reviews on March 22, 2011:
I have read through the hub and it really gives me an idea where to get the best perfumes. Why don't you add some perfume coupons for this? People needs coupons very much :)
Spider Girl (author) from the Web on March 11, 2011:
Perfume Shop, thanks for liking the hub but it doesn't address analyses of perfumes. I just listed the best sites you can read perfume reviews on before actually buying them.
Perfume Shop on March 11, 2011:
I think your hub is a refreshing change, and i enjoyed the analyses of all the different perfumes on the market. Thanks and keep it up!!!!
Spider Girl (author) from the Web on January 24, 2011:
@katrinasui thanks a lot for stopping by, reading and liking my hub! Hope it helps :)
katrinasui on January 24, 2011:
Excellent Hub! Thanks for these wonderful sites about perfumes.