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The 7 best-smelling fragrances Nordstrom shoppers can’t stop raving about

The 7 best-smelling fragrances Nordstrom shoppers can’t stop raving about

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Since Smell-O-Vision never really took off, it can be confusing or stressful to shop for fragrances and perfumes online. How many descriptions of “floral notes” or “citrus undertones” can you read before you start questioning how things really smell?

But as we all know, nothing beats online shopping when it comes to convenience, so we figured out the best way to shop for fragrances from the comfort of your computer: Take someone else’s word for it. Along with seeing dozens of products on one page or filtering out unwanted prices and sizes, one of the best things about online shopping is reading reviews from people who actually tried something.

So, instead of heading out to your nearest department store, stay right here and scroll down to read the best-rated fragrances you can shop online from Nordstrom.

Shopper Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars from 9,900 reviews

Described as a floral scent with notes of cattleyas, freesia, jasmine and rose, Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb is a crowd-pleaser. Several Nordstrom reviewers not only mention how much they love the aroma but also the frequent compliments they receive while wearing it.

One raving reviewer wrote, "I typically lean toward citrusy scents but I was at a Nordy's perfume counter and was admiring how pretty the bottle was. I sprayed some on my wrists, some behind my ear and walked away.....to Petit Focus, to BP, handbags, lingerie and shoes. I kept sniffing my wrists and was falling in love with the fragrance. Then a complete stranger complimented me on my perfume and asked what it was. I confessed that it was a sample spray from the perfume counter. She said I should get it and I agreed!! I love it and wear it everyday."

$38 at Nordstrom

Shopper Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,900 reviews

As its name implies, this Yves Saint Laurent perfume calls to mind the scents of Paris with both fruity and floral notes over a base of white musk. It has so many great reviews, and several people mention how long the scent stays on after spraying the perfume in the morning.

"While I am typically a Chanel fragrance person, I adore Mon Paris," one Nordstrom shopper shared. "The floral scents are not overpowering, but is still long-lasting. Another reviewer said that it was a flirty scent, and I agree with that description. It smells like a field of flowers after a rain shower. I use this when wearing a delicate sundress or something over the top feminine."

$34 at Nordstrom

Shopper Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,900 reviews

Gucci's Floral Gorgeous Gardenia perfume is floral yet sweet with scents of gardenia, jasmine, pear blossom and brown sugar. While the scent is quite light, reviewers commend it for being delicate and beautiful.

A shopper wrote, "This scent is so light and feminine and it does last on the skin but it is very light. I don't usually like floral scents but this one has a delightful musk to it that just smells so mmmm. Always get compliments when I wear it."

$38 at Nordstrom

Shopper Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,300 reviews

A bright and fresh fragrance, Lancôme’s Idôle blends aromas of citrus, rose, jasmine, white musk and vanilla for a finish that reviewers describe as "sensational" and "uplifting."

"Glorious and wonderful scent on my skin. Beyond 5 Stars," shares one shopper. "I have gotten the MOST compliments while wearing this scent. The women love it, and the men go absolutely crazy. Without a doubt I have never had such an overwhelming positive reaction to any prior scent like I get wearing Idôle. This is truly the most sexy and alluring scent of my lifetime."

$64 at Nordstrom

Shopper Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,200 reviews

Valentino's Donna Born in Roma fragrance is probably unlike anything you've ever smelled before. Three qualities of jasmine blend with earthier scents of vanilla bourbon and modern wood notes for a delicious, lasting scent.

"I received a complimentary sample of this cologne and I’m obsessed," a reviewer wrote. "If you love a scent that is very sweet smelling florals with a bit of a fruity smell, then you would love this. It has lasted all day and I have gotten so many compliments on it! It is becoming a new favorite compared to my other perfumes."

$85 at Nordstrom

Shopper Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,000 reviews

When it comes to fragrances, it doesn't get more classic than Chanel. The popular Mademoiselle scent has top notes of orange over jasmine, rose and a patchouli base for a sparkling, timeless finish.

Reviewers describe it as "feminine" and "beautiful," with one writing, "Love that scent, it smells heavy but clean. I enjoy wearing it because it's a simple, good scent that smells both sophisticated and young. It smells expensive, it lasts all day and into the next day on clothes and on skin."

$105 at Nordstrom

Shopper Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,200 reviews

Inspired by the bold spirit of London, Burberry's Her perfume brings together scents of red and dark berries with jasmine base notes. People who have tried it noted that the scent is noticeable yet subtle.

"Quite a unique scent. With notes of dark berries, violet, and dry amber, it's an aromatic combination that really gives it a mature and sophisticated profile. Great for year round," one shopper commented.

$129 at Nordstrom

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