Beautifully blended scents that women of all ages can enjoy  

By Sharon Feiereisen

Fruity scents are among the most popular because they tend to work well year-round, especially when they’re grounded with woody and/or earthy accords. That said, there’s a thin line when it comes to fruity perfume. If the fruit notes are mixed with too many gourmand accords, the result can be an overpowering and headache-inducing disaster. Ditto if the fruit notes have artificial qualities. No one wants to smell like a piece of Bazooka chewing gum! 

But — when a fruity scent is well-blended and carefully crafted, there’s a lot to love. You’ll discover plenty of worthy options from designer brands like Marc Jacobs and Hermes. Yet there are a surprising number of delicious picks from more affordable brands that for women across generations and lifestyles. 

Keep reading for a look at 12 of the best fruity perfumes on the shelf. 

1. The One Essence Perfume By Dolce & Gabbana 

The One Essence Perfume By DOLCE & GABBANA

Dolce & Gabbana’s The One Essence is a standout when it comes to fruity floral perfumes, and also among long-lasting fruity perfumes. The One works beautifully from day to night, yet remains a very approachable fruity scent because it’s exceptionally well balanced. Notes of peach, lychee, mandarin orange, and bergamot transport you to a scented grove, while lily, jasmine, and lily-of-the-valley call up visions of a musical gladed stream. At the finish, you’ll find a sweet touch of vanilla, amber, and vetiver.

Recommended related fragrances: Davidoff Cool Water Caribbean Summer, Davidoff Cool Water Sea Rose, Comptoir Sud Pacifique Motu

2. Ed Hardy Perfume By Christian Audigier

Ed Hardy Perfume By CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER

If you’re looking for a sweet, youthful, and very fruity strawberry perfume, you can’t go wrong with Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier. This is a perfect scent for a pre-teen or teenager, yet its strong projection may be better saved for occasions outside of the classroom. Notes of mango, wild strawberry, apple, and grapefruit lend a fruity touch. Meanwhile, lily-of-the-valley, freesia, amber, vanilla, tonka bean, and musk provide a sweet yet earthy balance. Spray with restraint, because this is a very long-lasting scent and a little goes a long way. 

Recommended related fragrances: Dune By Christian Dior, Daisy Eau So Fresh By Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein Eternity

3. Bon Bon Perfume By Viktor & Rolf 

Bon Bon Perfume By VIKTOR & ROLF

For a sweet-smelling perfume with a fruity twist, Bon Bon by Viktor & Rolf is a fantastic option. Sweet scents and fruity scents are among the most difficult to pull off in a sophisticated way, but Viktor & Rolf have managed it. Bon Bon — meaning “candy” in French — is fun, light hearted, and doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is why it’s such a great weekend fragrance. The candy-inspired bottle is also a playful touch and lovely for displaying on a vanity. Notes of peach, mandarin orange, orange, and orange blossom bring the fruit, while caramel adds a touch of candy sweetness.  Then jasmine, amber, sandalwood, and cedar create delicious balance.

Recommended related fragrances: Kenzo Jungle Elephant By Kenzo, Escada Magnetism By Escada,  Diane Von Furstenberg Sunny Diane

4. DKNY Be Delicious Perfume By Donna Karan

Be Delicious Perfume By DONNA KARAN

This apple perfume was launched almost two decades ago. While Donna Karan’s fashion brand has taken a major nosedive, Be Delicious lives on with a cult following. DKNY is Donna Karan’s off-shoot brand and has always been closely associated with New York City. So — it’s fitting that the bottle’s shape is a “big apple.” Aside from green apple, the scent includes a series of refreshing notes like cucumber, violet, rose, lily-of-the-valley, grapefruit, and magnolia as well as woody notes (sandalwood and amber) to round out the fruity scent with a dash of sex appeal. This uplifting scent is great for days when you know a lot of stress will come your way. 

Recommended related fragrances: L’instant Magic By Guerlain, Rumeur 2 Rose By Lanvin, Hypnotic Poison By Christian Dior,

5. Daisy Love Eau So Sweet Perfume By Marc Jacobs  

Daisy Love Eau So Sweet Perfume By MARC JACOBS

This is another favorite when it comes to fruity floral perfumes, and it truly smells as beautiful as the bottle. Marc Jacobs’ line of Daisy scents have a cult following, and this one is full of youthful effervescence. It’s a fruity scent with a “girl next door vibe.” Though you’ll need an affinity for both fruit and sugar notes to want to wear it, Daisy Love Eau So Sweet can easily work across generations to appeal to women of all ages. Notes of raspberry, blackberry, bergamot, and jasmine deliver a candy store of sweetness. Meanwhile, daisy (of course!), sugar, musk, and white iris intensify the flavor into a surprisingly easy-to-wear scent. 

Recommended related fragrances:  Angel Eau Sucree By Thierry Mugler, Berdoues Scorza di Sicilia, Blu Mediterraneo Arancia Di Capri Perfume By Acqua Di Parma

6. Sweet Lolita Lempicka Perfume By Lolita Lempicka  

Sweet Lolita Lempicka Perfume

Given its name, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Sweet is a sweet-smelling perfume! While this scent is best suited for the teenage demographic, it’s also a great fit for any woman into very sweet, fruity scents. The sugar and sour cherry top notes linger and come through most strongly, but a finer quality appears with notes of musk, cashmere wood, iris, and cacao. The longevity here is solid and this fragrance projects well, especially when sprayed on clothes. This is an exceptional Lolita Lempicka scent.

Recommended related fragrances: First By Van Cleef & Arpels, Olympea By Paco Rabanne, Daisy By Marc Jacobs

7. Mon Paris Perfume By Yves Saint Laurent

Mon Paris Perfume By YVES SAINT LAURENT

You can get this fruity perfume for a pre-teen or teenager and they’ll easily use it as their signature fragrance into adulthood. This Yves Saint Laurent offering is one of the best strawberry scented perfumes on the market. It’s candy scented, but not in a childish way thanks to its multidimensional mix of notes. Mon Paris blends a slew of fruity notes including pear, orange, tangerine, raspberry, and bergamot. Florals like peony, Chinese jasmine, and orange blossom round out the fragrance, along with woody notes like cedar and white musk. Overall this is a fruity and sweet scent that also happens to be totally fresh with just a hint of sexiness, making it an ideal choice for warm weather, day or night. 

Recommended related fragrances:  Je Reviens By Worth, Bond No 9 Jones Beach, CLEAN Clean Air and Coconut Water 

8. Un Jardin Sur Le Nil Perfume By Hermes

Un Jardin Sur Le Nil Perfume By HERMES

This fruity-smelling perfume was inspired by a stroll in the garden islands of the Nile at Assouan. That exotic inspiration explains why the scent’s fruity notes (think green mango and orange) are balanced by floral and green ones like tomato, carrot, peony, lotus, and hyacinth. The result is a truly unique and fresh perfume. Yet it’s a light scent (which is why the green notes work so well), but that does mean that the projection and long-lastingness aren’t as strong as other options on this list. This Hermes fragrance is a great hot-summer or spring-day scent and it can easily be unisex.  

Recommended related fragrances: Demeter Swimming Pool , Mon Jasmin Noir L’eau Exquise By Bvlgari, Omnia Crystalline By Bvlgari

9. Eternity Moment Perfume By Calvin Klein 

Eternity Moment Perfume By CALVIN KLEIN

Launched in 2004, this fruity-smelling perfume is still a standout today. Guava, melon, raspberry, and lychee blend with peony, jasmine, water lily, passion flower to create a sumptuous dessert table of a scent. Musk, sandalwood, and cashmere wood bring balance to its sweetness. That said, there is nothing particularly groundbreaking about Eternity Moment. What makes this Calvin Klein perfume special is that it’s incredibly versatile and easy to wear. It works for pretty much any scenario and it’s ageless enough to work easily across generations. Fresh, light, and comforting, Eternity Moment also makes a wonderful gift.

Recommended related fragrances: Rasasi Qasamat Morhaf By Rasasi , Escada Magnetism By Escada, L’eau D’issey (issey Miyake) Perfume By Issey Miyake

10. Chloe (new) Perfume By Chloe  

Chloe (new) Perfume

Chloe by Chloe is one of the strongest fruity floral perfumes on this list. In fact, it’s an eau de parfum (versus an eau de toilette) meaning its consideration of oils is considerably higher. The scent opens very floral, but quickly turns to something smoother, sweeter, and fruitier. And that juicy fruity-ness — mainly lychee — is what lingers, along with a warm amber note. This is a very feminine scent that works well year-round. 

Recommended related fragrances: L’air Du Temps By Nina Ricci, Versace Yellow Diamond Perfume By Versace, Prada La Femme Water Splash

11. Princess Perfume By Vera Wang 

Princess Perfume By VERA WANG

With a bottle fashioned to look like a heart-shaped jewel, a name like “princess,” and a brand responsible for some of the