Best Perfumes For 50 Year Old Woman 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

As a fifty-year-old woman, it is important to have the right perfume.

Are you sure that you’re wearing the best fragrance for you?

Perhaps it’s time for something new.

But there are so many to choose from …

Fortunately for you, I’ve done some research to find the ten best perfumes on the market for fifty-year old women.

So, if you’re looking for a new perfume, or if you’re buying a present for a special woman in your life, you can find something on my list.

Even though every single perfume on my list is wonderful, they are ranked in order, from best to worst.

At A Glance: Our Top Picks for Best Perfumes for 50 Year Old Woman

If you’re in a hurry, you can jump straight into our top picks (these are the perfumes that most people buy).

Top 10 Best Perfumes for 50 Year Old Woman 2020 – Our Reviews:

1. Chanel No. 5 – Top Pick

Sometimes the classics are the best.

A woman in her fifties prides herself on sophistication, as well as experience and class.

With Chanel’s most enduring scent you can be sure that you smell the same as you feel.

Breezing through the room with No.5 on you is a statement.

This perfume has history.

In 1921, Coco Chanel had the idea for a perfume that ‘smells like a woman, not a flower bed’.

This is an iconic fragrance, a proven classic, and must top every list of perfumes for fifty-year-old women.

2. 1881 by Cerruti – Runner-up

This is a mature, versatile perfume.

It is perfect to wear in the day.

The key to this fragrance is its sophistication.

It evokes a sense of fresh air.

But this lightness of odour turns into something sensual once the sun has gone down.

It has top notes of freesia, heart notes of jasmine, and base notes of sandalwood.

It came onto the market in 1995 and still smells as crisp and vibrant as it did back then.

This is a for a woman who knows who she is and is happy for the world to know it too.

3. Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne

According to a study by the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, when women sprayed themselves with the scent of grapefruit, they were perceived by men to be seven years younger.

That’s just one reason why Jo Malone’s Grapefruit Cologne is number three on our list.

It’s an uplifting scent.

Perfect for a woman who loves to smile.

Wearing this will turn heads, and make everyone ask:

‘She can’t really be in her fifties, can she?’

>> Check here the best Jo Malone fragrances that we reviewed.

4. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

It’s a best-selling perfume for a reason.

It’s more refreshing than an ice-cold glass of Prosecco at the end of a hot, summer day.

And, if you’re the sort of woman who likes to spend her summers sat outside, sipping a sparkling drink from a long-stemmed glass, wearing a glamorous dress, and dark sunglasses, then D&G’s floral fragrance is the perfect way to complete the outfit.

If you will never stop living la Dolce Vita then Dolce & Gabbana’s the right scent for you.

5. Laboratory Perfumes No 002 Gorse

This is the most unique perfume on our list.

Citrus and cardamom are the most pungent odours.

It is sunshine in a bottle.

Only women who like to talk should choose this fragrance because the smell is so singular and uncommon that you won’t be able to wear it without being asked:

‘What is that perfume you’re wearing?’

6. Chanel No 19

Chanel always does the job.

While this fragrance is sometimes compared to the No.5 that tops our list, we think that it is a wholly original perfume.

It is mysterious, hard to classify.

What is that musky base?

Is it leather?


It is an enigma in a bottle.

And perfect for fifty-year-old women who like to make the world guess, who are enigmatic themselves.

7. Magnifique by Lancome

Perfect for a career woman who leaves the house early in the morning without knowing when she’ll be back.

It has staying power, lasting longer than any of the other fragrances on our list.

It is packed with woody, floral notes, and has undertones of saffron, carraway, rose, jasmine, sandalwood, and nagarmotha.

Lancôme chose the name for a reason.

It is a magnificent perfume, for a magnificent woman.

8. Chloe Fleur de Parfum EDP

This is a stone-cold classic.

And, as with all classics, it is timeless.

At its heart, it is a truly feminine fragrance.

The name suggests that it will be a floral odour, and it doesn’t mislead.

Rose dominates, but cherry blossom and verbena flower are clearly present too.

It’s a beautiful smell.

It is a perfume that can be worn for life.

It isn’t defined by age, nor would it define a woman’s age.

There are some perfumes that suit certain women, and there are others, like this one, that suit all women, especially if you are proud of the woman you are.

9. Dior Diorella

No list of perfumes can be complete without at least one Dior fragrance on it.

We believe that Diorella is the most well-suited to fifty-year-old women.


Because it is simply fantastic!

Dior’s website describes it as having a ‘spicy freshness and spontaneous charm’.

We couldn’t agree more.

It screams free-spirit.

No matter how old you are, if you were once a rebel, you always will be.

You might not live like it now but wearing Diorella will give your secret away.

It’ll tell the world just how much of an original you are.

10. Trésor by Lancome

The final perfume on our list is another by Lancôme.

This is a fragrance that announces wisdom.

It is for a woman who has lived, who has fallen in love, and has the scars to show it.

It is the epitome of maturity.

Some of the other odours on our list are for women who are ageless, but Trésor is for women who refuse to hide the fact that they’re in their fifties.

They’re proud of the life they have led.

And why wouldn’t they be?

Trésor is a fragrance to be treasured, for a woman who treasures the life she has lived, and the memories that she has from it.

Final Thoughts

Well, that’s our list.

It wasn’t easy to rank them, because they are all wonderful perfumes, but there had to be a winner.

We think Chanel No.5 is the best.

It’s a classic, and for very good reason too. It’s stood the test of time.

Like a woman in her fifties who seems to get better with age, Chanel No.5 is just one of those fragrances that will always work and is the best choice for a fifty-year-old woman to wear!