We’ve scoured the internet to bring you our short list of the best online boutiques where you can buy perfumes. In words and pictures below. 


The most innovative: NoseIf you often struggle with the idea of choosing a perfume online that is right for you, why not leave it to the experts at Nose and their perfume diagnostic test. You will be given 5 recommended fragrances and samples from which you can find the one that is right for you!


The most luxurious: Net-A-PorterWith the most luxurious perfume names all under one roof, it is hardly surprising that Net-A-Porter is renowned for its fragrance selection with names such as Helmut Lang, Atelier Cologne and Byredo to name but a few. Scented candles complete the panoply of perfumed products on offer.


The most aristocratic: PenhaligonsIf it is good enough for the royal family, then it’s good enough for us! Made from the finest rare ingredients, Penhaligons’ range of original scents have been created with the “discerning eccentrics of today” in mind.


The most iconic: ChanelWe all know No.5, Coco and Chance, but do you know, for example, Chanel’s range of ‘Les Exclusifs’? The sixteen fragrances have each been inspired by Gabrielle Chanel herself – her favourite places, symbols and materials – and can now be found in the form of timeless and utterly elegant perfumes.


The most complete: SephoraWith every perfume under the sun from the big-brand names such as Dior, Chloé, Prada and Marc Jacobs, it can be hard to choose from the plethora of options on offer. But do not fret, Sephora’s fragrance IQ quiz will whittle down the choices to ensure you find what you are looking for.


The most Parisian: Annick GoutalAnnick Goutal’s perfumes have been garnering fans since the launch of her first two cult French scents, Petite Chérie and Eau d’Hadrien, in the seventies. We’ve fallen a little bit in love with ‘Un Matin d’Orage’ and ‘Eau du Sud’ for their freshness or ‘Songes’ for its more sultry, tuberose notes.


The most classic: DiptyqueDiptyque’s unisex perfumes have taken the world by storm since their first creation in 1968. Since then, numerous creations have come to life in their Parisian ateliers as eaux de toilettes, solid perfumes and even roll-on forms.


The most English: Jo MaloneWith scents that are woody, spicy, floral, fruity or citrus-based, there is literally something for everyone at Jo Malone. The brand is renowned for mixing beautiful and sophisticated ingredients together. We are fans of the new Myrrh and Tonka confection and the more classic Lime Basil and Mandarin cologne.


The most Italian: Acqua di ParmaThis recognisable Italian brand of the bright yellow packaging uses a selection of flowers in their perfumes that can be found within the grounds of the Italy’s oldest aristocratic villas such as magnolia, jasmine and rose. The result? Scents that are redolent of summer breezes and Mediterranean gardens.


The most contemporary: L’Artisan ParfumeurClassic ingredients but with a contemporary twist, the perfumes at L’Artisan Parfumeur are fresh and sharp with exotic ingredients. And we’re also totally in love with the deep blue perfume bottle…