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The 10 Best Perfumes for Ladies & Lots More on Fragrance

Are you interested in buying a perfume refill but aren’t quite sure what to get? Interested in knowing what the best female fragrance is or what the best refill perfumes for ladies are? If so, you are in the right place. Let’s get started!

10 Best Female Fragrance Choices in Kenya (Includes a Versace Perfume)

  1. Princess by Vera Wang
  2. French Lilac Spray by Pacifica
  3. Cloud by Ariana Grande
  4. Embrace French Lavender and Tuberose by Vera Wang
  5. Amazing Grace by Philosophy
  6. Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier
  7. Lucky You by Lucky Brand
  8. Happy by Clinique
  9. Bright Crystal by Versace
  10. Design by Paul Sebastian

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What do you think is the best female fragrance? Please let me know by leaving a comment below.

best female fragrance winners over the years

Refill Perfumes

When you want to smell like you are wearing the best female fragrance but aren’t prepared to fork out the hefty price associated with them, then one way to go is refill perfumes.

A refill perfume, as the name suggests, is fragrance sold in a refillable spray bottle.

the best refill perfumes for ladies come in refillable spray bottles

Refill perfumes are designed to smell very similar to another–usually popular–perfume but cost only a fraction of the price.

When done right, these refill perfumes smell quite like the real thing and can easily cost as low as a quarter of the price.

How to Get A Perfume Refill

The easiest way to get a perfume refill is to return to the store where you purchased the refillable perfume and simply have your bottle refilled there.

In some major parfume stores, this perfume refill is done at fragrance fountains, giant vase-like vats of perfume often made out of glass or crystal, with a bronze or gold faucet to control pouring.

For some brands, you can even simply order the perfume refill online and top up the bottle you already have at home.

Angel Thierry Mugler being refilled

Refill Perfumes Names

Refill perfumes names are often simply based on the more expensive perfume they are made to smell like, but not always.

If you are looking to buy the best refill perfumes for ladies in Kenya, you can find a big selection at the fragrance store Scents. To find out more about Scents, click here.

refill perfumes have names based on the perfume they smell like

In the meantime, if you are wondering which refill perfume you should buy, here is a list of the 10 best refill perfumes for ladies available locally.

10 Best Refill Perfumes for Ladies

  1. Idole Refill Perfume
  2. Si Passione Refill Perfume
  3. Sweet Camillae Refill Perfume
  4. Sweet Passion Refill Perfume
  5. Versace Dylan Blue Refill Perfume
  6. White Tea Refill Perfume
  7. Narciso Rodriguez Refill Perfume
  8. Decadence Refill Perfume
  9. Creed Aventus F. Refill Perfume
  10. Cloud (Ariana Grande) Refill Perfume

Those are the best refill perfumes for ladies.

Not to leave the men out, here are some refill perfumes names that are currently very popular for men:

      1. Tobacco Vanille (Tom Ford)
      2. Tobacco Oud (Tom Ford)
      3. Lacoste White
      4. Infinite
      5. Dunhill Desire Blue
      6. Dior Homme Intense
      7. Black By Kenneth Cole
      8. Uomo Signature
      9. 212 Wild Party Fever

Refill perfumes on a shelf

Perfume Shops Where You Can Buy the Best Female Fragrance in Kenya

Scents: The Perfume Spot (Nairobi)

In response to a question I posed about recommendations for perfume stores in Nairobi, a reader of my blog, Mose, left a comment about Scents : The Perfume Spot Nairobi, a perfume store in downtown Nairobi.

In case it might be useful to you, let me reproduce what he wrote here.

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Go to Scents: The Perfume Spot (Nairobi) to buy the best female perfumes in Kenya
Scents : The Perfume Spot Nairobi

Mose first wrote:

Hi Biche. Thanks for this helpful info. Have you tried a shop called Scents : The Perfume Spot Nairobi. It as [sic] on Muindi Mbingu Street near Jeevanjee Gardens next to Family Bank and opposite Barclays bank. They have a wide variety…even of latest perfumes and very good customer service. Thanks. Mose

To which I responded:

Hi Mose,

Welcome to Chick About Town!

No, I haven’t been to Scents : The Perfume Spot Nairobi before but it sounds interesting. Thanks for leaving a comment about it. What’s their price range like?


Mose then responded to my question with:

Biche, their designer perfumes range from 4K to 29K. It’s worth checking it out. Thanks,

best female perfumes in Kenya: designer perfumes

Now, you know.

If you ever do try out Scents please let me know what you thought in a comment below.

10 Best Body Splash for Ladies in Kenya

If you are in the mood for fragrance in your life, but are looking for something lighter (and cheaper) than perfume, then body splashes are a good option.

Sol de Janeiro Body Spray
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist

Here are 10 of the best body splashes for ladies in Kenya.

  1. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist
  2. Pacifica Beauty Island Vanilla Perfumed Hair & Body Mist
  3. Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Fine Fragrance Mist
  4. Victoria’s Secret Aloha From Paradise Fragrance Mist
  5. Body Fantasies Signature Cotton Candy Fragrance Body Spray
  6. Body Fantasies Signature Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Body Spray
  7. Into The Night Fine Fragrance Mist by Bath & Body Works
  8. Moonlight Path Fine Fragrance Mist by Bath & Body Works
  9. Body Fantasies Signature Fresh White Musk Fragrance Body Spray
  10. A Thousand Wishes Fine Fragrance Mist by Bath & Body Works

A thousand wishes by by bath and body works

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10 Best Men Perfumes in Kenya (Includes Acqua di Gio)

  1. Midnight Voyage by Nautica
  2. Club de Nuit Intense by Armaf
  3. For Him by Raw Chemistry
  4. Eros by Versace
  5. Curve by Liz Claiborne
  6. The Dreamer by Versace
  7. Acqua di Giò by Giorgio Armani
  8. Black by Kenneth Cole
  9. Cool Water by Davidoff
  10. Cremo Blue Cedar and Cypress by Cremo

Versace Eros can be bought at scents kenya

Photo Credits: Pinterest,, Vix, Byrdie, Byrdie, The Perfume Society

30 thoughts on “The 10 Best Perfumes for Ladies & Lots More on Fragrance”

Biche: How could you go from Anaïs Anaïs to Rose Essentielle? I was just wondering what were the steps in between? Because I feel something must have gone wrong along the way. Just a personal opinion, but I don’t like this Rose Essentielle.

Hi Muthoni,

I see you also wait for people who travel to buy your perfume. I tell you, it’s the perfect gift! 🙂

Let us know which perfume you settle on, once you purchase.

Welcome to ChickAboutTown!


Hehehehehe Rafiki,

I totally get where you are coming from but as the French say les goûts et les couleurs ne se discutent pas (essentially: there’s no accounting for tastes)!

Truthfully, Anaïs Anaïs is not my style at all. I find it’s too soft, floral, and subtle. I like stronger, “clean” smells. My Mom just says I like “murky” perfumes. (What?!) I can’t really enumerate the steps between Anaïs Anaïs and Rose Essentielle because my adventurous spirit can be evidenced in my choice of perfumes too (as a rule I never buy the same perfume more than once). Some of the perfumes that I’ve used of the years which still stand out for me are: L’Eau d’Issey (by Issey Miyake), Parfum d’Été (by Kenzo), Lalique (by Lalique), Sotto Voce (by Laura Biagiotti), Acqua di Gio and Sensi (both by Armani), and Deep Red (by Hugo Boss). (Does that sort of explain how I could go from Anaïs Anaïs to Rose Essentielle ;-))?

What are you preferences in fragrances for men and women?


Biche: That path from Anaïs Anaïs to Rose Essentielle has some very strange turns and twists. And why do you never buy the same perfume again? Maybe you have just not found your perfect one yet? Or maybe you are you an energetic person always on the move? How stable are your relationships? Have you tried Chanel no 22 or Chance (also by Chanel)?
My favorite ones would be Voile de Jasmin by Bvlgari for women Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger for men.

Hi Rafiki,

On your recommendation, I made it a point to smell Voile de Jasmin. Great stuff (but a little subtle for me)! As for not buying the same perfume twice, it’s a long story that involves my Dad’s younger brother, a second bottle of Acqua di Gio, and a long cross-country journey on the back of a pick-up truck that ruined Acqua di Gio for me forever! I guess I realized then that you never can quite love the second owning of a perfume like you did the first. After that, I just learned to embrace the change of perfume that occured when each bottle would run out. Frankly, now I’ve come to love this change! I would never consider settling down to only one perfume. It has nothing to do with not having found the perfect perfume yet – they’re just so many good ones to try! (And no, that’s not my policy when it comes to relationships, though some may argue that that’s why I am always in and out of relationships. Hehehehe…may these words never come back to haunt me! 🙂

Oh, also, I think Chanel No.22 is really nice too. I remember that being one of my favorites among my mother’s perfumes when I was younger. I see you have good taste! 🙂


Biche, sorry for my late response (I was out in the parks and on the beach and with family), but you have really clarified a lot and I am now getting your point and I actually agree with you (and yes, you got taste as well, thanks for the compliment), although I can buy the same perfume twice without problem.
Good that you were able to sample Voile de Jasmin. I hope you will be able to savour Tommy as well (best done on a real man)…

Ha ha ha Rafiki,

I will work on smelling that Tommy on a real man (but if that fails, I will just go to a perfume counter and catch a whiff). I am glad you are enjoying the festive season, please continue doing so as it is far from over!


hi biche… Hoping u still running the shop! I was interested in the same business though am outside nairobi or rather am in nakuru. Jus wondering can i be able to purchase at wholesale price? Pliz inbox via my facebook – brianmoses lukania k o…appreciated!

I love the duty free perfumes, and am glad to know Nakumatt has the same. But I cant get my favourite “Dior Addict: To Life”

Hi WaNganga,

Welcome to Chick About Town!

The particular store I went to was the one at Nakumatt Prestige. There was also a Sensations outside Nakumatt Lifestyle. I am not sure about the Junction. Maybe at the back of the store? You’ll have to check.

Good luck, and I hope you find what you are looking for! 🙂


Hi Biche. Thanks for this helpful info. Have you tried a shop called Scents. It as on Muindi Mbingu Street near Jeevanjee Gardens next to Family Bank and opposite Barclays bank. They have a wide variety…even of latest perfumes and very good customer service. Thanks. Mose

Hi Mose,

Welcome to Chick About Town!

No, I haven’t been to Scents before but it sounds interesting. Thanks for leaving a comment about it. What’s their price range like?


Hi Biche. I appreciate your effort and details in pointing out where to find authentic perfumes in Nairobi. Have you considered Smartcell Fashion. They are located along Kenyatta Avenue, Phoenix House, 2nd Floor.They stock authentic fragrances at discounted prices. Check them on

It’s my pleasure, Joe.

How about purchasing fragrance online on Jumia? There doesn’t seem to be a lot of choice, but if you know what you are looking for, it might do the trick.

(I have never bought fragrance in Kampala. I can’t help you there.)


Hi John,

Welcome to Chick About Town!

Thanks for letting me know about your blog. I did check it out, and I particularly liked all your Top 10 lists. I wish you great success with your blog!


Hello OurPerfumes,

Welcome to Chick About Town, and thank you for your comment! 🙂

I am glad you agree with my fragrance recommendations in this post.