Top teen perfumes

Teens are primarily attracted to light, fresh scents and like to experiment with different fragrances. And it's not just the girls. According to the July 26, 2005 edition of the marketing publication, "Direct," 82 per cent of American teenage boys use fragrances. Signature fragrances branded by celebrities are particularly popular with teens, especially girls. According to the May 2008 edition of "Fashion Industry Today," celebrity-branded fragrances accounted for 23 per cent of the top-selling 100 fragrances in 2005, and with more than 300 new perfumes introduced each year, competition is fierce.

Curious By Britney Spears (Elizabeth Arden)

Curious, inspired by singer Britney Spears, originated in the United States in 2004. Its floral elements come from lotus blossom, Anjou pear, star jasmine, pink cyclamen and tuberous. It has an undertone derived from blond woods, vanilla, musk and sandalwood.

Glo By J Lo (Coty)

Glo has a soft floral scent derived from orange blossom, rose and iris and has an accent of pink grapefruit. Its underlying scents consist of vanilla, soft amber, musk and sandalwood. Glo, inspired by singer/actress Jennifer Lopez, originated in the U.S. in 2002. In its first month, Glo sales reached £11 million. It surpassed its projected first-year income of £30 million in less than 6 months.

Light Blue (Dolce & Gabbana)

Light Blue comes from Italy and debuted in 2001. It has a fresh floral and fruity scent consisting of Sicily cedar, Granny Smith apple, bamboo, bluebells and white rose. Subtle accents of amber and musk round out the fragrance.

Sugar (Fresh)

Sugar, introduced in 1999, is an American perfume with a crisp, citrus scent consisting of Brazilian sweet orange, bergamot and lemon combined with heliotrope and white lily. It also contains traces of caramel, vanilla and marjoram.

W (Banana Republic)

W is an American fragrance, introduced in 1995. Its fresh floral scent comes from honeysuckle, Clementine and bergamot essences, combined with the fragrances of green leaves, lily of the valley, amber, musk and white mahogany.

L'eau D'issey (Issey Miyake)

L'eau D'issey is a French perfume introduced in 1992. "Seventeen" magazine describes it as "stunning, luminous [and] classic." It has a crisp, fresh scent of lotus blossom, rose water, peony, white lily, osmanthus and carnation with traces of musk, amber and precious woods.

Close (Gap)

Close is an American perfume introduced in 2009. It has a crisp floral and citrus scent containing almond blossom, cassis, pink grapefruit, citrus, jasmine, freesia, daphne odora and heliotrope. Its underlying scents are musk, sandalwood, vanilla and transparent amber.

White Tea (Bvlgari)

White Tea is an Italian perfume introduced in 2005. Its exotic scent comprises green sap, bergamot, mimosa, Prelude rose, lily of the valley and jasmine, with traces of musk, ambrette seeds and iris.

Pure Grace (Philosophy)

Pure Grace has a soft floral fragrance with overtones of bergamot, water lily, lavender and jasmine and a subtle undertone of musk. It originated in the United States with a 2004 debut.

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Lisa Dorward was a corporate financial executive and business consultant for more than 15 years before becoming a writer in 2003. She has B.A. degrees in both history and creative writing and earned her M.F.A. in creative writing in 2008, specializing in novel-length historical fiction.