Words: Charlie Leeves
The terms thrown around in the fragrance world can sometimes be overwhelming. You’re probably thinking floriental scents sound cool but what exactly are floriental scents? Luckily for you, we have all the answers!
What are floriental scents?
Floriental scents are a combination of the two fragrance families: floral and oriental. We love floriental perfumes here at The Perfume Shop, that bright and uplifting nature of floral perfumes with the bold and deep woody spice of oriental perfumes. What you get from these perfumes is a fresh new take on traditional scents and trust us when we say they combine the best of both worlds.
Floriental by Comme des Garçons
Floriental by Comme des Garçons is the perfect embodiment of a floriental fragrance. The spicy Omani incense in the top notes hits you with a powerful aroma but this is quickly softened by the sharp citrus flower in the heart notes. Then, woody notes of Australian sandalwood and Spanish labdanum provide international class and boldness to the perfume. When two fragrance families mix this well together you won’t want to stop wearing.
Oud by AXIS
Elegant, stylish, fashionable – need I go on? Oud by Axis is the perfect masculine fragrance for the modern man. It perfectly balances bright and dark notes without delivering a sensory overload! Cool and fresh top notes of citrus and tangy bergamot blend with the floral orange blossom in the heart. After these have lifted, you are left with confident woody base notes of oud and amber that offer a beautiful contrast to what has come before. The modern man isn’t defined by one thing, don’t let your perfumes be defined by one either.
Eau de Soleil Blanc by Tom Ford
Eau de Soleil Blanc is as bright as the midday sun yet is as mysterious as the dark side of the moon (that’s for all you Mulan fans out there!). With just one spray you’re instantly hit by a soft wave of relaxing top notes. The neroli and bergamot dance around playfully teasing you with hints of sweet orange and then spicy pink peppercorns. Next, floral jasmine and orange blossom combine to give the scent a floral fragrant punch. Finally, the deep and heavy tonka bean and benzoin in the base notes round of this fragrance changing your perceptions of it.
Gentleman Givenchy by Givenchy
Gentleman Givenchy by Givenchy certainly lives up to its name. It’s a classy floriental scent that combines comfort with moody base notes. Top notes of pepper instantly spice up this modern scent. Next delicate floral notes of lavender and iris contrast the raw spiciness of the top notes giving the scent a smooth rich feel. Then comes the base notes of woody patchouli and elegant vanilla that perfectly round off this luxurious perfume. Gentleman Givenchy by Givenchy provides what can only be described as a mysterious blend of soft and sharp; this floriental fragrance really is the best of both worlds.
The One For Men Intense by Dolce & Gabanna
The One For Men Intense by Dolce & Gabbana is a sweet and woody fragrance. Floral top notes of light golden neroli essence and cypress combine to create a sophisticated, charming, and seductive scent. Woody patchouli lingers in the base notes creating an incredibly long-lasting fragrance. Ultimately, this is a unique olfactory experience; the dark and mysterious oriental notes in The One For Men Intense are lifted by the airy and fresh floral notes which provide the perfect fragrance to wear every day.
Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford
Velvet Orchid is another powerful and seductive fragrance from Tom Ford. Floral notes of Jasmine and Turkish rose are lifted by decadent sweet honey. The orchid punch in the heart comes from the combination of cattleva leopoldii orchid and black orchid which helps bring the floral elements. Then comes notes of aromatic woody myrrh and soft comforting vanilla. This yin and yang of floral and oriental notes provides the ultimate feel good floriental fragrance.
Guilty Black by GUCCI
Unlock your devilish side with Guilty Black by Gucci. Utterly irresistible and infinitely playful, Guilty Black fearlessly combines floral and oriental to create a fragrance that is distinctive and instinctive. Immediately you are taken on a winding journey from spicy to sweet when the pink pepper and red fruits play off each other in the top notes. Next violet explodes through in the heart notes tempting you to come closer. Woody patchouli and amber entice you when they finally emerge in the base notes. Ultimately this is a dark and twisted fragrance perfect for a night out. You certainly won’t feel guilty turning heads when wearing this fragrance.
Flower by Kenzo
Stroll around a summer’s garden and take in that sensory explosion that is occurring around you -that very essence is Flower by Kenzo. As can be expected, this fragrance is bursting with distinct floral notes. Everywhere you turn you are met with floral goodness – the Bulgarian rose in the top note gives way to the fresh hedione and cyclosal. However, it is in the heart notes that this fragrance finds its feet; the musky and earthy opopanax and white musk deliver the needed oriental contrast that stops the flower power from overpowering the scent. Perfect for summer or winter, Flower by Kenzo is one of our favourite floriental scents and we know it will be one of yours as well.
Euphoria by Calvin Klein
You may think that it is impossible to capture excitement and happiness in a bottle, but Calvin Klein have managed to achieve this with Euphoria. Fruity pomegranate in the top note triggers memories of holidays in the sun whereas floral lotus blossom and dark black orchids seep through from the heart notes. Finally, liquid amber and mahogany wood add an extra dimension to this euphoric scent by contrasting everything that came before it. Euphoria by Calvin Klein sets new limits, it combines femininity with mystery – if you want the best of both worlds then you want Euphoria.
Flowerbomb Midnight by VIKTOR & ROLF
Captivating and explosive, Flowerbomb Midnight by VIKTOR & ROLF is not a subtle fragrance – even the grenade shaped bottle stands out from the rest. Floral highs of night-blooming jasmine and peony are sharpened by bergamot in the top notes. Then the fragrance evolves revealing the hidden spice of pink pepper which lingers lights on the skin. Flowerbomb Midnight transforms into a soft rich woody scent in the base note where patchouli and white musk roam free. Quintessentially floral and addictive, Flowerbomb Midnight ultimately reminds you that all the best things happen after dark.
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