There’s a good reason why floral scents are the most popular and bestselling fragrance family – they’re simply divine! Effortless to wear for any occasion, floral fragrances boast a beautiful concoction of some of the world’s most stunning aromas, including jasmine, peony, gardenia, lily of the valley, and of course, the classic rose.
As a fragrance family, they are instantly recognisable, but did you know floral notes are also pivotal in making many other fragrances? Notes such as jasmine and rose are often found in the heart, just waiting to be discovered after the top notes have evaporated. As well as being the foundation of many scents that work perfectly with other fragrance families – just add a touch of warming spice or delectable fruits, and you have even more to enjoy!
As you can tell, here at The Perfume Shop, we’re big fans of the light and flirtatious nature of floral perfume and today, we’re sharing with you five incredible floral fragrances you can discover instore and online.
1. My Way by Armani
As one of the newest floral fragrances to hit our shelves, Armani had to find a way to ensure it stood out from the crowd. So, how did they do this? My Way by Armani isn’t your standard run of the mill fragrance. Oh no, it features a coveted list of natural ingredients, lovingly harvested and distilled around the world in a way that opens a new era of sustainability. Top notes of orange blossom are extracted in India using a unique and completely natural process, while the creamy tuberose heart is extracted using an equally innovative method in India. Not only does My Way have the makings of a truly remarkable and memorable floral fragrance, but its refillable flacon and eco-conscious campaign highlight a new path of fragrance production.
2. Lady Million by Paco Rabanne
A common misconception of floral fragrances are they’re all soft and delicate, but Lady Million by Paco Rabanne is here to break the mould. Top notes of fresh and vibrant neroli, bitter orange and a ripple of raspberry appear playful and adventurous, while the heart of jasmine intensifies the aroma on the skin. This enticing bouquet of interesting floral notes is entwined with sweet and honey and sweet patchouli to create a pulsing, signature scent that elevates floral fragrances to a whole new level.
3. Bloom by Gucci
Designed to transport its wearer to a garden of flourishing flowers and botanical plants, Bloom by Gucci is the epitome of a green, floral fragrance. Soft but with an expressive touch, it has been created using only the very best in natural ingredients such as tuberose interlaced with natural Indian jasmine. However, as well as perfectly combining well-loved floral notes, it also features a note of another plant used in perfume for the first time – the Rangoon Creeper. First discovered in South India, it changes colour from white to red when in full bloom, and the vine’s flowers possess a slightly powdery floral scent.
4. Idôle by Lancôme
Fresh, clean and very classy Idôle by Lancôme is a perfume guaranteed to get people asking, ‘what are you wearing?’. Upon the first spray, you’re greeted with fresh pear and a generous hint of bergamot before it tries down into a delicate, rosy floral with soft and distinguished character. The heart of Turkish rose and Indian jasmine are a match made in heaven, while base notes of vanilla and musk dip in and out to create a floral fragrance ideal for everyday wear but particularly special on warmer days!
5. Jour D’Hermes Absolu By Hermes
When creating Jour D’Hermes Absolu, perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena wanted to express “the essence of femininity with flowers and nothing but flowers”, which he accomplished with a confident display of radiant gardenia, Sambac jasmine and sensual apricot flower. It has the power of elegance, truly astonishing longevity, and a perfectly smooth and intricate aroma. It’s everything you would desire in a floral perfume, and then some!