These 7 floral fragrances will make you rethink botanical notes
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / May 17 2021
Whenever we hear the term ‘floral fragrance’ we’re immediately transported to shopping trips with our mother, begrudgingly being dragged through dusty department stores while some poor shop assistant intermittently spritzes perfumed clouds of powdery rose-smelling bouquets directly into the faces of shoppers. A harrowing fever dream to say the least.
Lucky for us, these days are long gone, thanks to modern floral fragrances that honour the scents of their botanically inspired formulas in playful and refreshing ways.
So, take your time and smell the roses – you never know, you might just find that you enjoy floral fragrance after all.
This troupe of floral-inspired aromatics will make you rethink herbaceous scents entirely.
Givenchy L'Interdit Millesime Eau de Parfum
An iconic ode to Egyptian orange blossom, this multifaceted fragrance honours the varying, seductive notes of the white floral bloom with the addition of heady florals like neroli and tuberose. Enchantingly addictive and warm, the scent of orange blossom is supported by spicy touches of bitter orange and ginger, patchouli, musk and vetiver.
Jo Malone London Frangipani Flower Cologne
The doldrums of day-to-day living got you down? Then we suggest adding a few spritzes of this uplifting fragrance to your routine and enjoying the tropical splashes of frangipani and lemon, accented with blooms of jasmine and ylang ylang, with a final yet grounding addition of sandalwood.
Issey Miyake A Drop D'Issey EDP
Soak yourself in the essential aroma of heady lilac blooms with just a drop of this musky floral fragrance. Cedarwood and almond milk accord lend a sense of brewing comfort to this unexpected daytime spritz.
It’s time to take your newfound obsession with florals into the depths of the night with this rich bouquet. Boasting delectably sensual notes of black tea cashmeran, leather accord, tobacco leaves, birch tree and oakmoss, this syrupy scent adds character to any ensemble… or lack thereof.
BDK Tubereuse Imperiale Eau de Parfum
Intoxicatingly sweet, this oriental floral fragrance pays homage to a rich blend of white florals, woods, incense and vanilla. Indian tuberose, Comoros ylang ylang, jasmine sambac, iris, and Egyptian jasmine and geranium create a verdant potion that will entice any who have the opportunity to bask in this bouquet. Prepare to be bewitched.
Penhaligon's The Revenge of Lady Blanche
Forget the expected and dabble in the mystery of this sensuous accord that embraces an opulent air, delivering a refined and delicate tincture with hidden depth thanks to notes of orris, narcissus and hyacinth.
Elizabeth Arden White Tea Wild Rose EDT
Certainly not your grandmother’s favourite rose-scented bouquet by any means, this warm and wild spritz is a love letter to private pleasures. Think of a morning spent in linen sheets with a comforting cup of tea, while the sensual scent of crushed rose petals and salt spray drifts through the room.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and beautyheaven.