Learn about floral fragrances and find out which bestselling perfumes are inspired by flowers.
The scent of flowers does not require a discerning sense of smell in order to be appreciated. It should come as no surprise that floral scents are top inspirations for the formulation of perfumes and fragrances the world over. Floral fragrances contain one or several flower scents blended together to create a unique and memorable scent.
A better appreciation of fragrances requires an understanding of the various types of perfumes. Eau de Parfum or EDP represents 7-16% dilution of fragrance oils and elixirs and the longest lasting of all fine fragrances. Eau de Toilette (EDT) and Eau de Cologne (EDC) contain less concentration of oils and perfume elixirs with the former having 4-8% concentration and the latter with only 2-4% concentration of scented compounds.
The following is a list of the most popular floral perfumes and scents available in the market. First on the list is Estee Lauder’s Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia. This Eau de Parfum Spray bears a classic rich floral scent, which combines the rich essences of precious Tuberose and exotic Gardenia in a luxurious, exquisite fragrance.
Daisy by Marc Jacobs is a sparkling floral bouquet and among the best-selling floral fragrances. Daisy has a fresh, feminine and playful innocence with notes of strawberry, gardenia, violet, jasmine, red grapefruit, musk, vanilla and white woods. This perfume, launched in 2007, represents sophisticated beauty that has an eclectic and vintage flavor.
Paul Smith Rose Eau de Parfum has a living rose’s scent blended with Turkish rose oil and green tea with top notes of violet and magnolia flowers. Touches of cedar in a woody accord gives structure and depth to this addictive fragrance. If a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, Rose by Paul Smith leaves you with a fresh and modern yet memorable scent.
Elizabeth Taylor’s Gardenia is an intoxicating and evocative fragrance that could be a description of the actress herself. With notes of gardenia, lily of the valley, jasmine, white peony and white orchid, Gardenia is inspired by the fresh life in a garden. This fragrance is crisp and feminine and is great for casual wear.
Flora by Gucci is a subtle, sophisticated floral fragrance housed in a signature hexagonal bottle. It contains notes of citrus accord, peony, rose, osmanthus blossom, pink pepper and sandalwood. Gucci Flora perfectly represents the young and spontaneous yet classic and refined woman, taking inspiration from Princess Grace of Monaco, who is one of the most popular Gucci icons.
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea by Guerlain tells a story of an enchanting orange blossom with hints of honey and the delicate petals of the Syringa. This soft, dewy floral fragrance is said to have been inspired by a spring garden over a pale woody musk. Flora Nymphea is easily wearable and a perfect office-friendly floral fragrance.
These are but some of the many floral scents that have been developed and hardly represents the abundance of aromatics that flowers offer. Floral perfumes are lovely gifts to the special women in your life, and a wonderful mate to a bouquet of valentines day flowers or mothers day flowers. Floral fragrances exude romance, passion and femininity that every woman wants to experience.
Floral perfumes represent some of the oldest and most popular fragrances in history. New blends are being developed each day using the rarest and purest flowers for the most unique and lasting scents. When planning to gift an extraordinary woman with a special kind of perfume, knowing about floral fragrances is essential to select the perfect perfume for your woman.