Friday, April 12, 2013

The Best Floral Fragrances

Working in the fragrance industry, I come across and smell many different fragrances from around the world. Out of all of the fragrance categories, I adore floral fragrances - especially white florals with notes of jasmine, gardenia and tuberose.  I thought that a great way to end flower week (I hope that you enjoyed it) would be to share with you some of my favorite floral fragrances and let me tell you, I have quite a few.  I hope that everyone has a great weekend! I am excited because next week I have a great line-up of talented ladies holding down the fort while I am away.  Continue for more...

Bond No. 9 Saks Fifth Avenue for Her - One of my favorite fragrances - I love how the scent of jasmine mingles with notes of creamy vanilla. 
Acqua Di Parma Gelsomino Nobile - I adore this fragrance because it not only combines jasmine but tuberose.  This is a fluffy floral fragrance that always entrances me every time I wear it.  
Le Labo Jasmine 17 - I adore Le Labo, especially the fragrance Jasmine 17, which fuses with musk and earthy sandalwood creating a dimensional and complex scent.   
L'Artisan Parfumeur Thé Pour Un Été - Another all-time favorite that combines jasmine, green tea and linden flowers to create such a beautiful and easy wearing fragrance. 

CREED Fleurs de Gardenia - I love CREED fragrances, in particularly the fragrances that have been around for over a hundred years, like Fantasia de Fleurs, however, this fragrance launched last year and it has a feminine balance of black currants, peonies and gardenia.  
Kai Eau de Parfum - A somewhat tropical floral with a dominating note of heady gardenia. I especially love this fragrance in the body lotion form and candle.
Santa Maria Novella Gardenia - This storied line from Florence dates back to the days of Catherine di Medici. One of my favorites from Santa Maria Novella Gardenia as I love the greener side to this fragrance.  
Chanel Gardenia - Chanel's version of gardenia is a tad green with hints of vanilla and cream. 


Frédéric Malle Lipstick Rose - Frédéric Malle never fails to disappoint  Lipstick  Rose combines rose with candied violet to create an utterly gorgeous fragrance.  
L'Occitane Rose de Reines Eau de Parfum - A wonderfully light and watery rose that has the ability to really calm the senses.  
Byredo Rose Noir - This fragrance wanders to the darker side of the rose, combining Damascus rose with moss and musk.  
Stella McCartney Stella - A new favorite - Stella has the airiness of rose with a back of sensual vanilla.  

L'Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse aux Papillons - This L'Artisan fragrance is so delicate and beautiful, it combines ethereal tuberose and orange flower.  
Frederic Malle Carnal Flower - An ultra-feminine and classic fragrance that imparts a magical dose of tuberose and a bit of coconut.  
Gucci Flora Gracious Tuberose - This is another new discovery, I like how the headiness of tuberose mixes with peach and powdery violet.
Serge Lutens Tubéreuse Criminelle - A slightly bewitching floral that mingles with wintergreen and mint to create an interesting floral bouquet. 


  1. I actually hate floral scents–they give me such a headache! BUT my favorite perfume to wear is "Flowerbomb" by Viktor and Rolf, so that totally contradicts actually is more vanilla-y though. Love how you laid this post out!

  2. I'm not really a perfume girl, but I do love a good floral fragrance, as long as it's sort of subtle. I bet I'd really like the L'Occitane Rose!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  3. It's funny, because I usually am not a big fan of a ton of different florals, but my go to has always been Stella. Something about it isn't too overpowering.

  4. floral fragrances are my favorite. i personally love annick goutal 'gardenia passion', chloe EDP, and tocca 'florence.' i need to try out your jasmine suggestions - i love the scent of jasmine!

  5. Thanks so much for this post! I love jasmine and have been looking for a new perfume! Thanks! xoxo

  6. I always love smelling new perfumes! My go-to lately has been Lancome Vie Est Belle, so until I run out of that, I'll stick to it :)

  7. so many good suggestions here. i've been in a perfume rut for awhile, so i'll have to try some of these out to change it up a bit!

  8. What a wonderful selection! And such a useful post! Thank you! x

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  10. I loved flower week! I really like fragrances with jasmine in them but nothing overly floral. I hope you have a great vacation!!

  11. Loving all of these options! Such great picks. I always love Creed!! xo, Julie

  12. how helpful!! You have a few of the ones I love here! So nice to learn a bit more about them. I love the Creed, the St. M. Novella and the F. Malle. I hope you are having a wonderful trip.

  13. I keep hearing so much about Bond No.9....must try. Most scents trigger my allergies but jasmine with notes of vanilla just sounds yummy. Helpful post!

  14. Love flower scents! And Jasmine is one of my favorite!
    Thanks to you I think I'll try very soon Le Labo Jasmine 17 ;)