Whether a single note or an intoxicating blended bouquet, floral fragrances have been and remain a favorite among women around the world.
In general, floral scents fall into two categories, soft florals and fruity florals. Soft florals are feminine and fresh, typically touting notes of rose, lilac, lavender, peony, or gardenia. Fruity florals are what I tend to prefer, adding a bit of sweetness to the mix with notes of green apple, coconut, or a splash of citrus. While I think picking a fragrance is a completely personal experience, I hope these suggestions will at least provide you with a starting point.
In the soft florals category I’d try:
Clinique Happy – This fragrance seems to have a serious following, as it should. It’s an uplifting scent that intermingles Boysenberry Bush flower and Hawaiian Wedding flower with a sparkling note of bergamot.
Guerlain Insolence – Violet is at the heart of this exuberant perfume, blended perfectly with red berries, a hint of orange blossom, rose, and sophisticated iris.
Givenchy Very Irresistible – Very Irresistible is exactly what its name implies, combining five different varieties of roses with an unexpected twist of verbena leaf and star anise.
Ralph Lauren Romance – A timeless scent that mixes classic floral notes of rose, marigold, freesia, and violet with earthy patchouli and musk.
For fruity florals spritz on:
Philosophy Falling in Love – The sweetest of all my picks, Falling in Love is a romantic blend of vanilla, jasmine, lily of the valley, and blackberry. It’s lovely.
Dior Addict Shine – Feminine chic captures the essence of this fragrance, combining crisp cedrat with gardenia, raspberry, and rich cedar wood.
Flora by Gucci – As sophisticated as the Princesses that inspired this fragrance, Flora is an elegant arrangement of citrus, peony, and rose topped off with a twist of spicy pink pepper.