Floral Fragrances Explained

Floral scents are infused with a flower essence, which lends soft, romantic, and feminine aspects to the fragrance story. While the rose bouquet is what we traditionally think of when we hear the words floral fragrance, this profile has many variations. 

Green: Daffodils and narcissus are used in floral green scents. Their light fragrance adds bright notes to the composition like the first touches of spring.

Rosey: This traditional floral is the foundation and heart of many fragrances. Rose, geraniums, or peonies can be used to create scents that are soft and romantic.  

Spice: Carnations are often used to lend a touch of spice. These flowers are infused with subtle notes of clove and vanilla. Another spice floral is immortal, also known as helichrysum. This small yellow Mediterranean flower has light notes of curry and subtle hints of maple sweetness.  

Powder: Powdery notes have made a comeback. This classic can be cultivated from mimosa, violets, or iris. Iris roots, with their long cultivation times, make for an expensive and luxurious addition to a fragrance story.

White Flowers: Sensual florals such as jasmine, ylang ylang, lily, and frangipani draw us in with their sweet smell.  This is because they are designed to attract pollinators such as bees.