Fragrance notes: floral

Friday, 12 July 2013

By far the most common and popular of all fragrances, florals are loved by both older and younger women. Florals can consist of a single note or a complex bouquet of different flowers.

Simpler than some of the other fragrance families, florals are mostly made up of notes from different flowers, but form part of all the other families too. You will seldom come across a scent that does not have at least one floral note.

Floral fragrances

Because of this, the variety in scents is incredibly large. They can be soft, strong, sweet or spicy – it just depends on the other notes added to them. Some of the most common floral notes include rose, jasmine, patchouli and lily. Whatever your type of floral, one thing is certain – this is by far the most feminine of the fragrance families!

Here, a few of our favourite floral fragrances:

1. Issey Miyake L’eau D’Issey EDP 50ml, R995

2. Elie Saab Le Parfum EDP 50ml, R795

3. Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT 50ml, R840

4. Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater EDT 100ml, R700

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Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. thokozilemohohole

    Anything radiant, bright and sweet. I love it equals to floral.

    5 years ago •

  1. Noflower

    I love all of the above, Wish i had money to buy all of them.

    6 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    I love floral fragrances with rose notes that is not too overpowering and cloyingly sweet. These look awesome! Issey Miyake is great, but smell better on my friend.

    6 years ago •

  1. Ramonyaluoe

    I love Daisy by Marc Jacobs. Mostly because I got it as a gift but I’d definitely buy it!

    6 years ago •

  1. Ping

    I love the rosewater by Crabtree & Evelyn. The bottle is so so so pretty!

    6 years ago •

  1. Noflower

    I love Issey Miyake L’eau D’Issey EDP, it’s the best.

    6 years ago •

  1. Kristel89

    I love floral perfumes. Would like to try Issey Miyake.

    6 years ago •

  1. Daisy

    I love the floral scents, my favourite is Elie Saab.

    6 years ago •

  1. Nancy Katy

    These Perfumes are so beautiful. I love florals, they are my favorite. I’m loving just looking at them now, makes me want to go buy them. The Daisy by Marc Jacobs has such a beautiful bottle. The Rosewater by Crabtree and Evelyn is girly and everything that I love.

    6 years ago •

  1. Jeftha

    I wouldn’t normally go for a floral perfume – but Issey Miyake I find quite sensual too!

    6 years ago •

  1. Khensani

    I find most florals a bit too girly for me but I can’t not love lilac.

    6 years ago •

  1. fay

    Definitely my most loved fragrance category. I have both Issey Miyake and Elie Saab and they are firm favourites!

    6 years ago •

  1. AmyR

    I’m such a girly-girl but I LOVE floral scents. Issey Miyake is one of my favourites.

    6 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    I love florals and the smell of rosewater. I’ll test the Crabtree & Evelyn one.

    6 years ago •

  1. Peach

    There is nothing quite like floral scents!

    6 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    Daisy by Marc Jacobs is a stunner of a fragrance! The floral notes aren’t as overpowering as some others that would fall into this category. It’s quite pricy for only a 50ml, but it is worth the splurge.

    6 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    I do love this option too, especially rose or jasmine

    6 years ago •

  1. Miss Addy M

    Love the floral scents…but I still think fruity scents are the winner!!!

    6 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    Hmm I love the Marc Jacobs bottle and would love to try the Ellie Saab it sounds like it could be a great fragrance

    6 years ago •

  1. me

    Only now in my ‘older’ years do I like floral fragrances, but still very mild.

    6 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    The Marc Jacobs bottle is cute but i am interested to smell the Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater. I love the smell of floral scents as long as it is not too sweet, that gives me a headache.

    6 years ago •

  1. Jan

    I love Elie Saab – it is my absolute favourite!
    I Also love Daisy by Marc Jacobs – pretty little bottle.

    6 years ago •

  1. Nicksta

    Marc Jacobs Daisy is my favourite!

    6 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    I love the floral scents, but the soft ones.

    6 years ago •

  1. TJK

    These are definitely my favourite smells!

    6 years ago •

  1. Carlene

    I adore floral scents in summertime and the Elie Saab perfume is divine!

    6 years ago •

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