When it comes to fragrances, no one should put florals in a corner. Though some might write them off as too girly or innocent, these perfumes are anything but one-note. In fact, our favorite floral fragrances embody intriguing dichotomies — they’re light and warm; they’re citrus-y and musky. And at the heart of each of them is a delicate and sophisticated set of middle notes rooted in soft and sultry blooms.
The best floral fragrances lure the senses. When paired with spicier notes, they can convey a feisty spirit. Lighter interpretations with notes of fresh spring can read as more approachable. Warmer notes like amber and sandalwood provide a sensuous depth. Whether you’re in need of a signature daily fragrance, something a bit more seductive for a night out or just want something that reflects your relaxed outlook, these perfumes deserve your attention.
The options for florals are truly endless, proving once and for all that they really are groundbreaking for spring — and every other season too, for that matter. These are a few of our favorites worth adding to your own arsenal.
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1. Elizabeth Arden White Tea
You can stop the search because we’re calling it — we found your signature fragrance. Notes of clary sage, white iris and a trio of musks intermingle harmoniously in this standout scent from Elizabeth Arden. The lighter top notes are expertly balanced by the warmth and depth of the woody musks that linger ever so deliciously on your skin. It’s floral without being too innocent and luxurious without being too sensual. In a word, it’s perfect.
2. Pacifica Persian Rose
Rose can be a divisive flower. For some it’s too romantic and feminine. For others, it’s all they want to wear. Whichever camp you fall into, there’s no denying how closely the flower and its scent are tied to love and beauty. If you fall into the latter group, we can’t help but think that Pacifica Persian Rose deserves at least some of your attention. And in case you needed any more convincing, we should note that this fragrance is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free. What’s not to love about that?
3. Lucky You Eau de Toilette
If you’re a jeans-and-tee kind of gal on a daily basis, we’re pretty sure Lucky You Eau de Toilette was made with you in mind. Bright and vibrant top notes of ruby red grapefruit and blue poppy set a light and citrus-y tone for this relaxed floral fragrance. Base notes of musk, amber and sandalwood anchor the scent with coziness and warmth.