Every culture, generation and race love giving (and receiving) flowers. It adds colour and fragrance to the world. Without it, plants would just be green, and the world would be a far more boring place (let’s not even get into the fact that they are crucial to our very survival – pollination and bees and all that very important stuff). Giving someone special flowers is a true gesture of love and kindness and let’s be honest, which women can resist a beautiful bouquet of flowers?
In Johannesburg and Pretoria, the floral kingdom really shows off every October when the purple flowers of the Jacaranda’s start to bloom and our streets look like vivid Monet paintings, not to mention the subtle honeysuckle aroma that fills the air, which is the cherry on top for me.
Flowers are the cornerstone of most modern female perfumes, and different families of flowers are used to create interesting heart notes in our favourite perfumes. The most common olfactory groups of flowers are: firstly, the famous, luxurious and expensive “rose” accord, which is often boosted with the minty rose smell of geranium; Then you have the very in-vogue “white flowers” which are strong, heady, sweet and some are even a little spicy, these include jasmine, tuberose, ylang-ylang and orange blossom. There are also powdery florals like Iris and Violet. The deliciously smooth and buttery Iris note is not actually taken from the Iris flower but from its bulb. Lastly, there is the not-so -flowery, Lavender, that is often used in men’s perfumes.
Whichever floral olfactory family you love we have the perfect perfume for you
Here are our top pick floral fragrances:
Eden Perfumes top 5 floral fragrances:
White Floral Notes
A scent similar to Eros Pour Femme by Versace.
Accords: Citrus, White Floral, Woody, Musky and Fresh
Notes: Lemon Blossom, Sicilian Lemon, Pomegranate, Jasmine Sambac, Calabrian Bergamot, Peony and Musk.
Description: At the top of this beautiful floral fragrance lies Sicilian Lemon, pomegranate accords and bergamot. At the middle is Jasmine Sambac and peonies, and the base is filled with sandalwood, musk and other woodsy notes.
A scent similar to Gabrielle by Chanel.
Accords: Citrus, Woody, and White Floral
Notes: Citrus, Jasmine, Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang, Orange Blossom, Sandalwood, and Musk
Descriptions: White florals dominate this fragrance which will make your day bright and sunny and full of smiles.
A scent similar to La Nuit Tresor a la Folie by Lancome.
Accords: Vanilla, Balsamic, Sweet, Fruity, Rose and Fresh
Notes: Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Red Currant, Benzoin, Demask Rose, Ambroxan and Patchouli
Description: It starts off sweet and fruity with litchi, strawberries and pears. As it matures, the smooth and sweet caramel, vanilla and Tonka bean reveal themselves. And at the end the coffee, liquorice, patchouli and rose keeps you wanting more. This fragrance is edible! Like a smooth and creamy dessert. Please don’t eat it.
Geranium & Lavender Notes
A scent similar to Sauvage by Dior.
Accords: Fresh Spicy, Amber, Aromatic, Citrus and Musky
Notes: Ambroxan, Bergamot, Pepper, Sichuan, Lavender, Pink Pepper, Cedar, Vetiver, Geranium, Patchouli, Labdanum and Elemi
Description: This fresh and raw composition opens with top notes of pepper and bergamot. The heart is filled with geranium, pink pepper, lavender, vetiver, patchouli and elemi. The base includes cedar, labdanum and ambroxan.
Iris & Lavender Notes
A scent similar to Dior Homme Intense by Christian Dior
Accords: Woody, Floral, Powdery, Aromatic
Notes: Iris, Ambrette, Lavender, Cedar Wood, Vetiver
Description: This luxurious men’s fragrance is full of class, giving the wearer a wealthy and exclusive image. It is also sweet and warm which will be ideal for day and night this Autumn and Winter.
Come test our beautiful floral perfumes for yourself. Eden Perfumes will be at the Johannesburg International Flower Show hosted by Waterfall Park, from 30 November – 3 December. Visit their website www.johannesburgflowershow.com for the full 5-day program.