This is the typical family of female fragrances and encompasses more than half of all women’s creations. As well as the huge variety of flowers available from nature, synthetic or reproduction molecules are also used in the fragrance industry, in order to recreate flowers which are either too rare or too delicate to undergo traditional extraction methods. From the single floral note (soliflore) to the combination with other facets, the kaleidoscope of floral perfumes offers an infinite number of shades, from the freshest to the most embracing.
Every flower has been a source of inspiration for perfume creators and it is impossible to cite all of them: the Rose which is so dear to the creations of Parfums by Rosine, and is coloured in an infinite number of tones in Nahema by Guerlain, to Sa Majesté La Rose by Serge Lutens and in all the variations in Very Irresistibile by Givenchy. The Violet, exalted by Ludovico Borsari in Violetta di Parma, reveals a romantic heart in Paris by YSL and in Valentino Donna Classico. Chloe and Giorgio di Beverly Hills started the fashion for the intense notes of the tuberose, which is the dominant theme in Blonde by Gianni Versace and Fragile by Gaultier. Jasmine the symbol of Joy by Patou with its delicate sensual embracing character is present in a multitude of successful female fragrances. More fresh and spring-like is Lilly of the Valley which marked the launch of Diorissimo by Dior, whilst exotic Ylang heightens the seductive character of Fidji by Guy Laroche and Estee by Estee Lauder.
The blending of flowers, citrus fruits and marine notes launched by Parfum d’Ete by Kenzo and L’eau D’Issey per Donna, gave rise to very fresh fragrances, full of naturalness and innocence; whilst fruity scents confer a more lively and playful personality: Trésor by Lancome, Cool Water Woman by Davidoff, J’adore by Dior, Light Blue by Dolce e Gabbana, Chance by Chanel, Serpentine by Cavalli, just to mention a few, which make us feel light-hearted and put us in a good mood. The union with the aldehydes which gave rise to the fame of Chanel 5 and Arpège by Lanvin, the green tones of Vent Vert by Balmain and Chanel 19 or musk in Noa by Cacharel are the bases of the great classics, elegant and timeless.
Finally, intense and opulent flowers which are blended with spicy, woody, gourmand and oriental or powdery notes in sensual and embracing fragrances which are loaded with seductive power: the evergreens L’air du Temps by Nina Ricci, Amarige by Givenchy, L’Heure Bleue by Guerlain, Ombre Rose by Jean-Charles Brosseau