A fragrance is an integral part of any girl's beauty routine. It's not just an accessory to make one smell amazing, but it is a reflection of one’s personality or even an extension of who they are. Whether that's a feminine rose or a seductive woody aroma, we all have signature scents that are so uniquely "us" in every way possible. That said, the scent category that women all around the world usually gravitate towards is definitely floral. Because come on, who doesn't want to smell like a bouquet of flowers?
What are floral perfumes?
Floral fragrance is the most popular category of perfumes on the market. With notes like roses, jasmines, peonies, and more, it's often associated with being romantic, feminine, and elegant. It's the type of univeral scent that you can wear again and again as your signature perfume because of how classic the options are.
Best Floral Perfumes to Try
1. Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede
With top notes of—you guessed it—peonies, plus hints of luxurious jasmine, rose, gillyflower, and a bite of a juicy red apple, this floral scent leaves a seductive yet elegant trail. It's one of the brand's best-selling scents for a reason.
Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, P4200, JO MALONE LONDON, Rustan's
2. Diptyque Geranium Odorata
Though it belongs to the floral fragrance family, this bottle of geranium goodness is surprisingly very unisex. It is a fan-favorite with additions of tonka bean, cardamom, and vetiver that amp up its versatility. It also has a little bit of citrus, brightening the scent and adding to its universal appeal.
Geranium Odorata Eau de Toilette, price unavailable, DIPTYQUE, Powerplant Mall
3. Gucci Bloom Profumo Di Fiori
The Profumo Di Fiori is a fruiter, tropical version of the original Gucci Bloom due to one additional note: ylang-ylang. However, it stays true to the rich floral aroma of tuberose and jasmine that the series is known for. If you're into scents that are just the right amount of both vintage and modern, this irresistible fragrance will be a great addition to your fragrance collection. Not to mention, it comes in a beautiful, bright yellow bottle that can be a nice pop of color as well!
Bloom Profumo Di Fiori Eau de Parfum, P8000 (50ml), GUCCI, Rustan's Department Store
4. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre
Chanel Chance is a real crowd pleaser—easy to wear but will leave heads turning wherever you are. Meanwhile, the Chanel Chance Eau Tendre is more delicate, with a mixture of jasmine, hyacinth, musk, amber, and an extra burst of grapefruit that will make you smell like a spring garden.
Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Parfum Spray, P9550, CHANEL, Rustan's Makati
5. Tom Ford Rose Prick
Fun fact: The Rose prick is actually inspired by Tom Ford's private rose garden. It is a wild yet cheeky mixture of the Bulgarian rose, Turkish rose, and the Rose de Mai. The spicy additions of Sichuan pepper, turmeric, and tonka bean as well as musky whiffs of Tolu balsam give this scent its uniqueness that doesn't make it smell like your grandma’s old school rose perfume.
Rose Prick Eau de Parfum, P17,000, TOM FORD, Rustan's
6. Dior J'Adore
Ah, time for a cult classic. If there’s one way to describe this feminine floral, it's that it doesn't smell like any flower you've encountered before. Think an imaginary flower with all the scents you love, having an unlikely yet glamourous blend of Damascus rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine grandiflorum, and Indian jasmine sambac. The perfume bottle features a curved enclosure wrapped around an inspired Maasai necklace, to resemble jewels on a beautiful neck.
J'Adore Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, DIOR, The Podium
7. Bvlgari Rose Goldea Blossom Delight
The nose behind this fragrance, Alberto Morillas, created the scent to have whiffs of roses, musk, and fruity aromas in one bottle. It captures the vibe of a blooming garden but without being too overpowering. Enclosed in a rose gold bottle with a Serpenti-style ring on its cap, the perfume serves as a great eye candy, too.
Rose Goldea Blossom Delight Eau De Parfum, P6100, BVLGARI, Rustan's
8. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540
Baccarat Rouge 540 is one of the must-haves for any avid perfume collector out there. Created in 2015, it quickly rose to fame due to its head-turning amber floral scent. It is a blend of jasmine, cedar, and amber, giving it equal parts floral goodness and a strong, addictive woody feel that will leave you (and everyone smelling it) wanting more.
Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum, P14,650, MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN, adora.ph
9. Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc for Her
Like the original For Her, this fragrance embodies modern femininity. Thanks to the spicy addition of pink peppers mixed with florals like rose and peonies, it's an elegant spritz that anyone would love. Plus, with base notes like patchouli and amber, there's a depth to the scent that makes it feel like a warm embrace.
Fleur Musc Eau de Parfum, P5400 (100ml), NARCISO RODRIGUEZ, Rustan's
10. Chloé Eau de Parfum
This list isn't complete without this classic from Chloé. A fusion of peonies, freesias, lily of the valley, cedar, and amber, this perfume can be worn to any occasion and even blended with other perfumes if you want it to be more distinct. In fact, it's quite the popular fragrance for brides, and no wonder, because a few spritzes on your pulse points will have you smelling radiant and feminine all day long.
Chloé Eau de Parfum, P7198 (75ml), CHLOE, Rustan's