You might think floral perfumes have the reputation for being overused, stifling, and powdery, but that simply isn’t the case. Floral scents can be unique, fresh, and feminine–and once you find the right fragrance, you won’t be able to go about your day without spritzing some on. To make the search for your next signature scent easier, we rounded up five of our favorite floral perfumes.
Bvlgari Rose Goldea Eau de Parfum
You probably wouldn’t describe a rose-scented perfume as audacious, and yet that’s exactly what Bvlgari Rose Goldea Eau de Parfum is. Its floral top notes are tempered with woody musk and vanilla, adding warmth and sophistication to its bright combinations of rose scents. It’s a great daytime scent, and you’ll love how it can instantly perk you up and get you ready for the day ahead.
Kate Spade New York Eau de Parfum
If you want a fun and flirty fragrance, look no further than Kate Spade New York's namesake perfume. Its sparkling top notes of citrus, strawberry, and bergamot add brightness to its mid notes of rose essence and freesia. It dries down to cozy base notes of ambroxan and cashmeran, which add warmth to but don’t take away from the feminine fragrance.
Dolce Shine Eau de Parfum by Dolce&Gabbana
This delicate perfume is perfect if you want a light, summery scent. It has tropical fruity top notes of mango, quince, and grapefruit, which are softened by mid notes of jasmine, tuberose, and orange blossom. It’s also given an added crispness thanks to solar notes and sea salt. It’s a charming fragrance that can instantly transport you to your favorite beach getaway.
Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Cologne
A fruity floral fragrance loved by beauty editors and casual perfume users alike, JML’s English Pear & Freesia Cologne is definitely a must-have scent. What sets it apart from other floral fragrances is its base notes of patchouli, which makes itself known from the outset. It adds a sweet and spicy twist to what would be a mellow floral scent, making it a unique fragrance.
ISSEY MIYAKE L'Eau d'Issey Rose&Rose Eau de Parfum Intense
This fragrance is youthful without feeling childish, and it puts a fun spin on rose scents. Thanks to its fresh top notes of raspberry, pear, and pink pepper, its mid notes of Bulgarian rose, rose, and osmanthus come off as more sprightly and fresh. It fries down to cashmere wood, amber, and patchouli, making it a great warm and musky scent that you can transition from day to night easily.