4 Grand Floral Scents
In the art of fine perfumery, grand floral fragrances hold a place of great honour. That’s because these perfumes have played an essential role in fragrance creation for centuries. Perfumers approach creating a grand floral perfume much like a composer writes a symphony. These are fragrances that tell a story through the deliberate choice of flowers and ingredients. Dramatic and romantic, jasmine and tuberose fill a room with their sweet scent. Rose adds a sense of elegance while lily of the valley, used sparingly, contributes a warm, earthy floral note. A good quality grand floral scent reveals its character over time with bold notes and subtle aromas – just like a wonderful piece of music does.
The grand floral fragrance owes its popularity to royal feasts throughout Europe and the Middle East. Kings and queens would instruct their gardeners and staff to create mammoth floral arrangements in the dining rooms to impress their guests. The scent of rose, lily and jasmine would waft throughout the room and halls creating a festive mood. Perfumers would then work to capture this magic fragrance in their scented oils.
Today’s modern grand floral scents capture this sense of drama and performance. White flowers are blended with warm sandalwood, a hint of citrus and a dash of spice.
The result is a romantic fragrance that envelopes the wearer throughout the day and evening. Here are four of our very favourite grand floral scents.
Donatella Versace has created one of the most impressive grand floral scents of modern time with her Versace Eros Pour Femme eau de parfum. She blends fine quality sambac jasmine absolute, jasmine infusion and peony like she is designing an haute couture wedding gown. This is a bold white floral that makes a statement. The jasmine is balanced nicely with fresh Sicilian lemon and Calabrian bergamot. Smooth sandalwood gives it longevity. This is a floral fragrance that will be appreciated for years to come.
Bvlgari Rose Goldea Blossom Delight
Roman jewellery Bvlgari is a favourite of brides thanks to its exquisite craftsmanship and sly use of coloured gems. This sophisticated floral deftly layers jasmine, rose, rose leaf, lily of the valley and Bulgarian rose much like a wedding bouquet. The perfumer has managed the difficult task of balancing each note perfectly like a symphony.
Tour England’s Hampton Court gardens and you’ll be romanced by the aroma from the walled rose gardens. The aroma is mesmerizing. British niche perfumer Atkinsons captures this essence with its Rose in Wonderland fragrance. It combines rose dew, blackcurrant bud, geranium and Centifolia Rose to fine effect. The choice of a little crystal amber gives the composition a modern twist.
True perfume enthusiasts will appreciate Bvlgari’s premium Le Gemme collection of luxurious fragrances. Perfumers search for the absolute finest flower harvests around the world and then spend months carefully blending them into remarkable eau de parfums. Desiria is a hidden gem with
Magnolia flower essence, jasmine absolute, tuberose absolute, rose petals, musk and a little mandarin from Italy. It’s a very complex composition that only the very best skilled perfumers could pull off.
Sherri G.November 9, 2020 at 11:18 pm
Since the pandemic started I found myself really collecting and appreciating fragrance samples, and buying more full-size or minis of fragrances than I did in my entire life! Because I don’t have to go into work in a scent-free environment, and am at home where I can work with my own sensitivities, I can adjust to suit myself. AND I LOVE IT. I can’t spritz most fragrances on my skin or clothes, it’s too much for me, but a bit of a spritz in the room makes a difference that changes my mood and my outlook. As one scent fades I can spritz another or roll on the tiniest bit, and shift the day or continue the atmosphere. It’s been a game changer. I have been loving Scentlodge, the #scenttips and all the wonderful posts on IG, FB and Twitter as you’ve helped me in my journey. My days and evenings are happier for your help. Sorry for the gushing, this article was inspiring!
Scent LodgeJanuary 20, 2021 at 9:47 am
Thank you for your beautiful words, Sherri! We truly appreciate them
Cynthia M SacksNovember 8, 2020 at 1:53 pm
I think I just want to live in the pictures you include! @cindy_sacks
JennNovember 7, 2020 at 8:13 pm
So many beautiful lovely floral scents out there! Also, I must say that Bvlgari rose goldea blossom delight bottle looks so pretty.
Angela CitrignoNovember 2, 2020 at 3:37 pm
All of these fragrances sound amazing. I could smell the roses wafting in in the air. The pictures are so beautiful in this article and I so enjoy reading and receiving your newsletter. @959angela
Heather SchellNovember 1, 2020 at 1:19 pm
I love jasmine & magnolia!
September DeeNovember 1, 2020 at 8:07 pm
Oh these all sound so beautiful!!!!!! I love Versace Eros Pour Femme!!!
RobertaNovember 1, 2020 at 11:24 am
Wow, such a sumptuous article! Thanks for this! 🤩👏🏻
Catherine StrongNovember 1, 2020 at 8:17 am
All of these fragrance sound so beautiful & luxurious!!
Michelle ConnNovember 1, 2020 at 7:36 am
💖 These all sound so beautiful…and very grand indeed!! 💐