Mood Scent 4 : Flower Power – Our Favorite Floral Perfumes

It’s Mood Scent 4 time again! Sam from Wales (I Scent You A Day), Portia from Australia (Australian Perfume Junkies), Megan from France (Megan from Sainte Maxime) and I (from Amsterdam, The Netherlands) publish a post every month on the same subject, linking fragrance to mood or occasion. This time we have chosen to write about floral perfumes!

Floral perfumes can be perfumes composed with lush white flowers like tuberose, jasmine, rose, orange blossom. Or they can be created with bright spring flowers like yellow narcissus or exotic when made with tropical flowers as ylang ylang or frangipani. The combinations and choices are endless. There were so much to choose from, I picked 3 I absolutely love.

Hiram Green Moon Bloom / perfumer: Hiram Green

This natural tuberose perfume made by Hiram Green is both creamy and green like the long stem of the tuberose flower on the photograph. When smelling Moon Bloom I get hints of coconut milk, tropical ylang ylang flower and a gorgeous natural tuberose aroma with light Asian spices.  Moon Bloom makes me feel like wearing a tuberose flower in my hair on a dark night near a black lake on a tropical island with the moon shining and reflecting on the magical pitch-black water. The literature of one of my favorite Dutch writers Hella S.Haasse of her youth in Indonesia come to mind when Indonesia was called the Dutch East Indies, describing its magical atmosphere.

In a few words: vintage green tuberose, magical tropical tuberose, natural

Notes: Tuberose absolute, jasmine absolute, ylang-ylang, coconut aromas, leafy greens, tropical spices and resins

Papillon Artisan Perfumes Tobacco Rose / perfumer: Liz Moores

If you like rose perfumes, this earthy mature honeyed rose is a must try. Tobacco Rose captures the rose  in all its growing stages, from it’s green stem in the wet earth to its slightly decaying dry red petals. I wore this fragrance frequently when moving to another house last year and it has become a fragrance I reach for when I want to relax and slow down.

In a few words: honey, dark rose, wet earth

Notes: Bulgarian rose, rose de mai, oakmoss, ambergris, beeswax and peru balsam

Dusita Fleur de Lalita / perfumer: Pissara Umavijani

Fleur de Lalita reminds me of white flower bouquet from an extremely expensive floral shop with very large white roses, magnolia and exotic ylang ylang.  Some green touches are added with the galbanum leaving a light powdery veil on the skin. A full bottle of Fleur de Lalita has been on my wishlist for some time now as I have just finished my travel spray after using up 2 samples. Fleur de Lalita shares the same DNA as La Douceur de Siam which focuses more on rose. I reached for the travel spray when I wanted some uplifting lightness.

Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Magnolia, Galbanum, Ylang Ylang, Ambrette, Vanilla Absolute, Sandalwood, Tonka Beans, Ambergris. 

In a few words: girly gaiety, rich floral, uplifting lightness

These are my Flower Power choices! Have a look on the Sam’s blog I Scent You A Day, Megan’s  Megan in St. Maxime and Portia’s Australian Perfume Junkies to read their picks.  I am very curious, aren’t you?

Do you like floral perfumes? Which one is your favorite?

All Photographs were made by me.