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.
February 3, 2020 @ 17:46
Hi there Esperanza,
Those photos are exquisite.
Tobacco Rose! What a fragrance. It’s so devilishly luminous.
February 3, 2020 @ 22:21
Hi Portia, never thought of Tobacco Rose as devilishly luminous, maybe it depends on its wearer 😉 XxEsperanza
February 4, 2020 @ 17:17
HA! That could definitely have some influence.
February 3, 2020 @ 20:56
Hi Esperanza! Always a joy to work with you. I absolutely love tuberose but the ones I covet are really expensive so i didn’t include one as I don’t have a full bottle. One day though, I will have that bottle of Carnal Flower! As for Hiram Green Moon Bloom, I’d never heard of it until today but I really must get my hands on that one! Tobacco Rose is not only a work of genius but has the best longevity of any fragrance I have ever worn.
Your photos are beautiful, as always! love from Wales xxx
February 3, 2020 @ 22:18
Hi Sam! You must try Moon Bloom, I was lucky to find a 10 ml travel spray which are now discontinued. Had never thought of the longevity of Tobacco Rose but you are right! Love from Amsterdam and I love to write together as well. XxxEsperanza
February 3, 2020 @ 21:15
Hi Esperanza. Beautiful bottles and photos. I love all of these. Moon Bloom is absolutely fantastic and definitely one of the best tuberoses on the market. Anything Papillon is exquisite and Fleur de Lalita is gorgeous too. xxx
February 3, 2020 @ 22:15
Hi Megan, thank you. I was lucky enough to find a 10 ml spray from Moon Bloom. You’re right it is one of the best tuberose in the market.xx
February 5, 2020 @ 15:27
Agreed anything Papillon is exquisite, my favorite is Salome and now lowing Bengale Rouge.
I’m not familiar with Fleur de Lalita and am intrigued, it sounds like a floral I will love.
February 8, 2020 @ 17:22
Hi Kathleen, Fleur de Lalita is worth a try if you like tropical florals. Hope you can try it.