Flowers in perfumery


A wide variety of flowers provide the world with many delicious scents. Sweet, spicy, fruity and other shades attract our attention and make us come up, bend over and smell the flowers. Perfumers are also inspired by these plants and use the enchanting power of floral scents to create superior and unique perfumes.

History of the use of flowers in perfumery

Flowers have greatly influenced the development of such an industry as perfumery. If it were not for their wide variety, today we would not have such a wide palette of perfumes. After all, it was from flowers and herbs that the first perfumes began to be created more than 4,000 years ago. In addition, bergamot, spices, almonds, coniferous tree resins and other sources of aromas were used. However, flowers nevertheless became the basis for the manufacture of a wide variety of perfumes.

The role of flowers in creating perfume compositions

Various parts of plants, including petals, leaves and even roots, were used to create perfumes. Some of the plants have bright and rich odors, others have subtle subtle notes of aromas. Some people like the smell of roses, others like meadow flowers, and others find attractiveness in exotic plants. Therefore, we can say with confidence that each fragrance deserves attention and will find its fan.

Popular floral notes in perfumery

The choice of eau de toilette should be made carefully, because not every scent will suit you for everyday use, dates, dinner parties, work atmosphere, etc. We will talk about the most popular options and what they symbolize. Nature offers us an abundance of flower aromas, which are divided into large groups:

  • Citrus;
  • Aldehydic;
  • Woody;
  • Gourmet;
  • Amber;
  • Sweet;
  • Fruit;
  • Green;
  • Powdery;
  • Spicy;
  • Leather;
  • Eastern;
  • Fougere;
  • Musk;
  • Aromatic;
  • Marine;
  • Aquatic;
  • Chypre.

However, only a few are the most popular:

  1. Greenery or green allows you to create bright, delicate ensembles.
  2. Aldehydes, which include chemical stabilizers that stimulate the full opening of the floral aroma and give special expressiveness.
  3. Woody floral perfumes have a noble, sometimes tart and somewhat heavy bouquet.
  4. Compositions of floral and fruity shades with a predominance of flower aromas allow you to create rich, bright perfumes with light berry and fruit notes.
  5. Musk and amber aromas combined with floral undertones create a versatile, multi-faceted composition that suits women and men equally well.

Commonly used flowers in perfumes

True specialists and sophisticated perfume lovers appreciate:

  • depth of magnolia aroma;
  • tenderness of pride and freesia;
  • the brightness and freshness of the scent emitted by irises.

However, despite the widest variety, the most popular and universal today are still:

  • lavender;
  • rose;
  • ylang-ylang;
  • orange tree flowers;
  • jasmine.

Each of the popular fragrances is associated with individual character traits and other personality traits of the person who uses these perfumes. Thus, the rose symbolizes nobility and has a very recognizable aroma. It suits strong-willed and self-confident people who want to get the best from life. The two most commonly used varieties of roses are Damask and Centifolia. Rose water obtained from these plants is in great demand in perfumery.

Lavender is chosen by those who value elegance and can appreciate its refined and sophisticated aroma, a complex combination of different notes. It is used for initial notes. The highest quality raw materials are obtained from young thin stems.

The most romantic personalities will certainly appreciate the charming aroma of snow-white jasmine. This flower is so delicate that it does not tolerate hot weather and smells best on a cool night. Therefore, to make high quality perfume, it should be collected in the dark, close to dawn. Collecting petals can only be done by hand so as not to crush them. To get 1 kg of pomace, you will need more than 8 thousand inflorescences.

Ylang-ylang has a sweet oriental powdery aroma. It is included in combination fragrances as a central note. Like jasmine flowers, ylang-ylang exhibits its scent best at night, and its inflorescences are harvested at dawn.

“Flower of happiness”, “flower of innocence” or “flower of brides” - this is the name of orange blossom or orange tree flower, which is indispensable when creating a bridal bouquet. To obtain 1 kg of neroli, pure oil, more than 1 ton of raw materials is required. Among the properties of neroli, euphoric and hypnotic effects are noted. Orange blossom inspires to accomplish great things, stimulates the development of talent and achievement of success.

Using floral perfumes, you can feel new emotions, be inspired to make your dreams come true, others will like you and emphasize your image. Therefore, be sure to give yourself this opportunity and purchase a floral perfume that will bring new colors to your life.