Know the scents families: Floral

By Lourdes Nicolle Martínez, Editor in Chief

We started this scents families series of articles to help you better understand the differentiations in perfumes. This also will allow us to go further and deeper in learning all there is to know about perfumes and which one is the best for us.

The floral scent family is one of the most common families and are used in many well-known perfumes. Floral scents are most often used in women’s fragrances, although they are occasionally used in men’s as well. They usually smell like fresh-cut flowers or have a powdery note to them.

Subfamilies:

  • Fruity: Sweet, edible and tropical like peach, pear and apple.
  • Floral: Smells like fresh-cut flowers — imagine rose and lily.
  • Soft floral: Soft, powdery and sweet with a hint of creamy.
  • Floral oriental: Florals with subtle spice notes.

Common Floral Family Notes:

  • Rose
  • Jasmine
  • Orange blossom

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