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The Floral Five

Thursday, April 27, 2017

There’s nothing quite like a whiff of flowery goodness in summer. Khevna Pandit tells you about five floral perfumes you should add to your vanity kit right away

Intoxicating, charming and romantic — there’s something about a perfume bottle that strikes a chord in our hearts. Always a staple in your wardrobe and an essential in your handbag, a delectable fragrance is essential to complete your ensemble. Gone are the days of smooth and spicy winter tones. If you’re looking for something worthwhile that adds an interesting whiff of summer to your wardrobe, we’ve rounded up a quick list of five floral elixirs to stock your vanity boxes with.

Delightful daisy

Originally targeted at a young audience, Daisy Fresh by Marc Jacobs is enriched with juicy, floral top notes that remind you of a “sunny, breezy meadow of flowers”. However, it gained immense popularity with women of all ages because of its woody, musky base. Add this to your list if you’re a fan of subtle grapefruit, raspberry, wild rose, jasmine, plum, cedar and apple blossoms.

Price: Rs 7,200 for 50ml

Where: Shoppers Stop stores across the city

Moringa merriment

Made of moringa, the creamy white flower of the drumstick, this classic flowery scent, Moringa by The Body Shop is sure to charm you with its soft, delicate and enchanting tones. The captivating fragrance will remind you of a fresh, floral blend of jasmine and tuberose. It’s the perfect accompaniment for a long journey, thanks to the compact bottle it comes in, and it’s pocket-friendly too.

Price: Rs 925 for 30ml

Where: The Body Shop outlets across the city

An aromatic bouquet

Flowerbomb, a fragrance created by the Amsterdam-based design team Victor & Rolf, boasts of delicate tea, bergamot, sambac jasmine, orange tree, cattleya orchid, freesia, rose, amber, musk and patchouli tones. Designed to evoke an explosion of flowers with every spritz, its sugary top notes gently dry into a creamy mix of the warm amber and patchouli-like shades of a summer evening. Sounds inviting!

Price: Rs 9,854


Romance in every whiff

Bottled in a sensuous, appealing pack, Midnight Romance by Ralph Lauren is a sweet addition to the famous Romance series by the designer. Passionate whiffs of this perfume will envelope you in subtle raspberry, Italian bergamot and juicy litchi top notes, and seductive black vanilla and peony base notes. Pick up this rich, flowery blend for everlasting freshness in the humid summer.

Price: Rs 4,700


Miss Dior by Christian Dior

Wrapped in an adorable bottle, Miss Dior by Christian Dior is a scent inspired by young love and romance. This delicate Chypre possesses a graceful, citrusy freshness that comes topped with elusive jasmine tones. Apart from being a luscious floral fragrance, it is sprinkled with patchouli and fruity notes. Treat yourself to this exquisite bottled bouquet for the season.

Price: Rs 9,260 for 50ml


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