TOP 3 FLORAL SCENTS
Nothing says spring quite like the unfolding scent of petals in the air, whether it’s delicate and romantic, or deep and aromatic. This year’s winners encapsulate the best in fragrances with blossoming hearts.
BEST CLASSICAL FLORAL SCENT Repetto’s floral history stretches back to 1947 with its founder, Rose Repetto. A brand built on the promise of lightness and grace—features held by the prima ballerinas for whom it creates shoes— Repetto embodies a dedication to classical technique and quality, as seen on its best-selling shoes with the “stitch and return” method. Repetto’s Eau Florale fragrance is no different in standard. Top notes of white plum blossom are feminine, while touches of rosebuds reflect the tulle skirt. Exuding the purity of ballet, Eau Florale is a scent for all ages.
BE ST MODERN FLORAL SCENT Diptyque’s Eau Rose is a tribute to the roses that embrace their thorns. The fragrance is a romantic, sensorial evolution; Damask and Centifolia rose petals are roused by bright bergamot and lychee, then caressed by honey and cedar. Damask roses were discovered in ancient Syria, while Centifolia roses are complex hybrids founded around the 17th century. Marry the two precious flowers— Damask must be harvested by sunrise, Centifolia has to be created through careful cultivation—and the luxurious scent of Eau Rose is born.
BEST FLORIENTAL SCENT Fusing flowers with warm woods and spice, the floriental fragrance family is sensual and seductive. Weighty oriental notes bring the fragrance forward while airy florals pull it back. Elizabeth Arden’s Always Red embodies this dynamic in-between, with a core of jasmine sambac, pink freesia, and velvet rose petals drying down into the warmth of praline and amber. It was created for the ardent woman, set to stand out in the crowd.
Dorothée Gilbert, prima ballerina of the Paris Opera Ballet and the face of Repetto Eau Florale