I'm all for musky scents, beachy scents and light flirty scents, but there's something about a truly floral fragrance that makes me full ultra feminine. Really, just a tiny spritz on my collarbone or interior wrist and I suddenly feel like an empowered lady ready to take on my world. Maybe that's silly talk, but fragrance does hold a bit of power -- you just have to make sure you're wearing the right one for you.
Today I'm dishing solely on floral perfumes, like Tocca's new Violette
($68), available exclusively at Anthropologie. It combines the exotic scent of African violet with bergamot, ginger, coriander oil and Bulgarian rose, among others. Like most Tocca fragrances, Violette
goes on in the morning and lasts all day long. It's definitely a lighter scent -- no musky business here -- and has a slight twinge of spice for extra depth. It'll be available at Sephora and the Tocca website in May.
Enjoy these other five flower-inspires perfumes.
Annick Goutal Rose Splendide Solifore
"In memory of Annick's love for roses, the Annick Goutal perfumery house has created Rose Splendide, a new variation on the theme of the rose. A composition imagined around the delicate and fragile rose centifolia, combining the freshness of the magnolia and the sweetness of the pear resulting in an incredibly mischievous accord."
Ineke Floral Curiosities Perfume in Angel's Trumpet
"A rich, opulent blend of nightblooming flowers, refreshing honeydew melon, Seville orange and leafy greens, warmed with notes of cinnamon leaf and allspice and finished with Virginia cedar and white musk."
Bulgari Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir Travel Spray
"The heart of this eau de parfum dazzles the senses with an unexpectedly modern composition of two jasmine flowers, sambac, and angelwing, which linger elegantly as the sensual drydown emerges with essences of light musks and vibrant woods."
Gardenia by Elizabeth Taylor Eau de Parfum
Features a blend of Gardenia Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Orchid Rose, White Peony, Carnation and Musk. A sensational way to dress up any day."
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