Can’t get enough of floral fragrances? Then might we suggest taking a break from the rose- and lily-based ones to make space for pretty peonies! Peonies are gorgeous large, fluffy flowers that have a fresh, sweet aroma. They come in many varieties and depending on the variety, some peonies smell stronger than others and their fragrance can range from sweet and rosy to citrusy. These vibrant flowers grow in colours such as pink, red, orange, yellow, white, and even purple. Much like the cherry blossom, peonies too are fleeting in nature and are only in season from April to June each year, which makes them even more precious.
The fresh, soft floral note of peonies is uplifting and calming, and this works well when paired with other floral and fruity notes, especially rose and pear. If you’d like to introduce this into your fragrance wardrobe, take a look at some of our picks of peony-based fragrances….
1. Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Peony EDP
The fruity transparency of the nashi pear notes and the sumptuous floral volume of the peony accord combined with woody patchouli create the joyful and colourful Dolce Peony Eau de Parfum. Its pretty purple bottle is sure to stand out attractively on your beauty shelf.
2. Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Sundrenched
If there ever was a glam summer vacation in a bottle, this would be it. A fruity, floral fragrance with notes of coconut water, coral peony, guava blossom and warm sands, it is inspired by the feeling of a breezy summer day. At the heart of Sundrenched is the signature sunset coral peony, one of the first peonies to bloom in early summer. The beach vibe comes from the warm sands accord, which is reminiscent of salty sea spray and sun-kissed skin.
3. Burberry HER Eau de Toilette
The free-spirited modern scent for women, this blooming peony scent is blended with refreshing green pear notes, enhanced with honeysuckle and rose, softened by a woody base. Tradition meets modernity in the understated glass design and the delicate pistachio green of the Her Eau de Toilette perfume bottle.
4. Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Cologne
This is an exquisite floral with delicate rose and honey accents and a subtle, green freshness. Delicate peonies meet the flirtatious juicy bite of red apple and the opulence of jasmine, rose and carnation in this luxurious and seductive floral fragrance for women by Jo Malone.
5. Kenzo World Eau de Toilette
Launched in 2018, this eau de toilette mixes floral and fruity notes, lit up by peony, fresh pear and almond blossom. The iconic Kenzo World bottle with its iris and eyelashes flaunts a blush pink shade as a nod to Kenzo fashion. Talk about being eye-catching!
6. DIOR Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau De Toilette
This fragrance has an elegant composition reminiscent of the first days of spring. A bouquet of delicate peony and rose brightened by the freshness of Calabrian bergamot and a delicate interplay of white musk, this fragrance pays homage to Christian Dior’s legendary passion for flowers.
7. Coach Floral Blush Eau de Parfum
With notes of goji berries, peony, and white woods, this is a blooming floral fragrance for women. The perfume is inspired by Coach’s iconic leather tea roses, which represent Coach’s leather craftsmanship and American spirit, and evokes the carefree energy of summer in New York City.
8. Acqua di Parma Peonia Nobile
This fragrance is inspired by the multi-faceted peony flower that is both delicate yet exuberant. It features notes of peony, raspberry, pepper, geranium, and patchouli. Sumptuous notes of peony also come together with Turkish rose and fresh freesia as middle notes, for a refined interpretation of the peony flower, thus unveiling its sublime elegance
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