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Floral Category in Perfume or Fragrances

Definition: Florals

While it's not an exact science, fragrances can be separated into various categories, or olfactory groups, if you will. Florals comprise the most popular and largest group of all of the perfume blends. Often carefully mixed with elements of fruity, spicy, or powdery notes, florals are known for their natural smoothness and feminine, romantic qualities.

Florals can be delicately blended together to create a wonderfully balanced bouquet or they can be "soli flora," meaning one floral note is used — the ever popular scent of rose, for instance.

Perhaps one of the most quintessential of the florals is the classic Chanel N°5 (price varies by type), which contains notes of ylang ylang, neroli, and jasmine, among others.


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Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
I like florals but hate Chanel No 5! I also hate when florals smell powdery, that's when they start to smell "old lady" to me. I'd rather them mixed with fruit, spice or something musky.
fleurdelispink fleurdelispink 8 years
I LOVE florals, especially soft ones. I actually am not a fan of Chanel No. 5, though. :-(
bluesuze bluesuze 8 years
I love how you're breaking down the fragrance categories, I find this really interesting.
emalove emalove 8 years
I like SOME floral scents, but most are too much for me...I really can't stand anything that smells like roses, either. Just makes me think of a little old lady.
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