Floral perfumesFlowers have always played an essential part in perfumery. While the majority of early fragrances were prepared from barks and spices, it is recognized that flowers were utilized for manufacturing flower perfume from the starting of 2000 b.c.

Have you ever watched the movie Perfume: The Story of A Murderer?

If you haven’t, I won’t spare you the details, but — there’s an interesting scene of when he works at a perfumery factory. What’s so compelling is that not only the shooting scenes involved Provence (LÓccitane) and Grasse (Chanel No. 5 perfume) — but how they made these perfumes.

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I am just going to leave you at that. 

Flowers are essential in the manufacturing of fragrances. In fact, they might be more significant than anything else. Recent transportation has made it effortless to transport flowers to everywhere around world prior wilting — which is crazy. Technologies had proven the created possibilities for perfumeries to embrace the scents from beautiful flowers all around the globe in any of their flower perfume.

What provides a certain plant or flower its fragrance is called the essential oil. The finest qualities of essential oils are known as the “absolutes” and are collected from certain plants. The most significant essential oils, as far as flower perfume is concerned, arrive from roses, orange flower and jasmine flowers. Every finest quality perfume has a small percentage of minimum of one of these oils.

Floral Perfumes Main Note: Jasmine

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Jasmine is most commonly established in perfumes. It is anticipated that Jasmine and its synthetic versions are found in almost 83% of women’s perfumes.

Right from the dawn the harvesting of these flowers begins, at this time they are the most fragrant ones.  They are carried in special baskets to protect the flowers from getting bruised. The processing of the flowers takes place very fast to preserve the freshness of the flowers. To prepare an absolute of around 1/25th of an ounce, approximately eight thousand flowers are required.

Floral Perfumes Main Note: Roses

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Roses are used for making perfume from a long time, since ancient Rome and Greece. It is regarded as one of the highly precious ingredients in preparing fine perfume.

It is observed that roses are highly fragrant before dawn, so they are collected at night. The two varieties of roses which are the most common are Fir Rosa from Centifolia, which is a French variety, and Rosa damascene, which arrives from Arab countries. Roses are collected at night as they are highly fragrant before daylight.

Floral perfumes Main Note: Orange Flower

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The bitter orange flowers from the tree are very resourceful for making essential oils. The absolute of orange flower can be obtained via the flowers, neroli or orange flower oil which arrives from the tree. However, the absolute of orange flower is quiet scarce. On the other hand, neroli oil is generally utilized in colognes and perfumes.

Any particular flower comes to mind when it comes to your perfume preference?


Floral Perfumes | Top 3 Flower Notes in Fragrances was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by Adlil Zulaikha