Floral

This important family contains all fragrances that focus on either a single floral element or feature a floral bouquet (a combination of floral notes). In soliflores, a single floral note serves as the central focus of the composition. Prior to the dawn of modern perfumery in the late 1800s, soliflores dominated the market with parfumeurs striving to copy nature through stylized floral reconstructions. As new materials became available and the parfumeur's palette expanded, floral fragrances became more abstract as parfumeurs began to focus on composing idealized portraits of flowers, resulting in some of the iconic floral bouquets of the 1920s and 1930s. This expansive family contains a dizzying array of sub-families making it difficult to provide a generalized description of what a floral fragrance smells like. That being said, the main groups are citrus fruity floral fragrances (featuring accents of sweet citrus fruits), white floral fragrances (featuring bouquets of white florals including jasmine, gardenia, tuberose and lily), green floral fragrances (featuring leafy green accents), aquatic floral fragrances (featuring ozonic, fresh accents), gourmand floral fragrances (featuring accents with an edible quality like chocolate or caramel), floral bouquets (featuring a combination of floral notes that produce an idealized floral aroma) and soliflores (fragrances which focus on one particular flower).