Looking for that perfect Oriental/Floral Scent?
Find a good perfume that works beautifully with your chemistry and it becomes one of your scents for life. When you’re looking for perfume, your chemistry has a lot to do with it. One person may smell fantastic in a floral musk and offend the nostrils in a fruity bouquet. Others may smell good enough to eat when they wear a fruit based perfume but then wreck the room in a musk.
Have you ever tried Oriental floral perfume? Some of the best perfumers in the world including in the U.S. offer some magnificent Oriental perfumes. The best ones have a lingering affect. The Oriental part of the essence is usually made of a combination of woods, spices, or herbs and blended with many different kinds of flowers.
If you clicked this link because you’ve never heard of or are curious about Oriental perfumes, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together the best of the Oriental floral perfumes just because that unique Oriental aroma goes so well with floral scents. But Oriental perfumes come in several different categories including Oriental Fougere, spicy Oriental, vanilla Oriental, and woody Oriental. Here are the best of the floral perfumes, in no particular order.
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Proof that where on our list a perfume falls has nothing to do with its quality is #7. We love the smell of Attar de Roses from Keiko Mecheri. Its top note is rose and we love the smell of rose. Most Oriental floral perfumes lead with a floral bouquet but rose is the centerpiece for this scent.
It blends three different distinctive smelling roses – Anciennes, Taif, and Shiraz. We also love the way that Keiko Mecheri blends the roses with the sturdy scent of woods and leather – that’s original! There’s even a little bit of amber and jasmine.
Now, if you are a vegan or don’t like the idea of animal use or testing in food or products, this perfume is animalic – meaning there are some animal derivatives. So it might have some beaver secretions or whale sperm in it.
We think Black from Mag & Logan is the perfect gift perfume. The bottle is designed to reflect the image of a woman wearing a wedding dress or a little black dress. In other words, it’s made to be versatile enough to be worn down the aisle or down the disco line and to work with male or female chemistries.
Black was created to give off an air of luxury. Its top notes are sweet, blending fruits with cacao. There’s a slight hint of musk while powdery florals round out the top notes. Underneath is a fruity combination of pineapple and bergamot.
Behind the powder is a soft, refreshing puff of angelica and lily of the Valley. Decorated like a wedding saver in a gorgeous clear and black bottle, wow someone with a gift of one of the finest Oriental floral perfumes.
Next to last on our list is a superb Oriental floral perfume made by one of the most famous names in perfumes of all time. Chamade from Guerlain is a green floral mix made just for women. We’ll admit, this fragrance isn’t for everyone. One of the fruit undertones is lemon but it is excellently blended with a fresh smelling aldehydic blend that makes you smell like you just got out of the shower!
Among the floral notes are hyacinth, Turkish rose, lilac, lily of the valley, jasmine, ylang-ylang, iris, and blackcurrant buds. Nearly 60 years old, this perfume is extremely popular, made for people in love. Notice the bottle is an upside down heart?
Try this fragrance out on the one you love to say that they make your heart beat fast! Well, that’s what the makers designed this scent to say!
Last but not least, our final Oriental floral perfume will be 130 years old next year. Made back in the late 1880s, Jicky from Guerlain has staying power unlike any other so it has to be good! It actually was a pioneer in synthetic perfume materials.
Very fragrant, Jicky mixes citrus fruits with flowers and spices. You’ll notice hints of lemon, mandarin, and bergamot on top of lavender, vanilla, amber, and musk.
The bottle’s design itself is part of the attraction.
Evidence of how old this perfume is; the bottle is shaped like an old timey medicine bottle from back in the 1800s, down to the cork stopper. Women have been in love with Jicky for more than a century and you will be too!
One of our very favorite Oriental perfumes is Al Qasayad Female from Asgharali Perfumes. It actually has a story to it. Makers of this perfume describe it as a tribute to its Mesopotamian roots. The 80ml bottle’s neck is emblazoned with the emblem of the ancient Arabian city of Dilmun to give it that authentic flair and comes packaged real fancy in a leather case.
As far as the scent itself goes, this Oriental floral’s main fragrant overtones are a combination of woods mixed with amber – the resin of prehistoric conifer trees. It’s backed up by a lingering scent of Oud and Oriental flowers.
This is distinctly a feminine scent, best for nights out on the town. Got a trip planned for the summer to an island somewhere? This perfume is made to be worn in paradise
Besides its beautifully unique bottle design, Shumukh from Asgharali Perfumes makes the list for its incredibly long-lasting aroma. You don’t have to use a lot to leave everyone you pass with a delicate whiff of this sophisticated Oriental floral perfume.
Shumukh is a woody floral but its top notes are fruity. There are hints of orange, ginger, and a little bit of bergamot. You’ll notice a slight sweetness to it. That is the vanilla and it also contains strong notes of amber and rose.
A purely effeminate scent, it is also blended to exude the aura of a powerful modern woman that commands respect. This perfume comes in a 100ml bottle and is perfect for a top executive type transitioning from the boardroom to the bedroom!
Most of the best Oriental floral perfumes are woody or spicy but there are some that infuse the fresh smells of fruits masterfully. Such is the case with our third pick – Boucheron Pour Femme (For Women). This eau de parfum comes in a charming gold and royal blue 3.3oz bottle.
You wear this perfume when you want to make the man or woman in your life salivate with desire. The light and airy texture to this fragrance tantalizes the senses. It’s the perfect date night perfume when you’re approaching that all so important third date!
Another wonderful thing about this fragrance is that all you need are a few dabs on your wrist and neck to envelope yourself in this delightful aroma.
Number four on our list is a 5-Star Oriental floral perfume. Made by one of the biggest names in Oriental perfumes, Al Quimmah from Al Haramain Perfumes is a woody floral scent that smells good on both women and men. First of all we just absolutely adore this bottle. Totally unique and very, what’s the word, Oriental!
It’s fancy just like the smell and is supposed to evoke fanciness and style. Al Quimmah goes heavy on the wood notes blending amber, agarwood, and sandalwood but it’s softened by the feminine fragrances of rose, flowers, and spice.
You’ll notice there’s a few notes of musk hidden in the undertones of this perfume. Whether you are a man or a woman, when you want to feel top shelf, you’ll want a top shelf perfume like this one.
Clearly a perfume that’s been around for almost 50 years has to be good. Chock one up on the board for Ysatis Perfume by Givenchy for women. Ladies have been loving Ysatis eau de toilette since 1984 and the masses still dig it.
As a musk, Ysatis sticks to tradition, blending woody aromas with musky flower oils but at the same time tweaks that formula with notes of coconut, orange, and vanilla. The inventor of this fragrance wanted to project an air of French high culture and gaiety which is why this is considered a night time musk – a sensual, sexy musk for hot nights out on the town.
This perfume’s longevity is a testament to its ability to exhibit refinement and elegance that ladies musk perfume buyers expect. At the same time, it’s a scent that lets others know that you are a bon vivant type that’s not too refined to let loose and have a good time.
The name Versace has been in the news lately because of the new show coming out that delves into the assassination of the famous perfumer. For our list, of the many, many Versace scents out there, we found Versace Versense Perfume For Women to be the best. It is a 4.5-Star rated perfume with a few hundred customer reviews to back the rating.
Versense is an eau de toilette that blends a number of different wood scents that enhance the lingering qualities of this perfume. There are hints of olive wood, sandalwood, and cedar along with a fresh puff of mandarin and fig. We see this as a high powered businesswoman’s scent.
It’s not overpowering but stout enough to get attention. It’s feminine yet strong, playful and no-nonsense at the same time. The everything women out there are going to love this musk perfume for ladies as one of the best by Versace – which is definitely saying a lot.
4 Other Oriental Perfumes You Should Try!
Perfumes, incense, and fragrances in general originated in the Orient. From China to India, using the same natural ingredients, spices, resins, plants, and flowers contained in perfumes made thousands of years ago are still dazzling the senses in Oriental perfumes today.
There are certain characteristics that define all Orientals. For one, they usually last longer than today’s chemically based perfumes. The spice and resin blends give these perfumes an unmatched lingering affect. They are also considered sensual…adult, sexy – made for late night carousing.
Like we said, floral Orientals are only one category. There are at least four other types of Oriental perfumes that you may want to try. We found 4 great scents of each kind!
We said that there are at least 4 categories of Oriental floral perfumes because there are still new categories and subcategories being created. One of the hottest new Oriental fragrance categories is fresh Oriental like Liz Earle Botanical Essence No. 15 from Liz Earle.
Liz Earle takes fresh natural scents and uses them to tamp down strong Oriental spices for a lasting scent that is not as heavy as traditional Oriental perfumes. There are only a few of these perfumes out there. This one blends 15 fresh botanicals from around the world on top of a succulent array of spices including pink pepper, cinnamon, and bergamot.
Many Oriental perfumes are unisex. Floris by Honey Oud is one of the more masculine Oriental scents because of the woody influence. First you’re hit with a sweet blend of vanilla and English Honey. Next, the main wood accords take over with an alluring blend of rose, oud oil, agarwood, sandalwood, rosewood, and patchouli.
Oud oil, considered the richest of the perfume wood oils, gives this scent its luxurious, almost regal air. You’ll note the affect of the musk undertones blended with labdanum add to the boldness of the scent while aromatic amber gives it its lingering affect.
La Fumée Ottoman from Miller Harris reflects the clash of cultures along the ancient trade routes between the Mediterranean and Arabia. Sharp resin undertones blend with uniquely Arabic spices like myrrh, frankincense, cumin, and clove to name a few.
Floral scents (Turkish rose, cedar, and jasmine) play up the other spices (vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg) contained in this full bodied perfume. Intense notes of incense, patchouli, and sandalwood leave a trail of loveliness behind wearers of this perfume.
Do you love those perfumes that have a light powdery aroma to them? If so, you’ll want to try an amber Oriental perfume like 4160 Tuesdays from Shazam! This scent reflects an attempt in the 19th century to embody the essence of the Orient from a European perspective.
It’s powdery light but bold with a powerful underlying amber base made up of dark labdanum and a gentler vanilla. Then it goes ultra exotic with a butt load of spices including pink pepper, holy basil, frankincense, patchouli, cardamom, and even cocoa! Ambergris ensures that this scent lasts and lasts on the skin.
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