Oriental Perfume & Fine Fragrance
Guide - Perfume
Categories - Floral Oriental
Oriental perfumes are becoming a popular fragrance group.
They retain the feminine charm of traditional floral perfume
but the oriental undertones of these complex fragrances give
a deeper and more sensual base to their lighter floral counterparts.
Floral Oriental Fragrances tend to be fragrances for women
and not men due to their softer, more feminine edge.
Floral Oriental fragrances and perfumes are soft, spicy and
distinctly feminine. Many of these perfumes for women contain
spicy orange flower, mixed with tart Aldehydes and sweet oriental
spices. Other popular combinations are rich amber notes, blended
with green tones and white flowers, such as Jasmine and Magnolia.
Some even take hypnotic blends of oriental resins, night-blooming
flowers, musks and vanilla and mix them with the scent of
freshly cut flowers.
In this manner they represent a diverse and rich fragrance
group. Some Floral Oriental Perfumes are light and bright
throughout with a rich oriental base, such as Lancome Poeme,
Cacheral Eden and Emporio Armani She/Elle, while some a much
deeper and more Oriental throughout, lightened with white
flowers and cut grasses, such as Guerlain Samsara, Van Cleef
Perfume and Chanel Allure Perfume. Others contain powdery
flowers, over an oriental base, such as Vivienne Westwood
Boudoir, while many recently have sweeter fruits, vanilla
and rose, over the traditional floral oriental notes, for
example Valentino Rock N Rose, Valentino V, Givenchy Ange
ou Demon and Guerlain Insolence perfume.
Floral Oriental Fragrances for women first appeared in the
early 1900’s and quickly became one of the most popular
fragrance categories of the first few decades of that century.
They became unfashionable in the 1930’s but by the 1970’s
this fragrance category had enjoyed a revival to become a
staple of most people’s fragrance wardrobe.
Oriental Fragrances for Women include:
Allure for Women
Allure For Women was launched
by Chanel in 1996 and was created by renowned perfumer
Jacques Polge. Allure was created by Chanel to compliment
their fragrance range.
Paul Gaultier Classique for Women
Since its release in 1993,
Jean Paul Gaultiers Classique for Women has been nothing
short of phenomenal. Worn by women all over the world,
this is a floral, oriental fragrance that is stylish and
modern. Complete with the unforgetable bean tin and sexy,
pink female figure, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique is a
fragrance that appeals to every age group.
London for Women
Burberry London was launched
in 1995 and is a fresh, casual fragrance for women. Burberry
London contains a lovely mix of aromatic floral notes,
such as lavender and dewberry, and fruits, such as peach
Other Floral Oriental Fragrances:
is the extract or extrait of a fragrance and represents
the scent in its purest form. This often creates a smooth
and round texture, which is hard to achieve with the
dilution represented in the other concentrations of
de Parfum or EDP is one of the most popular forms of
fragrance. Eau de Parfum contains between seven to fourteen
per cent of fragrance oils and perfume elixirs and is
the second strongest, and longest lasting means of wearing
a fine fragrance.
de Toilette or EDT is fast becoming the most common
means of wearing a fragrance or perfume. EDT’s
are not as highly concentrated in oils and elixirs as
an EDP or Perfume would be and contain one to three
per cent of fragrance oils. This impacts the ability
of the fragrance to last and around eighty percent of
the oils in an EDT fragrance will evaporate within three
hours of application.
de Cologne’s or EDC’s were first popularised
by Napoleon. These fragrances are often constructed
in a different manner to the traditional French Model
and are formulated in one single burst. As a result
of this process, EDC’s or Eau de Colognes last
the least amount of time on the skin and can dissolve
within a couple of hours. EDC’s should be worn
as a invigorating spray.