Do you like white floral perfumes?
Do you prefer jasmine, tuberose or gardenia, ylang-ylang, orange blossom or muguet?
What white floral is a must try in your opinion?
Which house does them best?
What is your absolute favorite in this category?
I used to avoid white florals. I had them down as loud, over the top and generally not my kind of perfume. As per usual, I was wrong.
There are some white florals I have come to adore. It took time though. As my taste and experience has expanded over time, I found it in me to appreciate and finally even crave a good white floral. When it is done right (i.e. high quality ingredients are extremely important in that genre for me to like it), there is hardly anything better.
Roja Dove does amazing things with jasmine, tuberose and company, therefore I adore his floral creation Scandal and the chypre Unspoken (lots of jasmine there so it qualifies).
And good, old Uncle Serge Lutens and his “Here I am, look at me right now!” florals have gotten a lot of attention from me as well recently. Tubereuse Criminelle and Fleurs d’Oranger are getting me some attention from those near me.
Vero Profumo Rubj was the first white floral I fell in love with right away, Vero can do no wrong…
Finally, Xerjoff Casamorati Dama Bianca, a gourmand white floral (my favorite kind) is demanding I buy it. We’ll see…
As for my one favorite white floral? I’m not yet qualified to favor one, I haven’t tried enough. So I can’t wait for your recommendations! Speak up, white floral lovers!