Finding Fabulous Florals to Build Your Perfume Bouquet

Watch what happens when someone, particularly a woman, receives a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Invariably, she will bring the bunch of flowers up to her nose, all the better to take in their fragrance. See how her eyes light up and her facial expression softens in sincere appreciation when she expresses her thanks.

While some flower variants are more perfumed than others, any and every freshly picked bouquet nevertheless has an inimitable fragrance, reminiscent of nature’s bounty, beauty, and charms.

Bouquets of Flowers

Some bouquets are only made up of one species of blooms, usually roses. However, most consist of a variety of different flowers. Some, but very few types, may not be suitable for inclusion in a bouquet. Here, the cosmos that grows wild and blooms prolifically amongst the veld grasses on the South African Highveld, shortly before and during autumn, come to mind. Beautiful as they are in their natural environment, they wilt and die soon after being picked.

Floral Fragrances from Papillon

Papillon’s floral (and other) fragrances – perfumes and fragranced lotions – closely resemble their actual floral counterparts from which their essences and oils are derived and extracted. However, most of our floral formulations are blended, rather than being pure rose, lavender, or such. The blending process allows us to maximise the individual, predominant fragrance, by making it last longer, once applied to the skin.

Our fine fragrance selection of 69 perfumes spans all 7 olfactory groups, most of which include floral combinations and notes to varying degrees. These groups include:

  • Chypre
  • Floral
  • Oriental
  • Citrus
  • Leather
  • Aromatic
  • Woody

Commonly, all fragrances are referred to as perfumes today. However, in the world of perfumery, there are various terms that are used to specify the strength and concentration of fragrances/principal fragrant ingredients, strictly speaking.

  • Perfume has the highest fragrance concentration or purity, and thus typically lasts longer.
  • Eau de Parfum is second on the list, containing less “pure” perfume.
  • Eau de Toilette is considerably lighter than the first two options
  • Eau de Cologne is the least concentrated.

Our incredibly affordable floral and other perfumes are locally produced, using only the finest quality European perfume oils in combinations that are strong and long lasting on your skin. Best of all, our fragranced lotions allow you to layer your scents, thereby building your own unique floral bouquet combinations – your own fabulous figurative bouquet of flowers.