Seductive, spicy, mysterious, dominant amber - welcome to the world of oriental scents. I’m a floral fragrance lover by day, but when the sun goes down, the heat comes up! Here’s my guide to seven of the best oriental scents, featuring some modern, some vintage, and perhaps something for the woman who never explored the spicier side of fragrance.
1. Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf
The exquisite Flowerbomb exploded onto the scene in 2004, leaving all other oriental scents reeling. With fragrance notes of bergamot, jasmine, orchid, rose and patchouli, this is a fascinating oriental-floral. I would be remiss if I didn’t add these words of caution: You are not a flowerbomb. You might well be (and I hope you are), a flowerbombshell, and the difference is all in the application. Spray lightly; this perfume will radiate from up to six feet away from its source and last a good nine hours!