When it comes to perfume, many of us know what we like and, even more vehemently, what we don’t like. Across all fragrance categories – woody, fruity, fresh, spicy, floral – the latter might be the most controversial and misunderstood. After all, flashbacks to grandma’s lace-trimmed potpourri bags or powdery rose or gardenia bottles are hard to erase from a stark memory.
However, if done right, nothing is chicer or more sophisticated than a truly exquisite floral scent, and some flowery blends have become top-selling favorites at beloved retailers like Nordstrom and Net-a-. Carry. Curious to see what your fragrance-loving friends love in the floral scent pool? We’ve rounded up 16 of the most coveted bottles you can buy from the aforementioned stores. From classics like Chanel Nº5 to new debuts from brands like Byredo, this harvest of the finest floral scents is doomed to make you a flower lover through and through (if you weren’t already one). Continue scrolling!