Parfum Muse trend report:
exotic floral fragrances to sport this summer

Words by: Lauren Carbran    |    Estimated reading time: 3mins



Dreaming of a faraway vacay? It now exists in perfume form. Treat your senses to these tropical floral fragrances which will fast become your summer 2021 saviours.

Exotic florals: the lowdown

Exotic floral perfumes feature flowers native to tropical climes, meaning they’ll whisk you away in one spritz. Traditionally developed as heart notes, they give a perfume depth and character – think playful, free-spirited and feminine. What’s more, exotic florals articulate beautifully in the sunnier seasons, as they bottle added hints of sandalwood, vanilla, citrus notes or fruit.

Why are they trending now? 

Exotic floral perfumes are nothing new, but they’re becoming a hit. And it’s no surprise – with current restrictions on travel, these fine fragrances fast-track you to a dreamy getaway. Yes please!


BDK Parfums scents are must-haves all year round, but there’s nothing more divine than this for summer.

Showcasing Moroccan jasmine, AKA one of the hottest exotic florals around, it’s naturally rich, sweet and radiant.

Accompanied by twangy hints of orange blossom, mandarin and ginger, this was made for blue-sky days and balmy nights around the firepit.  


Chopard Vétiver d'Haïti au Thé Vert Eau de Parfum

An exotic floral fragrance, but not as you know it.

Here, transparent water flowers (a bloom grown in Asia whose petals turn crystal clear in the rain) mingle with lychee, pear and Turkish rose for a delicate, velvety elixir. Just wow!

Sport this at upcoming garden parties and glitzy events to smell truly unique. 


Laboratorio Olfattivo Patchouliful Eau de Parfum

Meet your olfactive escape to the ocean shore.

This frangipani-spiked scent (also known as the Hawaiian Lei flower) has all the creaminess and tropical vibes you’d expect. But the fragrance symphony also includes heady iris absolute, fizzy bergamot and warm cinnamon, which smell lush on sea-salted skin.

After a few spritzes, we’re transported to an unforgettable pink sunset. Where will it take you?


BDK Parfums Tubéreuse Impériale Eau de Parfum

If perfume passports existed, this would be your ticket to a private island.

Marrying exotic florals of Indian tuberose, Comoros island ylang-ylang and Egyptian jasmine, it sparkles amongst a backdrop of sandalwood and vanilla.

The overall smell? Utter luxury. Brb, just retreating to our beach hammock…


Want more? Try these exotic spritzes

If floral fragrances don’t quite cut it for you, these tropical concoctions certainly will…

Obvious Une Vanille Eau de Parfum

Swoon over creamy accords of Madagascan black vanilla, rich Venezuelan tonka bean and subtle musks. The vibe? Starry summer evenings on the beach.

Reach for this if you like to be complimented.


Parfums Frapin If by R.K. Eau de Parfum

Perfume destination: Sri Lanka. Gold sand beaches and swaying palm trees instantly come to mind when you inhale the Ceylon cinnamon, fig milk and sandalwood in this.

Spicy and summery, it boasts impressive staying power on the skin – so you’ll still be able to smell it after a few hours. We’re hooked.