FACE OFF: FLORAL FRAGRANCES
arose is not a rose--at least, it's not when it's in a perfume.
The Product: PureDKNY A Drop of Rose
The Promise: All you need is one flower to get that perfect scent.
The Result: By sticking with just Turkish roses in building the fragrance, PureDKNY A Drop of Rose is ultra-feminine and smells like an instant classic. Bonus points for its eco-friendly packaging. Use It: If you don't like your perfumes too complicated--and you really, really love the delicate, soft smell of pink roses.
Buy It: $65 at Ulta.com
The Product: Juliette Has a Gun Romantina
The Promise: A romantic--but still utterly modern--floral fragrance.
The Result: With its blend of jasmine, rose, orange blossom, and vanilla, Romantina (Juliette Has a Gun's first floral scent) balances sweet and sultry for a fresh-out-of-the-shower smell.
Use It: If you're looking to venture out from clean citrus-y perfumes…and don't want to smell like your grandma. (Also, if you're obsessed with our NYLON Beauty Awards picks--it was one of our winners!)
Buy It: $85 at the NYLON Shop
The Product: Balenciaga Florabotanica
The Promise: Smell like Kristen Stewart…or a "strange and wonderful garden."
The Result: A beguiling--in a good way--fragrance that takes the classic Turkish rose note and turns it on its head, with the help of mint, vetiver roots, and hemp leaves.
Use It: If you don't usually like to wear floral scents. At first whiff it may seem classic, but give it a few seconds and it grows into this surprisingly edgy perfume.
Buy It: $95 at Nordstrom.com