Better than a Bouquet

Sure, flowers are great for Mother’s Day, but floral notes in a bottle last longer. Here, ten great new offerings.

Prada Candy Florale

This sparkling cocktail of bergamot, orange blossom, white musk, and leather channels the glamour of a Gucci gown.

Gucci Premiere, $112,


Warm benzoin, sexy white musk, sweet caramel and a hint of violet combine in this deliciously unexpected blend.

Prada Candy Florale, $88,


Orange flower, ylang ylang and gardenia provide a heady floral blast, but white ginger and cedarwood keep it from being too frilly.

Nest Paradise Eau de Parfum, $65,


Two different geraniums from two different parts of the world are used in this scent, with bergamot and pink peppercorn in supporting roles.

Diptyque Geranium, $98


Decadent caramel notes mingle with jasmine and orange blossom in this yummy mélange.

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon, $115,


Neroli mixes with sultry tonka bean and white musk in this powdery homage to carrara marble.

Ferragamo Tuscan Soul Bianco de Carrara, $190,


Givenchy describes this scent as “rose sorbet.” With notes of blackberry and sweet musk, it’s better than dessert.

Givenchy Very Irresistible L’eau en Rose, $83,


When rhubarb, freesia and blonde wood notes collide, they smell something like fresh cut grass. Who knew?

Byredo La Tulipe L’Huile Parfum, $65,


Dewy lily of the valley, freesia, and rose come together in this lovely white floral.

Bond No. 9 Hudson Yards $115,


Fans of Goutal’s classic Gardenia Passion might find similarities in this magnolia, tuberose, vanilla, and myrhh blend. Despite the fact that it contains no gardenia, it bears the same creamy floral warmth.

Annick Goutal Un Matin d’Orage, $170,