“A good fragrance is really a powerful cocktail of memories and emotions.”
– Jeffery Stepakoff (The Orchard)
There is no denying that the connection between scent and memory is as precious as its powerful. And here, we are unravelling the nostalgia and warmth of the classic yet old-world, sweet scent of flowers i.e., a ‘grandma’ scent. You know, the kind of fragrance that may take you back to your childhood when you are watching your grandmother get ready for the day surrounded by the pleasant scent of rose and sandalwood. It may remind you of the vibrant scent of gajras tied on her or her warm, comforting hugs.
Honestly, my Nonna and I share a special affinity for delightful floral fragrances, especially if it’s jasmine. And while she loves a classic floral note, I have had her hooked to some of my favourite contemporary floral perfumes that have a more modern floral blend with a distinctive warm and woody twist – like Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine, Caroline Herrera Good Girl, Fenty Eau de Parfum, and Maison Margiela Replica Flower Market. Yes, these are like a fresh and vibrant 21st-century homage to the ‘grandma’ classic scents.
Below, I have rounded up many more warm, lively floral fragrances that you can share with your grandma or wear yourself to remember those special granny moments. And well, these fragrances are definitely Nonna-approved!
Karishma is a science nerd turned fashion and beauty writer who loves talking about trends as much as eating desserts. Gucci, salted caramel ice-cream, jewels, and Simba (her dog) make up four chambers of her heart. Like Karishma’s story? Drop her a line in the comments section below.