For many of us, fruity perfume can transport us back to the early days in our perfume journey, when the most exciting fragrances we could get our hands on were the fun, summer scents. Afterall, who can resist a fresh splash of green apple or juicy pear? Or perhaps the sweet smell of peach or strawberry? Although these scents may be tied to some of the fragrances we first tried out during our teens, not all fruity perfumes have the same light and playful tones. Want to discover all that the world of tutti frutti fragrances truly has to offer? Let’s dive in!
The first historic fruity fragrance, Mitsouko from Guerlain, was created in 1919. At the time, the combination of the Chypre structure (a blend of bergamot, rose, oakmoss, and patchouli) and a dense, warm peach note was revolutionary to the world of perfumery. Not long after, in 1944, Femme de Rochas utilized the same formula of combining Chypre and peach– adding another timeless classic to the fruity perfume category. Unlike the association many have now with fruity fragrances and teenage years, these fragrances are perceived as undeniably feminine and sophisticated.
If you’re looking for something in the same family as these, try Dossier’s Fruity Oakmoss and Woody Raspberry, which both encapsular strong peach or strawberry notes, backed by bold and assertive Chypre and woody structures.
Yes, now it’s time to cover the fruity notes of typical daytime fragrances. Obviously, fruits and freshness go hand in hand. Adding bright citrus or aquatic notes to fruits gives birth to a long-lasting burst of fizz, like the ones of Fruity Orange and Citrus Green Apple– or to a pure joyful femininity, like the ones of Aquatic Peony and Fruity Magnolia.
Here, it’s a whole party! Now, let’s get one thing straight: Don’t think these are just cheap, basic teenagers’ fragrances. On the contrary, many are supported by refined woody, floral, ambery structures, like Dossier’s Fruity Brown Sugar, Fruity Almond and Gourmand White Flowers.
Red fruits – blackcurrant as an example – are often used to add a lively radiant effect to the opening of a fragrance. At Dossier, you could experiment this sensation with Fruity Neroli and Fruity Honey. Natural fruity opening of Floral Rhubarb could be placed in the same category, as rhubarb has a vegetal fresh fizzy radiant effect too.
First, Floral Pear: a fresh, delicate fragrance which highlights the pure natural juiciness of a ripe pear. Then, Ambery Cherry: a bold statement scent that starts with an explosion of cherry tinged with almond, and evolves into a dense and saturated ambery fragrance.
You may have noticed that we haven’t mentioned any traditional men’s fragrances at this point. Well, as fruity fragrances are often– and unfairly– perceived as teenage girl perfumes, it took a long time for fruits to enter traditional masculine perfumery. Despite the slow introduction, the world of perfumery has evolved enough to incorporate some fruity freshness, like green apples in Dossier’s Woody Green Apple and Ambery Mint, pineapples in Aromatic Pineapple, and watermelon in Aquatic Watermelon.
By now, we hope we’ve managed to convince you that fruity scents should never be limited to the first body spray you bought at the mall as a teen, but rather can add color to a variety of lush and refined fragrances!