We all know how the chrysanthemum flower looks like – it’s beautiful but fragile yellow petals, or sometime pink blooming gorgeously during spring. We also know how it smells – a refreshing floral with a hint of herb, yet still very subtle. The Chinese even drink the chrysanthemum tea, some on a daily basis. The best perfumes in the market are usually those with floral undertones lending strength to the argument that women love flowers. If you have the chance, do try out these selection of floral women’s perfume – they are definitely the best perfumes for women who love flowers. So why don’t we see the chrysanthemum used much in the perfume industry, as compared to the very common rose, lily, ylang-ylang etc?
Demeter has come up with a brilliant idea to infuse chrysanthemum into its latest spring perfume, creatively called the Chrysanthemum. Anna Wintour, the creative director at Demeter was inspired by the scent of this sweet smelling flower, and decided to up the ante by infusing it their already popular range of refreshing scents to give lovers of the floral green fragrance just one more option to choose from. The refreshing, yet soothing scent of the chrysanthemum will help improve your mood as you go about your daily activities. It can be purchased in cute, pretty bottle of 30ml or 15ml, and comes in both eau de toilette or eau de parfum, although the eau de parfum may appear a little pungent for those who prefer a light, refreshing scent.
Launched in May 2015, the Chrysanthemum perfume also comes with a range of other chrysanthemum infused products such as your body lotion, shower gel, and anti-perspirant.
Priced at a reasonable range of twenty-five dollars for the EDT and thirty-five dollars for the EDP, this perfume will be a hit amongst teenagers or college-going kids who may want to freshen up on a daily basis, yet not spend on bomb on getting the latest, or most obscure scent, especially if they are intending to use it every day.
The only other main competitor of the Chrysanthemum range would be the Green Tea range produced by Estee Lauder sometime in 2014. Its range of leafy, effervescent perfumes revolutionised the perfume industry, with producers gradually moving away from boring floral scents. Made from the unique blend of green tea essential oils and jasmine, the Green Tea range’s main accords are herbal, aromatic, fresh spicy and floral.
The Green Tea range is priced at the lower end of the market starting from fifteen dollars a bottle. They however come in smaller sizes of 10ml, 20 ml and 30ml for the frequent users who might use it as air freshener instead of perfume. It comes in a no-fuss tinted light green bottle, with clean lines and easy pop-off cap to reflect the clean scent.
Since its launch in 2014, this perfume has been making waves, with a steady following of girls, and boys. Its refreshing scent lends itself to both sexes. However unlike the Chrysanthemum range by Demeter, the Green Tea does not come in a range of complementary products such as the body lotion or shower gel. You can however get the roll-on anti-perspirant which will complement your perfume nicely. The perfume and the anti-perspirant comes in a cute package of just twenty dollars and have been my absolute favourite since its launch. I may now switch to the Chrysanthemum range to change it up a bit.