The LOTV accord is safely hidden away in most perfumes. People assume that it smells like gardenia, jasmine or some kind of floral, lily of the valley is a very fragrant flower. They’re prized for their petals and perfumers often list them down as ‘muguet’ also to indicate this note or any iteration of it. It is that clean, fresh, sweet and green floral scent and here are some of the perfumes that have it.
Best Lily of the Valley Perfumes
Jessica McClintock launched this self-named perfume in 1988 as a floral offering for women. For a scent launched in the eighties, there isn’t anything really dated about it, even the bottle has this classic design to it.It is a LOTV scent but done in a unique way that is heady and sweet as it is a white flower accord. This, just like Dior’s Diorissimo is to be used sparingly.
The top notes are cassia, basil, ylang-ylang, bergamot, black currant, and lemon. This has been rounded out by middle notes floral accords of jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, and rose. The floral-fruity is completed with a base built out of woody and musk notes.
Sparkly, fresh, even elegant scent, strength gives it more than enough longevity and sillage, just right for warm spring and summer during the daytime
super heady white floral mix that isn’t for everyone, a bit on the sharp side,
So, like most perfume straight of the eighties, this one has been reformulated as well.Those who have the original use it sparingly, and don’t really like the new version. But those who have used the new one love it just as much.On a positive note, it has a lovely smell that you’d connect with class, elegance, and wedding days. On a negative note, it can develop this sharp nature on hotter days where it is mostly too much of LOTV – probably why they’ve added the bergamot, black currant, and lemon.
The opening was harsh, but then its settles down smoothly to this green stemmy, rainy, grassy field filled with LOTV, and somewhat vintage, abrasive and harsh, as it was originally created in the eighties. Everyone who has used said that its great forsummer and it’s the dry down that makes it magical.
Dolce & Gabbana The One
The One by Dolce and Gabbana was released in 2006 and is a mix of floral-fruity accords. It is also oriental too, making it sensual, warm and this aspect is mixed with notes of powdery vanilla too. The opening is fresh, soft and is filled with mandarin orange, peach, lychee, and bergamot. The heart is all of jasmine, white lily, and lily-of-the-valley made balmy and thin with a hint of palm. The base is woodsy and comprises of vetiver, amber, musk, and vanilla.
Moderate sillage, versatile, good longevity
Doesn’t last long, discontinued
People that aren’t really used to this don’t get a lot of vanilla, fruit out it just some flowers that they can’t combine and lots of powder. If that’s the case, then you’re the type that likes younger perfumes. D&G’s The One is a mature scent that suits someone in their thirties. Still, the notes are heavenly and are designed for this smooth, sweet ride with a soft, powdery sillage.
The jasmine, LOTV are prominent when applied on the skin and its given this sweetness, body through the fruit, vanilla with the vetiver coming to the front during the dry down. The sillage is moderate, which is good as white florals can be strong but the longevity is good.
The sad truth is that it’s discontinued, but get one if you can as it is feminine, sunny, warm, ageless and perfect for day, night, any seasons.
Kenzo’sD’ete was launched in 1992 as a green, floral women’s perfume with a classic appeal. It is on the greener side with notes like green herb juice, lily-of-the-valley, and lotus with top notes that consist of mahogany, peach, green leaves, and hyacinth. The heart notes are flower-compositioned with peony, freesia, cyclamen, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, ylang-ylang, narcissus, and rose. The base settles this floral rush with iris, sandalwood, musk, amber, oakmoss, and cedar.
excellent for winter,
Low sillage and average longevity, adapts differently on different skins.
This is a divine green Japanese’s green tea scent but doesn’t work out this way on most skins. It has this feminine, floral nature that’s juicy and verdant and a subtle sweetness created by the peach. Even if it is from the 90’s it still smells fresh and modern. The moderate sillage and longevity that makes it excellent for winter. On the original formula, its LOTV forward and with support from freesia, peony, and hyacinth that never enters into that honey, sweet phase right till the oakmoss, woody base notes.
Muguet De Bois
Coty had launched Muguet De Bois quite a while back in1941 as a greenish-floral fragrance for women. Designed to be worn every day, the scent is known for this refreshing effect that it has and has been composed out of natural ingredients.
The top notes of aldehydes, orange, green leaves, and bergamot give the scent it is green and citrusy nature; floral heart notes of cyclamen, lilac, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, and rose blend with warm base notes of sandalwood and musk.
timeless classic, safe, versatile, refreshing, moderate sillage, and usage
lasts a very short time
There’s this purity of Coty’s LOTV scent that uninterrupted and clean, fresh that you won’t find easily anywhere.Following an initialgreenness, it lasts a very short time though no matter how much you keep reapplying. People who still have a bottle from the eighties are surprised that it hasn’t gone off. We just wished it would last that long once it’s been applied.It is created by Henri Robert, the same guy behind many of Chanel’s greats.
MiuMiu Eau de Parfum
MiuMiu is a clean, woody women’s fragrance from 2015 that has hints of spice, fruit, and florals. The composition opens all fresh and floral but gets warmer and woodsier as it develops. One unique focus is the lily-of-the-valley top notes that have been strengthened with bergamot and lemon open to an earthy delight of jasmine, rose, black currant, peach and a sprinkling of green notes.
The scent is made bright, magical mysterious and welcoming with base notes of white musk and a special ingredient akigalawood, which develops the scent of patchouli, notes of pepper and woody aromas of oud. MiuMiu’sself-titled perfume comes in this turquoise bottle with a pattern inspired by MiuMiu’s matelasse leather bags and a bright red and plastic disk for a stopper.
Well-suited for long days during winter, youthful, fresh and intriguing scent, moderate longevity and sillage.
Dry down is unusual
This MiuMiu perfume is an unusual take on the LTV accord – and instead of its being fresh, green it comes off as clean, but slightly dry and peppery thanks to the akigalawood. Our first impressions are that its clean, fruity, fresh and peppery. It gets drier as time goes on and tends to stay in this profile.
The opening is this screech of flowers but it lasts a few minutes and then begins toning down to this LOTV tone, and more balanced out floral tones. It reminds usa lot of AnaisAnais from Cacharel but more delicate.