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What Is Narcissus?

The narcissus has been revered since ancient times, and it isn’t difficult to understand why. With its showy yellow-white petals and intoxicating fragrance, the narcissus is truly a sight (and smell) to behold.

Narcissus, also known as the daffodil, is native to southern Europe, though it is also found in Asia, particularly in China. This highly complex, near-narcotic plant is rare and expensive, which is why it’s often reserved for the more exotic perfumes in higher price ranges.

The flower is portrayed in Greek mythology as the result of a trick played by the goddess Nemesis on the handsome hunter Narcissus, who fell in love with a picture of himself in a stream, unaware that it was simply his reflection. Upon discovering the truth, distraught that his love couldn’t be realized, he collapsed into the water and drowned. Where he fell, a beautiful flower bloomed – the lovely narcissus.

What Does Narcissus Smell Like?

Narcissus is derived from the Greek word narkè, meaning “to numb”. And no better description could be given for this powerful plant. The narcissus note in perfume is floral and fruity, tinged with spices and moistened with fresh, green foliage. The aroma of white flowers is especially prominent, including hyacinth, jasmine, and lily of the valley. And because it’s such a strong scent, perfumers should proceed with caution: narcissus-infused fragrances can be overwhelming in a closed room.

As with many other florals, its striking characteristics are best expressed when processed into an absolute.

But what are the best narcissus perfumes available today?

From the classic Givenchy III (1970) to more modern interpretations, narcissus has been a staple ingredient in the high-end perfume industry. Here are some of the best narcissus fragrances you can buy today.

In the world of narcissus perfumes, Western Valley Avenue London’s aptly named Narcissus stands out almost immediately. The perennial fragrance is all-part complex, powerful and addictive. The scent opens with lush, fresh, fruity, and floral aromas – including narcissus – before transitioning into sweet grassy notes and finishing with amber, patchouli, and sandalwood. Fans of narcissus perfumes will also enjoy Chloé’s Narcisse Chloé. Feminine, sweet, and pleasantly scented with narcissus (daffodil) throughout, this is a fruity-floral fragrance that no woman would want to be without. But apply with care: the scent can be overpowering. Following that, you’ll also get tinges of narcissus all over Diptyque’s Olene. Fresh florals join forces here: Lush jasmine blooms encircled by narcissus and honeysuckle. A lovely women’s perfume reminiscent of summer days spent outdoors.

Shop The Best Narcissus Perfumes At Dossier

Narcissus emits an enchanting, hypnotic fragrance that will bewitch the heart of all those with an appreciation for floral aromatics. Explore Dossier’s collection of authentic, high-quality narcissus fragrances at affordable prices. Pick up your bottle of springtime floral goodness today.