With summer fast approaching, it’s time to carefully store those heavier cold weather fragrances away and unleash the feel-good aromas of summer. The best frangipani perfumes offer a dazzling feast of tropical floral and fruity notes.
Frangipani is a fragrant flower that adds a tropical sweet summertime vibe to any perfume. Although frangipani is indeed a sweet floral scent, it also brings the tropical fruitiness of pineapple, citrus and coconut, all wrapped in delicate sweet spices.
The frangipani tree (Plumeria) is small in stature and native to the warmer parts of South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands. In the summer months, the tree produces magnificent fragrant blooms of frangipani flowers that are harvested and used in perfume, scented candles and beauty products.
6 Best Frangipani Perfumes Reviewed
Here is my take on the 6 best frangipani perfumes for women. Each one will transport you to a summer paradise of tropical fruits and exotic flowers, sipping the odd cheeky cocktail by the pool.
1. Jo Malone Frangipani Flower Cologne
Released in 2021, Jo Malone Frangipani Flower Cologne is a summer fresh frangipani fragrance that smells light and easy-going yet exotic and expensive.
A deliciously creamy, lemony opening is soon overtaken by the sweet tropical scent of frangipani. Delicate jasmine and buttery ylang-ylang in the heart gives an almost Chanel vibe in the heart, leading to a sensual base of sandalwood.
Settles to a beautiful spring/summer feminine frangipani scent with creamy, lemony edges but only lasted 2+ hours on me. You may find my 10 Jo Malone Perfumes That Last The Longest article helpful if you want a better performing JM fragrance.
2. Parfums de Marly Cassili Eau de Parfum
Parfums de Marly Cassili Eau de Parfum is a stunning oriental floral fragrance with a luscious tropical twist and powdery touches.
This fragrance opens with an assortment of feminine mixed floral notes and juicy redcurrant. Rich plum and the sweet spiciness of frangipani in the heart soon steal the show. A base of sensual vanilla and smooth sandalwood adds depth.
Settles to a tropical combination of frangipani, plum and berries with pretty floral notes that’s ideal for spring & summer and lasts 4+ hours. Don’t forget to check out my full review of Cassili Eau de Parfum plus 7 other fantastic Parfums de Marly fragrances.
Redcurrant, Bulgarian Rose, White Flowers
Plum Accord, Mimosa Absolute, Frangipani, Petalia
Sandalwood, Tonka Beans, Vanilla Pod
3. Michael Kors Sparkling Blush Eau de Parfum
Michael Kors Sparkling Blush Eau de Parfum is a tropical fruity/floral fragrance bursting with sweet frangipani and vanilla notes. This fragrance screams summer fun and smells divine.
Sweet pear and lychee are balanced by crisp bergamot and a pinch of pepper. Frangipani blooms beautifully in the heart, adding its sweet tropical aroma, supported mainly by magnolia and jasmine. The base of vanilla and sandalwood add a touch of flair.
Dries down to a tropical fruity/floral blend of sweet frangipani, vanilla and lychee that, in my opinion, works well for any season. Lasts 4+ hours. Jump to my full review of Sparkling Blush Eau de Parfum plus 8 other Michael Kors fragrances.
Lychee, Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Pear
Lily, Jasmine, Pink Frangipani, Rose, Magnolia
Vetiver, Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood
4. Chanel Beige Eau de Parfum
Chanel Beige Eau de Parfum is an elegant and classy blend of florals bathed in a gourmand honey note. This stunning Chanel fragrance is part of their Les Exclusifs de Chanel range.
A duo of fragrant frangipani and delicious sweet honey is feminine and slightly tropical. The floral accord of freesia in the heart invites a slight soapiness, with hawthorn flower injecting its spicy, almond-like note in the base.
Settles to a gorgeous combo of sweet frangipani and honey that’s ideal for spring/summer/autumn daytime wear. Longevity is 6+ hours with moderate projection. Check out my full review of Chanel Beige Eau de Parfum plus 7 other Les Exclusifs de Chanel fragrances.
5. Bvlgari Omnia Pink Sapphire Eau de Toilette
Bvlgari Omnia Pink Sapphire Eau de Toilette is a sparkling floral fragrance packed with frangipani flower and bright pomelo fruit. It was created by perfumer genius Alberto Morillas.
A bright opening of grapefruit and pomelo is nicely spiced by pink pepper, leading to a tropical heart of frangipani, tiare flower and a hint of soft peach. Sweet vanilla and musk in the base introduce balance and sophistication.
Dries down to a fresh, zesty summertime fragrance that’s ideal for daytime wear. Lasts 3+ hours and not too overpowering, so suitable for the office too. Jump to the full review of this fragrance in my 10 Best Bvlgari Perfumes For Women article.
Grapefruit Zest, Pomelo & Pink Pepper
Frangipani & Tiare Flower
Musk & Vanilla
6. Aerin Lauder Hibiscus Palm Eau de Parfum
Aerin Lauder Hibiscus Palm Eau de Parfum is a fusion of tropical holiday notes that’s quite simply good times in a bottle. Apply liberally and head to the beach for a super chilled day.
An opening of exotic white flowers, hibiscus and ylang-ylang set the holiday scene, dusted with the spice of ginger. Sweet frangipani soon blooms to take centre stage, supported by hibiscus and a luscious base of coconut, vanilla and musk. Plus, it smells expensive, wow!
Settles to a frangipani and coconut combo that ideas for spring and summer daytime wear. Lasts a good 5+ hours with good village and projection. Jump to my full review of Hibiscus Palm Eau de Parfum in our 10 Best Beach Perfumes article.
Ginger, Palm leaf, Ylang-Ylang, Lotus, Hibiscus
Frangipani, White flowers
Coconut, Vanilla, Musk
Each of these beautiful fragrances uses the magical powers of the frangipani flower to maximum effect. My personal favourite from this list is Parfums de Marly Cassili Eau de Parfum, as its combination of frangipani, plum, berries, and rose are exquisite.
Aerin Lauder Hibiscus Palm Eau de Parfum was a very close second. Considering it’s half the price of Cassili makes it incredible value for how expensive it smells.
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Ingrid is an avid perfume collector, fragrance writer & reviewer, fragrance Youtuber and Friend member of the British Society of Perfumers who has worked in the fashion industry for over 30 years.