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5 Heliotrope Perfumes: Full of Almondy-Vanilla Charm


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The heliotrope plant, also known as the cherry pie plant, produces fragrant, pretty flowers that bloom into beautiful, sweet-smelling purple clusters.

In perfumery, heliotrope is often used to add a powdery, almond/cherry vanilla-like backdrop that enhances the sweetness of a fragrance, making it more rounded and full-bodied.

Heliotrope perfumes are known for their sweet and floral powdery aroma, with hints of almond, marzipan, cherry, and vanilla; this aroma can make a fragrance pop!

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Best Perfumes With Heliotrope

If you’re looking for a heliotrope-heavy scent, here are the five best heliotrope perfumes packed with almond, cherry, and vanilla deliciousness.

1. Amouage Love Delight Eau de Parfum

mouage Love Delight Eau de Parfum
Credit: Amouage

Review

Launched in 2024, Love Delight Eau de Parfum is an Amouage perfume that captures the sweet floral essence of heliotrope with a touch of booziness.

This perfume opens with a vibrant splash of ginger and mandarin, tempered by the soothing notes of rose water and a dash of cinnamon. 

At its heart, heliotrope dominates, supported by jasmine and rose, while the base of vanilla, cocoa and boozy rum adds a warm, intoxicating finish.

Top Notes:

Ginger, Mandarin, Rosewater, Cinnamon

Mid Notes:

Heliotrope, Jasmine, Rose

Base Notes:

Vanilla, Cocoa, Rum Absolute, Cypriol

Seasons & Longevity

Lasting 5+ hours, I find this fragrance perfect for spring, summer, and especially fall. It is ideal for romantic dates or a fancy night out. 

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 5+ hours

2. Michael Kors Wonderlust Eau de Parfum

Michael Kors Wonderlust Eau de Parfum
Credit: Michael Kors

Review

Michael Kors Wonderlust Eau de Parfum is a marzipan-heliotrope bomb, at least at first! 

This fragrance opens with pepper-dusted citrus and hints of almond, revealing a blast of heliotrope and jasmine in the heart. Wood and resin add a touch of warmth.

Top Notes:

Almond Milk, Bergamot, Pink Pepper

Mid Notes:

Heliotrope, Jasmine Sambac

Base Notes:

Sandalwood, Cashmere Wood, Benzoin

Seasons & Longevity

This scent is a good choice for any season. Its almondy-powdery vibe suits daily wear or exploring new locales. It only lasts 4+ hours, which is one drawback.

Any Season
Longevity 4+ hours

3. Fragonard Héliotrope Gingembre Eau de Parfum

Fragonard Héliotrope Gingembre Eau de Parfum
Credit: Fragonard

Review

From the renowned house of Fragonard, Héliotrope Gingembre offers a unique twist on heliotrope, blending it with a touch of spicy ginger.

The fragrance opens with fresh bergamot and orange, leading to a spicy-sweet heart of rose, cinnamon, ginger, and apple. 

Heliotrope emerges as the star note, accompanied by vanilla, tonka bean, and a whisper of caramel.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Orange

Mid Notes:

Rose, Cinnamon, Ginger, Apple

Base Notes:

Heliotrope, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Caramel

Seasons & Longevity

Perfect for the cooler months of autumn, winter and spring, its spicy warmth makes it suitable for evening wear and special occasions. 

It clings just above the skin for 5+ hours, offering a war scent bubble that will get compliments.

Seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring
Longevity 5+ hours

4. Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste Eau de Toilette

Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste Eau de Toilette
Credit: Bvlgari

Review

Omnia Amethyste by Bvlgari is a powdery floral delight of iris and heliotrope inspired by the shimmering hues of the amethyst.

This fragrance dazzles with pink grapefruit and green notes at the opening, a floral heart of powdery iris and rose, culminating in a head-turning heliotrope base.

Top Notes:

Pink Grapefruit Accord, Green Sap Accord

Mid Notes:

Iris Accord, Rose Absolute

Base Notes:

Heliotrope Accord

Seasons & Longevity

Spring & summer are the best seasons for Omnia Amethyste, perfect for both daytime engagements and romantic evenings. 

Its lightness is refreshing; though it lasts 5+ hours, this EDT may require reapplication to last through the day.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 5+ hours

5. Bentley Mellow Heliotropia Eau de Parfum

Bentley Mellow Heliotropia Eau de Parfum
Credit: Bentley

Review

Bentley Mellow Heliotropia is an expression of luxury and sophistication, echoing the prestige of its automotive namesake.

The scent opens with citrusy Italian bergamot and mandarin intertwined with blackcurrant and gardenia. 

A heart of (mostly) juicy raspberry leads to a base where sweet vanilla-smelling heliotrope meets powdery violets and praline.

Top Notes:

Italian Bergamot, Mandarin, Blackcurrant, Gardenia

Mid Notes:

Raspberry, Pink Peppercorn, Elemi

Base Notes:

Heliotrope, Violet, Ambrette, Vanilla, Praline

Seasons & Longevity

Wear during the transitional times of spring and fall, this perfume shines during daytime events or intimate evening affairs. Lasts 6+ hours, ensuring you smell divine for hours!

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 6+ hours
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Ingrid’s Top Pick

My top pick is Amouage Love Delight

Amouage Love Delight 

My top pick is Amouage Love Delight as fragrance almondy heliotrope meets vanilla, gardenia and a touch of booze. Delish!

Conclusion

These heliotrope perfumes each offer a unique take on this mouth-watering gourmand note, ensuring you will get noticed for all the right reasons.

I find that heliotrope pairs well with floral and fruity notes like jasmine, gardenia, raspberry and cherry, which amplify its sweetness. Woody aromas or earthy patchouli can add mysterious depth.

Whether you’re drawn to the exotic spices of Amouage or the crisp freshness of Bvlgari, there’s a heliotrope scent here that could become your next signature scent.

Also Read: 10 Stunning Powdery Perfumes for Women

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