Move over rose and jasmine; there is another stunning flower that deserves your attention this summer, the peony. The best perfumes with peony blend fruits, spices and musk to really bring out the best of this fragrant flower.
What Does Peony Smell Like? The peony is a clean and fresh smelling flower that is somewhat similar to rose. The scent of peony can vary from flower to flower, with some being more citrus, while others are slightly spicy.
- Top 10 Best Perfumes With Peony
- 1. Montale Sweet Peony Eau de Parfum
- 2. Amouage Dia Woman Eau de Parfum
- 3. Coach Floral Blush Eau de Parfum
- 4. Louis Vuitton Attrape-Rêves Eau de Parfum
- 5. Versace Bright Crystal Absolu Eau de Parfum
- 6. Acqua di Parma Peonia Nobile Eau de Parfum
- 7. Vilhelm Peony Couture Eau de Parfum
- 8. Prada Candy Florale Eau de Toilette
- 9. Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Cologne
- 10. Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Parfum
- Further Reading
Top 10 Best Perfumes With Peony
After an enjoyable week testing each fragrance, here is my personal take on the best peony perfumes for women. I have also included helpful links to my full review of each fragrance.
1. Montale Sweet Peony Eau de Parfum
Montale Sweet Peony Eau de Parfum is a beautiful peony fragrance blended with crowd-pleasing sweet vanilla. It is feminine, carefree and easy to wear.
Dazzlingly floral peony is supported by delicate rose and sweet jasmine. Peach and coconut add some welcome fruitiness, with some vanilla sweetness too. Sandalwood and cloves bring a touch of mystery.
This any-season daytime fragrance performs well, lasting 6+ hours with excellent village and projection.
Jump to my full review of Sweet Peony Eau de Parfum (plus 9 other Montale scents!).
Rose, Peach, Jasmine, Coconut
Ambroxan, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Coffee, Cloves
2. Amouage Dia Woman Eau de Parfum
Amouage Dia Woman Eau de Parfum is a striking mix of sparkling aldehydic notes, pretty flowers and musk. Its intoxicatingly radiant notes will surely get you noticed.
Fresh aldehydes, cyclamen, fig, bergamot and herbs are first to delight. Peony soon becomes the star of the show, supported by a delicate rose note and a musky base. Settles to an aldehyde and peony combo with musk and a slight soapiness.
Ideal for any season, this fragrance is both feminine and classy. Lasts 5+ hours with good sillage and projection.
Jump to my full review of Amouage Dia Woman Eau de Parfum.
Aldehydes, Fig, Cyclamen, Bergamot, Tarragon, Sage, Violet Leaves
Bush Peach Blossom, Rose Oil, Orange Flower, Peony, Orris
White Musk, Frankincense, Vanilla, Heliotrope, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Gaiac Wood
3. Coach Floral Blush Eau de Parfum
Coach Floral Blush Eau de Parfum is an attention-seeking fresh floral scent that is unashamedly feminine and confident.
Sweet goji berries and zesty grapefruit are lifted by a stunning bouquet of pink peony and a touch of sweet peach. Sensual musk and softwoods add complexity but never overpowers the pretty floral note.
I recommend this fragrance for spring/summer daywear as your go-to casual but classy, feminine scent. It lasts 4+ hours with noticeable sillage and longevity.
Jump to my full review of Floral Blush Eau de Parfum (plus 7 other delightful Coach perfumes).
Goji Berries, Grapefruit
Musk, White Wood
4. Louis Vuitton Attrape-Rêves Eau de Parfum
Louis Vuitton Attrape-Rêves Eau de Parfum is a sublime floral scent with a sensual musky/patchouli base. Peony and litchi join forces to keep things fresh and utterly feminine.
The tropical fruitiness of litchi meets ginger and bergamot on the opening. Fragrant peony soon blooms and is supported by cacao and Turkish rose in the heart. A musky base of patchouli keeps this fragrance from becoming too girly.
For me, this is more of a spring/summer daytime fragrance due to its fruits and floral notes. Longevity is 6+ hours.
Jump to my full review of Attrape-Rêves Eau de Parfum (plus 9 other stunning Louis Vuitton perfumes).
Litchi, Ginger, Bergamot
Peony, Cacao, Turkish Rose
5. Versace Bright Crystal Absolu Eau de Parfum
Versace Bright Crystal Absolu Eau de Parfum is a more intense version of the original fragrance. It comes packed with flowers and fruits that are confident and feminine.
A fruity start unleashes yuzu and pomegranate bathed in aquatic notes. Strikingly fragrant peony meets delicious raspberry, supported by lotus and magnolia. Amber, musk and mahogany add a touch of depth and class.
This delightful spring/summer fragrance is perfect for daytime wear and will last 6+ hours with reasonable sillage and projection.
Jump to my full review of Bright Crystal Absolu Eau de Parfum (plus 9 other must-have Versace perfumes).
Yuzu, Pomegranate, Water Notes
Lotus, Peony, Raspberry, Magnolia
Amber, Musk, Mahogany
6. Acqua di Parma Peonia Nobile Eau de Parfum
Acqua di Parma Peonia Nobile Eau de Parfum is a timeless floral fragrance with a slightly darker edge than other fragrances on this list.
Juicy raspberry dusted in pepper leads to an enormous floral heart of sweet peony and delicate rose. Geranium and patchouli reveal a darker and slightly earthier side to this well-balanced vintage-style scent.
I would say this fragrance leans more towards the temperate seasons of spring and autumn. Expect 5+ hours of performance with noticeable sillage and projection.
Check out my full review of Peonia Nobile Eau de Parfum (plus 9 other Acqua di Parma perfumes).
Black Pepper, Raspberry Accord
Peony Accord, Egyptian Geranium, Freesia Accord, Turkish Rose
Amber, Patchouli, Musk
7. Vilhelm Peony Couture Eau de Parfum
Vilhelm Peony Couture Eau de Parfum is a seductive oriental floral fragrance that smells every bit as good as it looks. This niche fragrance will ensure you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.
A bittersweet opening of aniseed and pepper leads the way to a magnificent bouquet of peony and rose jostle for your attention. The smokey and woody base is feminine, delicate, and playful.
This joyous fragrance is perfect for spring and summer when the sun is shining. Lasts 5+ hours with moderate sillage and projection.
Jump to my full review of Peony Couture Eau de Parfum (plus 6 other incredible Vilhelm perfumes).
Black Pepper, Anise
Peony, Turkish Rose
8. Prada Candy Florale Eau de Toilette
Prada Candy Florale Eau de Toilette is a refreshing blend of flowers and sweet citrus with a soapy twist that is easy to wear and incredibly feminine.
A deliciously sweet lemon sorbet note is soon joined by an explosion of fragrant peony. Hints of rich honey, soothing caramel and exotic musk provide a backdrop that oozes refinement.
This is a spring and summer fragrance that is best for casual daytime wear. Although sillage and projection are not enormous, I could still smell it on me after 6+ hours.
Jump to my full review of Candy Florale Eau de Toilette (plus 5 Best Prada Candy Perfumes).
Caramel, Benzoin, Honey, Musk
9. Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Cologne
Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Cologne is a sublime fruity floral affair that is graceful and contemporary. Similar to Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet (up next).
Luscious apple is first to delight and is soon smothered in petals as the peony begins to bloom. Soft rose soon adds more delicate flowery notes. Sumptuous suede in the base provides a rich smoothness.
I recommend wearing it during summer when the heat brings out the best of this fragrance. Longevity is 4+ hours, longer on clothing.
Don’t forget to read my 10 Jo Malone Perfumes That Last The Longest article that includes this fragrance!
Peoni, Jasmine, Carnation, Rose
10. Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Parfum
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Parfum is a beautiful fruity/floral scent that is effortlessly classy and oh-so timeless.
Fragrant peony and citrusy orange gracefully intertwine and are soon joined by soft peach and apricot. Rose also make an appearance once settled. The musk rises after an hour to cast its magic and add a layer of glamour.
This is a dressy spring/summer fragrance that’s ideal for fancy daytime events. Only lasts 4+ hours, so it will need a top-up.
Check out my Best Dior Perfumes Of All Time article if you fancy discovering more of the Dior range.
Rose, Apricot, Peach
Peony is such an underrated floral note and well worth adding a perfume with peony to your collection. I find this flower really comes into its own during hot weather. It is a pretty floral note that does not overpower, unlike orchid or lily that can sometimes be too strong.
I love a peony fragrance when it is supported by rose and musk. It just smells so classy and sophisticated. My top two recommendations from this list are Amouage Dia Woman Eau de Parfum and Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Parfum.
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