Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus is a floral note that is deeply potent. Its aromatic blooms offer a rich tapestry of aromas ranging from sweet and floral to complex, earthy and green. 

Native to meadows and woods in Europe and North Africa, this bold fragrance note is celebrated for its intensity and complexity, often symbolising rebirth and new beginnings.

Fragrance Pyramid

Narcissus is most commonly utilised as a Heart Note due to its potent and lasting fragrance. It lends a deep, rich floral body to perfumes, bridging the gap between the fresh top notes and the warm, sensual base notes.

Scent Summary

  • Intense
  • Floral
  • Earthy
  • Green
  • Sweet

What Does Narcissus Smell Like?

The scent of narcissus in perfumery is complex, rich, floral, and heady, with hints of sweet honey and earthy undertones embodying the freshness of green leaves and the sweet, intoxicating aroma of its blooms. 

Perfumes with narcissus demand attention, offering a multifaceted floral experience that is both nostalgic and fresh. Narcissus adds depth and a touch of wildness to fragrances.

Narcissus is a note that resonates deeply with me, ideal for those who seek a fragrance that’s both boldly floral and intriguingly complex, capturing the essence of nature’s most profound moments of renewal.

Complementing Notes

The robust character of narcissus pairs well with a variety of notes, creating fragrances that are rich and layered.

  • Woody notes: Ground the fragrance with depth and warmth.
  • Musk: Adds a sensual, soft base that complements its intensity.
  • Citrus notes: Provide a sparkling contrast to its rich floral heart.
  • Green notes: Enhance its fresh, natural aspect.
  • Vetiver: Offers an earthy, slightly smoky undertone.
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