The peony plant produces flowers that bring a fresh, floral, slightly green aroma to perfumery, reminiscent of a beautiful spring day.

Native to Asia, Europe, and Western North America, the peony offers a delicate and vibrant white floral note with its lush, full blooms.

Peony is a floral note that always brings a smile to my face, perfect for those looking for a fragrance that’s both fresh and floral.

Fragrance Pyramid

Peony is commonly found as a Heart Note, where its soft, floral scent can unfold and complement other surrounding floral notes.

Scent Summary

  • Floral
  • Fresh
  • Rosy
  • Slightly green
  • Lush

What Does Peony Smell Like?

In perfumery, peony has a crisp, floral scent often compared to rose notes, yet with a fresher, more green undertone. Its fragrance is floral and airy, with subtle hints of rose and citrus. 

Peony-heavy perfumes have a soft yet captivating aroma, exuding a graceful, feminine allure, evoking visions of sun-drenched gardens and gentle breezes.

Complementing Notes

Peony’s airy floral scent is beautifully complemented by a variety of notes for a balanced fragrance.

  • Citrus notes: Brighten the peony’s freshness.
  • Musk: Adds a clean, soft finish.
  • Rose: Enhances the floral bouquet.
  • Cedarwood: Provides a grounding, woody contrast.
  • Freesia: Introduces a peppery floral accent.
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