Heliotrope is a small shrub which is actually poisons. Heliotrope flowers have a slightly warm, almond scent which creates an Amber floral tone in fragrances. This article outlines the best Heliotrope perfumes and links to where to get them.
Narciso Rodriguez Musc Noir For Her
The Narciso Rodriguez For Her fragrances are known for their musky base notes and excellent lasting power. Narciso Rodriguez Musc Noir For Her is one of the heaviest fragrances in the range; it’s primarily a Heliotrope and Plum fragrance with a Suede and Musk base. Personally, I find that the Heliotrope really dominates and makes the fragrance last a long time.
Bvlgari Omnia Amethyst
The Bvlgari Omnia fragrance range come in beautiful shell-shaped perfume bottles. Bvlgari Omnia Amethyst comes in a purple bottle which reflects the Heliotrope and Iris (both purple flower) which are the main notes of the fragrance.
It’s a powdery, dewy combination which is elegant and has good lasting power. I think this is a great day-time ‘complement-getter’ fragrance, its also very affordable!
For fans if Incense, Byredo Heliotropia provides a feminine combination of Heliotrope and Jasmine with tones of Incense woven through. This creates a moody, strong, warm floral which is relatively unique.
Guerlain Après l’Ondée
In addition to their widely promoted Mon Guerlain and La Petite Robe Noire perfume ranges, Guerlain also have a series of classic fragrances which have had loyal followers for decades.
Guerlain Après l’Ondée Eau de Toilette is a classic powdery fragrance which uses Heliotrope to compliment it’s Violet main note.
Sephora in the UK, and LookFantastic for the rest of the world.
Frédéric Malle L’Eau d’Hiver
Frédéric Malle L’Eau d’Hiver is a slightly green, sweet Heliotrope fragrance which uses Angelica, Honey and a musky Iris to create a unique scent which is very popular with Heliotrope fans.
It reminds me of a classic English lady walking round her English country garden.