Despite its name, there’s nothing dark about this fragrance – it’s more akin to a sweet cloud of blackberries and vanilla. Toning down the fruitiness: the addition of subtle orange and neroli blossoms.
#3: Diptyque Eau des Sens EDT, $144, Escentials
Unlike other fragrances that use orange blossoms to buffer stronger florals, this uncomplicated scent amplifies its unique citrus-floral note with angelica, bitter orange, juniper and patchouli.
#4: Dior J’Adore EDT, $130
In place of the heavy white florals of its predecessor: a fresher, more citrusy cocktail of neroli blossoms and magnolia that balances out the bitterness of blood orange and lemon.
#5: Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa EDP, $106
Sweet, exotic papaya blossoms give this heady floral blend of African dog rose, Turkish rose and water lily a unique, slightly tropical touch.
#6: Chloe Love Story EDT, $90
Now in an EDT, the brand’s signature romantic scent is full on orange blossoms, with a hint of sweet plum blossoms and peppery nasturcia flower.
#7: Chanel Les Exclusifs de Chanel Boy Chanel EDP, $310
Named after Coco’s lover Arthur “Boy” Capel, this unisex fragrance contains a base of orange blossom to give the flowery blend of lavender, heliotrope and rose geranium a subtle yet fresh citrusy edge.
#8: Jo Malone Nashi Blossom Cologne, $105
The flower of the Asian nashi pear tree stars in this limited edition fragrance; its soft notes played up by feminine rose, tart lemon and warm musk.
An adapted version first appeared in Female‘s June 2016 issue.