When it comes to fragrance, many of us know what we like and, even more vehemently, what we don’t. Within all the perfume categories—woody, fruity, fresh, spicy, floral—the latter might be the most controversial and misunderstood. After all, flashbacks to grandma’s lace-trimmed sacks of potpourri or powdery bottles of rose or gardenia are hard to erase from a scarred memory.
However, if done right, nothing is chicer or more sophisticated than a truly exquisite floral fragrance, and certain flowery blends have become top-selling favorites at beloved retailers like Nordstrom and Net-a-Porter. Curious to see what your fellow fragrance enthusiasts are loving within the floral perfume pool? We rounded up 16 of the most covetable bottles you can buy at the aforementioned stores. From classics like Chanel Nº5 to newer debuts from brands like Byredo, this crop of best-of-the-best floral scents is bound to turn you into a blossom lover through and through (if you weren’t one already). Keep scrolling!