Flora Bella 2005

Flora Bella by Lalique
Where to buy
Search on
More
Where to buy
6.8 / 10     37 RatingsRatingsRatings
Flora Bella is a perfume by Lalique for women and was released in 2005. The scent is floral-fresh. It was last marketed by Lalique Group / Art & Fragrance.
Search on
More

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin orange, Rose, Violet
Heart Notes Heart NotesLilac, Frangipani, Freesia, Cassia, Mimosa, Carnation, Orchid, Daphne, Almond, Tuberose, Vanilla
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Spices, Vanilla, White musk

Ratings

Scent

6.8 (37 Ratings)

Longevity

7.0 (28 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (24 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (36 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 17.09.2020.
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • SoukSouk
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
   1  
A Unique Creation by Bad Boy Bertrand
I rarely wear Lalique FLORA BELLA, but every time I do, I wonder why I don't. It's an odd, eccentric floral creation, unlike most of the others available today. I thought of FLORA BELLA because I was reminded of it by Rancé 1795 JOSEPHINE. Hmmm... does that mean that this strangely opaque combination of mystery ingredients actually existed two centuries ago?

Well, they are not exactly alike, and I prefer FLORA BELLA, truth be told. I see only today that "in the doghouse" Bertrand Duchafour was the perfumer. I have not read up on the case which bloggers have been venting about all over the internet, but I doubt that I'll be boycotting Duchafour's creations, although if it turns out that he boils people alive, I'll probably start thinking of him along the lines of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. Somehow I doubt that that's the case...

Anyway, why is this so weird? It has a fluffy whiteness but is not a big fat white floral fragrance. The texture is completely different: grainy and creamy at the very same time, as contradictory as that may seem. Back when I first tested this perfume from a sample vial (a couple of years ago), I felt that it had a tropical vibe, which I no longer detect at all now that I own a bottle. Fortunately, despite what appear to be either batch problems or a radical shift in my own olfactory capacities, I like this creation, too.

There is a slight similarity in style to Donna Karan GOLD, and the same texture is also found, according to my nose, in Boucheron MISS BOUCHERON. I hasten to add, however, that the notes in all of these cases are very different. The greatest similarity between the three perfumes is that they are all eminently overdosable. Some perfumes can be spritzed on with reckless abandon and a consistent result can be expected nonetheless. Not so with perfumes boasting whatever it is that makes this smell so different from all of the other floral perfumes. One spritz too much and suffocation will ensue. But lightly applied, these are all quite nice.

I think that FLORA BELLA is the best of the bunch. It shares the quirkiness of everything else launched by this house. Although the Lalique perfumes are all very different, they exhibit an undeniable quality and flair, in addition to being unique. Maybe that's because Lalique consistently enlists excellent perfumers for its launches. In the end, although I find it difficult to articulate exactly why, I like FLORA BELLA not in spite but because of its weirdness!
1 Replies
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
   1  
nice to sniff 24 hours or so after application
I both like it and can't stand Flora Bella. The drydown of a light dose of FB is a metallic, Forbidden Planet flower---from the tropics of Altair. Enticingly alien in a 1950s, sci-fi modernist sort of way. More metal and form than flower.

On the downside, every moment until the drydown is tinged with cheap pina colada mix and an air-freshener style caricature of a pan-tropical floral note. Smother that in fabric softener and you have an overview of Flora Bella.
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
10
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Icekat

97 Reviews
Icekat
Icekat
   2  
A trip to the florist shop
You have to love strong floral perfumes to appreciate this beauty. It is like being in the florist shop. The air is heavy with a floral mist from so many different flowers. As you move from one floral arrangement to another, different flowers become stronger in the bouquet. They entice you with their intoxicating aroma and lovely colors and shapes. Flora Bella is just like that - as the scent develops, you got to experience various floral arrangements masterfully put together. The scent is very romantic, elegant and alluring. I can imagine it as a wedding scent for an outdoor summer wedding.

After zesty opening of bergamot and mandarin, Flora Bella sets into a strong, cold and fresh bouquet of freesia, lilacs and orchids. It is a bit overpowering but nevertheless quite elegant in its icy, regal beauty. The scent gradually becomes warmer and spicier in the heart notes with frangipani, tiare, mimosa, tuberose and a touch of pepper. This warm, tropical flowers phase is softer but still quite powerful. The base notes are delicate amber and vanilla layered on light floral notes. The sillage is strong, so I suggest using this perfume lightly. It could be allergy-inducing in large quantities. The longevity is good.

Do you love being surrounded by flowers? If your answer is yes, then Flora Bella will be a nice addition to your collection.
1 Replies

Perfume Classification by the Community


Photos by the Community

by Nisie
by Nisie

Popular Lalique

Lalique pour Homme Equus (Eau de Parfum) by Lalique Encre Noire (Eau de Toilette) by Lalique Ombre Noire by Lalique Encre Noire à L'Extrême by Lalique Encre Noire Sport by Lalique Lalique Le Parfum (Eau de Parfum) by Lalique Lalique pour Homme Lion (Eau de Parfum) by Lalique Noir Premier - Or Intemporel 1888 by Lalique Perles de Lalique by Lalique Lalique White (Eau de Toilette) by Lalique Hommage à l'Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Lalique Noir Premier - Fleur Universelle 1900 by Lalique Amethyst by Lalique Noir Premier - Illusion Captive 1898 by Lalique Hommage à l'Homme Voyageur by Lalique Lalique pour Homme Equus (Eau de Toilette) by Lalique Satine (Eau de Parfum) by Lalique Encre Noire pour Elle by Lalique Lalique (Eau de Parfum) by Lalique Noir Premier - Terres Aromatiques 1905 by Lalique