Brands offer a seductive take on floral scents for fall and winter, blending strong florals with spicy and woody notes. Sana Jardin’s Jaipur Chant and Victoria’s Secret Lotus Desire mean to evoke an evening garden.
Millennials are transforming the way brands do business. As the largest and most diverse consumer group, millennials demand transparency, seek authenticity, and embrace individuality. It’s no wonder they’re driving some of the most influential trends in the fragrance industry. Here are the top millennial fragrance trends to keep in mind.
Millennials want products tailored to them as an individual— and they don’t want to smell like everyone else. Forbes reports that 23% of consumers would try a more expensive personal care product if it had a unique aroma.
Products with unusual fragrance notes (think saffron, cannabis, and smoke) are meeting this demand. Niche scents will likely continue gaining popularity since, according to NPD Group, millennials curate fragrance wardrobes that reflect their different personalities and moods.
From craft beer to reclaimed wood furniture, millennials are choosing products with authentic stories of craftsmanship. Fragrance brands are tapping into the trend by marketing artisan experiences.
A growing number of brands such as Phlur and Henry Rose spotlight the Perfumers who created their fragrances on their websites. And when you shop at Le Labo in-store, the Sales Associate hand-blends the bottle before your eyes.
Compared to previous generations, millennial consumers are focused on leading healthy lifestyles and supporting ecofriendly companies. They choose clean products which often means natural. In fact, 75% of millennial women prefer buying natural products, Grand View Research reports.
Popular natural fragrance claims include “made with essential oils” and “sustainable.” While fragrances made with essential oils can include both synthetic and natural aromas, a growing number of brands use 100% natural scents to appeal to savvy consumers.
Try our fragrances inspired by the latest millennial trends.
Iredale Eau de Parfum Inspired by the wreckage of the Peter Iredale on the shores of the Pacific Northwest, the essence of smoldering driftwood intermingles with notes of surf and sea. Mineral accords converge with salty brine, flotsam, and ambergris, while hints of balsam fir, peppercorn, and oud suggest the temperate rainforest just off the shoreline.
Brit Royale A British twist on the classic fougere. Airy top notes of pepper and cardamom meld with the comforts of tea, while elemi and ginger diffuse a peppery warmth throughout the base. A subtle whisper of shaving cream adds a hint of well-groomed charm along with the touch of worn leather luggage blending to aged vetiver wood.
Nude Beach A beachside twist on the skin scent trend. Warm spice notes combine with cool eucalyptus, juicy melon and sheer water lily to evoke the warmth of sun and wet sand on skin, drifting to a sensual base of crushed seashells, musk and amber.
Vetiver Orris The tension between earthy and sweet notes fills this fragrance with a sense of mystery. A delicate accord of powder-sweet violet and jasmine opens while myrhh and patchouli radiate on a dark base of orris root and vetiver.
Natural Glacier This all-natural fragrance brings an appealing fruity depth to the cool clean of spearmint in a way that works well in most product types. Notes of fresh-squeezed lime and juicy melon enhance a heart of natural spearmint leaf.
Discover fragrances crafted to uplift a special time of year. Presenting our curated selection of trending scents to inspire your next seasonal launch in air care and personal care.
Champagne Pop ORC 1900129
A crisp celebration. Iced champagne and juicy tangerines sparkle over a heart of candied berries, with traces of sheer musk.
Tuxedo ORC 1900103
An herbal-woody fragrance with notes of fresh Clary sage, tonka beans and sandalwood.
Holiday Vanilla ORC 1900162
Celebrate the season with a warming blend of rich vanilla, toasted marshmallows and buttery caramel.
Wintertime ORC 1900052
Captures a radiant fireplace on an icy day. Clove and citrus notes warmed with fresh-cut wood, amber sap, and musk.
Maple Hotcakes ORC 1900086
Vermont maple syrup flows over buttermilk pancakes with a hint of spice. A sweet delight.
Wintry Woodland ORC 1900137
A dazzling blend of warm amber and white musk, complimented by notes of fresh-cut cedar, rich sandalwood, and sweet vanilla bean.
Frozen Cranberry ORC 1900106
Tart cranberry enhanced with juicy McIntosh Red apple, tonka bean, and lustrous woods.
Bonfire Donut ORC 1900053
A gourmand treat. Buttery vanilla cake roasted over a cedarwood flame and dusted with powdered sugar.
Creamy Hot Cocoa ORC 1900109
Comforting and sweet. Roasted hazelnuts dipped in melted chocolate, with vanilla marshmallows and a touch of berries and cream.
Fresh Fir ORC 1900121
Pine with an adventurous character. Dewy eucalyptus meets fresh Siberian fir and Frasier fir needles wrapped in white oak.
Bubbly Peach ORC 1900142
Effervescent peach with a grapefruit citrus accord. A green floral heart unfurls into a delectable base of vanilla, powdered sugar, and white musk.
Cactus Blooms ORC 1900122
The prickly cactus in bloom. Green flower petals, ripe pear and Fuji apple, warmed with coconut and musk.
French Cuffs ORC 1900135
A citrus-herbal blend with universal appeal. This sophisticated fragrance showcases notes of bergamot and lavender.
Mineral Spa ORC 1900144
Soothing and bright. Sparkling citrus, juicy melon and refreshing mineral water open into a heart of herbaceous lavender, rose, and lily, over a warm base of golden amber and sheer musk.
Azure Waters ORC 1900134
The white sand and crystal-clear waters of a private cove captured through scent. Crisp ocean breezes and juicy pineapple meld with muguet and rose over a warm base of mossy driftwood, white musk, and rich amber.
Mango Pineapple ORC 1900087
A tropical medley of sweet pineapple, juicy mango, white florals and sheer musk.
To request samples and set up a meeting with your Sales Representative, e-mail [email protected].
Test your nose and develop your olfactive ability in small groups led by Orchidia Perfumers. This training will teach you how perfumers use fragrance families to build signature fragrances. You will also have the opportunity to create your own fragrance blend in a finished product application.
We’re delighted to offer this training as a complimentary education event.
When and Where: Tuesday, March 26th at Avenue of the Arts Hotel
ScentsAbility is an inspiring organization that helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing job training, employment, and supported housing to disabled young adults. Their trainees become part of ScentsAbility’s retail and manufacturing operations.
During the visit, Technical Sales Representative Matt Trotter and Sales Manager Mike Mack gave a fragrance training seminar to the young adults at ScentsAbility. They smelled through several candle fragrances and were taught how to categorize fragrances into different families. They were also taught how to rename a fragrance using their newly learned fragrance categories.
Matt and Mike had a great time working with ScentsAbility’s young adults and were overwhelmed by their respectful, happy, and loving attitude.
Join us on Thursday, September 27 for a special fragrance training event!
This complimentary full-day partner education program will be held at the College of DuPage Culinary & Hospitality Center in Glen Ellyn, IL. Behind the Fragrance: A Closer Look at Fragrance Families will be a fully hands on and interactive training teaching six important fragrance families: Floral, Animalic, Citrus, Woody, Herbal, and Green. Upon completion, our partner will gain a better understanding of the six fragrance families and how they are used to create fragrances.
Participants will also have an opportunity to make their own fragrance blends in different applications. To register, please complete the form on our website or contact your local sales representative. Attendance is limited to the first 50 registrants.
Inspired by eight of the hottest color trends, these fragrances range from vibrant and tropical to more subdued and relaxing aromas.
Guava Martini Fragrance ORC1800261 A tropical blend of freshly-squeezed guava juice swirled with vermouth and topped with notes of sweet pineapple slices before drying down to a clean musk base.
Jet Stream Fragrance ORC1800362 A gust of air from faraway islands. Notes of ozone and crisp Fuji apple unfold to a lingering breeze of tropical flowers and ocean mist.
Amaranth Purple Fragrance ORC1800476 A velvety bouquet of purple flowers. Plum accents a rich floral accord of violet, lavender, and freesia and dries down to a sweet base of sandalwood, Tonka bean, and musk.
Antique Moss Fragrance ORC1800478 A unique autumn confection. Touches of cocoa powder over a rich heart of chestnut cream layers a base of cinnamon-spiced tea and dark woods.
Gray Morn Fragrance ORC1800492 Touches of sparkling bergamot and black pepper darken to a rich accord of espresso praline, sandalwood, and suede.
Blazing Yellow Fragrance ORC1800570 Sunny notes of pineapple and mango infuse with a touch of lemongrass and rum to create this mouthwatering tropical tonic.
Kumquat Honey Marmalade ORC1800669 Lovely golden acacia honey and kumquat marmalade tempered with a subtle twist of rhubarb for the perfect balance between sweet and tart.
Blue Iris Fragrance ORC1800699 An expression of the cool earthiness of blue spring flowers. Tender green notes of iris and hyacinth blossoms open along a heart of dewy cyclamen and a base of freshly turned earth.
For a sample or to learn more about our Connection Through Color Fragrances, please contact us at (630) 932-8101 or [email protected].
A unique fragrance story inspired by eight fictional dragons from various short stories, novels, and film. Notes of sea air and Egyptian neroli describe the breath of Leviathan, a Biblical sea serpent, while more gourmand notes of butterbeer, whisky, and sweets capture the magic of the Hungarian Horntail from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Jabberwocky Fragrance ORC1801041 A mysterious scented depiction of the clawed creature described in Lewis Carrol’s Through the Looking Glass. Notes of bergamot and a touch of spiced tea cookies drift to a garden of English violets and roses with trails of smoky vetiver, amber, and musk. Top: Bergamot, Spiced Tea Cookies Middle: English Violets, Roses Base: Vetiver, Amber, Musk
Balerian the Black Dread Fragrance ORC1801020 Inspired by the enormous dragon from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, ridden by Aegon the Conqueror to storm all of Westeros. A burst of sky air and masculine spices soar above notes of smoky dianthus and frankincense, racing over a base of forest woods. Top: Fresh Air, Cardamom, and Bay Leaf Middle: Dianthus, Frankincense Base: Forest Woods
Maleficent Fragrance ORC1801000 A bewitching cloud of dark feminine beauty. The sharp bite of blackcurrant and briar thorns are woven through a heart of red rose on a bed of lustrous amber and dark resinous woods. Top: Blackcurrant, Briar Thorns Middle: Red Rose Base: Amber, Dark Resinous Woods
Smaug Fragrance ORC1800978 A cool, metallic fragrance inspired by the fearsome cave-dwelling, treasure-guarding dragon Bilbo faces in Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Icy top notes chill a bed of metal and white grapefruit surrounded by amber, earthy orris root, and white musk. Top: Ice Middle: Metallic Notes, White Grapefruit Base: Amber, Orris Root, White Musk
Godzilla Fragrance ORC1800960 A prehistoric sea and land monster is awakened by nuclear radiation and storms through Tokyo. Notes of cilantro and ocean air hover over an aquatic floral heart of lotus, wood, and wet concrete to portray this infamous beast in fragrance form. Top: Cilantro, Ocean Air Middle: Lotus Base: Wood, Wet Concrete
HP Hungarian Horn Tail Fragrance ORC1801059 This fragrance captures the magic of the ferocious Hungarian Horn Tail dragon from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. A bite of black pepper rises to a victorious heart of laurel and butterbeer, and dries down to a round of fiery whiskey, amber, and wizarding sweets. Top: Black Pepper Middle: Laurel, Butterbeer Base: Whiskey, Amber, Sweets
Leviathan Fragrance ORC1800949 A scented portrait of the Biblical sea serpent, Leviathan. The tang of sea air permeates notes of Egyptian neroli and earthy moss above a tide of driftwood and ancient resinous incense. Top: Sea Air Middle: Egyptian Neroli, Moss Base: Driftwood, Incense
Beowulf Fragrance ORC1801055 This fragrance is inspired by the treasure hoarding dragon fought by the hero, Beowulf, in the Old English epic. Notes of Silk Road spices and pomelo trail to a heart of English lavender and birch leaf, leaving a warm, smoky base of fine woods for a luxurious retelling of the classic fougère style. Top: Black Pepper, Cardamom, Pomelo Mid: English Lavender, Birch Leaf Base: Sandalwood, Cedar, Guaiac Wood
For a sample or to learn more about our Dragon’s Breath Fragrances, please contact us at
(630) 932-8101 or [email protected].
Orchidia Fragrances took to storytelling this year at the 39th Annual NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, one of the largest events on the cosmetic industry calendar in North America. Thousands gathered at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on May 15-16 to showcase the latest innovations in personal care and beauty products.
Visitors to Orchidia’s booth were met with whimsical depictions of eight fictional dragons from various short stories, novels, and film. Displayed in a trophy-like fashion, these creatures were mounted with push buttons to release billowing aromatic smoke, each having its own unique scent. Notes of sea air and Egyptian neroli described the breath of Leviathan, a Biblical sea serpent, while more gourmand notes of butterbeer, whisky, and sweets captured the magic of the Hungarian Horntail from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. With a medieval throne positioned next to the dragons, attendees were encouraged to dress in costume, snap a selfie, and share their experience.
Another section of the booth captivated attendees through ancient Egyptian folklore. Visitors completed puzzles and solved riddles to unlock the mystery of Manetho’s secret fragrance, Kyphi, a perfume embodying the beauty and warmth of ancient Egypt. Once completed, the fragrance was bottled and given to each participant as a reminder of their travel through time.
For a sample or to learn more about how Orchidia can develop fragrance creativity in your products, please contact us at (630) 932-8101 or [email protected].
Big or small, brick or wood, home is always a comforting destination. Our home fragrance collection provides an escape from the busy world outside, created with soothing and comforting scents and visuals. The Orchidia innovation team built this collection from the ground up, room by room, with fragrances to celebrate the place we love most.
For a sample or to learn more about our Atrium & Color Fragrance Collection, please contact us at (630) 932-8101 or [email protected].