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The water lily: A symbol of softness and sensuality
The water lily represents purity, softness, and freshness. It is frequently used in skincare products like body milk and makeup removers due to its moisturizing, astringent, and remineralizing properties. Water lily is especially suitable for young, combination, dull, and dehydrated skin. This aquatic flower emits a delightfully floral, sweet, and sensual scent, making it a popular choice in perfumery. It is often found in feminine and floral compositions as a heart note, where it adds an intoxicating tone. As an excellent fixative, water lily also deepens the base notes of a perfume.
Water lily's role in perfumery
With its gentle nature and floral tones, the water lily is utilized in niche perfumery within floral compositions such as Eden by Cacharel. In this fragrance, water lily harmonizes beautifully with lotus flower and orange blossom. Another floral fragrance featuring water lily is Yellow Diamond by Versace, a luminous perfume where water lily accompanies mimosa, freesia, and orange blossom. It is also found at the heart of Dolce Rosa Excelsa by Dolce & Gabbana, where water lily is a heart note alongside white amaryllis, daffodil, and various varieties of rose.
A stunning aquatic flower, the water lily graces our ponds with its gentle beauty. Not only used in cosmetics, but water lily also plays a role in perfumery, offering a floral, soft, and slightly sensual scent. Though still relatively rare, water lily blends perfectly into the heart of feminine floral fragrances.