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Dubbed “the rose of Asia”, peony is taking centre stage these days in modern grand floral fragrances. Walk through any garden in early June and you’re sure to smell the romantic and feminine flower that appears in shades that range from white to pink to deep plum. Perfumers use peony in the heart notes of a fragrance usually along with rose, orange blossom and jasmine. Fragrantica.com describes the peony fragrance as “a very fresh floral note, synthesized for giving a floral pairing to other notes, notably rose, in feminine fragrances.”



The peony is a flowering plant that is native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America. Estimates of the number of species range from 25 to 40. That isn’t many considering that there are more than 3,000 different species of roses. The name comes from Paeon, a student of Asclepius, Greek God of medicine and healing. It is said that Asclepius became jealous of his pupil and was saved by Zeus who turned Paeon into the peony flower.


Henry Mitchell, the famed American writer once wrote, “The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers, a rare fusion of fluff and majesty, the peony is now coming into bloom.”


Not only is the flower of value to scientists. Over 262 compounds have been obtained from the peony plant including monoterpenoid glucosides, flavinoids, tannins, stilbenoids, trierpenoids and steroids, paeonols and phenols.


You can find peony notes in some of the best-selling fragrances today including:


miss dior blooming bouquetMiss Dior Blooming Bouquet

very irresistible givenchyVery Irresistible Givenchy

flora by gucciFlora by Gucci

chloe eau de parfumChloe Eau de Parfum

giorgio armani acqua di gioiaGiorgio Armani Aqua di Gioia

nina nina ricciNina Nina Ricci

philosophy field of flowersPhilosophy Field of Flowers



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    March 17, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Peonies are absolutely my favorite spring flower! Never enough in my garden! I cut them shake out those pesty little ants & fill my house! Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is just as pretty should have known it was my peonies!

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    March 16, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Peonies are my favorite, and I love Burberry. Love, love this set!

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    Jessica Salvador
    March 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    peonies, are one of THE most beautiful flowers!! So gorgeous

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    March 13, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    such pretty flowers. Love them:)

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    jackie curran
    March 13, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I would love to try this, I like a light floral scent for summer

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    Rozeena Karim
    March 10, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Nice So beautiful, have to go smell 🙂

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    March 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    love peonies!


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    evaggelia zachariadou
    March 10, 2016 at 2:22 am

    (The name comes from Paeon, a student of Asclepius, Greek God of medicine and healing.)
    See!!! Behind everything there’s always something Greek hidden!!! ♥♥♥

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    Lisa Campbell
    March 9, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    There is nothing more beautiful than a won’t of an English country garden. Alot of the designers seem to be going that way.
    The peony was first a singular favourite when I fell hard for the launch of DUNE by Christian Dior. I’d love to try any one of the new floral s

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    September Dee
    March 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Peonies are my absolute favourite flower. The delicate scent from such bodacious, frilly beauties is intoxicating. I have 3 planted by my deck and the fragrance is most intense in the morning. I love how they pop up so quickly in the garden and I always bring a bunch inside for my kitchen table.

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    Donna Webber
    March 9, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Peonies are so beautiful and the season of their bloom so short. It is so wonderful to have their light fragrance captured in a perfume so it can be enjoyed all year long.

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    March 9, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I adore them! In my country in May there are Peony flowers everywhere blooming so we call them “May roses”

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    Cynthia Matz-Smith
    March 9, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I love the fragrance of peony. (sigh) I wish they thrived in Florida.

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    March 9, 2016 at 8:46 am

    My most favourite flower and scent. I can’t wait to take in a deep breath of their sweet scent from my garden each summer. Simply divine! Thanks for sharing this little story Dave.

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    Amena akter Dana
    March 9, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Beautiful fragrance @Dana60339031

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    Cat Forsley
    March 9, 2016 at 8:15 am

    the shots of the peonies melt me
    wow xx

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    Gabrielle L.
    March 9, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I love Givenchy and Nina Ricci!

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    March 9, 2016 at 7:31 am


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    Meenal Rathore
    March 9, 2016 at 7:00 am

    lovely … am loving it … @Meenal_Rathore

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    March 9, 2016 at 2:49 am

    Pretty flowers!
    Nice bottles with perfume…..

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