There are some fragrances that, once you’ve taken part in their unique olfactory experiences, leave you wishing you’d discovered them earlier. For me, the first fragrance that comes to mind when I think back is Parfums de Marly’s beloved Delina Eau de Parfum. If you know me and my love for all things light, floral, and feminine, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to you. As my career is largely based on trying and reviewing hundreds of new products that come to market each year, it takes a lot for a fragrance to hold a spot deep within my memory when I’m constantly experiencing so many.
Here’s the thing—no two floral eau de parfums are the same, but there’s certainly no harm in seeking out those that may be in the same ball park. As of now, Delina retails between $190 and $355 a bottle (pricey, yes, but completely worth it). Delina, which launched in 2017, is by far one of Parfums de Marly’s most well-known fragrances, with the nose behind it belonging to none other than veteran perfumer Quentin Bisch. Described by the brand as “a highly nuanced fragrance, which is both sweet and sensual,” the eau de parfum is, in its essence, the ideal modern floral bouquet.