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Try our aroma guide to help you navigate through the notes & accords you find most appealing!
Search by fragrance family & find your favorite perfumes with our scent profiles!
Lemon, lime, grapefruit, bergamot, petitgrain, tangerine, & neroli are just a few of the citrus scents used in fragrances. These wonderful fruits offer refreshing, clean smelling, vibrant juices that add a tart, tangy flavor to help cut a perfumes sweetness, or to keep the heavier wood or leather base notes light and fresh.
Fruit notes belong in a category on their own as they are separate from citrus and add distinct accords. Using fruits, vegetables and nut options; “fruit” grouped scent profiles often include smells like black current, coconut, apple, almond, plum or peach. Combined with other fragrance profiles, fruit scents add a dynamic, aromatic quality that smell organic and lively.
When it comes to the world of fragrance, florals hold an undeniable prominence. They appear in almost all perfumes from the lightest to the heaviest of fragrance vari ations. Formed out of aromatic blossoming gardens, rich with the intoxicating fluorescent flowers like fresh rose, lavender, ylang-ylang, peonies and marigold. Natural flower extracts add a feminine, romantic nuance to stronger accords made up of ouds, resins or musky notes.
Although white flowers are indeed part of the floral family, they also make up an entire fragrance sub-group referred to as “White Florals”. White flowers are typically known for having luscious, pungent nectars. Sweet smelling, honeysuckle notes found in gardenia, tuberose, orange blossom, or jasmine offer heady, enchanting scents.
Warm Spicy refers to the powerful, heated notes like cinnamon, pepper or ginger which have an intense but shorter duration. This spicy accord lends an important warm, dryness to a fragrance without being overpowering or heavy.
Fresh spicy represents the cooler, softer spice notes such as cardamom, coriander and saffron which have longer lasting effects but will be softer than the warmer variation. This accord allows a fragrance to be both cold and spicy, making for a crisp yet edgy aromatic experience.
Gourmand fragrances are classified by their sweet, succulent, edible tones. These aromas incorporate notes such as chocolate, vanilla, caramel or fresh cream to create savory combinations of dessert like scents. The gourmand profile is often made up of seductive and intriguing accords that offer an appetizing and decadent flavor.
Oriental fragrances are classified by their sweet, succulent, edible tones. These aromas incorporate notes such as chocolate, vanilla, caramel or fresh cream to create savory combinations of dessert like scents. The oriental profile is often made up of seductive and intriguing accords that offer an appetizing and decadent flavor.
Woody notes describe a wide variety of scents. From trees to grassy mosses, “woody” is a term used to express the impressive, masculine, deep-rooted accord. Often used as a dependable base note in a composition, these notes help reinforce the other elements to create a solid and more plentiful fragrance.
The diversity amongst the various tree scents create truly distinct scent profiles. For example, simple woody aromas like cedarwood which is gentle and not overbearing, or the velvety softness of sandalwood, or the complex, nutty, rich oud that is found in Agarwood, all offer very different aromatic experiences.
Some scents fall in the “woody” category although they are not wood based. They make up the sub-division and consist of different mosses, roots and grasses. Patchouli, a widely used leaf, smells woody and therefore is categorized as such. Vetiver is similar, in that it is a grass but smells more wood like than grass like, grouping itself with the other woodier fragrances. The various moss types also provide a rare quality to any scent. Dark, earthy, deep and musky such as oakmoss (an essential component to the chypre and fougère fragrance options).
Leather scents represent those that are reminiscent of velvety suede or a tawny leather. Composed by tobacco, wood and tree bark nuances, these aromas can be anywhere from smooth, silky blends to smoky or tart combinations.
Herbal, grassy, leafy “green” smelling scents make up these fragrances. Using smells derived from elements like violet leaf, basil, oakmoss or various types of tea leaves to build herbaceous blends of fresh greens and natural forest like lushness. Fougère (which means fern in French), falls into the “green” group as well; adding a spicy, earthy life to perfumes.
The compositions that make up this type of fragrance include fresh accords of sea salt and marine water. Blending citruses or tropical fruits with the sparkling oceanic element creates tropical, clean, or fresh watery fragrances.
Fresh suggests clean, light, refreshing scents. Often fused with spicy notes to produce a stronger, more intense aromas, or with invigorating citrus for sharper, zestier, fruity coolness. “Fresh” can also mean an earthy freshness, that comes from newly cut grass or something more aromatic including woody scents or florals.