Olfactory Families

OLFACTORY FAMILIES

Perfume is like the shadow of yourself: it represents your personality, your tastes, or simply your mood for the day, the evening... They're made up of a multitude of ingredients, which in turn create hundreds of new fragrances every day... Olfactory families are used to classify perfumes according to their main notes. There are several olfactory families in perfumery, each with its own characteristics and nuances.

WOODY

Woody fragrances are characterized as elegant, warm, sensual and very popular in perfumery. The different types of wood used are cedar, patchouli, sandalwood, cypriol, cypress, birch, pine or balsam fir.

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SMOKY

Smoky fragrances evoke the smell of smoke, fire or burnt wood. They are often composed of notes of incense, cade, birch, oud or tobacco.

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ORIENTALS

Oriental fragrances evoke the scents of the Orient, with warm, spicy, sweet or woody notes. They are often composed of ingredients such as vanilla, amber, patchouli, sandalwood, incense, oud, rose or jasmine.

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SPICY

Spicy fragrances use ingredients such as cinnamon, cloves, pepper, ginger or cardamom. These spices add a touch of character and depth to fragrances, making them more sensual and daring.

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AMBER

Amber fragrances are oriental scents that evoke warmth, sensuality and mystery. They are composed of sweet and spicy notes, often based on vanilla, benzoin, tonka bean, patchouli or sandalwood.

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LEATHERY

Leathery fragrances are characterized by their richness, warmth and captivation, and are frequently associated with elegance and sophistication.

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POWDERY

Powdery fragrances evoke softness, femininity and refinement. They are inspired by the scents of rice powder, talcum powder and cosmetics.

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GOURMAND

Gourmand fragrances reveal gustatory notes ranging from caramel or cocoa to cotton candy and candy apple... True cocktails of happiness!

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FRUITY

Fruity fragrances are characterized by their juicier notes, giving perfumes originality, modernity and freshness. Fruity notes are often associated with fruity facets such as peach, apple, pear, red fruit...

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HESPERIDES

Hespéridés fragrances feature citrus notes such as lemon, orange, bergamot, grapefruit and mandarin. These notes bring a sensation of freshness, lightness and dynamism...

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MARINS

The marine notes are iodized, salty and deep. They recall seawater, seaweed, warm sand or shellfish. They are often combined with woody, herbaceous or spicy notes to reinforce the impression of adventure and escape.

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AQUATICS

Aquatic notes are fresh, light and transparent. They recall pure water, dew, melon or watermelon. They are often combined with floral, fruity or citrus notes to reinforce the impression of vitality and freshness.

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MUSKY

Musk fragrances evoke softness, sensuality and intimacy. Their scent is inspired by musk, an animal secretion that has long been used as a fixative in perfumery.

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FLORAL

Floral fragrances are a popular and diverse category of perfume. They are often associated with notes of rose, jasmine, violet, lavender, lily of the valley, orange blossom and lily.

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AROMATICS

Aromatic fragrances are a category of fragrances with herbaceous, spicy and fresh notes. The most common aromatic notes are lavender, rosemary, thyme, sage, basil and fennel.

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CHYPRES

Chypre fragrances are characterized by an earthy, woody base, with notes of oakmoss or patchouli blended with bergamot, jasmine and rose.

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fougères

Fern fragrances are an olfactory family characterized by an accord of aromatic, lavender, woody and mossy notes.

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