Inside Perfume

Guide To Finding A Fragrance

Posted on: May 4, 2009

With so many wonderful fragrances to choose from, finding a scent you like can be challenging.  Here’s a quick reference, grouping fragrances by family according to the notes they contain to help you find the aromas that appeal to you most.


 

Women’s Fragrance

Floral:  Floral fragrances may be blends of mixed blossoms, bouquets of rose, jasmine, iris, hyacinth or a more well-defined floral note.  These florals can be combined with fruity elements, hints of apple and citrus for a more crisp, fruity-floral effect or mingled with touches of vanilla for a soft powdery scent.

Oriental: Warm and sensuous, oriental fragrances are reminiscent of the exotic spices and sweet resins of the East.  Fragrant clove, cinnamon and mace mingle with the sweetness of vanilla and hints of amber. Orientals fragrances also combine these spicy notes with floral accords such as jasmine and ylang-ylang, creating scents that wrap you in the magic of far away lands.

Fresh:  These fragrances capture the sparkling freshness of citrus oils such as bergamot, mandarin, lemon and grapefruit. Some are blended with leafy green accords such as young leaves and green  grass.  Others are enhances with aquatic notes for a cool and dewy freshness.

 

Men’s Fragrance

Woody:  Warm and opulent, these fragrances typically blend vetiver, sandalwood, and patchouli. Variations include hints of fresh citrus or sensuous, silky musk.

Fougère: These fragrances combine notes such as lavender, oakmoss,  spices and other floral accents with citrus and precious woods to produce scents that range from fresh to woody to spicy.

Fresh:  Pure and invigorating, these fragrances blend citrus notes such as mandarin, bergamot and lemon with watery ozonic notes or hints of precious woods and musk.

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