Fragrance Families

Fragrance Families are a way to group perfumes according to their composition. Made of a combination of raw materials, they can be more feminine, more masculine or unisex. There are seven families. 

WOODY

This family is composed of warm or opulent notes such as sandalwood and patchouli, and sometimes dry notes like cedar and vetiver. The initial burst is most often lavender and citrus notes.


WOODY AMBER

A woody accord completed by warm and rich notes such as vanilla, coumarin, cistus labdanum, patchouli and sandalwood.


WOODY AROMATIC

A woody accord with added aromatic top notes such as thyme, sagebrush, myrtle, rosemary, sage.


WOODY EVERGREEN CITRUS

A woody accord with essence of pine playing a prominent role. Citrus top notes.


WOODY FRUITY

A classic woody accord rounded out with modern fruity notes: apricot, raspberry, melon, litchi, pear, apple...


WOODY MARINE

An aromatic woody accord rounded out with ocean notes such as thyme and sagebrush.


WOODY MUSKY

The woody accord is strongly allied with a musky accord. Spicy, fruity, aromatic or amber notes are added.


WOODY SPICY

A sweet sandalwood woody fragrance, warmed up with pronounced spicy notes: pepper, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon…


WOODY SPICY LEATHER

A woody spicy accord completed by leather and animal notes such as birch and castoreum.


CHYPRE

The name of this fragrance family comes from the perfume of the same name created by François Coty and released in 1917. The success of 'Chypre' made it the first in a long line of perfumes, all of which are predominantly based on accords of oakmoss, cistus labdanum, patchouli, bergamot, etc.


CHYPRE AROMATIC

A chypre/fruity accord completed by dominant aromatic notes: thyme, sagebrush, juniper, coriander.


CHYPRE FLORAL

A chypre accord completed by floral notes such as lily of the valley, rose, jasmine.


CHYPRE FLORAL ALDEHYDE

A chypre accord completed by floral aldehyde notes.


CHYPRE FRUITY

A chypre accord enhanced by fruity notes such as peach, mirabelle plum, exotic fruits…


CHYPRE GREEN

A contrasting structure made up of fresh and green notes (freshly cut grass, crumpled leaves) for the initial burst and warm notes for the base.


CHYPRE LEATHER

A chypre accord rounded out with notes of leather, smoke, burnt wood, animal…


LEATHER

A very distinctive fragrance family built mainly using dry notes in an attempt to reproduce the characteristic smell of leather (smoke, burnt wood, birch, tobacco, etc.) and floral top notes.


LEATHER FLORAL

A classic leather accord completed by understated notes of floral, iris, violet, etc.


LEATHER TOBACCO

A classic leather accord completed by woody, honey and hay notes, characteristic of the blonde tobacco note.


FOUGERE

Fougère means 'fern' in French, but this fragrance family has nothing to do with the ferns! The accord is formulated with notes of lavender, wood, oakmoss, coumarin, bergamot, geranium, etc.


FOUGÈRE AMBER SWEET

A fougère accord completed by an amber base whose sweetness is accentuated with vanilla notes.


FOUGÈRE AROMATIC

A fougère accord completed by a citrus, herbaceous and primarily aromatic ensemble including thyme, sagebrush, coriander, rosemary, etc., and occasionally a few light spciy notes.


FOUGÈRE FLORAL AMBER

A fougère accord completed by a floral note and an ambered base of labdanum.


FOUGERE FRUITY

A fougere accord completed by fruity notes as apricot, raspberry, melon, litchi, pear, apple...


FOUGÈRE SPICY

A fougère accord completed by floral notes and significant spicy notes such as clove and pepper.


FLEURI FRUITY

A floral bouquet prolonged by modern fruity notes such as apricot, raspberry, melon, litchi, pear, apple…


FLORAL

This large family includes all fragrances whose main theme is a flower or floral bouquet: jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, iris, tuberose, etc.


FLORAL ALDEHYDE

A floral bouquet usually prolonged by animal, powdery, slightly woody notes. The initial burst is composed of aldehydes, in association with citrus or floral notes.


FLORAL BOUQUET

Inspired by nature, this family brings several floral notes together. The composition is more complex, the raw materials more numerous.


FLORAL GREEN

A floral bouquet prolonged by fresh, green and lively notes.


FLORAL MARINE

A floral bouquet completed by an ensemble of marine, mainly ocean, notes.


FLORAL MUSKY

Layered over a floral accord, a musky note is introduced in the very first instants. Fruity, woody or aldehyde notes are also present.


FLORAL WOODY

A floral bouquet with one dominant flower: jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, etc. The bouquet is completed by woody, powdery, vanilla notes.


FLORAL WOODY FRUITY

A floral bouquet prolonged by woody notes as well as fruity ones: peach, apple, plum, apricot…


SOLIFLORE

A single floral note is replicated. Soliflore includes all fragrances that reproduce a single floral note: a rose, a jasmine blossom, an iris, a lily of the valley...


CITRUS

'Citrus' essential oils are obtained by pressing the peels of fruits such as bergamot, lemon, orange, mandarin. The first 'Eau de Cologne' fragrances used by men and women are part of this family.


CITRUS AROMATIC

Aromatic notes such as thyme, marjoram, rosemary and mint are added to the citrus structure.


CITRUS FLORAL CHYPRE

The citrus note remains pronounced, but it is completed by fresh notes. This ensemble is initially prolonged by a floral note, with jasmine strongly present, then by a woody and mossy base.


CITRUS FLORAL WOODY

Discrete floral notes are added to the citrus structure. The ensemble is combined with various woody notes.


CITRUS MUSKY

A strong musky character as well as floral and woody notes are added to the citrus structure. The musk note here is a synthetic musk, not the animal note of Tonkin musk.


CITRUS SPICY

Spicy notes such as pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon are added to the citrus structure.


CITRUS WOODY

The citrus accord remains present, but the woody base is highly pronounced.


ORIENTAL

Fragrances falling under the name 'oriental', occasionally also called 'ambers', have sweet, powdery, vanilla, cistus labdanum and animal notes that are very pronounced.


ORIENTAL CITRUS

An amber accord completed by floral notes and a pronounced intital burst of citrus.


ORIENTAL FLORAL FRUITY

An amber accord completed by floral and fruity notes such as apple, pear, apricot, raspberry, strawberry, plum, etc.


ORIENTAL FLORAL SPICY

An amber accord completed by a very present spicy note as well as a 'carnation'-like floral note.


ORIENTAL FLORAL WOODY

An amber accord completed by very present woody notes and floral top notes…


ORIENTAL SWEET

Here you will find the fragrances most representative of the classic amber note. They stand out due to their sweetness and warmth. Their sillage is particularly pronounced.


 

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