Olfactive Families

    Family Description
    AROMATIC FRAGRANCE FAMILY: Aromatic fresh green accords like thyme, rosemary, tarragon or mint are commonly mixed with citrus and spicy notes for fuller accords.
    CHYPRE FRAGRANCE FAMILY: A generic name for a family of fragrances with a mossy, woody base, chypre was originally inspired by the smells of the island of Cyprus, starring sharp patchouli and oak-moss base notes intertwined with citrus.
    CITRUS FRAGRANCE FAMILY: Composed of oils from lemon, orange, bergamot, grapefruit or mandarin zest, the citrus family imparts fresh, clean and bright notes when added to the top notes of a fragrance.
    FLORAL FRAGRANCE FAMILY: The largest fragrance family, florals lie at the heart of the composition and can be enhanced with green, aldehydic, fruity, powdery or spicy nuances.
    FOUGÈRE FRAGRANCE FAMILY: Named after the French term for fern, fougère are green and aromatic herbal scents featuring lavender, oakmoss, citrus and woods that are often used in men’s scents.
    LEATHER FRAGRANCE FAMILY: Originally created to mask the foul scent of tanned leather, the modern leather family boasts leathery aromas of smoke, wood, tobacco and honey.
    SPICE/RESINOUS FRAGRANCE FAMILY: Traditionally defined as having a strong amber presence, today’s spice/resinous fragrances often refer to exotic herbs and spices like musk, vanilla and resins that give off a heady, warm, sensual scent.
    WOODY FRAGRANCE FAMILY:  Based on warm, opulent or dry woods like sandalwood and cedar, woody fragrances are often given a twist with fruity notes, florals, herbs and spices.