List of Olfactory Groups


 
 
Aquatic
Fresh, subtle, with a clean aroma: aquatic fragrances (also known as ocean or ozone scents) are mainly built around Calone, a synthetic essence the provides a marine note.
 

 
 
Woody
A composition containing rich woody notes at the heart of the perfume, usually accented by other woody base notes. Sandalwood (warm and mysterious), cedar (drier and sharper) and vetiver, together with other exotic and balmy woods, generally accompanied by citrus and aromatic notes.

 
 
Aromatic
Aromatic notes are usually composed of sage, rosemary, cumin, lavender and other plants with an intense aroma of herbs and spices. They are often combined with citrus and spicy notes. Aromatic compositions are popular in men's fragrances.
 

 
 
Chypre
The name of this olfactory group comes from the Coty Chypre fragrance created in 1917. Its acute aroma is based on a harmonious blend of oakmoss, labdanum, patchouli and bergamot.
 
Citrus
The ancient and abundant citrus fragrances are compositions based on fragrances such as lemon, bergamot, grapefruit or mandarin, which are combined with aromatic and acidic notes for men's fragrances and floral notes for women's fragrances.
 

 
 
Floral
This wide ranging olfactory group covers a multitude of compositions with a floral heart: freshly-cut flowers; flowers with aquatic, green or powdery hints; as well as fruity-floral, sweet-floral and floral-aldehyde varieties.

 
 
Blossom
 
 
   

 
 
Fruity
The fruity olfactory group comprises notes of a wide array of fruits, such as peach, strawberry, pineapple, melon, watermelon, orange in fact, any fruit which has a characteristic aroma in its pulp. The fragrances in this group are characterised by their vibrant and cheerful nature and are therefore most popular in fragrances for young women.
 

 
 
Oriental
Oriental fragrances, with amber as the dominant note, form a specific group characterised by their warmth and sensuality. These opulent compositions include intoxicating and intensive substances such as musk, vanilla, unusual resins and wood, often accompanied by exotic flowers and spices.
 

 
 
Green
The fragrances in this olfactory group provide the unmistakable aroma of tender leaves and freshly-cut grass, occasionally accompanied by notes of green tea and unripe fruit. Green notes infuse freshness and optimism, evoking feelings of nature, youth and freedom.