Scents & Notes - Fashion Perfumes
- Scent Concentrations: Learn about the difference between about a Perfume, Eau de Toilette, and a Cologne.
- Fragrance Notes: Learn more about common fragrance notes such as: Neroli, Bergamot and Sandalwood.
- Perfumers: Learn more about the Nose behind your favorite fragrance creations.
- Fragrance Resources: Learn more about perfume from these fragrance resources and websites.
- Books - Perfume and Fashion: Books and guides on perfumes, fragrance and fashion houses.
- Glossary: Glossary of terms used in perfume and fragrance descriptions.
Notes are the various layers of the fragrance and consist of three parts: Top, Heart, and Base.
- Top (Head) NoteFragrances first impression that lingers briefly when perfume is first applied, usually citrus or fruit notes.
- Heart (Middle) NoteThe fragrance body, after the top note evaporates, usually floral notes.
- Base (Dry Down) NoteThe lasting fixative note anchoring the others, usually vanilla, sandalwood, patchouli, amber, or musk.
Fragrance Scent Types
Floral scents are the language of love and romance, embody the peaceful beauty of rambling English gardens, artfully arranged bouquets, or celebrate the grace of a single bloom.
Fruity Floral - Bright and uplifting with keynotes of citrus, fruits or berries.
If you crave a touch of sweetness in your scent. Fruity floral combinatioins add notes of ripened fruit, including green apple, lychee, pineapple, honeydew, or coconut.
Floral - The largest fragrance category with keynotes of jasmine, tuberose, or gardenia.
Inherently feminine and fabulously flowery, floral blends of more or more of rose, jasmine, orchid, tuberose, and lily of the valley.
Soft Floral - Powedery notes like vanilla or iris added to classic florals.
If you love feminine flowers and the smell of fresh cut bouquets. Soft florals include notes of roses, lilacs, lavender, peonies, gardenias, jasmine, or orange blossoms.
Spicy oriental scents are infused with mystery and romance, rich and opulent they stir the senses with intoxicating exotic blends of spices, herbs, flowers, leather, musk and woodsy notes.
Floral Oriental - Exotic florals blended with spice and resins.
Floriental scents have an exotic, sophisticated touch giving them a sensual and delicious fragrances. Floral oriental notes include amber, incense, clove, cedar, ginger, and vanilla.
Soft Oriental - Musk, amber and incense soften with subtle spices and light florals.
Powdery yet elegant aroman of ethereal notes of incence, musk and amber infused with soft florals and spices.
Oriental - Exotic florals, spices and resins, images of the Far East.
Seductively rich fragrances with spicy notes of clove, cardamom, and musk combined with dark chocolate and sweet vanilla.
Woody Oriental - Vetiver and warm woods, mixes with spices and patchouli.
Sensual scents of soft sandalwood, rich patchouli, and warm rosewood layered with hints of spice and soft blossoms.
Woody notes add intrigue and grounding to the warm allure of the spicy scents. Fragrance notes include patchouli, musk, sandalwood, pine, and cedarwood.
Woods - Typical notes include of patchouli and sandalwood, vetiver and cedar.
Warm and solid allure of intriguing and grounded woody scents of mellow antique pine and just-milled cedar planks.
Mossy Woods (Chypre) - Marriage of oakmoss and fresh citrus, or crisp green notes.
Herbal scents of spicy juniper, fresh basil or cooling mint notes impart brightness and sophistication to complex, bold blends of aromatic fragrances.
Dry Woods - Leather and tobacco added to woods, typically cedar.
Rich and woodsy cedar lends warmth and depth while tooled leather adds a distinctive masculine character to the elegant and vigorous mix of spicy fragrances.
Fresh, clean scents capture the tingle of citrus, the freshness of air-dried linens, and a sweet morning meadow.
Citrus - Zesty and tangy with notes of bergamot, mandarine, and lemon.
Sunny and refreshing, enegerizing citrus notes have a fun zest to them. Fresh citrus notes include lemon, lime, grapefruit, bergamot, or summer cocktail accords.
Green - Fresh, crisp, sporty aroma with notes of grasses and herbs.
If you like running barefoot in the grass. Fresh green scents have an earthy, energizing quality that bring a summer touch to any season. Note include basil, cucumber, mint, pine, or fresh cut grass.
Water (Marine) - Cooling aquatic aroma with notes such as water lily or water myacinth.
Aquatic notes have a light and clean energy layer with notes like salty ocean water or warm spring rain accords.
Aromatic Fougere - Well balanced universal appeal of fresh fern, lavender, oakmoss, or citrus.
Classic aromatic scents contain a warm, appealing blend of spices such as rosemary and fragrant woods like cedar.