With the freshness of mint and citrus, the energy of sage, thyme and rosemary and the strength of lavender, the Aromatic family combines clean and invigorating notes with aquatic, green, spiced and sometimes fruity elements that are firmly modern.
The Chypre family is based on oak moss, ciste-labdanum, patchouli and bergamot accords. Chypre fragrances have character and can be enriched with aromatic or amber notes to soften them, or with more animal leather notes to accentuate their uniqueness. The richness of chypre notes mixes wonderfully with fruity or floral notes.
The Floral family is the cornerstone of women’s fragrances. It provides a wide range of scents, from the soliflore single flower notes to the more opulent bouquets, and combines classic and exotic flower varieties. For more personality and character, floral notes can be enhanced and sublimated by green, aldehyde, fruity or spicy facets.
A cocktail of gourmand and sensual notes, the Oriental family explores the strength and softness of raw materials such as amber and vanilla and is anchored by spiced accords. Often the freshness of citrus or flowers is added to oriental fragrances, which stand out for their character and many facets, often dominated by animal and precious wood notes. To modernise such fragrances, fruity notes are now added to heighten their gourmand feel and make them more accessible.
Little-known and little-used in the West until the beginning of the 2000s, oud has become a key ingredient in the perfumer’s range of ingredients. Its instantly recognisable woody and smoked accords are so unique that a new olfactory family has been created. Its introduction in Western perfumery is the start of a new olfactory chapter in which its bewitching amber and leathery scents combine boldly with fruity, floral, aromatic and even gourmand notes.
While the Woody family is used traditionally for men’s fragrances, an increasing number of women’s perfumes use its intense and distinguished aspects. As the range of natural woody notes is limited, synthetic molecules are used to enrich fragrances with amber, resin, moist, smoked or dry accords. A great variety of olfactory signatures which structure fragrances and confer sophistication and elegance.