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How Do Fragrance Families Works?

In the past, there were only a few families due to the limited number of ingredients available. During the early 1900s, fragrances were classified as Floral, Spicy, Animalic, and Woody. Scents are now classified into new categories as a result of technological advances, as well as changing tastes and styles:

Citrus: Citrus fragrances are crisp and clean with notes such as lemon, grapefruit, orange, and bergamot. Newer fragrance compounds have allowed for the creation of citrus scents that are stickier. On a hot summer day, they are just like a chilled lemonade.

Floral: The orthodox categories of Single Floral and Floral Bouquet have been combined. From sumptuous bouquet arrangements to "soli flora" compositions, this family contains a wide variety of creations. In Women's perfumes, the floral note is frequently infused with green, aldehydic, fruity or spicy notes. With its natural scent, it is widely used.

Woody: There are many fragrances that are dominantly woody, such as agarwood, sandalwood, cedarwood, and vetiver. It is common to find patchouli in these perfumes with its camphoraceous aroma. Woody scents are characterized by the smell of the great outdoors. Those who enjoy hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities should consider this family.

Oriental: Compositions with oriental notes are rich and sophisticated because they include precious elements such as amber, resin, tobacco, spices, exotic woods, and animal notes. A unique combination of warmth and sensuality distinguishes these fragrances as "amber" fragrances. Ambergris, labdanum, vanilla, tonka beans, flowers, and woods are all included in this large class of sweet, slightly animalic perfumes. An evocation of Victorian-era "Oriental" imagery can be achieved by adding camphorous oils and incense resins.

Aromatic: There are many types of aromatic plants, including sage, rosemary, thyme, and lavender, which are usually accompanied by citrus or spicy notes. Men's perfumery loves these compositions because of their manly character.

Fruity/Gourmand: that are intended to resemble food flavours and have qualities similar to edibles. Examples include vanilla, tonka bean, and coumarin. Peach, plum, watermelon, passion fruit, and other fruits other than citrus.

Spicy: In the spicy family of fragrances, you will find warm, sensual notes like cardamom, incense, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and pepper. If you wanted to feel mysterious, you would wear this perfume. These bold spicy notes provide a distinct note to a soft woody or oriental fragrance, enhancing their originality and character.

Aquatic: With ocean notes, compositions of this family enhance the basic aromatic accord. Marine notes, such as algae and salt, distinguish aquatic perfumes. Many androgynous perfumes have a fresh oceanic smell. Calone, a synthetic discovered in 1966, is generally present, as well as other synthetics that have been discovered recently.

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Rachel Sprung has been in the spa/beauty/aesthetics industry for nearly 15 years and have worked, managed, and trained in high-end spas & clinics in the UK, Qatar, Dubai, and now Abu Dhabi. She is a lover of all things skin, wellness, and beauty.

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