Building a Fragrance
Floral notes are dominated by the scent of flowers. Single floral notes are capturing the fragrant spirit of a particular flower (soliflore), while floral bouquet combines fragrances of several flowers in a single and harmonious note. Floral notes may rely on fragrant essences of real flowers, but very often floral notes combine synthetic and natural material.
Soft Floral (Aldehyde):
Animal, powdery or slightly woody notes often enhance the floral bouquet. The top note is a marriage of aldehydes and hesperidia.
Sweet, warm, powdery base typical of this group harmonizes with such flowers like gardenia, tuberose, tiare or with a spicy note of carnation
EUGENOL / METHYL EUGENOL
AMYL SALICYLATE (CLOVER, MELILILOT)
CUIR DE RUSSIE
MOUSSE DE SAXE
OXYDE DE ROSE
MOUSSE – CRYSTAL
AMBER & MUSK:
Aromatic notes are usually combined of sage, rosemary, cumin, lavender and other plants which possess a very intensive grass-spicy scent. They are often combined with citrusy and spicy notes. Aromatic compositions are typical of fragrances for men.
Citrus fragrances’ compositions are based on lemon, orange, bergamot, grapefruit or mandarin, with other citrusy, aromatic and tart notes for men and floral notes for women.
Compositions of this group include fresh accords of sea water, mountain breeze and clean linen and are mostly found as fragrances for men.
Green notes can add a sharper freshness to the floral bouquet. Compositions of this group include accentuated green notes of grass or leaves, besides aromatic components (lavender, rosemary, wood). Galbanum is a typical ingredient in this type of perfume as well as combinations that evoke freshly-cut grass.
Oriental fragrances with dominant amber are placed in a separate group thanks to their accentuated warmth and sensuality. Their opulent bouquet includes intoxicating and intensive substances such as musk, vanilla, exotic resins and wood, often accompanied with exotic flowers and spices.