FRAGRANCES SCENTS

Each perfume is made up of ‘olfactory notes’, which give it its unique smell.

Click on the scent name to explore the relevant perfume selection.


FLORAL NOTES

Florals are the most popular family of fragrances. They range from single floral notes to heady mixed bouquets of rose, jasmine and lily of the valley. In recent years, new technology and techniques have given perfumers exciting new floral notes, which have revitalised the traditional floral theme.

- Floral -

Stark white flowers, softer, sweeter notes of jasmine, gardenia, freesia and white honeysuckle

- Soft floral -

Delicate and flowery, a family of soft, often powdery, abstract florals


ORIENTAL NOTES

Orientals are the exotic queens of perfumery, creating intense, sophisticated perfumes. They have a unique warmth and sensuality about them, and heavy blends of oriental resins, opulent flowers, sweet vanilla and musks are often introduced using refreshing citrus, green or fruity top notes.

- Soft oriental -

Incense adds softer, more sensual overtones to fragrant flowers, spices and amber.


WOODY NOTES

Fragrances created specifically for men often fall into this category. Woody scents are warm and opulent, and usually dominated by harmonies of cedar, patchouli, pine, sandalwood and vetiver.

-Mossy woods-

Forest notes of oakmoss, amber and citrus Chypre fragrances

-Dry woods-

Cedar, tobacco and burnt wood notes create a drier, smokier character

-Aromatic-

A popular category with men, due to their zesty, masculine but light, airy and fresh characteristics


FRESH NOTES

Encompasses a range of fragrances from citrus and fruit oils like lemon, orange, lime and grapefruit to fresh green notes of leaves and mown-grass. Also includes water notes such as sea air, water and water plants, as well as fruity notes characterised by exotic fruits and berries of all hues.

-Citrus-

Notes of citrus and fruit oils, including lemon, orange, peach, apricot, lime and grapefruit

- Water -

Capturing soft sea breezes, water notes enliven florals, oriental and woody fragrances

- Green -

Refreshing and aromatic, the sharp scent of fresh-cut grass and violet leaves

- Fruity -

Hints of peaches, pears, apples, plums, tropical fruits and berries of all hues


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