Odour Notes

Fresh spicy: Ginger, Coriander, Cilantro
Dry spicy: Juniper berry, Black Pepper, Pink Pepper, Green Pepper
Sweet spicy: Pimento berry, cardamom, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon

Heavy floral: Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Champa, Jasmine, Orange blossom flower
Soft floral: Orris, Cassie, Rose, Mimosa, Lotus, Frangipani
Sharp floral: Marigold, Kewda, Osmanthus, Davan, Neroli, Ginger Lily

Civet, Musk, Castoreum, Ambrette, Costus, Ambergris, Rock Hyrax/Africa Stone

Choya, Seaweed absolute, Calone

A fragrance is considered “aromatic” when it is quite “herbal” in nature. Notes such as Basil, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Bay, Southernwood, Ginger, Lavendel, which possess a very intensive grass-spicy scent. They are often combined with citrusy and spicy notes. Aromatic fragrances elegantly reveal fresh, bracing harmonies. They are are typical of fragrances for men.

Pungent Herbal: Armoise, Lavender, Angelica Root, Oregano, Wormwood
Aromatic Herbal: Fennel, Anise, Basil, Tarragon

In relation to the effect of a perfume, is a subjective feeling that can be caused by different fragrance impressions. In European regions, freshness is generally associated with lemon, lavender and green notes, light floral components: light and clear elements, mostly. In other regions, North America for example, sweet and powdery perfumes are also considered as fresh.

Tea Green: Clary Sage, Rosemary absolute, Green Tea
Pungent Green: Perilla, Galbanum, Galangal
Floral Green: Violet Leaf, Linden Blossom, Lavender, Geranium, Geraniol

Sweet Mint: Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen

Sweet Citrus: Lime, Bergamot, Pink Grapefruit
Orange Citrus: Blood Orange, Sweet Orange, Bitter Orange, Mandarin, Tangerine, Peptigrain
Lemon Citrus: Litsea Cubeba, Lemon, Lemon Verbena

Fruity Apple: Roman Chamomile, Cape Chamomile, Tagette
Fruity Berry: Roibas, Boronia, Black Currant

Sip It Gourmand: Coffee, Black Tea, Cognac, Massoia
Edible Gourmand: Bitter Almond, Cocoa, Vanilla, Tonka Bean


They can be described as sweet, soft and warm. Basically, balsamic notes result from the use of balsams and resins in perfume compositions. The Oriental perfumes in particular are characterized by balsamic ingredients. The oud trend and the fascination with the East is nothing new in perfumery. The oriental style of fragrances, compositions that rely on rich, opulent notes of Vanilla, Tonka bean, resins and ambers was inspired by the traditional elements of Middle Eastern and Indian perfumes. Balsam is a term used to describe the gummy resin from various trees and shrubs. In perfumery, there are several classes of balsamic notes, but balsams like Siam Benzoin, Sumatran Benzoin/Styrax, Myrrh, Sweet Myrrh and Frankincense are distinctive because they are often used in oriental fragrances to give a rich and pleasantly spicy quality to the warm oriental accords.

Caramel Balsamic: Tolu Balsam, Peru Balsam, Opoponax
Amber Balsamic: Cistus, Labdanum, Benzoin Siam, Benzoin Sumatra
Light Balsamic: Myrrh, Frankincense, Styrax

Patchouli, Vetiver, Carrot Sweed, Calamus, Cepes, Saffron

Hay, Blond Tobacco, Lovage, Oakmoss

Woody Floral: Bois de Rose, Guaiacwood, Cabreuva
Wood Sweet: Amirs, Sandalwood, Fir, Agarwood (Oud), Cedarwood