les 7 familles olfactives
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The seven olfactory families

Olfactory families are used to classify scents according to their main olfactory characteristic.

Chypre: This family centers around a blend of bergamot, rose, jasmine, oak moss, patchouli and Cistus Labdanum.

Floral: Flowers are what comes to mind when we talk about fragrance (they are the most common ingredient in perfumes). They can be divided into two main categories: sweet florals (jasmine, ylang-ylang, tuberose) and fresh florals (lily of the valley, lilac, freesia).

Floral notes in Scentys fragrances: Villa Elegancia, Ikebana, Virgin Nude, Rive à Tribord

Citrus: These are citrus fruits that contain the essential oil used in fragrances in their zest.

Citrus notes in Scentys fragrances: Roma Cologne, L’Eau du Ruisseau, Villa Elegancia

Oriental: This is the most sensual, warmest family. It includes sweet base notes like vanilla, patchouli, ambery and powdery notes as well as spicy, animal ones.

Oriental notes in Scentys fragrances: Volutes d’Or, Happy Holi

Aromatic: Blends that include, in order, lavender, geranium, oak moss, vetiver, coumarin. This is a very masculine family – scents are fresh, sweet and aromatic.

Woody: Woody notes can be divided into six subcategories: dry, humid, mossy, ambery, smoky, resinous, milky. These notes are all about elegance, warmth and character, particularly represented by cedar, vetiver, sandalwood and birch.

Woody notes in Scentys fragrances: Haussmannien, Lobby Bar, Flight Jacket, Canada Spa, Express Orient

Leather: The first leathery notes came from the master glove and fragrance makers in Grasse. These smoky notes were created by infusing scraps of tanned leather with burnt birch bark. Animal notes (ambergris, civet, castoreum and musk) were added later.

Leather notes in Scentys fragrances: Montaigne Dew, Business Class

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