Floral Olfactory Group
This largest fragrant group encompasses numerous versions of compositions with a floral heart: freshly picked flowers, flowers with aquatic, green or powdery nuances, as well as floral-aldehyde, floral-fruity and gourmand compositions.
- Floral Aldehydic – Animal, powdery or slightly woody notes often enhance the floral bouquet. The top note is a marriage of aldehydes and hesperidia. This sub-family came into existence with the creation of Chanel No 5, the first floral-aldehydic perfume with an unusually high amount of aldehydes.
- Floral Aquatic – A traditional floral bouquet is enhanced with several marine notes during the evaporation process.
- Floral Carnation – The poet’s flower is also found in perfumery and plays a part in the development of rich and harmonious fragrances.
- Floral Fruity – Since 1995, new fruity notes have blossomed in the world of perfumery. The floral body is easily identifiable, and the fruity notes are obvious. Among these are apricot, raspberry, lychee and apple.
- Floral Fruity Gourmand – The range of floral fruity fragrances is constantly being expanded. This is why we separated floral fruity fragrances with gourmand nuances of caramel, sugar, chocolate, candies etc. into a special category.
- Floral Green – Green notes can add a sharper freshness to the floral bouquet. Galbanum is a typical ingredient in this type of perfume as well as combinations that evoke freshly cut grass.
- Floral Jasmine – Also known as “The Flower,” jasmine enhances the floral top note. It helps give perfume a complex and refined structure.
- Floral Muget – A floral bouquet whose keynote is lily of the valley, a timeless white flower which gives perfumes a fresh note of springtime.
- Floral Orange-Tuberose – Introduced in 1948 with Fracas de Piguet, this sub-family has kept all of its appeal. It includes original scents of a unique sensuality.
- Floral Rose-Violet – The key floral accord of this sub-family is rose and violet. This widely used flower duet was launched by Paris, the famous Yves Saint Laurent perfume.
- Floral Woody Musk – Always based on a floral accord, this family includes fragrances with an additional woody and/or musky note, which gives a richer, more contemporary structure than that of a traditional floral perfume.
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