A perfume creator composes a story around a central theme just as a writer would. That theme constitutes the main accord of the composition and will determine the family of the perfume, whereas, the secondary accords will indicate its subfamily. There are eight major families : Floral, Chypre, Oriental (masculine and feminine), Woody, Aromatic and Hesperide (masculine and feminine). Each one of those olfactive families being itself split into several subfamilies.
Based on a woody, mossy, floral accord, which can include
leathery or fruity notes as well, chypre perfumes have a rich
and lingering scent.
Citrus oils, known to perfumers as "Hesperidia", are the key
elements in this family that includes all "eaux fraîches".
The large floral family includes all fragrances with a flower or
bouquet as their main theme.
Where warmth meets sensuality. Musk, vanilla and precious
woods with a touch of tropical flowers and spice
An accord based on one or more aromatic herbs, such as
sage or rosemary.
The light and fresh character of citrus notes such as bergamot,
orange, lemon, petit grain and tangerine is enriched by aromatic,
woody and spicy accords.
Spices, wood and vanilla harmonize to create intense and
This family brings together perfumes whose key accord
is based on woody scents such as sandalwood, patchouli,
edar or vetiver.