Heart Notes Perfume: Perfume Notes
inMay 10, 2010 - 3:58pm
Perfumes come in many different classifications. The first classification called the Traditional Classification which started about 1900 included the following categories:
Bright Floral: This category uses a combination of the traditional Single Floral & Floral Bouquet categories. A good example would be Estee Lauder’s Beautiful.
Green: This is a modern version of the Chypre, with pronounced cut grass, crushed green leaf and cucumber-like scents. A good example of this is Sisley’s Eau de Campagne.
Aquatic, Oceanic, or Ozonic: This is the newest category. It first made an appearance in 1991 with Christian Dior’s Dune. Fragrances in this category usually contain calone,He which is a synthetic scent developed in 1966.
Citrus:Hermes’s Eau D’orange Verte is an example of this category.This category started out as freshening eau de colognes. Newer fragrance compounds allowed the development of primarily citrus fragrances.
Fruity:Just as the name implies fruits are featured in this category, such as citrus, peach, black currant, mango, passion fruit and many others. Ginestet Botrytis is an example of this category.
Gourmand: This category makes your mouth water because of the dessert-like qualities. Vanilla, tonka bean, coumarin, along with synthetic components that have the scent of food flavors are used in this category. One example is Thierry Mugler’s Angel.