Aromatic Circle

Describing an aroma is difficult. There are no words to adequately define the sensations of smell. The more complex a perfume, the more difficult it is to describe. To simplify matter ten basic scents were chosen to serve as points of reference.

They are natural, fresh, green, fruity, fern, woody, spicy, ambers, and animal.

NATURAL White flowers, neroli, petitgrain.
Ingredients such as orange blossom oil, petitgrain, white flowers, produce clean, transparent natural fragrances. These fragrances give a sensation of well being and are reminiscent of nature.

FRESCH Lemon, bergamot, orange, tangerine, grapefruit.
Citrus fruit extracts such as bergamot, lemon, orange, and grapefruit produce a sensation of freshness. This olfactive effect is an extension of the natural effect.

GREEN Galbanum, Hyacinth, Mastic tree, Green Tea.
The green effect is a group of summer aromas that remind us of freshly cut grass. These sensations are produced by different essences such as galbanum, hyacinth, green tea and mastic tree

FLORAL Rosa, Jazmín, Violeta, Nardo, Ylang-ylang
The floral effect evidently results from the scent of flowers.  There is a wide range of scents from local flowers such as roses, jasmine, violets, and lily of the valley as well as from exotic flowers like ylang-ylang and lotus

FRUIT Peach, apricot, melon, mango, strwaberry, cassis
Fruit aromas bring to mind the scents of ripe fruits: strawberries, currents, cassis, apricots, peaches, mangos and melons.

AROMATIC Lavender, rosemary, sage, thyme,
The fern effect reminds us of aromatic wild plants such as lavender, rosemary, sage, and wild lavender

WOODY Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vetiver
The wood effect is produced from essences obtained from aromatic woods such as cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, and vetiver. These essences produce penetrating mystifying and sumptuous scents.

SPICY Cloves, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg
The spice effects have their origin in spices. These are cloves, pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon. These are potent scents that can add richness and exotic touches to perfumes.

AMBER Amber, labdanum, vanilla, cistus
Under the name amber we also find the so-called oriental scents. They are divided into sweet and powdery and are derived principally from the essences obtained from grey amber. An extension of this effect is found with cistus, labdanum and vanilla.

ANIMAL Musk, castor oil, civet
The animal effect is a set of very characteristic aromas. They are strong and unrelenting scents of animal origin. They are known as musk, civet, and castor oil. A fourth product of animal origin –grey amber- is not considered animal but rather belongs to the amber family.