All fragrances can be categorised into the type of scent family it is a part of. The fragrance wheel displays the different scents and their subfamilies. It’s grouped based on their similarities and differences to show their relation to one another.
The different types of Scent Families are :
Floral scents are the most popular scent option, and can contain either a note of one flower, such as rose, or a bouquet of several varieties like white flowers — jasmine, gardenia etc, their scents are usually romantic and feminine.
Oriental scents are more heavier and tend to be on the muskier and richer side, they can be warm or spicy with notes like Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamom etc.
Chypre scents are characterised by an earthy, woodsy scent like Oak, Moss or Citrus notes
Fougere means fern in French, this category of scents are stronger and usually used in men’s fragrances and include notes like Oak, Moss, Fresh Herbs etc.
Woody notes are characterised by their warm scents, and is like stepping into a forrest, these include notes such as Pine, Cedar, Sandalwood etc
Fresh or commonly known as Citrus or Green notes are refreshing scents that revive the senses, providing a burst of freshness and include notes like Lemon, Orange, Bergamot etc.
Gourmand scents are characterised by their sweet smelling nature, notes in this category include Vanilla, Chocolate, Candy etc.