List of perfumes by type

    List of perfumes by type

    post #1 of 13
    Thread Starter 

    ie gormand, boozy, leather, floral, etc

    I know I saw a list like this somewhere that had suggestions for each type. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    post #2 of 13

    I recall one (or more) too, but it's probably hard to search. So why not start another one ...

    leather: Bandit, Cuir de Russie

    floral: Joy vintage

    aldehydic floral: Calandre

    floriental: Amouage Gold man

    fougere: Jicky

    green: Paco Rabanne Metal

    musk: Shocking vintage (if found), otherwise Muscs Koublai Khan

    cacio

    post #3 of 13
    post #4 of 13
    That's a great link Jive. So any scent with Oud center belongs to Oriental family, subgroup Woody?
    post #5 of 13
    Ouds are definitely woody, but not always oriental.
    post #6 of 13

    With orientals one typically refers to perfumes centered on ambers, vanilla, an perhaps some spices, so, as jive was saying, stark, drier ouds without such ingredients do not qualify. For instance, I'd find it a stretch to classify the Montale ouds are orientals.

    cacio

    post #7 of 13
    The perfume court's fragrance family categorization is a bit confusing. Under the men section, there is an oriental family which is defined as below,

    Oriental – Refreshed by aromatic or citrus facets, Oriental compositions draw their richness and sophistication from precious substances such as amber, resin, tobacco, spices, exotic woods and animal notes.

    Then there are 3 subgroups within the oriental family and they are Fougere, Spicy and Woody.

    Subgroup Woody – Oriental accords composed of warm and rich notes such as vanilla, coumarin and labdanum ciste are emphasized by opulent woody notes like patchouli, sandalwood or vetiver.

    So I thought Oud might be considered as exotic wood (?) which is in the oriental family ( as defined above). Then the subgroup might be either woody or spicy (?)

    On the other hand, adding to my confusion is that woody is also a family under the men section which is defined as

    Woody – These perfumes with their woody middle note, are warm and opulent when based on sandalwood or patchouli,. Cedar and vetiver make them dryer. These warn, dry and elegant masculine accords often contain a dash of citrus or aromatic notes.

    The 4 subgroups under the woody family are Aquatic, Aromatic, Chypre, Floral Musk and Spicy.

    So Montale's Oud is in a woody family with either a floral musk or spicy subgroup?

    Ok now I am so sleepy smile.gif
    post #8 of 13
    The Leffingwell fragrance genealogy charts are useful:

    http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfragrance/poster_genealogie_masculin.pdf

    http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfragrance/poster_genealogie_feminin.pdf

    The are useful from a historical perspective, showing the most important examples of various families over time.
    post #9 of 13
    These are the ones I remember having seen before.
    post #10 of 13
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by danieqView Post

    ie gormand, boozy, leather, floral, etc

    I know I saw a list like this somewhere that had suggestions for each type. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    You may also find this useful...

    http://www.fragrantica.com/groups/
    post #11 of 13
    Oud : Pure Oud Kilian
    post #12 of 13
    Thread Starter 
    Thanks, these look helpful. I thought that I had seen a place where we the categories were listed and if you clicked on the category, a long list of specific perfumes came up. So I could click gourmand and get a list of potential choices. Sound familiar?
    post #13 of 13
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by danieqView Post

    Thanks, these look helpful. I thought that I had seen a place where we the categories were listed and if you clicked on the category, a long list of specific perfumes came up. So I could click gourmand and get a list of potential choices. Sound familiar?

    Hit the link I gave you then click on each category or subcategory. I believe that's what you're seeking (or at least close).
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    7/30/13 at 7:58pm

    danieq said:



    ie gormand, boozy, leather, floral, etc

    I know I saw a list like this somewhere that had suggestions for each type. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    7/30/13 at 8:22pm

    cacio said:



    I recall one (or more) too, but it's probably hard to search. So why not start another one ...

    leather: Bandit, Cuir de Russie

    floral: Joy vintage

    aldehydic floral: Calandre

    floriental: Amouage Gold man

    fougere: Jicky

    green: Paco Rabanne Metal

    musk: Shocking vintage (if found), otherwise Muscs Koublai Khan

    cacio

    7/30/13 at 9:17pm

    CapriDog said:



    That's a great link Jive. So any scent with Oud center belongs to Oriental family, subgroup Woody?

    7/30/13 at 9:34pm

    JiveHippo said:



    Ouds are definitely woody, but not always oriental.

    7/30/13 at 10:08pm

    cacio said:



    With orientals one typically refers to perfumes centered on ambers, vanilla, an perhaps some spices, so, as jive was saying, stark, drier ouds without such ingredients do not qualify. For instance, I'd find it a stretch to classify the Montale ouds are orientals.

    cacio

    7/30/13 at 11:17pm

    CapriDog said:



    The perfume court's fragrance family categorization is a bit confusing. Under the men section, there is an oriental family which is defined as below,

    Oriental – Refreshed by aromatic or citrus facets, Oriental compositions draw their richness and sophistication from precious substances such as amber, resin, tobacco, spices, exotic woods and animal notes.

    Then there are 3 subgroups within the oriental family and they are Fougere, Spicy and Woody.

    Subgroup Woody – Oriental accords composed of warm and rich notes such as vanilla, coumarin and labdanum ciste are emphasized by opulent woody notes like patchouli, sandalwood or vetiver.

    So I thought Oud might be considered as exotic wood (?) which is in the oriental family ( as defined above). Then the subgroup might be either woody or spicy (?)

    On the other hand, adding to my confusion is that woody is also a family under the men section which is defined as

    Woody – These perfumes with their woody middle note, are warm and opulent when based on sandalwood or patchouli,. Cedar and vetiver make them dryer. These warn, dry and elegant masculine accords often contain a dash of citrus or aromatic notes.

    The 4 subgroups under the woody family are Aquatic, Aromatic, Chypre, Floral Musk and Spicy.

    So Montale's Oud is in a woody family with either a floral musk or spicy subgroup?

    Ok now I am so sleepy smile.gif

    7/31/13 at 1:32am

    noggs said:



    The Leffingwell fragrance genealogy charts are useful:

    http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfragrance/poster_genealogie_masculin.pdf

    http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfragrance/poster_genealogie_feminin.pdf

    The are useful from a historical perspective, showing the most important examples of various families over time.

    7/31/13 at 5:00am

    hednic said:



    These are the ones I remember having seen before.

    7/31/13 at 6:03am

    bbfan said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by danieqView Post

    ie gormand, boozy, leather, floral, etc

    I know I saw a list like this somewhere that had suggestions for each type. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    You may also find this useful...

    http://www.fragrantica.com/groups/

    7/31/13 at 6:27am

    hedonist222 said:



    Oud : Pure Oud Kilian

    7/31/13 at 7:02am

    danieq said:



    Thanks, these look helpful. I thought that I had seen a place where we the categories were listed and if you clicked on the category, a long list of specific perfumes came up. So I could click gourmand and get a list of potential choices. Sound familiar?

    7/31/13 at 9:09am

    bbfan said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by danieqView Post

    Thanks, these look helpful. I thought that I had seen a place where we the categories were listed and if you clicked on the category, a long list of specific perfumes came up. So I could click gourmand and get a list of potential choices. Sound familiar?

    Hit the link I gave you then click on each category or subcategory. I believe that's what you're seeking (or at least close).





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