Originally Posted by conehead
I've become fascinated with the categorization of fragrances, and different systems. Â* Â*Michael Edward's classification is pretty interesting, though he splits the "woods" up more, and I assume "chypres" and "woody orientals" fall into his system....whereas the Fragrance Genealogy chart makes sense, in the way a "spectrum" makes sense..but I think Edward's is more detailed...
Anyone know of any other systems or organizations on-line?
You can search www.perfumeworld.net
by olfactive family to get an idea of how they classify, and go to the encyclopedia section/oflactory groups at www.osmoz.com
to get their take.
It's interesting when there's a peculiar scent that doesn't quite fit neatly into a group (e.g. Tiffany and Egoiste - are they really oriental?) to see how people classify them. Â*
The other main difference among systems is that what say the H&R charts call ambery fougere (e.g. Laguna, Brut, Xeryus Rouge) others call fresh oriental - I go along with the ambery fougere classification as they don't seem like orientals, fresh or otherwise, to me.
I like the way Michael Edwards classifies mossy scents together - others put various mossy scents into fougere, ambery fougere or chypre categories - but what sticks out to my nose is the green moss, regardless of the other ingredients, and they apparently strike Michael Edwards the same way.