Originally Posted by jenson
WOW - excellent!!! so this genre is called chypre ....
I do not want you to misunderstand francois when he said "Oscar pour lui is a great chypre".
The majority of chypres do not have prominent incense notes - many do not have any incense notes at all.
The genre of chypres is described by perfume intelligence as:
"(Pronounced 'sheep-pa) One of the main perfume families where often the fragrances are strong, spicy and powdery; they are based on the contrast between fresh top notes of lemon, neroli and orange, and mossy base notes of oak moss underpinned by resinous and animal notes."
Michael Edwards created a fragrance classification system that is in widespread use today.
Edwards groups most of the chypres into what he calls the 'Mossy Woods' category although chypres also appear in other families - notably in the Dry Woods (Leather) family.
Most of the 'incense' fragrances in my collection are classified in either the Oriental or Soft Oriental families.
Here is a link to an Edwards database which, among other options, allows you to sort his database by fragrance family (the last option at the bottom):http://www.fragrancedirectory.info/usadirectory/
I hope that this helps - if not, please let me know.