I'm rotten at identifying families and notes, myself. However, I know enough to say that you have good taste. Mmmmmmm. nice stuff!
I'm no help on the families! I don't know what my favorite scents have in common other than the fact that they are consistently categorized by others as "Chypres." Which, is nice to know, but I can't for the life of me smell what is common between Mitsouko and Givenchy III that makes them both chypres!
Speaking of which, based on your comments and likes, I recommend trying both of those above mentioned scents. I think you'd like them both!