Well I enjoy the forum and the world of fragrances intensively!
So far I have bought what I like with the help of the BN's but I don't know wich type of fragrances they are? I read words like gourmands, powdery, oriŽntal, woudy etc Can you help me with the classifications of mine?
These are the fragrances I love:
Jaipur Homme EDP
Dior Homme Intense
L'instant de Guerlain Homme Extreme
La Nuit de l'Homme EDP
Midnight In Paris EDP
Eau Des Beau l'Occitane
Eau D'Orange Verte
When I know the type and the things that are similar, I will find other great fragrances!
There are several classifications (eg Michael Edwards etc). For instance, I don't think gourmand is part of the Edwards classification, but it is of course used a lot now.
So I'd classify A*Men, DHI and One Million under gourmand/sweet. Le Male too, to some extent though it's not as dense as the others. Eau des Baux is woody-spicy, spicebomb spicy, and eau d'orange vertes a citrus.
There are :-
Genres e.g. orientals, gourmands, chypres etc.
Subtypes e.g. Aromatic, floral, citrus-woody, etc
Notes/accords descriptions that can be
- textural e.g. powdery, dry, dewy, creamy etc
- temporal e.g. evanescent, tenacious, fleeting etc
- olfactorial e.g. tart, smoky, hesperidic, etc
- others (as you see fit)
Imo a good way to get a quicker handle is to sample a few fragrances from the same family/genre, subtype or dominant note/accord. You'll start to notice similarities and subsequently variations in similar compositions. Hanging around BN helps too, esp over at the Notes Exploration forum.