SenteurSystem

We have colour-coded every fragrance and each perfumed article on our website according to one or more of 9 categories, so at a glance you can get an idea what each of our scents smell like; not always the sum total of the listed ingredients but attempt to convey an overall impression and mood of a scent.

Once you have selected a perfume of your own, you can use its individual colour code to match it up with similar coded fragrances to help you find other perfumes which may appeal to you.

Aquatic

A modern sub-group which uses a variety of natural and synthetic materials to suggest the sea, lakes, rivers, streams and cascades into the top and middle notes of a perfume. From shaky beginnings this has developed into a particularly eloquent style of perfumery.

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Chypre

Named after Coty's protoype launched in 1917, a hommage to the legendary ancient perfumes of Cyprus. Long-lasting, warm, soft dark scents. Very sophisticated, elegant, feminine and urban. Generally chypres feature sharp spicy or green top notes which soften through fruity or floral hearts into a base of oakmoss, leather, patchouli and sandalwood.

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Floral

Bouquets of flowers tuberose, roses, lily, jasmine, lilac, muguet, ylang-ylang, violets, orange blossom etc. Fresh, sweet, feminine.

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Fruity

Mostly florals and greens enlivened with notes of soft sweet fruits such as peach, apricot, plum, pineapple, prune, and raspberry.

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Green

Fresh, floral, sometimes herbal/mossy scents dominated by leafy, grassy, crisp notes.

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Hesperide/Citrus

Lemon, bergamot, neroli, petitgrain, tangerine, grapefruit, cedar, syringe and lime.

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Leather/Tobacco

Rich, dark, smoky, deep, spicy notes usually intensified or contrasted with green, floral or animalic oils.

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Oriental

Warm, rich, exotic, intense, spicy dramatic notes, often based on amber, vanilla, incense with florid floral top notes.

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Woody/Fougere

Full-bodied, green, dark, aromatic notes of cedar, sandal, juniper, birchwood, rosewood, ebony, patchouli, oak-moss, lavender, clary sage.

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