SenteurSystem

We have colour-coded every fragrance and each perfumed article on our website according to one or more of 11 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 sense of the great outdoors using natural and synthetic ingredients to suggest sea breezes, icy lakes, sunny streams, icy cascades and the salty ocean.

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Chypre

Rich dark scents: sophisticated, elegant and urban. Generally chypres feature crisp top notes which soften through fruity or floral hearts into an aromatic woody base.

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Citrus

Also known as hesperidic. One of the oldest of the classic perfume families. Oils of orange, lemon, bergamot, neroli, grapefruit. A fresh bright 'cologne' accord.

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Floral

Fallen petals, bouquets, flowers in a vase: a florist's, a summer garden or a still life: white, green and velvety. Fresh, sweet and essentially feminine.

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Fougere

Fresh aromatic notes, suggestive of herbs, mosses, bracken and ferns - softer and warmer than GREENS with a typical use of lavender, thyme, sage and rosemary.

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Fruity

Fragrances enriched with notes of soft sweet fleshy fruits such as peach, apricot and plum. A sense of sensuality, opulence and indulgence. A golden amplitude!

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Green

Think of all the colour green suggests to you: fresh, sometimes sharp scents dominated by leafy, grassy, arboreal crisp accords. Brisk, energising, natural and clean.

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Leather

Leather accords are variously polished, smoky, juicy, supple or suedey. Sophisticated, varied and imaginative. Assertive and seductive. Animal-derived raw materials are generally no longer used.

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Oriental

Perfumes inspired by the Western view of the gorgeous East. Dramatic accords of amber, vanilla, incense, spices and tonka with florid floral accords to match.

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Tobacco

Caron's Tabac Blond (1919) introduced a century of scents based on accords of tobacco. Acrid, smoky, honeyed, green or damp. Intriguingly aromatic; still mildly controversial.

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Woody

Fragrances based on fragrant woods: and, within that remit, very varied - grainy, dry, blond and smooth; or earthy, oily, dark and suggestive of forest depths.

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