FRAGRANCE

THE HEART OF THE BLEND

 

With natural and synthetic aromatic compounds numbering in thousands, the world of fragrance seems to be constantly verging on complete chaos. In these conditions working with perfume requires extensive and intimate knowledge of different fragrances and their blending.

The Fragrance wheel is a contemporary method developed by MICHAEL EDWARDS IN 1983.

The wheel allows you to see the relationship between the 14 different fragrance families. The families lead from one to another allowing you to discover the character of fragrances without brands and marketing campaigns to influence yoUR decision.

There are four note categories within the wheel; fresh, floral, oriental and woody. WITHIN THESE ARE 14 SUB-CATEGORIES, THEIR DEFINITIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS.

SCENT SCIENCE

 

Floral

The floral family is anything from a single rose bloom to a beautiful bouquet of blossoms. This is a very popular tribe and the largest fragrance category by far. 

Most of these fragrances are created with women in mind, but there are killer blossom-based fragrances that men can rock equally well.  

FResh

These scents are crisp and light. They feature outdoor elements that uplift us, like citrus fruits, the ocean, rain, and even freshly cut grass. 

Oriental

Aside from the dubious naming of this category, oriental fragrances are typically defined by their ‘exotic’ elements. That means, ingredients sourced from Asia such as cloves, cinnamon, incense, and spices like star anise and black pepper. It also features ingredients that are typically New World in source, like vanilla and amber. 

These scents are defined by rich, bold, and spicy notes. 

Woody

As they are heavier scents, the wood tribe is perhaps the least common of all. They smell like nature. Like earth. Like adventure. Think: woods, moss, patchouli, and dirt.

SCENT JIGSAW

WITH WELL OVER 4,000 DIFFERENT AROMAS IT CAN BECOME A LITTLE OVERWHELMING AND SOMETIMES CONFUSING TO PINPOINT THE PERFECT SCENT.

AS PART OF OUR SERVICE & EXPERTISE, SCENTWORKS IS ABLE TO CARRY OUT A FULL PROFILE ANALYSIS OF YOUR BUSINESS WHICH WILL INCLUDE KEY INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR AUDIENCE, YOUR PRODUCTS AND YOUR BRAND, AIDING YOU TO SELECT THE CORRECT AROMA AND COMPLETE THE SCENT JIGSAW.

OUR EXTENSIVE SCENT LIBRARY HOUSES SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR SCENTS FROM ALL OF THE FRAGRANCE CATEGORIES & SEVERAL OF THESE SCENTS MAY BE TO YOUR DESIRE, HOWEVER MAY REQUIRE A FINAL TWEEK TO ADD THAT KEY NOTE. THIS OFTEN SERVES AS A GOOD STARTING POINT FOR DISCUSSION AND FORMULATION.

IN THE CATEGORIES BELOW YOU WILL FIND A NUMBER OF HIGH QUALITY SCENTS WHICH FEATURE IN SCENTWORKS LIBRARY. SAMPLES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

FLORAL

MIDNIGHT GARDEN

WHITE JASMINE

FRESH BOUQUET

WHITE LILLY

VINTAGE GARDEN

GINGER LILLY

YELLOW ROSE

RED ROSE BUD

SWEET ROSE

ROSEWOOD

VELVET ROSE

VINTAGE ROSE

CHERRY BLOSSOM

SWEET FREESIA

 

GREEN

GREEN FIG

SWEET LEAF

RAINFALL

FIG

WHITE TEA

WHITE TEA & FIG

WHITE TEA & GINGER

FRESH CUT GRASS

SPICY FIG 

CITRUS

BEST ZEST

SWEET ORANGE

TROPICAL ORANGE

NEROLI, LIME & BASIL

LEMON & LIME

GRAPEFRUIT & GINGER

MINT GRAPEFRUIT

WHITE GRAPEFRUIT

ORANGE BLOSSOM

CAJU & LIME

LEMON & LAVENDER

ORIENTAL

OUDH

LEMONGRASS & GINGER

VANILLA SPICE

YLANG YLANG

LYCHEE & COCONUT

BLACK PEPPER

BLACK LILLY & POMEGRANATE

BLACK POMEGRANATE

BLACK ORCHID

TROPICANA

ORIENTAL PEARL

INDIAN TUBEROSE & COFFEE

FRESH

WHITE COTTON

SEA SALT

FRESH LINEN

FRESH SCANDINAVIAN

MINT TEA

DREAM AWAY

BABY BATH

WATERMINT

JUNIPER & PINE

NEW RAIN

SLEEPING BEAUTY

FOOD

(GOURMAND)

COFFEE BEAN

SWEET POPCORN

CHERRY SHERRY TRIFLE

APPLE STRUDEL

SUGAR DONUTS

COFFEE LIQUEUR

CHEESE CAKE

WARM COCONUT

SPICY APPLE

STRAWBERRY & CREAM

SWEET MINCE PIE

PINEAPPLE & COCONUT

 

FRUITY

TROPICAL

CRANBERRY

APRICOT BLOSSOM

GOLDEN PEAR

GRAPEFRUIT & CEDAR

CHAMPAGNE

PEAR & FREESIA

POMGRASS

MANGO,MELON & KIWI

LEMON TEA

RASPBERRY & WATERMELON

LYCHEE & ASIAN PEAR

TANGERINE & PINEAPPLE

WOODY

PEPPERWOOD

ROOT GINGER & CARROT

FRESH WOOD

SPICE WOOD

SANDALWOOD

FESTIVE

MANDARIN, CINNAMON & CLOVE

NOEL

HOT CINNAMON & GINGER

FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

 

THE INTERNATIONAL FRAGRANCE ASSOCIATION(IFRA) IS THE OFFICIAL SELF REGULATORY REPRESENTATIVE BODY OF THE FRAGRANCE INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE. ITS MAIN PURPOSE IS TO ENSURE THE SAFTEY OF FRAGRANCE MATERIALS THROUGH A DEDICATED SCIENCE PROGRAM.

SCENTWORKS COLABARATE WITH FRAGRANCE HOUSES THAT ARE IFRA APPROVED TO ENSURE THAT THE HIGHEST QUALITY AND SAFEST FRAGRANCES ARE SELECTED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING IFRA PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ON THE IMAGE.