If you are a fan of perfumes, then you have certainly heard about the families of perfumes, or at least you met the question of which family of perfumes you prefer during your shopping in a perfume store.
Perfume families is a system for classifying perfumes that has been used for many years by perfume makers, with the aim of classifying perfumes and dividing them into groups and families based on their characteristics and sources. Certain rather than others, even though their use varies according to the seasons of the year.
Types of Aromatic Families
1- Eastern family
Oriental notes have been famous since the dawn of history. These warm fragrances are one of the most widespread olfactory families, and give an atmosphere full of tales of the East and myths full of mystery. Luxurious, soft and sweet perfumes with oriental notes create a calm and mystical atmosphere.
Eastern notes moved to Europe in the Middle Ages through the explorations that took place during the Crusades in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The ships of the Crusaders returned loaded with all kinds of ingredients unknown until now, such as nutmeg, camphor, myrrh, pepper, etc., and soon musk and amber dominated And the civet on the top of the noses, the nobles were resting in the baths scented with spices,
and the oriental notes imposed themselves among the nobles and princes with all their strength and richness.
The use of oriental perfumes is common in both men’s and women’s perfumes, which are often warm, hot and sweet, and among its most famous components are amber that dominates the heart and base of the fragrance, sandalwood, and also contains touches of vanilla and tonka beans.
The fragrances of this family also include oud, musk, vanilla, incense and oriental spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, which enhances the originality and character of this distinctive aromatic group, as well as aromatic woods and dry notes such as cedar.
The components of this group are considered one of the most masculine components, and they usually consist of a group of dry woody components that remind us of the smell of tanned leather, and they are materials that were used in the past to treat the unpleasant smell of tanned leather and perfume it, and it often comes mixed with the smells of tobacco and smoke. and honey.
Cedar wood, sandalwood, and patchouli are among the most famous notes of this aromatic family, and they often come within the components of men’s perfumes, because they add warmth and strength to the perfume, as it is a dry and soft scent.
The flower family is the largest aromatic family at all, as it contains a variety of ingredients, most of which are flowers, the most prominent of which are roses and jasmine, and the notes of this bouquet usually come at the heart of the aromatic composition of most floral fragrances, achieving the required balance in the fragrance.
Besides the scents of rose and jasmine, there are also many other distinctive flowers such as vanilla and gardenia.
The fruit belongs to the floral family, and includes juicy, sweet and edible scents such as peaches and apples. Thanks to modern technologies, there are new ways to create different fruit scents, so this group is considered one of the newly developed aromatic groups.
The ingredients of this commonly used group add sparkle, youthful spirit and vitality to perfumes. Mixing light-colored fruit notes such as mango, watermelon, pineapple and berries with the rest of the perfume components gives a light feeling of freshness accompanied by a light and sensual touch of summer breeze and sweetness.
Many summer perfumes contain scents that resemble the smell of the sea and water and give a feeling similar to the feeling of the summer breeze and its fresh air. This group responsible for this effect consists of synthetic molecules that help to give lightness to the fragrance.
“Kalon” is one of the most famous aquatic components of this group, and it is commonly used in all the notes of water, sea and rain, and we can not neglect to mention the ability of the components of this group also to help in the formation of the smell of fog and rain.
This group consists of top notes of citruses such as orange and tangerine, and it is one of the most fresh families and has a very sharp and fleeting smell, which gives an instant luster to any perfume. The essential oils of the components of this family are usually extracted from the peel of the fruit. The essential oils of these ingredients are mostly extracted It is made from the peel of the fruit which makes it very refreshing, juicy and invigorating, and is mostly used in summer fragrances.
The ingredients of this green group evoke the scent of fresh grass and foliage from the garden, which is a refreshing and sharp scent, and it is very common to use it in the composition of summer perfumes for its pure refreshing effect, and this group includes a lot of fresh herbs and vegetables such as green tea, grass, chrome, and violet leaves.