Just as music has classical, jazz, rock and country and art has impressionism, surrealism and abstract, the fascinating world of fragrances has its own genres or families, each with their own distinctive, multi-faceted personality.
Think Mediterranean orange groves, dripping with sun-kissed oranges and lemons, and the zesty tang of kumquat and lime. Sparkling, scintillating and simply brimming with zing and joy.
More than your typical delicate English rose, but instead a vibrant, joyous mix of traditional scents such as jasmine, violets and lily of the valley with spicier, dare we say, more exotic, notes in a heady, sensuous bouquet.
Often referred to as the backbone of a fragrance, woody wonders include soft, creamy sandalwood, fresh earthy cedar and slightly smoky vetiver for subtle, refined scents that ooze quiet confidence and impeccable taste.
This glorious al fresco sensory show features a mellifluous choir of fragrant herbs that is simply bursting with pungent delights such as lavender, peppermint, basil, rosemary and star anise. A breath of invigorating country air indeed.
The mystique and allure of the Orient is captured in lush, heady cocktails of musk and vanilla, with pinches of spice and perhaps a soupcon of amber or patchouli and an exotic petal or two, for warm, luxurious fragrances.