Describing Scent In Writing

Fougeres

Fougere is the French word for “Fern”. The potion includes hints of fresh herbs, oak moss, moss ferns, coumarin and tree moss. The blend gives it a sharp, pungent and earthy smell and hence is popular pick with men. If you are looking for Fougere fragrances, you might want to try the Givenchy’s Xeryus.

Oriental

Also called “ambery” fragrances, they are warm and sensual. Oriental perfumes are a heady blend of spices such as clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and woody undertones such as sandalwood and musk. It has hints of vanilla too. Many oriental perfumes include floral and fruity notes. When blended with flowers, they are called Florientals. These exotic and luxurious scents complement the chilly weather in winter. Examples are Dior Addict by Dior, Black Orchid by Tom Ford, Flower by Kenzo, Guerlain’s Shalimar Euphoria by Calvin Klein, Givenchy Organza and Versace Crystal Noir.

Chypres

Chypre in English means “Cyprus”. This family of fragrances is known for its characteristic woody-mossy-fruity mix enriched with notes of citrus, oak moss, bergamot, labdanum and patchouli. Earlier, Chypre perfumes were created only for men. However, modern versions cater to both the genders. Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker is an intimate fragrance in the class of Chypres.

Citrus

Citrus perfumes are made from the oils extracted from the skins of citrus fruits namely lemon, lime, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot and tangerine. Citrus fragrances are mild and fresh-smelling. They are identified by their sharp, tangy aroma. Try Clinique Happy, Be Delicious Donna Karan and Cartier Eau de Cartier for Women if you’re looking for citrus perfumes.

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