Fragrance Families

All fragrances can be divided into families, indicating the overall fragrance impression on which all the fragrance notes are structured. The fragrance families hold the key to each person’s dislikes, likes and loves.

There are fourteen main families of fine fragrances.

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FLORAL

Can’t walk past a florist shop without slowing down, closing your eyes and taking a deep breath? Roses, jasmine, lily, frangipani... If these are the scents your dreams are made of, look for fragrances in the Floral family.

From the LeRêve range:

Creatives 7 – White Flower Honeybloom

Creatives 8 - Tiare Tropique

Designer 4 – in the direction of Christian Dior ‘J’Adore’

Designer 6 – in the direction of Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’

Designer 9 – in the direction of Gucci ‘Flora by Gucci’

Classic 3 – in the direction of Beverly Hills ‘Giorgio’

Classic 5 – in the direction of Estée Lauder ‘Beautiful’

Classic 6 – in the direction of YSL ‘Paris’

Celebrity 11 – in the direction of Christian Audigier ‘Ed Hardy Women'

 

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SOFT FLORAL

Soft, powdery, sweet, musky and creamy… If these nostalgic scents transport you back in time, then you’ll love fragrances from the Soft Floral family.

From the LeRêve range:

Classic 4 – in the direction of Chanel ‘Chanel No.5’

Classic 8 – in the direction of Jean Charles Brosseau ‘Ombre Rose’

 

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FLORIENTAL

Florals made smooth, sweet and subtly spicy with incense and amber… If these are the scents that say “style” to you, then you’ll adore fragrances from the Floriental family.

From the LeRêve range:

Designer 5 – in the direction of Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’

Classic 2 – in the direction of Christian Dior ‘Poison’

Celebrity 3 – in the direction of Katy Perry ‘Purr’

Celebrity 5 – in the direction of Jennifer Lopez ‘Glow After Dark’

 

SOFT ORIENTAL

Smooth carnation, incense and warm spices… If these soft, yet sensual notes speak to you, then you’ll love fragrances from the Soft Oriental family.

From the LeRêve range:

Classic 1 – in the direction of YSL ‘Opium’

 

 

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ORIENTAL

Vanilla and musk, cinnamon and cardamom – opulent, sweet and warm... If these sensual notes are what you are drawn to, then you’ll be spellbound by fragrances in the Oriental family.

From the LeRêve range:

Creatives 4 – Vanillatrope Intense

Creatives 5 – Coco Coolada

Creatives 6 – Neroli Sugarpop

Classic 9 – in the direction of Chopard ‘Casmir’

Celebrity 7 – in the direction of Beyoncé Heat

For Men 2 – in the direction of Giorgio Armani ‘Armani Code’

 

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WOODY ORIENTAL

Patchouli and sandalwood with a splash of spice and something sweet enough to eat… If this sounds like the way you like to smell, then you’ll love fragrances from the Woody Oriental family.

From the LeRêve range:

Designer 1 – in the direction of Thierry Mugler ‘Angel’

Designer 2 – in the direction of Chanel ‘Coco Mademoiselle’

Designer 3 – in the direction of Christian Dior ‘Hypnotic Poison’

Designer 7 – in the direction of Givenchy ‘Hot Couture’

Designer 10 – in the direction of Tom Ford ‘Black Orchid’

For Men 7 – in the direction of Alfred Dunhill ‘Desire for a Man’

For Men 10 – in the direction of Paco Rabanne ‘1 Million’

 

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WOODS

Cedarwood, sandalwood and vetiver – raw and simple… If these are the notes that make your senses sing, then you’ll be drawn to fragrances from the Woods family.

From the LeRêve range:

For Men 8 – in the direction of Dolce & Gabbana ‘The One’

 

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MOSSY WOODS

Sweet, smooth, earthy, woody and mossy… If these traditional style notes intrigue you, then you’ll love fragrances from the Mossy Woods family.

From the LeRêve range:

Designer 8 – in the direction of Gucci ‘Rush’

Designer 11 – in the direction of Lancôme ‘La Nuit Trésor’

Designer 13 – in the direction of Christian Dior ‘Miss Dior Cherie’

Celebrity 1 – in the direction of Sarah Jessica Parker ‘Lovely’

Celebrity 12 – in the direction of Rihanna ‘Reb’l Fleur’

 

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DRY WOODS

The smokiness of smouldering embers and the unmistakable leathery smell of new shoes… If these scents define your style, then you’ll love fragrances from the Dry Woods family.

There are currently no LeRêve fragrances within this rare category.

 

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CITRUS

Juicy lemons, limes, mandarins, oranges and grapefruits… If these zesty and tangy scents invigorate and energise you, then you’ll go for fragrances in the Citrus family.

From the LeRêve range:

Creatives 1 – Passionberry Nectar

Creatives 3 – Mango Lime Mélange

For Men 9 – in the direction of Tom Ford ‘Neroli Portofino’

 

FRUITY

Tropical fruits, peaches, pears and orchard fresh summer apples… If these mouth-watering scents excite you, then you’ll love fragrances in the Fruity family.

From the LeRêve range:

Designer 12 – in the direction of DKNY ‘Be Delicious’

Celebrity 2 – in the direction of Taylor Swift ‘Wonderstruck’

Celebrity 4 – in the direction of ‘Selena Gomez’

Celebrity 9 – in the direction of Paris Hilton ‘Can Can’

 

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GREEN

The smell of freshly mown lawns and crushed green leaves… If you find these aromas divine, then you’ll be drawn to fragrances in the Green family.

There are currently no LeRêve fragrances within this rare category.

 

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MARINE

The smell of fresh sea sprays, or wet air after a thunderstorm… If these are the scents that move you, then you’ll love fragrances in the Marine family.

From the LeRêve range:

For Men 1 – in the direction of Giorgio Armani ‘Acqua di Giò’

 

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AROMATIC FOUGÉRE

Lavender, rosemary, basil and citrus fruits teamed with the warmth of wood… If these clean, uncomplicated notes sum up your favourite smells, then you’ll be drawn to fresh fragrances from the Aromatic Fougère family.

From the LeRêve range:

For Men 5 – in the direction of Chanel ‘Bleu de Chanel’

 

Fragrance family information sourced from Michael Edwards “Fragrances of the World” www.fragrancesoftheworld.com

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