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Olfactive Families

Olfactive Families Citrus (Hesperides)

This note is named after the nymph in Greek mythology, “Hesperides” who is said to have kept the fruit of eternal life, Orange. Refreshing and fresh scent is the characteristic of this note, for it is made with raw materials pressed and cold extracted from zests such as Orange, Bergamot, Lemon, and Lime skins. It is one of historical notes that have been used since long before, it is especially favored in a summer weather to deliver the feeling of the Mediterranean with full sunlight, or when you want to apply a perfume to smell rather lightly.

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Olfactive Families Aromatic/Green

Amongst various herbs that are used for medicinal use as well as for perfumes, especially Lavender is a representative herb of aromatic note used from the Eau de Cologne in 14th to numerous masculine perfumes in 20th. The green note that delivers fresh natural feelings such as green leaf full of dewdrops, grassland, or freshly-cut grass in a garden, is well used in harmony with other fragrances like Floral, Woody, and others.

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Olfactive Families Floral

The floral note, with the essence of a singular kind of flower used for the Solifiore perfume, or with various flowers scents as if you are walking along in a flower garden full of flowers, is essential for a harmonious composition not only for female perfumes but also for male perfumes, Whether from fresh flower with pure feelings or suave flower with enchanting and sensual feelings for its glamorous scents, the various charms of the floral note has been most loved for a long time.

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Olfactive Families Powdery

The Powdery note, which started to be in vogue from the early 1900s and has constantly been loved ever since, now takes off the old image from the past and is combined with the Musk fragrance and loved again for its modern feeling. This note completes the fragrance so delicately and sustainably with its unique warm and soft feeling by using Iris known as the noblest raw material of the Powdery note, and Mimosa, Tonka Bean.

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Olfactive Families Woody

The Woody note has been used for male perfumes for a long time. However, its debut as the main note has been quite recent. Now it appeals its distinct existence not only in male perfumes but also in female perfumes. Using various raw materials from dry woody ones to the moss, even the moist feeling of Woody class, the woody note plays a significant role as the base of fragrance composition and gives a weight and sustainability to the perfume.

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Olfactive Families Oriental

The Oriental note is originated from the Western’s aspiration and fantasy towards the Far East for its various spices and the exotic sense of color. It has been loved constantly regardless of gender as well as ages, for its unique and sensual scents. The base of oriental note traditionally consists of the raw materials from Vanilla class, or Amber class and patchouli, and addition of various spices. And other various and creative notes are added to complete the feast of various scents.

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Olfactive Families Fougère

Being named after the legendary perfume “Fougère Royale” by Houbigant in 1882 which became the origin of this note, the Fougère note is one of the most favored notes by the male. It is reinterpreted and recreated while still keeping the traditional basic composition of flavors such as Lavender, Geranium, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Coumarin and others.

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Olfactive Families Chypre

In 1917, the Chypre note showed its debut along with the famous perfumery Coty’s perfume of the same name, which was made with an inspiration by the famous island as a favored summer vacation spot. Afterwards, it has become the endless foundation of inspiration to a great number of masterpiece perfumes added with imagination that are based on the traditional Chypre note which consists of Bergamot, Rose, Jasmin, Patchouli, Ladanum Resins, Oakmoss and others.

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Olfactive Families Cuir-Animal

Birch tar became an important raw material in leathery note, after leatherworkers in Grasse, France started infusing pieces of military boots from the Russian Army stained with birch tree pieces to get the scent. This leathery note that was very popular between 1920 and 1960 regardless of male or female also includes animal such as Civet, Castoreum and vegetable flavors such as Tobacco leaf, Birch tree.

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Olfactive Families Musk

Although this note is used to call a specific raw material of animal note that is extracted from musk deer’s gland, it is now applied widely to various raw materials from the vegetable Ambrette seed to the fine synthetic raw materials with the characteristic of Musk scent. The purpose of this note is to enhance sustainability and to soften the composition of diverse scents and also for many other significant and various uses. It is often used with the Powdery note in order to deliver very voluptuous and soft feeling of a lover’s skin scent, or fresh skin scent after shower.

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