I’m currently working on my own version of these wheels but here are some interesting ones I’ve found.

The senses are experienced differently by each person, some peoples senses are hightened while others are weak.  Memory also plays a huge factor in whether or not you like a particular scent. 



Floral is one of the most well known and common types of fragrance, which can cover all kinds of flowery smells.  Single Floral fragrances mean that only one type of flower scent is used.  Bouquet fragrances mean there’s a mix of several flowers involved.  Combines with any other family, flowery perfumes are universally commercial.

Floral Aldehydic

Aldehydes add sparkle to flowery notes.  Aldehydic creations radiate elegance and originality, first created by Chanel in 1921 with No5.

Single Floral

A composition based on the scent of one particular flower.  The main examples are rose, jasmine, tuberose, lily of the valley or ylang ylang.

Fruity Floral

A combination of beautiful nuances from both fruity and floral fragrances.

Soft Floral




The light, fresh character of citrus notes such as bergamot, orange, lemon, petit grain, mandarin, etc. is often combined with more feminine scents (flowers, fruits and chypre). The fruit family of scents is similar, but would include all fruits outside of citruses, like berries, apple or mango but citrus usually have a very zesty tone.


A blend of warmth and mystery, also referred too as spice. These perfumes include notes like cinnamon and oils distilled from leaves, seeds and bark, giving a darker, more mysterious aroma. They often contain notes of wood and citrus as well.

Woody Oriental

Soft Oriental

Floral Oriental


Green notes are natural in character and are often with fruity/floral notes, they are modern and fashionable.  These can range from grasses to leaves or even a tree smell.


Thyme, sage, mint, rosemary, anis and clove just name a few.


Flowers, woods and balsam create this warm and sensual blend.


A warm, dry, elegant and masculine scent.  Patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and cedar form the heart of these fragrances.


Based on a woody, mossy and flowery complex, sometimes with the aspects of fruits, chypre parfums are rich and tenacious.

Dry Woods

Mossy Woods



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