It's summer! Each season has a couple of fragrance notes that are reminiscent of that specific season. However, perfume preferences are personal and unique. Every wearer thinks of a different scent when thinking about summer. So it may just be that one wearer associates spicy perfumes with summer, and another with winter. That is why we have put together a selection with summer perfumes for every fragrance family. This way, every perfume lover can find a summer perfume without having to separate from his/her favorite fragrance family.
What is a fragrance family?
Fragrance families are a way of categorizing all the different perfumes. You can compare it a bit with dividing music into music genres. In fragrance families, perfumes are grouped by structure or specific notes. All floral scents belong to the floral fragrance family and the spicy, warm perfumes are grouped with the term oriental. The four fragrance families are floral, oriental, fresh and woody.
How is a perfume composed?
A perfumer composes a perfume from different layers, so that the scent develops when you wear the perfume. The composition of a perfume consists of three notes; the top notes, heart notes and base notes. The top notes of a perfume are those that are predominant for the first few minutes after application. Heart notes are the scents that are released after the top notes begin to fade. The heart notes are the scent that lasts the longest and therefore really determine the character of the perfume. The base notes are the last remaining scents, connecting all the notes in a perfume. They provide the memory of the smell. All these notes together form one distinctive character and on the basis of this the fragrance family is determined.