Sage, a member of the mint family, is an intense and savory herbal fragrance note that adds an earthy and grassy element to perfumes.
Author: Tom O
Fragrance aficionado and contributing author, Fragrances, at Sterlish.
Lychee (pronounced lai·chee) is a fruity note that adds a sweet and tropical scent to fragrances. It’s also the household name of the lychee fruit, the fruit of the Litchi Sinensis tree native to the tropical rainforests and mountainous hills of Southeastern China.
Peach is a fruity fragrance note added to perfumes and the household name of the fruit of the Prunus persica tree.
Labdanum (pronounced lab·da·nuhm) is a floral fragrance note that adds an amber and honeyed tone to perfumes.
Musk (pronounced muhsk) is an animalistic note that perfumers add to their fragrances to give them a profound and intoxicating scent.
Vanilla (pronounced vuh·ni·luh) is a spicy note in perfumes, and the household name for the spice derived from the orchids of the Vanilla planifolia plant, the only orchids known to man that yield edible fruit.
Caramel (pronounced keh·ruh·muhl) is a gourmand note in fragrances and the household name for a confectionery product prepared by heating sugar or syrup and mixing it with butter or cream.
Sugar is a familiar gourmand note that perfumers add to their fragrances with the intent to sweeten them up.
Orris is the fragrance term for a floral note in perfumes obtained from the dried and aged roots of the iris flower.
Rose is a popular perfume ingredient and floral fragrance note. It’s also the household name for more than 150 species of the woody perennial flowering plants in the Rosaceae family and the thousands of hybrids between them.
Honeysuckle is a perfume ingredient that adds a floral note to scents, and the household name for 180 species of arching shrubs and twining vines in the Caprifoliaceae family.
Jasmine (pronounced jaz·muhn) is a perfume ingredient and fragrance note that’s highly cherished by perfumeries. It adds an enchantingly complex floral note to perfumes.