Now in its 33rd edition, Fragrances of the World is the definitive reference to luxury, prestige, niche and celebrity fragrances and their classifications.
Incense casts a spell on sweet spices and resins, to create softly sensual fragrances.
Herrera Confidential | 2021 | Soft Amber
Sensual blends of golden resins, opulent flowers and sweet vanilla.
Zadig & Voltaire | 2021 | Amber
Spicy amber accords woven with potent wood notes of patchouli, oud, and sandalwood.
Areej Le Doré | 2021 | Woody Amber
Sheer woody notes renew the harmonies of cedar, patchouli, pine, sandalwood, and vetiver.
Philosophy | 2019 | Woods
Velvety notes of oakmoss and patchouli blend smoothly with amber and citrus.
Caron : La Collection Merveilleuse | 2021 | Mossy Woods
Leather and tobacco notes add a dry, often smoky accent to woody fragrances.
Caron : La Collection Merveilleuse | 2019 | Dry Woods
Signature lavender and geranium blend with citrus, herbs, and woods.
Der Duft | 2021 | Aromatic Fougère
The clean, refreshing notes of bergamot and lemon, mandarin and lime, oranges and grapefruit.
Pierre Guillaume Paris : Parfumerie Générale | 2021 | Citrus
The scent of sea breeze, the freshness of a waterfall, or the ozonic note of wet air after a thunderstorm.
Thierry Mugler : Les Exceptions | 2021 | Water
The sharp notes of fresh-cut grass, violet leaves or cucumber invigorate the senses.
Eris | 2021 | Green
Orchard fruits, berries of all hues, and a splash of flowers create delicious fruity floral cocktails.
Calvin Klein | 2021 | Fruity
From single flower concertos to symphonies of complex bouquets, today’s perfumers capture the essence of living flowers.
Grandiflora | 2021 | Floral
The marriage of sparkling aldehydes with delicate flowers and musk create soft, often powdery, abstract florals.
Caron : La Collection Merveilleuse | 2019 | Soft Floral
Fragrances of the World online database is the ‘Google’ of the fragrance industry. A quick search for a key fragrance note would take me hours to pour through press releases and internal training notes, but with the FOTW, I am presented with results in seconds. A truly valuable tool to have at your fingertips.
PR & Communications Manager, Coty Australia Pty Ltd
Michael Edwards has observed the perfumed world for 32 years. That perspective has produced the premiere reference and historical record on the world on fragrance. Fragrances of the World is where I turn when researching the background for nearly everything I write. Mark Behnke, Colognoisseur.com
“As a global fragrance development team, we are highly discriminating in which sources of information we choose to work with. Fragrances of the World is our chosen reference tool for fragrance information. It is without question the most accurate, comprehensive and significant database of fragrances in the world. Our confidence in Fragrances of the World is at the point that we simply think of it as our own reference archive – it is passionately curated and impeccably maintained, which is aligned with our own approach to fragrance design.” Will Andrews, P&G Prestige Fragrance Creation Team - now at Coty Luxury
Michael Edwards is a renowned Fragrance Historian, born educator, raconteur (or captivating orator) with faultless presentation. A librarian of all things fragrance who has been a stalwart enthusiast of scent related projects/creations since 1983. Over 8 years Grandiflora wouldn’t have founds its path in the world of Niche perfume without his continued guidance and interest. Unparalleled knowledge and healthy industry relationships make Mr Edwards an international icon. Saskia Havekes, Grandiflora Fragrances
“As a fragrance developer. I find myself constantly looking into the Fragrances of the World database to learn more about the classification of different olfactive families…to categorize the creative and sometimes chaotic world of scent is understanding the olfactive world as an essential part of our natural, and indeed, cultural history” Carlos Huber, Founder, ARQUISTE Parfumeur
Mention Michael Edwards to anyone in the Fragrance Industry –Houses, Perfumers, Retailers and perfume lovers and there is such great respect for the man who has chronicled the history of fragrances over the past 32 years. In this digital age and our need for immediate access to information – I see “Fragrances of The World Database” as the Wikipedia of the perfume industry – so much more insight than just facts. It is THE only source I completely trust for accuracy Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief of the Award Winning site CaFleureBon.com
Fragrances of the World in all its forms has been an indispensable reference guide and companion to me over the years, and I've recommended it countless times to anyone who wants to augment their knowledge of fragrance. The online database is terrific - we use it as an educational training tool in our Sniffapalooza Master Class series, and I affectionately describe it as "My Bible". With just a few clicks, it truly is the one comprehensive source you need to expand your awareness and understanding of scent. Karen Dubin, Founder/CEO, Sniffapalooza