Explore Michael Edwards’ Fragrance Wheel

The Fragrance Wheel explains the relationship between innate fragrance preferences and the fragrance families.

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Soft Oriental

Smooth Carnation, incense and warm spices … if these soft, yet sensual notes speak to you, then you’ll love fragrances from the Soft Oriental family.

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YOUTH-DEW

Estée Lauder | 1953 | Soft Oriental

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Oriental

Vanilla and musk, cinnamon and cardamom … opulent, sweet and warm. If these sensual notes are what you are drawn to, then you’ll love fragrances from the Oriental family.

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VANILIA

L'Artisan Parfumeur | 1978 | Oriental

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Woody Oriental

Take a healthy dose of patchouli and sandalwood, add a splash of spice and maybe something sweet enough to eat … if this sounds like the way you like to smell, then you’ll love fragrances from the Woody Oriental family.

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COCO MADEMOISELLE EAU DE TOILETTE

Chanel | 2001 | Woody Oriental

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Woods

Cedarwood, sandalwood and vetiver – raw and simple. Freshly sanded floors and sawdust … if these are the notes that make your senses sing, then you’ll love fragrances from the Woods family.

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VÉTIVER (2005) Carven

Carven | 2005 | Woods

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Mossy Woods

If it is traditional style fragrances with sweet, smooth, sometimes earthy woody and mossy notes that inspire you, then you’ll love fragrances from the Mossy Woods family.

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CHYPRE DE COTY

Coty | 1917 | Mossy Woods

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Dry Woods

The smokiness of smouldering embers and the unmistakable leathery smell of new shoes … if these scents define your style, then you’ll love fragrances from the Dry Woods family.

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POLO

Ralph Lauren | 1978 | Dry Woods

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Aromatic Fougère

If clean, uncomplicated and fresh describes you … if the blend of lavender and other herbs such as rosemary or basil teamed with the warmth of wood sums up your favourite smells, then you’ll love fragrances from the universally popular Aromatic Fougère family.

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KOUROS

Yves Saint Laurent | 1981 | Aromatic Fougère

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Citrus

If it is the smell of zesty, tangy and juicy lemons and mandarins that invigorates and energises you … then you’ll love the fragrances in the Citrus family.

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4711 ORIGINAL

4711 | 1792 | Citrus

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Water

The smell of fresh sea sprays, or wet air after a thunderstorm … if these are the scents that move you, then you’ll love fragrances in the Water family.

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MILLÉSIME IMPÉRIAL

Creed | 1995 | Water

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Green

Nothing beats the smell of freshly mown lawns, and crushed green leaves, right? If you think so too then you’ll love the fragrances in the Green family.

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DEVIN

Aramis | 1977 | Green

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Fruity

Sweet, juicy and edible. Tropical fruits, peaches, pears and orchard fresh summer apples … if these mouth-watering scents excite you, then you’ll love fragrances in the Fruity family.

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ROCKIN' RIO 2012

Escada | 2012 | Fruity

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Floral

Can’t walk past a florist shop without slowing down, closing your eyes and taking a deep breath? Roses, jasmine, lily, frangipani ... if these are the scents your dreams are made of, look for fragrances in the Floral family.

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RED DOOR

Elizabeth Arden | 1989 | Floral

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Soft Floral

Soft, powdery … sweet, musky and creamy. If these nostalgic scents transport you back in time, then you’ll love fragrances from the Soft Floral family.

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TABAC ORIGINAL (EdC)

Tabac | 1955 | Soft Floral

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Floral Oriental

Florals like Orange Blossom, made smooth, sweet and subtly spicy with incense and amber … if these are the scents that say “style” to you, then you’ll love fragrances from the Floral Oriental family.

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APRÈS L'ONDÉE

Guerlain | 1906 | Floral Oriental

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