Scent Families

Fragrance Oils and perfumes are typically categorized into a set of fragrance families. There are many industry standards for how these categories are organized. After studying these category systems, we here at Vetiver Aromatics have taken the best of each and combined them into the following fragrance family guide. 

Efflorescent / Floral

Evoking true floral scents, efflorescent oils represent a slightly feminine and highly traditional component of the perfumer's table. [Browse our floral family here]

Fruitaceous / Fruity

Fruitaceous scents bring the cool freshness of fruit to the perfumery. Each provides a touch of subtle sweetness to the perfumer's formulations[Browse our fruit family here] 

Gourmand / Food

The scents which bring to mind the lusty passion of fragrant edibles are "Gourmand." These oils bring deep notes to a fragrance--as decadent as the foods from which their scents derive. [Browse our food family here]

Verdant / Green

Composed of lush, green scents that call forth the fresh vegetation of spring and summer, verdants are a breath of renewal in almost any fragrance. [Browse our green family here]

Terrestrial / Earthy

For the deep, alluring scent of nature's rebirth, one must look to the earth below. Terrestrial scents do just this, evoking the subtle tones found in fields and forest floors[Browse our earth family here] 

Arboraceous / Wood

These scents bring forth the character of woods and saps. Arboraceous scents represent some of the most historic and storied scents available to the perfumer. [Browse our wood family here]