In perfumery, there are seven olfactory families that differentiate the thousand and one fragrances available on the market. In this article, you'll discover the unique characteristics of the citrus family, which is the oldest olfactory family in modern perfumery. Choose a citrus fragrance with peace of mind, for yourself or your loved ones on special occasions.
What are the olfactory characteristics of a "hesperidae" fragrance?
In the world of perfume, a fragrance is classified in the hesperidia olfactory family when the hesperidia facet is present in large quantities and defines its main accord.
The hesperidia family is the citrus family. Bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, clementine, yuzu, communal, citron: these citrus fruits are used in fragrances belonging to the citrus family. These tangy fruits guarantee the freshness of "citrus" fragrances, which we like to wear during the summer season, or even as soon as the warm weather arrives, to balance out the ambient heat.
Tonic and sunny: the characteristics of a citrus fragrance
Perfumes from the citrus family appeal to both men and women. Citrus notes can also be found in many other olfactory families, such as floral, oriental and aromatic.
Other accords add complexity to the structure of fragrances from the hesperidia olfactory family, around the main citrus accord. Men's fragrances are accompanied by woods, spices and aromatic plants. Pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. are added to spicy citrus fragrances. Woody hesperides benefit from the depth of sandalwood, cedar or oud. As for aromatic hesperides, they brilliantly combine citrus with notes of lavender, thyme, marjoram, etc.
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How do I choose a "hesperidae" fragrance?
Many classic and modern eaux de Cologne are part of the hesperidia family of fragrances. This is particularly true of Chanel, Dior and Mugler colognes.
There are also a large number of fresh, blended fragrances in the hesperidia family: Eau sauvage by Dior, Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana, Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford, Citron Noir by Hermès, CK One by Calvin Klein, Les Eaux de Politesse by Serge Lutens.
Among women's fragrances, L'Eau des Merveilles by Hermès and Flower eau de Cologne by Kenzo are perfect examples of the citrus family. Men's fragrances include Un jardin sur le nil by Hermès and Chrome by Azzaro, with their characteristic citrus notes.
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