Perfumes – A Quick Guide to Herbaceous Fragrances

Perfumes are classified into different categories based on their ingredients, character, and notes to make it easier for customers to identify and buy the fragrance of their choice. For those who have a passion for perfumes and also for collectors who wish to know everything there is about the world of perfume, classifying perfumes into different groups helps them to make a detailed study of their subject.

Further benefits from classifying perfumes enable a buyer to work out if what she’s hoping to buy will suit her body chemistry, whether it would click with her moods and trends, whether the ingredients contained therein will cause an allergic reaction in her skin and also if it will be the ideal gift for the person she’s hoping to buy it for.

Herbaceous perfumes are not generally known to be as popular as for instance floral or citrus. However, there are certain perfumes, especially for men that have received acclaim over a period of time. Herbaceous scents usually have herbaceous top notes with base notes of lavender, oak moss and coumarin and depend on aromatic chemicals to produce notes that blend well. Herbaceous scents have been described in the past as “fougere” or ferny. However this was a fantasy note since ferns are scentless and the ferny fragrance was created from using largely lavender. “Green” has also been a term used to describe this type of fragrance.

Listed below is a list of Herbaceous Perfumes that have been popular for some time now.

YSL River Gauche Pour Homme

A masculine fragrance carrying notes of rosemary, star anise, bergamot, lavender, cloves, vetiver and patchouli considered to be an aromatic perfume.

Christian Dior’s Eau Savage

Very popular at one time is a classic eau de toilette with notes of Rosemary, Basil, Water Jasmine, Lemon and Vetiver.

Body Kuros by Yves St. Laurent

Created in 2000 with a fragrant note of eucalyptus fading down to camphorwood and berizoin mingling with mace and cedarwood.

Patou Pour Homme

A gentleman’s scent and for one who is comfortable with life with notes of lavender, tarragon, hot pepper, bergamot, cinnamon, geranium, leather, amber, Carnation and Vanilla.

Annick-Goutal Eau de’Hadrien

An aromatic combination of lemon, cypress and grapefruit reminding one of the Mediterranean heat and the shade of lemon trees. Winner of FIFI 2008 Hall of Fame Award.

Herbaceous fragrances tend to be popular in Summer as they are often light and airy fragrances.

Source by Jayne Fairclough