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Fragrance Wheel

Whether you’re a perfume novice or an aficionado, this is a great place to start choosing your Pure French soaps!

Shopping for scented soaps can be a tricky business, after all with so many to choose from, how do you decide? When it comes to finding the right fragrance, the choice can seem overwhelming so that’s why we’ve created this useful guide to help you.

Based on the fragrance wheel which was created by perfume expert Michael Edwards in 1983, it’s designed to help you find which types of fragrances you’re drawn to, and knowing where they’re placed on the fragrance wheel can make your soap choices that much easier.

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Fragrance Guide

Michael Edwards Fragrance Wheel



Perhaps you remember the colour wheel from art classes at school? It places colours according to their relationship with one another. Whilst one colour blends into the next, opposite colours complement. The fragrance wheel works in the same way and it's a great tool to help you make the best selections when choosing your Pure French Soaps.




It helps to know which types of fragrances you’re drawn to and knowing where they’re placed on the fragrance wheel will make your soap choices that much easier. If you need some help before you begin, and if you haven't already done so, you can read our Ultimate Step-by-Step Fragrance Guide which describes each of the perfume 'notes' and 'families' in more detail. This should tell you where to start looking, but if you're still unsure, then send us a message telling us which are your favourite perfumes and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Of course, if you’re confident and want to get going straight away then you can start exploring the wheel right now. To reveal a collection of soaps which fall within your favourite fragrance family, simply click the relevant scent sections on the wheel.

“A great perfume is a work of art, it can lift our days, haunt our nights and create the milestones of our memories. Fragrance is liquid emotion. And that never goes out of fashion.”



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