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Fragrance Guide

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Michael Edwards Fragrance Wheel

Step 1. Explore the Fragrance Notes

Simply click on each of the links below to discover more about each fragrance note.


Oriental fragrances tend to be full and heady scents created with spices, resins and herbs for an opulent appeal. A rich and luxurious fragrance group, oriental notes are warm, sweet and even a little spicy. Perfumes and aftershaves in this category are rich and sensual, often made with interesting scents of cardamom, cinnamon and vanilla alongside the likes of jasmine, orchid and orange blossom. Oriental fragrances are often described as seductive and exotic, so keep an eye out for the description!

Oriental Notes: For Her

Pink pepper, cinnamon and cloves might be more commonly found in the kitchen spice cupboard, but they leave a beautiful richness on the skin when used in fragrances. An enticing mix, oriental fragrances combine with floral notes, normally orchid, bergamot and mandarin for an eastern twist. These scents are sensual and warm adding a certain 'je ne sais quois' to your allure.

Oriental Notes: For Him

For the man who can't quite grasp the depth of musks, oriental fragrances are a charming way in. Full of exoticism and opulence, the combination of spices or amber, which has a rich blend of resins and vanilla is the perfect blend if you're looking for something new. They are adventurous scents that make a lasting impression.

Once you've found the right note(s), you're ready for the next step. With your note(s) in hand, move on to discover more about the individual fragrance families that lie within it. 

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