Fragrance Composition for Women

The fragrance industry groups fragrances into categories called families, according to the ingredients and target. AVON puts theirs into freshfloraloriental and woody types. Fragrances can have notes from several family as you will see below.

Fragrance goes through three main stages, in which its intensity changes and different elements of its composition emerge. The stages of a fragrances are called top, mid and base notes.

  • TOP NOTES: The top note is the first impression of a fragrance. And because of this, top notes are very important in the selling of a fragrance. Top Notes get your attention right away, make an impression. They are strong, but evaporate quickly. Common top notes: citrus, fruity notes, and green notes.
  • MID NOTES: As top notes gradually fade away, a fragrance intensifies and becomes richer as the mid notes become apparent. Mid Notes appear 10-20 minutes after application and form the heart or body of a fragrance. They give a fragrance its overall character. Common mid notes: florals and spices.
  • BASE NOTES: The base notes give the fragrance its foundation and lastingness, or what fragrance developers call tenacity. Base Notes are noticeable 15 minutes after application and the final scent to emerge from a fragrance. They bring depth and solidness as a fragrance fades. Common base notes: woods, musks, amber and vanilla.

Fresh scents that are bright and accented with pure fresh notes. Zesty citrus notes are often described as fresh and clean. Citrus notes enhanced with zesty fresh aromatic notes for added sparkle and top note freshness. Here are some of fresh type of fragrances.

  • Blue Escape for Her Eau de Toilette Spray. The sensuality of sparkling blue lotus, pear nectar, tropical driftwood and sultry musk.
  • Haiku Eau de Parfum Spray. A soft and warm floral evoking the serenity of a beautiful Japanese garden, blooming with delicate jasmine, lilies and sparkling citrus. TOP NOTES: yuzu, pomegranate. MID NOTES: fig, lily, muguet, jasmine. BASE NOTES: tonka bean, sandalwood, musk.
  • Free O2 Eau de Toilette Spray. An uplifting expression of refreshing white peach tea, airy honeysuckle and soothing milky musks.
  • Sweet Honesty Cologne Spray. A floral heart blooming with honey, citrus and vanilla. SCENT SENSE: this is a floral scent. Beautiful, feminine scent that evokes flowers.

Florals are the most popular feminine fragrance family. Floral fragrances are based on a combination of floral notes dominating the fragrance and creating the theme. Floral notes are used in almost all womens fragrances and are the foundation of most perfumes. Citrus notes enhanced with floral notes give more depth and femininity to the body. Here are some of floral type of fragrances.

  • Secrets to Keep Kiss Eau de Toilette Spray. A tempting blend of juicy blackberry and passionate purple violet wrapped in sensual magnolia.
  • Odyssey Cologne Spray. Cool tropical flowers with fresh hints of magnolia and the memory of musk.
  • Far Away Bella Eau de Parfum Spray. A beautiful journey layered with Italian clementine, rich Turkish rose and warm Brazilian tonka bean.
  • Far Away Eau de Parfum Spray. An exotic treasure of dreamy florals, spiced amber and spirit-moving woods. TOP NOTES: peach, freesia. MID NOTES: jasmine, osmanthus, orange flower. BASE NOTES: vanilla musk, sandalwood, amber.
  • Flor Violeta Deluxe Collection. A fragrance of vibrant violet blossoms, sparkling apple and dreamy musk.
  • Haiku Eau de Parfum SprayA soft and warm floral evoking the serenity of a beautiful Japanese garden, blooming with delicate jasmine, lilies and sparkling citrus. TOP NOTES: yuzu, pomegranate. MID NOTES: fig, lily, muguet, jasmine. BASE NOTES: tonka bean, sandalwood, musk.
  • Imari Blossom Eau de Toilette Spray. Awaken the sensuality with tempting notes of sparkling apple, lush iris and warm woods.
  • Imari Eau de Cologne Spray. A warm, sensual scent blossoming with incense, musk and alluring hints of spice.
  • RARE GOLD Eau de Parfum Spray. Exude mystery with this warm, opulent floral of Ylang-ylang and Bergamot, surrounding a lush heart of Jasmine and Gardenia entwined with precious woods, luxuriant Musk, Amber and Vanilla. SCENT SENSE: this is a floral scent. Beautiful, feminine scent that evokes flowers.
  • RARE PEARLS Eau de Parfum Spray. A shimmering floral with a pure heart of magnolia and sparkling plum. SCENT SENSE: this is a floral scent. Beautiful, feminine scent that evokes flowers.
  • Avon Passion Eau de Parfum Spray. Express you inner passion with this bold statement of sparkling star fruit, sensual jasmine and alluring vanilla bourbon and creamy musk.
  • Forever Eau de Parfum Spray. A passionate blend of bright effervescent pink pepper, orange blossom and the sensual warmth of musk.
  • Free O2 Eau de Toilette SprayAn uplifting expression of refreshing white peach tea, airy honeysuckle and soothing milky musks.
  • RARE DIAMONDS Eau de Parfum Spray. Rich, romantic and positively brilliant. A brilliant jewel faceted with sparkling plum blossom, diamond orchid and the sophisticated elegance of rich cashmere woods. Luminous, pearlized bottle. Oriental/floral. TOP NOTES: sparkling plum blossom, dewy peony. MID NOTES: gardenia, diamond orchid, jasmine sambac. BASE NOTES: cashmere woods, patchouli fleur, creamy amber.
  • Secrets to Keep Eau de Toilette Spray. A dreamy blend of fruits and florals. Whispers of sweet apple and juicy strawberry with a passionate heart of jasmine, white musk and warm sandalwood.
  • Sweet Honesty Cologne SprayA floral heart blooming with honey, citrus and vanilla. SCENT SENSE: this is a floral scent. Beautiful, feminine scent that evokes flowers.
  • TODAY Eau de Parfum Spray. A precious white floral, hibiscus, silk musk and butterfly blossoms blend, that blooms and evolves into a signature as inspiring and personal as love.
  • Avon Instinct for Her Eau de Parfum Spray. Incite your primal desires with this intense fusion of sparkling greens, exotic camellia, and a touch of sensual sandalwood.

Oriental is characterized as warm, sensual, exotic and long lasting. Contains richer notes such as amber, opulent florals, vanilla, spices and woody notes such as sandalwood and patchouli. There are many types of orientals ranging from fruity and bright to dark and spicy. Also described as addictive or gourmand when they use sweeter notes such as chocolate or caramel. Here are some of oriental type of fragrances.

  • Far Away Eau de Parfum SprayAn exotic treasure of dreamy florals, spiced amber and spirit-moving woods. TOP NOTES: peach, freesia. MID NOTES: jasmine, osmanthus, orange flower. BASE NOTES: vanilla musk, sandalwood, amber.
  • Imari Seduction Eau de Toilette Spray. A hypnotic scent of luscious plum and purple orchid with tantalizing hints of warm vanilla, amber and musk.
  • Night Magic Cologne Spray. Sultry incense infused with seductive evening amber.
  • OUTSPOKEN Intense by Fergie Eau de Parfum Spray. Shining star fruit and luscious passion flower warmed by a sexy musk base. TOP NOTES: Succulent blackberry, shining star fruit and luscious kumquat. MID NOTES: Vibrant purple passion flower, lush gardenia and velvety orange flower petals. BASE NOTES: Sensual musks wrapped in white amber and blonde cedar.
  • RARE DIAMONDS Eau de Parfum SprayRich, romantic and positively brilliant. A brilliant jewel faceted with sparkling plum blossom, diamond orchid and the sophisticated elegance of rich cashmere woods. Luminous, pearlized bottle. Oriental/floral. TOP NOTES: sparkling plum blossom, dewy peony. MID NOTES: gardenia, diamond orchid, jasmine sambac. BASE NOTES: cashmere woods, patchouli fleur, creamy amber.
  • Haiku Eau de Parfum SprayA soft and warm floral evoking the serenity of a beautiful Japanese garden, blooming with delicate jasmine, lilies and sparkling citrus. TOP NOTES: yuzu, pomegranate. MID NOTES: fig, lily, muguet, jasmine. BASE NOTES: tonka bean, sandalwood, musk.
  • Imari Eau de Cologne SprayA warm, sensual scent blossoming with incense, musk and alluring hints of spice.

Woody is based on woody notes such as sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood and vetiver. These woody notes are blended with florals and other textures to create a more complete and balanced fragrance. This family has evolved in the recent years with many new women’s fragrances exploring woody themes. Chypre is a dominant woody and mossy notes blended with florals. Patchouli and oakmoss are key ingredients giving an earthy, woody feeling. Chypre notes add warmth, depth and long lastingness to a fragrance, and it is often considered the “darkest” of the olfactive families. Can also be described as elegant, sophisticated or classic. Here are some of woody type of fragrances.

  • Odyssey Cologne SprayCool tropical flowers with fresh hints of magnolia and the memory of musk.
  • Imari Eau de Cologne SprayA warm, sensual scent blossoming with incense, musk and alluring hints of spice.
  • Timeless Cologne Spray. Rich fragrance design of florals blended with luxurious woodsy & powdery undertones. TOP NOTES: fresh greens, sheer florals. MID NOTES: jasmine, patchouli, vetiver. BASE NOTES: amber, oakmoss, musk.

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