Know the scents families: Fresh

By Lourdes Nicolle Martínez, Editor in Chief

We end the scents families series of articles to help you better understand the differentiations in perfumes. This also will allow us to go further and deeper in learning all there is to know about perfumes and which one is the best for us.

The fresh scent family are distinguished by their clean bright aroma. Surprisingly, citrusy and oceanic scents all fall into this category. Is most used in men’s fragrances and are paired with spicy notes to create a more robust fragrance. Aromatic, tart notes can also be found mixed with zesty or fruity scents.


  • Aromatic: Clean and fresh herbs mixed with lavender or woody scents.
  • Citrus: Zesty or tangy notes like mandarins or bergamot.
  • Water: Aquatic scents that smell of sea spray or rain mixed with or oceanic notes.
  • Green: Smells of freshly mowed lawns and crushed green leaves.

Common Fresh Family Notes:

  • Sage
  • Bergamot
  • Grapefruit

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