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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What are Aldehydic Fragrances?

Fragrances can be classified by certain olfactive families, or themes, or accords.


or modern perfumes are those with significant notes of the aldehydes which are synthetic compounds, with clean, diffusive, sparkling notes and a family of chemicals.

Aldehydes are usually associated with florals and feminine perfumes. The first aldehydic perfume was created in 1925 by Ernest Beaux for Chanel No. 5, quite possibly the world‘s most famous aldehydic perfume.

There are subdivisions of classifications in this family and they are: floral aldehydic and floral aldehydic chypre.

Perfumes which are classified as Aldehydic are:

  • Chanel No. 5 by Chanel
  • L’Interdit by Givenchy
  • Arpege by Lanvin
  • Rive Gauche by Yves Saint Laurent
  • White Linen by Estee Lauder
  • Coco by Chanel
  • Cerruti Femme 1881 by Nino Cerruti
  • Je Reviens by Worth
  • Chamade by Guerlain
  • Tuxedo by Ralph Lauren
  • Madame Rochas by Rochas
  • Ombre Rose by Jean Charles Brosseau
  • Ruffles by Oscar de la Renta
  • Albert Nipon by Albert Nipon
  • Vega by Guerlain
  • Infini by Caron
Aldehydic Woody Floral:
  • Caleche by Hermes
  • Missoni by Missoni/Max Factor
  • Gauloise by Molyneux
  • Halston by Halston
  • Halston Night by Halston
  • Nocturnes by Caron
  • Paloma Picasso by Paloma Picasso

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