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14 popular ingredients found in Oriental Fragrances

Oriental fragrances are some of the most loved fragrances in the world. Their mysterious and sensual allure is unparalleled in the fragrance industry and some of the most popular fragrances are in the Oriental fragrance family.

Rather then their being just one Oriental group, there are infact a number of sub groups that make up the Oriental fragrance family but they all have something in common - their characteristic sweet warmth and depth, with a woody, vanilla/amber base.
Here are some of the sub groups that make up the Oriental category:
Spicy Oriental - includes ingredients such as Cardomom, Ginger and Cinnamon. They give Oriental fragrances warmth and a hint of spice.
Amber Oriental - includes an Amber base and usually has an accompanying Vanilla note made with either Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Benzoin and/or Opoponox.
Fresh Oriental - is a lighter take on the typical Oriental fragrance with lots of Citrus oils usually included to brighten and lift the perfume.
Woody Oriental - includes notes such as Sandalwood, Cedarwood and Patchouli to give the perfume a distinctive woody aroma. This type of fragrance is the most popular in the Oriental family for men.
Here are a list of 14 popular ingredients found in Oriental Fragrances:
Ingredient: Rose
Note: MIDDLE
Ingredient:  Tonka Bean
Note: BASE
Ingredient: Nutmeg
Note: MIDDLE
Ingredient: Amber
Note: BASE
Ingredient: Cedarwood
Note: BASE
Ingredient: Jasmine
Note: MIDDLE
Ingredient: Pink Peppercorn
Note: TOP-MIDDLE
Ingredient: Vanilla
Note: BASE
Ingredient: Bergamot
Note: TOP
Ingredient: Sandalwood
Note: BASE
Ingredient: Tuberose
Note: MIDDLE
Ingredient: Ginger
Note: MIDDLE
Ingredient: Patchouli
Note: BASE
Ingredient: Orris
Note: BASE
On Saturday 27th May we are going to be hosting a Perfume Workshop where we will show you how to make an Oriental Perfume using these and/or similar ingredients.
It's going to be a really fun afternoon, close to London's Hatton Garden, Sadler's Wells and Exmouth Market, and we are going to be working with some seriously sexy ingredients so do prepare to be seduced!
Tickets are available to buy here