Introduction to Fragrance Accords

Your perfume should reflect your personality.

The main accord of a perfume reveals the theme, or the story the scent is going to tell, and gives the perfume its classification: it can be situated in the top, in the heart or in the base, or it can cross the perfume from the opening all the way down to the base notes. An accord may only make up a very small percentage of the overall formula, but it can elevate a perfume from being a lifeless fragrance to a genuine masterpiece!

It can be helpful, when you're buying perfumes, to know which accord (or accords) you're drawn to. It'll make it much easier to find scents that you'll love, and maybe even discover your new signature scent!

Of course, each perfume is its own individual entity, made up of its own unique notes. Due to this, a perfume can have multiple accords. We've listed some of the most common accords below, which should help you get a basic understanding of how perfumes can be grouped.


Notes that remind you of a sea breeze, or cool clear water
Browse Aquatic Perfumes


Fresh, fruity and bursting with bright, crisp and zesty essences
Browse Citrus Perfumes


Herbs & plants, with an intensive scent, such as sage & rosemary
Browse Herbal Perfumes


Notes of rose, jasmine, marigold and other floral blooms
Browse Floral Perfumes


Composed of various refreshing, light, airy, sweet, fruity notes
Browse Fruity Perfumes


Fragrances which directly evoke a scent reminiscent of animals
Browse Musky Perfumes


The dark and fragrant resin of the agarwood tree
Browse Oud Perfumes


Everything you would find on a spice rack in a kitchen, and more
Browse Spicy Perfumes


Vanilla, caramel, chocolate & other delightful scents
Browse Sweet Perfumes


Earthy, warm, dry scents that contain mossy and leathery notes
Browse Woody Perfumes