The Nine Olfactive Families of Scentsy

When Scentsy creates their fragrances they always tend to land in one of 9 Olfactive Families.  What does Olfactive mean? 

olfaction /ol·fac·tion/ (ol-fak´shun). 1. smell; the ability to perceive and distinguish odors

I think with perfumes it varies a bit and these are just the starting point to describe the scents.  Those scent experts out there, I'd love to hear what you think what scents may be a part of what Olfactive Family?  Most are more than one because of the Top, Mid and Base Notes which is what you smell with Scentsy at different temperatures and lifespan of your little cube you add to the top of your warmer dish.

1- Citrus:

Mandarin, Bergamot, Lime, Grapefruit

2- Green:

Basil, Spearmint, Triplal, Peppermint, Thyme

3- Ozonic/Aquatic

Calone, Aldehyde C11, Aldehyde C12

4- Floral

Rose, Muguet, Jasmine, Mimosa, Gardenia

5- Fruity

Peach, Raspberry, Melon, Apple, Strawberry

6- Spice

Pepper, Clove, Nutmeg, Cinnamon


Vanilla, Caramel, Cocoa, Brown Sugar, Butter

8- Musk

Amrettolide, Galaxolide

9- Woody

Sandalwood, Patchouli, Fir Balsam, Cedarwood, Olibanum


So lots of weird names in these categories dont you think?  I had no idea that Scent fragrance was SOOO complicated, but apparently its a completely whole different field of study!