Oriental fragrances are classically spicey, warm, rich, and mature. The key notes of an oriental fragrance tend to be earthy and woody due to heliotrope, sandalwood, coumarin, orris, and even vanilla.
The base notes tend to be where the heavy notes sit, which can make oriental fragrances last long, with a heavy and impactful a dry down.
The inspiration behind classic oriental fragrances stems from the birth-place of many scents; India and Arabia, which they were full of incense, spice, and musk.
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