With all of the types and scents available, shopping for perfume is not always easy but it is possible. Additional Resources on Fragrance Types Common Sense: 6 Basic Fragrance Types – An article that discusses the different types of fragrance notes including floral, oriental, and citrus.
Eau de Parfum contains up to 15% perfume concentrates, and Eau de Toilette contains up to 10% perfume concentrates. One could think of Eau de Parfum as a bit heavier and long-lasting than Eau de Toilette. Eau de Parfum is also often used on hair and clothing, however one must be careful with delicate fabrics as they could stain due to the oils.
Eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau fraîche… What is the difference between perfume and cologne? Why is there something that pretty much means “toilet water” in French? Shopping for fragrances can not only be confusing but overwhelming. A single house’s fragrance will have a dozen products on the shelf ranging from deodorants to shower gels.
Oriental notes Group: SPICES Odor profile: Fragrances belonging in the Oriental family of scents often comprise spicy notes that come from exotic parts of the world, usually the Middle and Far East: cinnamon, clove, vanilla, pepper, mace, nutmeg etc.
A fragrance-free product cannot contain any ingredients that have been added to impart a smell but may contain ingredients that have a scent but are not added because of their scent. For example if a cream is made with an oil that has a smell, it could still be labeled as fragrance-free because the purpose of the oil is to act as an emollient, not as a scent.
Re: Best Woody / Oriental? Working within Michael Edwards' woody-oriental classification (for lack of an obvious better source), I'd give special mention to Jaïpur Homme Edt, Body Kouros, Fumerie Turque, Zagorsk, Héritage, Rochas Man, Bois des Îles, L'Homme Sage, Noire Epices, Patchouli Homme, Méchant Loup, Tea for Two, Aomassaï,Tilda Swinton Like This, L'Air du Désert Marocain, and Jubliation XXV.