Michael Edwards is the international expert and ambassador of fragrance classification and a true fountain of all perfume knowledge. Working exclusively with The Perfume Shop in the UK for 15 years, his wealth of expertise is right at the heart of our passionate culture, training and development.
In 1984 he developed the fragrance ‘bible’, Fragrances of the World, a beautifully illustrated database of perfume. It makes finding a new fragrance an exciting journey of discovery, explaining the relationship between 14 different fragrance families. His work has become the industry’s most trusted reference for classification - twice recognised for a prestigious FiFi award for Technological Breakthrough.
Edwards is also the author of one of the most significant books written on modern perfumery. Perfume Legends: French Feminine Fragrances.
Please see below just a few of the fragrance families mentioned in his books or see the full range on the Michael Edwards fragrance wheel.
Michael Edwards Fragrances of the World book
This annual guide book classifies more than 8,000 fragrances by 14 fragrance families, listing feminine, masculine and shared fragrances. A fragrance bible, this book by Michael Edwards would make a wonderful personal gift, and an invaluable reference guide to be used for years to come.Shop Now
A highly valued rare material, derived from Agarwood. When used in a composition it creates a sweet, woody, aromatic and complex scent.
Defined by the fresh juicy notes of apple, blossom, pear or lychee