Fragrance classifications used in The Compleat Botanica
The eighteen different fragrance classifications provided as a starting point come from "The Book of Perfumes", Eugene Rimmel, Chapman and Hall, London, 1865.
An alternative classification scheme by William A. Poucher is his scale of 100 based on the evaporative rate of a plant's volatile aromatic compounds. Originally published in 1923, now in it's 10th edition 77 years later: "Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps", 10th edition, William A. Poucher, Hilda Butler editor, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA 2000.
For a good list of plants used in the perfume industry see "The Perfume Handbook", Nigel Groom, Chapman & Hall, London, 1992. This book includes descriptions of the essential oils provided by plants used in the perfumery world, both historic and contemporary.
An alternative list of fragrance classifications also comes from "The Book of Perfumes":
Colors used in The Compleat Botanica
Soil types used in The Compleat Botanica
Climate zones used in The Compleat Botanica
Checklist of botanical names used in The Compleat Botanica
Sample database citations
Distribution classifications used in The Compleat Botanica
Citations and references
Last reviewed January 26, 2004