Michael Edwards Fragrances of the World Reference Book 2020 & 2021
Reference Book 2020 & 2021
almost 5000 launches from 2020 & 2021. A collectible and very useful reference library that will grow with each new edition.
His annual reference, Fragrances of the World® , started in 1983 as a simple guide for retailers, listing just 323 fragrances. Today, it has become the industry’s most comprehensive classification of fragrances, universally regarded as the fragrance ‘bible’. It makes finding a new fragrance an exciting journey rather than a difficult chore.
Edwards’ Fragrance Wheel, the nose ‘map’ he developed to explain the relationship between the 14 different fragrance families, has become a universal icon of perfume classification: Google ‘fragrance+wheel’ to check how many millions of links result.
This edition is the first in a new series of Fragrances of the World reference books. Going forward, each reference book will list the fragrances launched during the two previous years in their respective fragrance families; with this edition featuring almost 5000 launches from 2020 & 2021. A collectible and very useful reference library that will grow with each new edition.
In the database, all fragrances are classified by family, note and sub-note using Michael Edwards’ Fragrance Wheel. Bottle image, olfactive pyramid, launch date, brand, olfactive direction, perfumer and bottle designer are just some of the searchable data points we record for every fragrance.
Perfume critic Luca Turin calls it “the only comprehensive, historically accurate, factually reliable and artistically consistent database of fragrance in existence.
The ultimate fragrance reference book, universally regarded as the fragrance ‘bible’. This bilingual English and French guide remains perfumery’s most comprehensive and accurate classification reference. Dubbed the ‘perfume experts’ expert’, Edwards is the industry’s only impartial and independent authority. He makes no charge for listing or classifying new fragrances. He declines both advertising and sponsorship.