I feel that my English is rather limited when it comes to beauty products. After doing a few product reviews I noticed that I kept on using the same few words such as sweet, floral, minty and fresh, when the products are clearly different. So I decided to educate myself on some fragrance charts in order to make my reviews better. There are a lot of these charts out there, so it can easily get complicated. I will post a few here just to get a feel of how the world of fragrance works. When it comes to beauty products, I believe the sense of smell is the hardest to describe through texts. The senses of sight and touch (texture) can be expressed through images, but the senses of taste (only apply to edible lip products) and hearing can often be ignored. We are then left with the sense of smell which plays a big roll in beauty products. Have you ever bought something simply because it smells amazing? I know I have and it happens all the time! I am describing the smells of my beauty products as fragrances as I believe the smell of perfumes can be directly applied to creams and lotions.
The Fragrance Wheels
The Original 1983 Fragrance Wheel by Michael Edwards
The 2010 Fragrance Wheel with Examples
The 2010 Fragrance Wheel with Descriptions
Drom Fragrance Circle
The Fragrance Notes
Fragrances in Musical Notes
Alternatively, fragrances can also be captured as musical notes as suggested by Piesse. The smells on the treble and base clefs are very specific, so this chart might be useful when describing distinct and unique smells.