A few years ago I was in New York and went to see an exhibit on Perfumes. I learned a lot.
Parfum is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents.
Modern Perfumery began in the late 19th Century with the commercial syntheses of aroma compounds which allowed for the composition of perfumes with smells previously unattainable solely from natural aromatics alone.
So what does this all mean ? Because of the discovery of synthetically created fragrances we, today, have the luxury of such diversity .