Well I saw on the rasasi site that they split Oriental and Occidental perfume category. Occidental being western and Oriental being eastern.
Oriental was said to be intense.
As far as I know oriental means the Asia and the definition usually has that starting from Turkey. Think the Oriental Express. It's also how soccer federations are split up, although Israel gets to be part of Europe for political reasons. I think this is quite old fashioned and in Australia the perspective is similar to the US, with the Middle East referred to as that rather than Asia.That's interesting, and now I understand. Yes, by 'Oriental' they're talking about the Middle East, and by 'Occidental' it looks like they're talking about everything else/Western fragrances. I've noticed that in the US, Oriental usually refers to China and the Far East, whereas in other countries it refers to the Middle East, and that can be confusing.