Not music notes (: scent notes. These are phrases used to differentiate between perfume-drying-stages
These are the first scents you smell once applied which will give you the first impression of the scent. It makes up 20-40% of the perfume blend.
They are generally light and fade first due to its molecular structure. Lasts around 5-30 minutes.
Examples: Basil, Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Tea Tree Oil, Grapefruit
Also referred to as Heart Notes. These come to light after the Top Notes.
These notes represent the heart of the fragrance – the body. It gives it its character and boldness to the scent. It makes up most of the blend with an presence of 40-80%.
Middle Notes are what determines the fragrance family. It acts as the introduction act for the Base notes. Lasts around 10-30 minutes.
Examples: Lavender, Black Pepper, Pine, Geranium, Rosemary, Juniper
These create the lasting impression. It lingers until the very end. They blend with the Heart Notes to create a well-rounded, full bodied scent. Makes up 10-15% of the perfume blend.
Base notes are often rich and last the longest of all notes.
Develops from around 30 minutes after application.
Examples: Sandalwood, Rose, Vetiver, Patchouli, Jasmine, Cedarwood