fragrance notes explained
Notes are how a fragrance is built, there are 3 types, described as top notes, middle or heart notes and base notes. Each note indicates the scents longevity, similar to when you spray perfume and after a while it smells differently, candles are the same.
Top notes will evaporate first and are usually citrus or light florals
Middle notes are longer lasting and what you will smell after 30-60 minutes, these are usually stronger florals
Base notes are the lingering, long lasting elements of a fragrance, they usually consist of the heaviest scents such as sandalwood, oud, vanilla or musk
In a series of blog posts we describe the scented ingredients which make a fragrance, so if you've ever wondered what amber or tonka bean is, this series of posts will explain.
Amber is tree resin which actually produces very little odour, in fragrance creation, amber is a description for a scent, really a combination code of several scents. Usually patchouli, other resins & vanilla, creating a musky, slightly sweet, powdery scent. Amber makes an excellent base ~ which are the fragrance notes which linger. Rich, warm, oriental & sensual. Found in our CoCo, The Duke & Influencer range & our Sensual, Exotica & Musk Melts & Diffusers.
A highly fragrant flower. Considered an aphrodisiac, it is sensual and exotic. Fresh, floral & fruity, a very rich luxurious scent ~ calming & romantic. Used across our range ~ Sensual Awakening, Sakura, Exotica, Lady K, Pretty Emerald, Silver Fox, Cherry Noir, Femme, Ombre Leather.
A rich citrus scent from the leaves of the bitter orange tree, a complex fragrance with fresh, clean, floral & honey notes ~ luxurious & soothing ~ from the same tree as neroli, but with different extraction methods. Found in our Sensual Awakening & Sakura range & our Orangery wax melt
Fresh earthy, citrus scented plant, a softer aroma than lemon oil, with green herbal notes ~ soothing and calming yet an invigorating and very uplifting fragrance. Found in our Restore Candle, Diffuser & Wax melt