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Perfumery Notes of Essential Oils

Perfumery Notes of Top, Middle, and BaseThe top notes are the most volatile ones in the blend - the ones you'll smell first, and also the ones that will evaporate first as you wear your blend. They form the first impression your perfume makes, and should "lead" your nose into the heart of the perfume by harmonizing well with the other notes. The middle notes or

The middle notes or coeur notes are the heart of a perfume. They aren't as volatile as the top notes, so they emerge a bit later and last longer. They should give your perfume roundness and fullness and complexity.The base notes have two functions in a perfume. First, they're the least volatile elements, so they emerge more slowly, and their aroma will remain the longest. So it's very important to make sure you like your base note. Second, they can have a "fixative" effect on the entire blend, keeping the top and middle notes from evaporating as quickly.

The base notes have two functions in a perfume. First, they're the least volatile elements, so they emerge more slowly, and their aroma will remain the longest. It's very important to make sure you like your base note. Second, they can have a "fixative" effect on the entire blend, keeping the top and middle notes from evaporating as quickly.