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Fragrance Notes

Fragrance Notes
Did you know that fragrances have three notes? This is basically the general anatomy of fragrances.




TOP NOTE: How perfume smells upon application is what you call the top note. It consists of molecules which evaporate quickly.
Top notes are otherwise called the head notes.
Perceived immediately upon application of a perfume, top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person's initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of the product. The scents of this note class are usually described as "fresh", "assertive" or "sharp". The compounds that contribute to top notes are strong in scent, very volatile, and evaporate quickly.
Although not as saliently perceived, the heart and base-notes contribute much to the scent in the top notes.
Citrus and ginger scents are common top notes.


Lasts about 15 minutes after application. MIDDLE NOTE: This is also called the heart note. After …

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