Shop by Fragrance Notes

Shop by Note

Fragrance is enjoyed by our senses, just like music. And as music is made up of notes, so are fragrances – each note being put in a certain place to create a harmony, in the case of fragrance, the perfect scent. Read below to find out what it means to shop by fragrance notes and what differentiates them:

Knowing what each fragrance note means is essential for finding the perfect fragrance for you. It will help you discover which notes you like, which suit you best and which will last longest on your skin.


Top Note

Top notes, sometimes also called the head notes, are the scents you perceive immediately upon application of a fragrance. They consist of light, fresh and uplifting aromas that evaporate very quickly. Likewise, top notes are generally not very expensive and usually last between 5 and 30 minutes. You would usually get your first impression about a fragrance from these scents. Thus, top notes are the most important in the selling of a perfume. Common top notes would be citrus and ginger scents.
Fragrance Top Note

Top Note
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Middle Note

Middle notes, also known as heart notes, make up the body of the fragrance blend. These scents emerge after the top notes dissipate and are usually more warm and soft. However, the middle notes are not always immediately evident. Usually, they may take 10 to 30 minutes to fully develop on the skin and last about 10 to 60 minutes. Typical middle notes would be lavender and rose scents.
Fragrance Heart Note

Middle Note
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Base Note

Base notes bring depth and solidity to a fragrance. Usually, these scents are intense and heavy, and evaporate slowly. Meanwhile, they also slow down the evaporation rates of the lighter notes, giving the fragrance holding power. Together with the middle notes, base notes make up the main theme of a fragrance. They are only perceived after about 30 minutes of application of the fragrance to the skin or during the period of dry down. However, Base notes are relaxing in nature and are also the most expensive of all oils. The most common base notes include Sandalwood, Myrrh, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Musk and Vanilla.
Fragrance Base Note

Base Note
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