• Facebook

A scented symphony

May 29, 2016

 

 

 

Perfumery is a symphony. It has a beginning, middle and an end. While musical notes make up a song composition, in perfumery; the ingredients that are categorized by their “notes,” or scent types mixed together to create perfect compositions of scents:

 

  • Top/Head notes: The scents that are perceived immediately on 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 a perfume.

 

  • Middle/Heart notes: The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to when the top notes dissipate. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time.

 

  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that develops as the other scents dissipate. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep.”

 

A perfect blend will consists of ingredients from the three notes, balanced in perfect harmony to create a singular new scent. 

 

 

To discover the notes that make up the groupings of scents and learn the basics of composing a perfume,  join our monthly perfume creation workshop. Find out what this month's workshop theme is and sign up below --

 

 

 

 

Please reload

Featured Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Recent Posts

July 17, 2018

January 22, 2018

May 30, 2016

May 29, 2016

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags