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Print Posted By Editor at OBB on 09/22/2017 in Perfume

What are top notes, heart notes and base notes?

What are top notes, heart notes and base notes?

When creating a perfume, the blend of Essential oils changes with each and every drop. There is a top note, a heart note, and a base note to consider. Once combined, the perfume continues to develop, the scent deepens in time and other notes can become more distinct. There is a true art to creating Natural perfumes and aromatherapy blends. Sure you can have a go at blending any oils you have on hand, but to create a truly unique Essential oil Perfume requires patience and expertise. 

There are three notes to every perfume. Once blended together, these three notes create the perfume's fragrant accord and each note has its own primary purpose. The top notes are sometimes referred to as the opening notes or head notes, they are generally the lightest aroma. They are also the initial fragrance you smell when sampling a perfume, the decision is made right there on first impressions. The top notes are also the first to fade, and this opens the aroma's that follow, the top note, middle note and base note allows the perfume to have subtle layers of aromatherapy that are much like musical notes. One note welcomes the next note, finding the right balance between each aroma is where the expertise of artisan perfumery truly ignites the imagination.

The top notes of a fragrance represent the first impression of the aroma. If the top note does not appeal we are quickly turned off the perfume or pure essential oil, and there's not much that can be done to change this reaction. The top notes should always lure you in, there should be a smooth transition into the heart of the fragrance. Common fragrance top notes include citrus oils like lemon, orange and bergamot, or light fruits such as grapefruit, berries and herbs or clary sage and lavender.

The middle notes are considered the heart notes in perfumery. Once the top notes evaporate, the heart notes are revealed, they last much longer than the top notes and have a strong influence on the base notes that are yet to come. A perfume's heart should be pleasant and well-rounded. This combination of floral or fruit tones is sometimes infused with other botanical spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom. Common Essential oil middle notes also include geranium, rose, and lemongrass or ylang ylang, lavender, palmarosa, coriander, nutmeg, neroli and jasmine.

The base notes are the final fragrance notes that appear once the top notes have completely evaporated. The base notes should be in harmony with the heart notes to ensure that the full body of the perfume is accentuated. The base notes provide the lasting impression of the aroma. These rich notes should linger for hours after the top notes have vanished. Common Essential oil base notes include cedarwood, sandalwood, vanilla, amber, patchouli, oakmoss and musk. Without the combination of the these three notes, a fragrance just wouldn't be appealing. Together the top notes, middle and base notes create a beautiful aromatic aroma.

Tried, Tested and Loved by Safe Cosmetics Australia! IME Natural Perfume's sampler pack is perfect for selecting your favourite Natural perfume. Then you can choose the full size perfume that you love the most. 100% Natural Pure Essential Oil blends are expertly crafted by hand, the art of creating artisan perfumes using pure Essential Oils and botanical herbal extracts is an age old tradition. To make an oil blend, you must first decide on the effect you wish to achieve. Choosing aromas that appeal to you, and combining this with the knowledge of the Essential oil's therapeutic benefit is key, each extract has a different effect on our well-being and this is the perfect place to start.

JOI PURE  has 16 types of pure Essential oils including lavender, sandalwood and palma rosa. Synergies of Essential oils have been lovingly and expertly created, these blends are created with your well-being and mood in mind. Choose form 12 unique blends including Peace, Passion, Zest and Harmony. The extensive range of skincare products harness the supportive qualities and Natural healing properties of Essential Oils, extracts and organic ingredients.

Be genki has a variety of Essential Oil blends and pure Essential oils like clove, Frankinsense, rosemary and wild sandalwood. Be genki's Essential oil blends create the perfect state of harmony, choose from Sensual, Serene, Tranquil or Vibrant to remedy your mood or desire. The product range also includes roll-on oils, massage oils, and facial mists. The roll-on range is applied directly to your skin, so no matter where you are or what you’re doing, these Essential oil blends can help you maintain harmony. 


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