What are perfume fragrance notes?
The three perfume components allow us to better understand how the various perfume notes come to life and dissipate on the skin throughout the day, and how they work together to create a fragrant harmony.
Depending on your perfume knowledge, you might be able to recognize the fragrance family, or perhaps even the most recognisable perfume notes when trying out new additions to your fragrance collection.
But how do you truly delve into the fragrance’s structure, and how can you identify those key ingredients that make the scent you love so unique?
The intricate olfactory aura is difficult to get your head around, but we have created a simple guide that will help you to discover and unravel the mystery of the true complexity of perfume notes.
The chemistry of ingredients and the skin
The chemistry of the skin and the raw materials used during creation causes the perfume to evolve throughout the day, introducing you to the different perfume notes. This is why your initial impression of a scent may change as the day goes by.
The more concentrated a perfume is and the greater complexity a perfume has, are both factors that allows a perfume to unravel more slowly and evolve with a different olfactive journey over time.
Each perfume note and ingredient have their own purpose and will react differently with one another when blended together, resulting in a unique fragrance accord of a perfume. A master perfumer will create these blends to ensure a fragrance sings in harmony throughout top, heart and base.