|Fragrance Composition |
Fragrance goes through three main stages, in which its intensity changes and different elements of its composition emerge. The stages of a fragrance are called top, mid and base notes.
TOP NOTES The top note is the first impression of a fragrance. And because of this, top notes are very important. Top Notes get your attention right away, make an impression. Strong but evaporate quickly. Common top notes are citrus, fruity notes and green notes.
MID NOTES As top notes gradually fade away, a Fragrance intensifies and becomes richer as the mid notes become apparent. Mid notes apparent 10-20 minutes after application. They form the heart or body of a Fragrance and gives Fragrance overall character. Common mid notes are floral and spices.
BASE NOTES The base notes give the Fragrance its foundation and lastingness, or what fragrance developers call tenacity. Base notes are noticeable 15 minutes after application and the final scent to emerge from a Fragrance. It brings depth and solidness as a Fragrance fades. Common base notes are woods, musks, amber and vanilla.