What do notes mean when talking about fragrance oils?

What do top notes, middle notes and base notes mean when talking about fragrance?

These three notes in perfect combination are what make a fragrance lasting and appealing.

  • Top Note - This is the initial impression the fragrance oil makes when you first smell a candle or remove the lid. It is the most volatile, meaning it will evaporate the quickest.

  • Middle Note - The middle note is the “heart” of the fragrance. It can take 10 to 20 minutes for the middle notes to fully develop. When you are burning a candle, the middle notes are the most prominent.

  • Base Note - also called the “Dry Down”- The base notes are what give a candle lasting qualities. It is the scent that lingers even after the candle is extinguished.

     

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