What do top notes, middle notes and base notes mean when talking about fragrance?
A perfect combination of these three notes makes 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.
If you'd like more information on fragrance notes, check out our Fragrance Note Glossary!