WHAT ARE PERFUME NOTES?

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WHAT ARE PERFUME NOTES?

WHAT ARE PERFUME NOTES ?
Among the many concepts that we can find in the world of perfumery, there is nothing more curious than that of perfume notes. But, do not be afraid as it is easy to understand. It is simply a method of analyzing and classifying perfumes.
What makes a perfume unique or exclusive are its ingredients and how they combine. It is the ingredients that make up the perfume, which also determine the olfactory family they belong in.

WHAT ARE PERFUME NOTES ?

Among the many concepts that we can find in the world of perfumery, there is nothing more curious than that of perfume notes. But, do not be afraid as it is easy to understand. It is simply a method of analyzing and classifying perfumes.

What makes a perfume unique or exclusive are its ingredients and how they combine. It is the ingredients that make up the perfume, which also determine the olfactory family they belong in.

What are Notes?

In the composition of any fragrance, we find that the perfume notes and the proportion of the notes are what make the perfume unique. These notes, the mixture of these aromatic substances and their balance is what will give the perfume its personality.

Typology: Top notes, Heart notes, Base notes

Top Notes: These are the most fleeting and light notes of all. In just 15 to 30 minutes, they vanish and you no longer smell them. These are the first accords of a perfume, but not necessarily the most important. This is the first impression the perfume leaves on us, but after these first minutes, they give way to the middle notes, which as the name suggests, are those that show the essence of the perfume.

Heart notes: They are heavier and can be discovered after the first half hour (approximately). Middle notes generally last depending on the ingredients and the nature of the person`s skin.

Base Notes: These are the notes that are part of the more mature phase of a fragrance. Long-lasting ingredients such as wood, leather, tobacco and spices predominate. These types of notes take time to be smelt, but are the essence and real character of the fragrance. They arise at the end of evaporation and mix with the scent of the skin. They change dramatically from one person to another. It is the fragrance that takes the longest to be smelt, but can last over eight hours and sometimes even until the next day.

Notes to families

According to the olfactory notes of each family, we can classify the perfumes in different families. At Equivalenza you will find the following:

Citric: fragrances composed mainly of notes of lemon, orange and green apple among others. Sub-families: navy, fruity, aromatic, floral and woody.

Fruity: These scents consist of fruity aromas such as grapefruit, apple, kiwi and strawberry. Subfamilies: navy, tropical or floral.

Floral: the most popular and with the best trajectory in the world of perfume. The floral notes can be the basis of the perfume or complement other families. Sub-families: musky, fruity, floral, sweet, spicy, woody and oriental.

Cyprus: fragrances with a strong character, made from oak moss, patchouli or bergamot for example. Sub-families: fruity, floral or woody.

Oriental: this family includes notes from vanilla, balsamic essences and animal notes. Subfamilies: herbaceous, floral. Spicy, woody, gourmet and amber.

Herbaceous: fragrances created with notes of sage, rosemary, thyme or lavender, generally accompanied by citrus and spicy accords. Subfamilies: navy, floral, spicy, woody and amber.

Woody: fragrances made up of sandalwood and patchouli notes which bring quality or even notes of cedar and vetiver which are fresher. Sub-families: marine, aromatic, spicy, woody and amber.

 

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