Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Fragrance Families

So, we have dipped a toe in perfume structure (which is by no means set in stone), but how do we know what kind of fragrance/aroma we like, how do we describe our fragrance choice – what language do we … Continue reading

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A Symphony of Scent – part III

Base Notes Otherwise know as ‘bottom’ or more romantically (and more preferable!), ‘soul’ notes, these are heavier and more tenacious. Base notes are deep, warm and have a powerful influence on the overall perfume blend, so need to be used … Continue reading

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Attars and Choyas

I am the taste in the water, the light of the sun and the moon, the sound in the ether, the ability in the man, the fragrance of the earth, the life of all that lives, the strength of the … Continue reading

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A Symphony of Scent – Part II

Middle Notes Otherwise known as the ‘heart’ or ‘bouquet’ notes, they are more longer lasting than our capricious, fleeting top notes. Unfolding over a few hours, the heart notes impart body, fullness and warmth to a perfume and are the … Continue reading

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