Category Archives: Fragrance Classification

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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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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A Symphony of Scent

Have you ever noticed the comparisons or descriptions linked to music when describing and/or creating fragrance?  For example the classification of materials into top, middle and base notes.  This system originated from  a 19c british perfumer called GW Septimus Piesse … Continue reading

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