When describing fragrances, you might have heard references to top, middle and base notes. What do they mean?
Fragrance notes can be used to to describe the dynamics of a scent, from the first sniff to when the candle is lit for a while.
When you first smell a fragrance, these are the top notes you instantly notice. For example, Lime, Eucalyptus & Orange etc
The middle notes are the main body of the fragrance and are sometimes referred to as the heart notes. When lighting a candle, it can take 15-20 mins for the middle notes to develop. Middle notes are the most prominent set of notes in the fragrance oil. For example, Rose, Lavender & Geranium etc.
The base notes add depth to the scent and are often what leaves you with a final lasting impression of the fragrance. For example Sandalwood & Vanilla etc