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The Notes

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Today we will talk about Notes. Like a symphony, a fragrance is a combination of many notes.
Top notes are the first initial odor you smell when you spray on a fragrance. These are generally very short lived notes, that disappear or lessen within the first several minutes to an hour. Often Basil, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, or Pine, they have a quick evaporation rate, and don't last.
The next notes are the Middle notes, or Heart notes. These are the Theme of the fragrance. They last several hours. examples of common Middle notes are Chamomile Fennel Geranium Juniper Lavender Nutmeg Rosemary or Tea Tree.
Last come the Base Notes. These linger sometimes 24 hours on clothes,fabric, or paper. These are the foundation notes. examples are:
Amber,Ambergris, Patchouli, Tonka bean, Musk,Balsam, Sandalwood.
Leather, Vetiver, or Benzoin.
The notes combine in high end fragrances to make an evolving scent that changes over time, smelling different throughout the day.



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