Already posted this one in the forums but didn't get an answer...
SirSlarty was kind enough to point out that I should ask this question in the community center..
Can anyone tell me where the basenotes information on a fragrance's notes comes from?
( the pyramid that is found just underneath the perfume name in the fragrance directory).
I bought several mini's to try out and looking up the notes on the internet I've come across a few conflicting note pyramids depending on the website.
I found great information on perfumes both on basenotes.net and on osmoz.com.
I could imagine a few minor differences, but sometimes these two sites give a completely different pyramid!
For example the dreamer, but also Guerlain's Vetiver and probably many others:
The dreamer by versace - on basenotes:
Top: Juniper, Lily
Base: Tobacco, Amber, Tarragon
The dreamer by versace - on osmoz.com
Top: Clary sage, Lavander, Mandarin, Mace
Middle:Tobacco, Geranium, Carnation, Rose
base:Vetiver, cedar, Tonka, Fir
I regularly consult six sites for pyramid information (basenotes.net, osmoz.com, perfumeintelligence.co.uk, scentdirect.com, parfyym.pri.ee, fragrantica.com).
I don't know where they obtain their information and they rarely agree with each other.
To me, the most reliable site is parfyym.pri.ee. It is in Estonian. I use two online Estonian/English translation sites and the list compiled by scentemental that was posted in the recent thread: Fragrance Notes?
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