Top, middle and base notes: the fragrance pyramid

Learn the importance of the three notes and the fragrance pyramid.
A perfume is made of dozens, even hundreds, of ingredients that merge with each others in the fragrance pyramid to create a unique scent. This fragrance reveals itself in 3 distinct acts, 3 notes that reveal its character, its identity, and will do everything to seduce you…

Press the spray, and give in to a first tonic scent… Here is the top note (the top of our fragrance pyramid), made of fresh and volatile ingredients as citrus fruits and aromatics. You will certainly rely on it to choose your perfume, and it lasts from a few minutes up to 2 hours.

Gradually, the middle note appears and replaces the top note. Less explosive, it embodies however the main theme of the perfume and represents its identity and intensity. Made of floral, fruity, green or spicy notes, it will remain on your skin for about 3 hours.

Finally, an intimate scent will gently bind closely to your skin for hours, and even days on your clothes. It is the base note, made of persistent, generous and captivating ingredients (woody, balsamic), which make your fragrance last over and over again, and fix the top and middle notes to give depth to your perfume…

Although resulting from a thorough and precious work, the perfume is not an exact science. Every skin being different, a fragrance perception and time duration vary from a skin to another. This is the magic, the beauty of olfactory art: your perfume makes you unique, and you make unique your perfume…

Do you take the time to discover the top, middle and base notes when you try a perfume for the first time?

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