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About Fragrance

What are Fragrance Notes?

Top notes

Sometimes referred to as head notes, top notes form the top layer of a fragrance. In other words, top notes are the scents you detect first after spraying a perfume. These play a role in setting first impressions and shaping a fragrance’s story.

Top notes usually evaporate quickly, lingering around for only the first five to fifteen minutes. Their main purpose is to give off an initial scent and then transition smoothly into the next part of the fragrance. As a result, top notes generally consist of lighter and smaller molecules.

Some common top notes include citrus scents – like lemon, orange, and bergamot – as well as light floral notes like lavender and rose. Basil and anise are also commonly used as top notes.

Heart Notes

As the name suggests, heart notes make up the "heart" of the fragrance. Their function is to retain some of the top notes’ aroma while also introducing new scents to deepen the experience. Sometimes referred to as middle notes, the heart notes also serve as a buffer for the base notes, which may not smell as pleasant on their own.

Because they make up around 70 percent of the total scent, heart notes usually last longer than top notes. Heart notes appear as the top notes start to fade and remain evident for the full life of the fragrance.

Heart notes include full-bodied, aromatic floral oils like jasmine, geranium, neroli and ylang-ylang, as well as cinnamon, pepper, pine, lemongrass, black pepper and cardamom.

Base Notes

Along with middle notes, base notes form the foundation of the fragrance. They help boost the lighter notes while adding more depth and resonance.

Since they form the perfume’s foundation, base notes are very rich, heavy and long-lasting. They kick in after about 30 minutes and work together with the middle notes to create the fragrance’s scent. Since base notes sink into your skin, their scent lingers the longest and can last for six hours or more.

Popular base notes include vanilla, amber, musk, patchouli, moss and woody notes like sandalwood and cedarwood.

Perfume Carriers
In order to make perfume feel light on the skin pure perfume oil must be dissolved. Some can also improve the skin's texture.
About Perfumers' Alcohol
Perfumers' alcohol blend is widely used in the professional perfume industry.  It allows you to make your own perfume, cologne, room spray & after bath spray! Perfumers' alcohol is 200 proof and ready to use out of the bottle.


Cyclomethicone for Perfumes
Cyclomethicone is an alcohol-free, clear, colorless, odorless, silicone liquid used as a carrying agent for personal care products. Some fragrance oils will separate so always shake your perfumes before using.  It works great as an alcohol-free dry perfume base for both roll-ons and atomizers. Cyclomethicone spreads easily & creates excellent lubrication on skin. It imparts a soft, silky feel and is often used in lotions & creams to add a "powdery", non-greasy feel.
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IPM Isopropyl Myristate:
IPM is a great alternative to Perfumers' Alcohol. It is clear and odorless and has no alcohol odor. It is a very useful emollient widely used in skin care products. It can also be used as a fragrance fixative by helping to delay evaporation on the skin.  
Exotic Indian Fragrances
The Indian fragrance industry is thousands of years old. The evolution of the Indian fragrance industry has been largely independent of the influence of the western fragrance industry. There are many aromatic materials such as roots, herbs, woods and leaves that have been traditionally used in Indian perfumes and Incense. In addition to the use of unique ingredients, the proportions and uses of various common ingredients in creating perfumes give rise to completely different aromas. Thus, these fragrances provide a uniqueness and richness which is distinct from the available western fragrances.

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