Creating that special combination of fragrance can be a science. What do top notes, middle notes and base notes mean when talking about fragrance notes?
The perfect combination of the Fragrance Triangle will give you a high impact, long lasting & memorable scent that will have people coming back for more.
- Top Note – This is the initial impression the fragrance oil makes when you first smell a candle or remove the lid. It is the most volatile, meaning it will evaporate the quickest.
- Middle Note – The middle note is the “heart” of the fragrance. It can take 10 to 20 minutes for the middle notes to fully develop. When you are burning a candle, the middle notes are the most prominent.
- Base Note – also called the “Dry Down”- The base notes are what give a candle lasting qualities. It is the scent that lingers even after the candle is extinguished.
Don’t forget, when creating your own fragrance, grab out your test burning notebook and record the the exact amount of each mixture of top, middle and base notes. Once you identify you perfect mixture, you are able to refer to your notebook to recreate your new fragrance.