- Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person's initial impression of a fragrance and thus are very important in the selling of the product. The scents of this note class are usually described as "fresh," "assertive" or "sharp." The compounds that contribute to top notes are strong in scent, very volatile, and evaporate quickly. Citrus scents are (mostly) top notes.
- Middle notes The aroma that emerges just prior to when the top notes dissipate. The middle note compounds form the main body of a perfume and emerge in the middle of the fragrance dispersion process. Middle notes are often used to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Not surprisingly, the scent of middle note is usually more mellow.
Floral scents are typical middle notes.
- Base notes The aroma that appears close to the departure of the middle note. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of our candles. Base notes bring depth and solidity to soy wax candles & aroma melts. Base notes are often used to hold and boost the strength of the lighter top and middle notes. Consisting of large, heavy molecules that evaporate slowly, compounds of a base note are typically rich and deep in aroma and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes (or longer) after our candles are lit. Woody scents are (mostly) base notes.