Notes in perfumery are descriptors of scents that can be sensed upon the application of a perfume, and can be classed into three categories: Base, Heart and Top notes.
As the name suggests, heart notes make up the “heart” 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.
Also known as middle notes, the scent of middle note compounds are usually more mellow and rounded. Scents from this note emerge after the top notes dissipate and serve to mask the initial base note impression, offering a balance whilst honing them in to give the main performance. Heart notes disappear anywhere from twenty minutes to two hours after the application of a perfume.
Our heart note melodies include:
Pink pepper & Neroli in Rosa Vermillon
Cardamon & Coriander in Vetivu Grise
Black Pepper & Jasmine in Cedrus Ombre
Galbanum & Neroli in Bergamia D'or
Jasmine & Violet in Viola Verte
Look out for our upcoming posts where we share a sniff of these ingredients.