Learning About Fragrance Notes

Fragrance plays an important role in your home. It makes an impression on those who visit you.

Whether you prefer bakery scents or fresh clean scents in your home, fragrances help give your home a certain aura and presence. Fragrance notes are what creates this presence. Just like how a song is made up of different notes, fragrances combine different notes to create a unified and pleasing perfume. Our wax melts are expertly blended to bring you the best scents for your home. Our wax melts have a high fragrance load so they are stronger and last longer. 

What are fragrance notes?

Notes are the ingredients that make up a fragrance. They are broken into three main categories: top notes, mid (heart) notes, and base notes. The selected blend of ingredients creates the character of a fragrance.

What are the top notes in a fragrance?

Top notes are the very first scents you smell, the first impression of a fragrance. They are usually fresh and light. Their job is to attract and smoothly transition into the mid notes. Typical top notes include: lavender, bergamot, citrus, ginger, sage, and other light fruits. 

What are the middle (heart) notes in a fragrance?

Middle notes are generally pleasant and balancing. Middle notes make up the foundation of a fragrance and can make up about 40-80% of the scent. They are made to show up after the initial rush of the top notes drift away. They are made to last longer so they are made with more potent scents. Typical middle notes are: lemongrass, geranium, ylang ylang, rose, jasmine, and coriander. 

What are the base notes in a fragrance?

The base notes are meant to work together with the middle notes. They work together to deepen the scent of a fragrance. They are the final notes and linger longer while the top and middle notes evaporate. They are usually very rich and smooth. Typical base notes are: cedarwood, vanilla, amber, oak, patchouli, and musk. 

Candle Warmers Etc. Wax Melts fragrances are expertly blended to bring you the best top, middle, and base notes possible.

Our wax melts have a high fragrance load so the scent lasts until the wax evaporates. We have so many different fragrances to choose from which create heavenly fragrance profiles. Our fragrance profiles include aromatics, fresh fruit, citrus, holiday, sweet and spicy, warm and cozy, gourmand, aromatherapy, experiential, botanical and more!

Be sure to check out all the different home fragrances we offer at candlewarmers.com/wax.