Walking into an Esnc. bath perfume shop is like stepping into a world of aromatic stories. But for those new to the fragrance scene, understanding the language of perfume notes can be like learning a new dialect. Fear not! Esnc.’s beginner’s workshop on perfume notes is here to demystify this scented lexicon.
Perfumes are crafted in layers, known as notes, each unfolding over time and creating the full perfume experience. Let’s break these down:
Top Notes: These are the opening notes of a perfume, the first scents to hit the nose. They’re like the introduction to a book or the first few bars of a song. Light and fleeting, top notes usually consist of fresh, zesty ingredients like citrus fruits, lavender, and herbs. They’re designed to make a great first impression but don’t linger for long.
Middle Notes: Also known as the heart notes, these are the soul of the perfume. They emerge just as the top notes are fading. These notes are fuller and more rounded, shaping the character of the perfume. Common heart notes include floral scents like rose, jasmine, or spices like cinnamon. They last longer than top notes but are more subtle.
Base Notes: The finale of the fragrance, base notes are the lasting impressions. They give the perfume its depth and solid foundation. These notes develop slowly and anchor the fragrance, remaining long after the others have dissipated. Common base notes include rich, heavy scents like musk, vanilla, and amber.
During the workshop, Esnc. guides participants through their diverse collection, allowing you to experience these notes firsthand. You’ll learn how to identify different notes in a fragrance and how they combine to create a harmonious scent.
By the end of the session, you’ll not only have a deeper appreciation for the complexity of perfumes but also the knowledge to find the scent that resonates with your personal story. At Esnc., perfume is more than a fragrance; it’s a narrative waiting to be explored, note by note.