When you’re creating a fragrance, you’re always thinking about what you want that first smell to be, that first reaction. It’s a sensation, like a symphony with all of those layers and notes.
Essential oils can be classified by aroma into three categories: top notes (uplifting), middle notes (warm and soft) and base notes (rich and relaxing). It’s helpful to know the classification of an oil when blending aromas or matching a desired mood.
Top notes tend to be light, fresh and uplifting and are often sought after to improve a dark mood. A sample of oils falling into this category include:
Middle notes give body to a blend and have a balancing effect. A sample of oils falling into this category include:
Base notes have an evident fragrance that will slowly evolve and lingers the longest with slower evaporation. A sample of oils falling into this category include:
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