Scent symphony- Top, Middle & Base Notes
What is your Scent Symphony?
Smell is one of our most expressive senses. Since the beginning of time fragrance has been used to perfume the air, contest mal odors, cleanse, purify, beautify and evoke nostalgia. From the simple burning of an incense to the smell of freshly baked bread. Scents are time machines, apparition tools, mood shifters and love creators.
Fragrance is unique in that it is an experience for both the wearer and the smeller. European perfumers of the 19th century often compared creating fragrances to creating music. Musical scales consist of top, middle and base notes. Creating and combining scents is all about balance. The blending of these notes and or scents, should create a harmony around the fragrance wearer.
Determining fragrance classification has been widely debated. Here at Bath Bar by Good JuJu Apothecary we just ask that you let your primal instincts be your guide, keep harmony in mind and have some fun. For example, if its winter and you’re creating a massage oil the instinct might be to add some peppermint (top note); A wintery scent that is also cooling and reminiscent of the season. However, a wonderful symphony balance could be achieved by adding some ginger(middle note) and chocolate(base note) to your peppermint for a holiday symphony.
Inspired by nature and its abundance we welcome you to explore our plant based organic scents and let your imagination be your guide. There is no wrong combination. Indulge, create and repeat often.
Top notes are also referred to as head notes, the initial impression of the fragrance. Top notes are strong, assertive and evaporate quickly. (Eucalyptus, Lavender, Citrus, etc.)
Middle notes are commonly referred to as heart notes. The scent aspect that is well rounded and carries the body of the scent. (Ginger, Rose, Suede, etc.)
Base notes bring depth to a scent. They work to ground and enrich top and middle notes and evaporate slowly. (Amber, Musk, Tobacco, etc.)