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Perfume note and the fragrance pyramid

Perfume making is a mysterious craft. A perfumer is an olfactory expert who uses their understanding of fragrance notes to create compositions that balance and delight the senses. To do this they start by selecting and combining the right mixture of raw materials of oils, molecules and solvents to achieve an agreeable balance and body of the perfume. Perfumery, in its purest term, is the secret of creating these captivating scents using subtle combinations of top, heart and base notes. Just like music, perfume is described in a musical metaphor consisting of three sets of notes making the harmonious scent accord. The notes appear over time, with an immediate impression of the top note leading to the deeper middle notes,...

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