An Introduction to Fragrance
A Fragrance Primer
Candle-lite’s exceptional fragrance offerings are carefully chosen and expertly crafted to give you the best scented candles on the market. Each is composed of three distinct sets of notes playing together for a pleasant and harmonious accord. These fragrance notes are “played” or exposed one at a time – top, middle and bottom. All of the notes considered for use in Candle-lite collections are selected with consideration of an efficient burning process.
- Top Notes - The consumer's initial fragrance impression. It is the most obvious part of a fragrance which "lifts" up and out of the candle. The top notes consist of the most volatile components of a fragrance. Sometimes these notes are referred to as head notes. Citrus, green, fruity and herbal scents are typically used as top notes.
- Middle Notes - The very heart of a fragrance, these notes provide a fragrance with its life and are detected after the top notes disappear. Florals of all types, heavier fruits and spices are commonly found at the heart of a fragrance.
- Base Notes - Base notes, the most residual portion of a fragrance, bring depth to the blend. They are responsible for the fragrance's tenacity and longevity and are the foundation and most residual portion of a fragrance experience. Woods, resins, oriental blends, amber and musk serve as base notes.
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