Understanding the Scent Notes
Aromas are notes that make up a fragrance. These can be divided in three categories.
Top notes refer to the scents that are first detected when a perfume is spritzed on the skin. The top notes tend to be light, energizing and airy. They aim to create a lasting impression.
Middle notes (also known as heart notes) are what remains after the top notes. These notes, which are usually floral or spicy in nature, form the basis of the scent.
Base Notes: They are the basis of any fragrance. The base notes give the scent depth and a lasting effect. The base notes are usually woody, with a strong aroma. They can leave lingering effects on your skin.
Fragrances: Families of Fragrances
Fragrance families can be formed based on their similar olfactory characteristics and scents. These are some of the most common fragrance families for men:
Lemon, bergamot and orange are among the citrus fruits that emit energizing aromas.
This woody aroma is earthy with notes of cedarwood sandalwood and vetiver.
Oriental: Oriental fragrances are often characterized by resins and spices.
Folgere has an herbaceous aroma with notes of oakmoss.
Understanding these scent families and notes will help you to better decode men’s scents. This knowledge can also be used when making a decision about a new perfume.
The world of men’s scents is a fascinating and complex universe, with each odor having its own distinct language. Learning more about fragrance notes and family members can help enhance your understanding of the olfactory art. It can also assist you in finding the perfume that suits you best.