The scent has a unique characteristic to evoke nostalgic moments, raise emotional appeals, and enhance moods, and it helps you feel beyond giving the soul pacifying effect. Today we will go through different terms used in the perfume world.

Top Note: It refers to the smell of a perfume you sense immediately after you apply on the skin or clothes. It reflects the first impression of any perfume. Top notes normally stay around 15 minutes but can continue to be with you for 2 hours.  

Middle Note: It emerges once the top notes disappear, and it stays longer than top notes, around 3-5 hours. 

Base Note: It comes as the last note and mingles with the middle note to provide a lasting impression. The base notes commonly last 5-8 hours. 

Aromatic: It refers to the perfume notes comprised of mostly green herbs notes like cumin, lavender, and other plants contain an intensive grass-spicy scent.

Citrus: It references fresh notes of the perfume produced by the incorporation of lemon, orange, and lime.

Essential Oil: Essential oil is concentrated and powerful oil collected by distillation, extracted from flowers, leaves, stems, roots, or sometimes fruits of any particular plant. It contains the odor of plants. 

Floral: Fragrances that contain the dominant scent of the flowers. While a single floral contains an eminent scent of a singular flower, a floral bouquet is a perfume whose aroma is a combo of various flowers. 

Woody: The scents that release the aroma of fresh-cut wood, such as a freshly sharpened pencil or chopped fireplace chunk of wood. There are also some types of woods like sandalwood that do not smell earthy wood.

Dry Down: This is a point when you decide to continue with any perfume or not because the perfume gets mixed with skin chemistry at this time and base notes finally revealed. 

Diffusion: It describes how a fragrance revolves around a person’s surrounding

Duration: It shows how long a perfume lasts from application until it fades away.

Development: It describes how the aroma of perfume changes over time from the initial application.

Sour: It refers to perfume with a bitter, sharp and pungent smell. 

Tenacity: The capability of a perfume to retain its odor.

Tobacco and Leather: Possessed with great tenacity, tobacco and leather perfume are primarily used for men.

Velvety: A gentle, smooth, mellow aroma without harsh chemical notes. 

Palette: The variety of perfume ingredients used in the development of perfume by a perfumer,

Modern: In perfumery, the modern period started at the conception of the 20th century when synthetic fragrance chemicals such as aldehydes, were first utilized.