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  • L
    Lavender: Herbaceous, floral, and calming, frequently used in top notes for a fresh, clean scent. Lemon: Crisp, zesty, and vibrant, lemon provides a fresh and invigorating top note in fragrances.
  • B
    Base Note: The scent that becomes more pronounced as a perfume dries down. It forms the foundation of the fragrance. Bergamot: A citrusy, fresh, and slightly floral top note providing a bright and invigorating introduction. Blackcurrant: Sweet, tart, and slightly floral, blackcurrant offers a fruity and vibrant top note to fragrances.
  • P
    Patchouli: Earthy, woody, and exotic, used as a base note to add depth and complexity to fragrances. Peach: Juicy, sweet, and velvety, peach offers a ripe, succulent fruit note, providing a warm and luscious touch to fragrances. Pink Pepper: Peppery, slightly rosy, and spicy, pink pepper adds an energetic and stimulating touch to the top notes.
  • E
    Eau de Cologne (EDC): A type of perfume with the lowest concentration of aromatic compounds, often containing 2-4%, known for its refreshing and invigorating qualities. Eau de Parfum (EDP): A type of perfume with a higher concentration of fragrance oils, typically containing 15-20% aromatic compounds, offering longer-lasting scent. Eau de Toilette (EDT): A lighter perfume with a lower concentration of fragrance oils, usually containing 5-15% aromatic compounds, suitable for daily use. Eastern: A fragrance category featuring rich and spicy scents, often with notes like vanilla, amber, and exotic spices.
  • T
    Top Note: The initial, often strong, and volatile scent of a perfume, typically perceived within the first few minutes after application.
  • W
    Woody: A fragrance category centered on the scents of woods, such as cedar, sandalwood, or patchouli.
  • C
    Chypre: A fragrance family characterized by woody, mossy, and citrus notes, often with a touch of floral. Citrus: A fragrance category focused on bright and fresh scents, typically featuring notes from citrus fruits like lemon, orange, or bergamot.
  • S
    Sandalwood: Warm, creamy, and woody, providing a smooth and lingering base note in fragrances. Sillage: The trail or "wake" that a perfume leaves behind as it is worn, encompassing both the projection and longevity of the scent. Solvent: A liquid used to dissolve and dilute essential oils and other fragrance ingredients Synthetic Musk: Clean, soft, and slightly animalic, enhancing and extending the fragrance's staying power as a base note.
  • J
    Jasmine: Floral and sweet, offering a rich, exotic, and somewhat heady heart note to fragrances.
  • N
    Niche Perfume: A fragrance produced by a smaller, artisanal perfumery that focuses on unique and distinctive scents. Notes: Individual scents or ingredients that make up a perfume. They are classified as top, heart, or base notes based on their evaporation rate. Neroli: Bitter, floral, and citrusy, neroli offers a fresh, green, and honeyed heart note to fragrances. Narcissus: A floral note with a heady, sweet, and slightly spicy aroma, resembling a mix of floral and animalic scents. Nasturtium: An uncommon note, sometimes used for its fresh, green, and peppery scent, adding a unique touch to fragrances. Nutmeg: A warm, spicy, and aromatic note that provides depth and a touch of sweetness to fragrances.
  • O
    Oud: Earthy, woody, and complex, a highly valued base note with a rich and exotic aroma.
  • D
    Decant: The process of transferring perfume from its original bottle into a smaller container for easier application or sharing. Dry Down: The final and lasting scent of a perfume after it has fully evaporated and settled on the skin.
  • H
    Heart Note (Middle Note): The scent that becomes noticeable after the top note fades but before the base note fully develops. It is often the character of the perfume.
  • G
    Gourmand: A fragrance category known for sweet, edible notes like vanilla, chocolate, or caramel. Green Apple: Crisp, fresh, and slightly tart, green apple contributes a bright, fruity, and youthful note to fragrances.
  • A
    Accord: A harmonious blend of multiple fragrance notes that create a balanced and unique scent. Aromatic: A fragrance family known for herbal and green scents, often featuring notes like lavender, mint, or basil. Amber: Warm, sweet, and resinous, amber adds a deep and luxurious base note often used in oriental fragrances.
  • M
    Magnolia: Delicate, creamy, and slightly citrusy, often used in middle notes, providing a fresh, floral heart.
  • F
    Fixative: A substance used in perfumery to stabilize and prolong the scent of a fragrance. Floral: A fragrance family dominated by floral scents such as rose, jasmine, and lily. Fragrance Pyramid: A structure that describes the evolution of a perfume, typically divided into top, heart, and base notes.
  • R
    Rose: Elegant, romantic, and slightly spicy, offering a classic, floral heart note in perfumes.
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