It’s something to think about, what really makes your scented candles or perfumes for men and perfumes for women? Other than all the science-y things, what fragrances come together to give you a blend of the perfect scent? Not sure of what notes in a perfume are? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about notes in your perfume.


To begin with, all our scented candles or perfumes have 3 notes. Top notes, middle notes, and bottom notes. These 3 layers, like a delicious layered chocolate cake, come together to cook something incredible. If you are a fragrance fanatic like us, with some help, soon you will be able to differentiate between the different fragrances put in to create that scented candle or perfume.



This is the first impression of the fragrance. While buying fragrance online or getting it at the store, you can always find out what its top note is. Top notes, contrary to its name, are actually the lightest smell in the fragrance. The top notes are also the first to fade given their light molecular structure, but this does not mean they aren't of utmost importance. For example, lemongrass oil is the perfumery top note belonging to the citrus family. When you dig your nose into a lemongrass scent, you will realize that there is a tangy, citrus smell that sticks to you the most; even though it is the lightest smell. When you really dislike a scent in the perfume you’ve picked, it’s because the top note is not for you. Common fragrance top notes include citrus (lemon, orange zest, bergamot), light fruits (grapefruit, berries) and herbs (clary sage, lavender).










Middle notes are often known as heart notes. Once the subtle top notes of a scented candle evaporate, the middle notes appear. A perfume's heart is generally pleasant and well-rounded. It is often a smooth combination of floral or fruit tones; sometimes infused with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom. These notes last longer than the top notes and also influence the top notes.

Common fragrance middle notes include geranium, rose, lemongrass, ylang-ylang, lavender oil, coriander, nutmeg, neroli, and jasmine oil. Ekam’s lavender and Rose oil have the best middle notes; that lasts forever!





Base notes appear at the end, like the police in every Bollywood movie. But guess what, these are the guys that save everybody else. Base notes mingle with the heart notes to create the fragrance you want. Base notes are oftentimes with the dry-down period. The dry-down is the last evolution of the fragrance. These guys leave the most long-lasting impression. Common fragrance base notes include cedarwood, sandalwood, amber, and oakmoss. Ekam’s Vanilla essential oil, amber, patchouli, and musk are the best base notes that you’re looking for.



This is all you need to know about the notes in the perfumes for men or perfumes for women and scented candles. The 3 notes dance with each other to choreograph the best performance. Too much of an allegory? We can’t help it! We love fragrances.

Looking to buy some online? Ekam’s scented candles and perfumes have a sale on them! Go grab yours this winter season and let your home smell so sweet and inviting.

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