Perfume has been an essential in the lives of human beings, appearing throughout history. And it is that the aromas of nature have always accompanied us. To understand a little more about them, we have to be aware that the perfumes that are marketed for personal use, for homes or businesses, have different notes that are perceived at different times, namely, the smell is evolving. To represent these three perceptions, the one with the top notes, body and base, the traditional olfactory pyramid is used, also known as the olfactory circle.
Although usually fewer than a dozen stand out in their description, a perfume can have more than two hundred different ingredients. They are complex compositions in which each note fulfills its function., some are protagonists, others ease a transition, others offset the impact of those that stand out too much to soften it or, quite the opposite, they seek to enhance that note that does not sound so much. with a common purpose, achieving the desired balance is an art within the reach of few privileged noses. In that exercise and that balance, the exit notes, heart and background are the architects of the fragrance vibrating at different "tempos" within its symphony.
The exit notes they are the lightest, those that volatilize before and those in charge of awakening the sense of smell and giving a first impression. These are the notes that the perfume gives off during the first 10/ 15 minutes, immediately after application. The cover letter of the perfume, because they are the first notes that are perceived.
The heart notes are more complex and rich in nuances, make up the soul of the fragrance. They are in charge of giving the perfume its identity., Personality and character, making it unique and differentiating it from the rest. The heart notes are perceived after the 15 first few minutes and can persist on the skin for up to 6 hours. They are usually floral and fruity notes, among other.
Finally, las background notes They are the most tenacious and voluptuous and are responsible for putting the finishing touch to the perfume.. It is precisely the work of these notes to give certain depth and intensity to the fragrances.. They usually begin to appear on our skin after the 2 first hours after applying the perfume, giving rise to the final and longest lasting aroma of the fragrance. They are usually woody notes, embaradas, musky, mosses or some spices of great intensity.
In summary, each perfume is unique and although the olfactory pyramid is one of the usual ways of describing the phases in a structured and sequential way, they are not stagnant phases. Although at each stage certain notes have a predominance, each perfume contains a complex composition with all of them, that are perceived more or less as the fragrance evolves.