Top, middle, base notes?!
Have you ever heard the candle terms "top, middle and base notes"? If so, are you wondering what the heck it means🤪 and why you should care!?!
I'm here to help. 🙋♀️
Simple answer ➡️: The notes are the perfect combination of fragrance that makes the candle's aroma lasting and appealing. 😋
Longer answer (for those of us that want to know the *details*) ⬇️:
Top Note - This is the initial impression the fragrance makes when you first smell a candle or remove the lid. It is the most volatile, meaning it will evaporate the quickest.
Middle Note - The middle note is the “heart” ❤️ of the fragrance. It can take 10 to 20 minutes for the middle notes to fully develop. When you are burning a candle, the middle notes are the most prominent.
Base Note - Also called the “Dry Down”- The base notes are what give a candle lasting qualities. It is the scent that lingers even after the candle is extinguished.
So, there you have it! A little science behind candle making. Fun, right?!