Base Notes

Base notes, also called bottom notes, lower notes, and back notes, are the long-lasting parts of the fragrance, acting as fixatives and sometimes lasting days on the skin. They lend depth and intesity to the perfume, appearing in the “drydown” period after the middle notes fade.

Listing of essential oils which are used as base notes in perfumes and colognes.

amyris

balsam
bay
benzoin

cedarwood (atlas)
cinnamon leaf
clove bud
cypress

frankincense

galbanum
guaiacwood

helichrysum (immortelle)

jasmine

labdanum

myrrh

oakmoss
olibanum (see frankincense)
opopanax

peru balsam

sandalwood

valerian
vetiver

ylang ylang

Click on each link above to be taken to its profile. Each essential oil profile also includes safety information for that particular oil. Please note that, as supported by research, even the ingredients in natural perfumes may cause allergies. Be sure to do your skin patch tests and review the safety information for each oil.

See also:

Listing of essential oils which are used as Top Notes in perfumes and colognes.
Listing of essential oils which are used as Middle Notes in perfumes and colognes.



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