Base Notes in Perfumery
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 intensity 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.
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.
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