Middle Notes in Perfumery
Middle notes, otherwise known as heart notes or medium notes, become noticeable after the top notes have faded. They are the substance of the fragrance, lasting up to several hours. The middle notes determine the type of perfume (ie floral, spicy, oriental, etc).
Below, you’ll find a listing of some essential oils which are used as middle 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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