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Compendium of Notes

Notes in a perfume are single aspects of the scent. This is similar to how musical notes combine to make a chord.

Notes are not always indicative of a specific ingredient, just the single aspect of the overall scent.

 

  • Accord - A balanced blend of notes that adds up to more than just the sum of its parts
  • Agrestic - denotes herbal and/or rustic family of notes
  • Allspice - cinnaminic, clove, spices, wood
  • Amber - an accord of incense-related notes, usually some (or all!) of the following: vanilla, labdanum, benzoin (styrax).
  • Ambergris - oceanic, animalic, musk
  • Amyris - deep, earthy, wood, animalic
  • Animalic - aroma ingredients that were originally sourced from living animals, almost all of these are now synthetic
  • Apricot - fruity, extremely sweet, juicy, jam, honey
  • Beeswax - earthy, mild, waxy, resinous
  • Birch Leaf - spicy, green, forest, eucalyptus-like without the camphor, refreshing
  • Black Agar (synthetic aloeswood) - extremely deep and smoky, incense, dark wood
  • Black Leather - sharper and cleaner than Leather
  • Blond Wood - light, transparent wood notes
  • Cardamom - heady, spicy, warm, often used in tea
  • Cashmeran - warm, soft, clean fur-like musk, spicy
  • Cedar - deep, wood, sharp, almost animalic
  • Cherry Blossom - transparent, sweet, green, fruity
  • Cinnamon - bright, spice, sweet, dominant top note unless composed carefully
  • Clary Sage – clean, green, diffusive, smokey, salty used to create some synthetic ambergris
  • Clove - sharp, spicy, pepper, wood
  • Clover - soft, sweet, green, bright, grass
  • Coumarin - cherry, almonds, hay, not to be confused with the medication Coumadin
  • Dark Rum - deep, smoky, booze
  • Fig – warm, juicy, honey, wood, fruit, cinnaminic
  • Fir Needles – forest, green, juicy, jam, camphor, Christmas tree
  • Frankincense - warm, sharp, resinous, incense
  • Freesia - clean, white, floral, peppery
  • Geranium - leafy, floral, rose-like
  • Iso E Super – warm, transparent, wood, skin enhancer, amber
  • Juniper - spicy, gin, green, forest
  • Kephalis - warm, transparent, wood, incense, amber
  • Labdanum - resinous, amber, incense
  • Leather - sharp, deep, earthy, also see Black Leather
  • Myrrh - deep, resinous, earthy, sweet, dry, leathery
  • Neroli - citrus, green, floral, wood
  • Oak Moss - deep, earthy, moss, forest
  • Ozone/Air - reminiscent of clean, odorless air, meant to invoke a sensation rather than a specific odor
  • Patchouli - earthy, sweet, oily, herbal
  • Pear - sweet, juicy, fruity, wood
  • Plumeria (Frangipani) - fruity, floral,
  • Rose - deep, floral, fruity, jam, spicy
  • Rum - sweet, booze, vanillic
  • Sandalwood - warm, wood, deep, may have a smoke-like aspect to it
  • Styrax - resinous, incense, warm, vanillic, cinnaminic, amber
  • Thyme - herbal, agrestic, spicy
  • Tomato Leaf - green, earthy, sharp, astringent
  • Tulip - floral, white musk, peppery
  • Vanilla - Full, warm, resinous, sweet
  • Vetiver - earthy, sharp, deep, grass
  • Violet Leaf - green, leafy, earthy, powdery
  • White Musk - a plant-based musk, cleaner and brighter than animalic musks, can mimic clean skin, can enhance the scent of the wearer's own skin as well