What is the olfactory pyramid for a perfume?

Perfumes, there are hundreds… All are designed according to the same structure… And yet they’re all different. How do you explain that?

To help you get a clearer picture, let’s look at their structure. To explain the usefulness of olfactory pyramids, let’s start with a concrete example:  L’Eau de Parfum intense from the Blanc Néroli Collection.

A fragrance is made up of different ingredients. It’s like a walk where you’d discover different scents. In general, the structure of a perfume is composed of top notes, heart notes and background notes. This is referred to as an olfactory pyramid. Each note corresponds to very specific scents that represent the natural evolution of the fragrance and which perfumes express over time.

The top note

The top note is important because it gives the first olfactory impression of the fragrance. It is today in the fast world in which we are the trigger for a perfume. It needs the connoisseur and even appeals if the perfume is of quality. Indeed, it is the olfactory note that we distinguish first when spraying a perfume and that very often influences the purchase. That’s why we advise you to wait for the heart and bottom notes before choosing your perfume.

The heart note

The perfume, if well structured, reveals nuances, subtleties and associated raw materials. This is called heart notes. We very often have in the perfumes of In the Land of the Orange Blossom of flowers as a note of heart. This is the guideline for the collections. White flowers for example. L’Eau de Parfum Néroli blanc intense contains jasmine flowers in heart note. The heart notes, which last longer than the top notes, are truly the heart of the fragrance, its smell and give it all its personality.

The background note

Can we say a timing between the different stages of a perfume? That is not a general rule. The fragrance evolves even more on the skin. Its speed is clean to each skin. From the ephemeral of the head note to the background note, it does not happen many minutes and also in the following phases. We take the time nevertheless to discover it in all its subtleties until we arrive at the notes more musky, more woody, see the notes under the influence of vanilla, patchouli for example that we will call background notes. The background notes evaporate more slowly and support the wake of the fragrance. And often, it is they that condition the attachment and fidelity that one can have to a perfume.