Choosing a Scentsy Bar/s can be a tough job, but we can help you make it fun by explaining how scents are made up.
The fragrance pyramid is the composition of a fragrance. The composition is composed of fragrance notes, or ingredients, that create the scent.
The three notes are top notes, mid (or heart) notes and base (or dry-down) notes. Now that you have a basic overview of what the fragrance pyramid is, let’s get into the details.
At the top of the pyramid are top notes. These are the first scents you smell when first exposed to the fragrance.
These ingredients are volatile, light and fresh. This note has the shortest life in comparison to the other notes as it can last from five minutes to two hours.
When shopping for a wax bar, this note will make the first impression and likely be relied upon when making a purchase.
Essences in this category are citrus (grapefruit, mandarin and lemon), green (peppermint, basil and spearmint) and ozonic (watery and airy scents).
This is the smell that you fall in love with when you smell a “cold” wax bar on opening.
Moving to the middle of the pyramid are the mid, or heart notes.
These are the notes that give the fragrance its character and intensity. These notes begin to arrive and fully develop within half hour of warming the wax bar, and definately as the top notes disappear over time
The top and mid notes coexist for a period of time and then the mid notes dominate the fragrance as the scent continues to mature.
Essences in this category are floral (rose, jasmine and gardenia), fruity (peach, apple and strawberry) and spice (pepper, clove and cinnamon).
Lastly, but quite the opposite of least are the base, or dry-down notes, which are at the bottom of the pyramid.
These notes ground and balance the fragrance. Providing depth to the fragrance, this note appears within an hour or so and will last for hours and hours.
Essences in this final category are gourmand, or baked and edible scents (vanilla, cocoa and brown sugar), woody (sandalwood, patchouli and cedarwood) and musk (sweet and powdery).