The top note is perceived as the first and is the smell immediately after spraying. Often fresh, minty, aquatic and airy fragrances are used. The top note of the fragrance lasts for about 15 minutes.
The middle note forms the middle level of the pyramid and follows after the top note disappear. The aromas of the heart note gradually unfold and determine the character of the respective fragrance. Floral, fruity and herbaceous aromas are often used.
The base notes form the foundation of the fragrance, rounds off the smell experience and gives the fragrance a certain degree of depth. The base notes are mainly woody, resinous and gourmandous, i.e. sensual, deep nuances. The smell of the base note may last for several hours depending on the application.