Base Notes

Title: Base Notes

Description: Base notes form the sturdy foundation of a natural perfume composition, offering depth, richness, and longevity to the fragrance. Derived solely from natural botanical sources, these notes are renowned for their earthy, grounding, and enduring qualities.


  • Scent Profile: Deep, warm, and persistent, evoking the essence of the earth and forests.
  • Longevity: Base notes boast exceptional staying power, lingering on the skin for extended periods.
  • Evaporation Rate: Slow, ensuring a gradual release of aroma over time.

Examples of Base Notes (100% Natural):

  • Woody: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Patchouli
  • Balsamic: Benzoin, Tolu Balsam, Peru Balsam
  • Resinous: Frankincense, Myrrh, Labdanum
  • Earthy: Oakmoss, Vetiver, Patchouli
  • Musk: Ambrette Seed, Angelica Root, Labdanum
  • Vanillic: Vanilla Absolute, Tonka Bean

Perfume Type and Combinations:

  • Usage in Natural Perfumery: Base notes are indispensable in natural perfumery, providing a solid foundation and enhancing the overall complexity of the fragrance. They harmonize beautifully with floral, herbal, and resinous notes, creating well-rounded and captivating scent profiles.

Applications in Natural Perfumery: In natural perfumery, base notes are prized for their authenticity and purity. Sourced from botanical treasures, these ingredients imbue fragrances with a deep connection to nature. They are meticulously crafted to ensure sustainability and ethical sourcing practices.

Role in the Fragrance Pyramid:

  • Top Notes: Initial, fleeting impressions, often bright and citrusy.
  • Middle Notes (Heart Notes): The essence of the fragrance, floral or herbal, unfolding after the top notes dissipate.
  • Base Notes: The enduring foundation, grounding the fragrance with their earthy and woody allure, persisting long after the other notes fade.

Cultural and Historical Significance: Base notes have been revered throughout history for their profound connection to the natural world. Used in ancient rituals, ceremonies, and healing practices, these botanical treasures have stood the test of time, symbolizing resilience, strength, and harmony.


  • Steffen Arctander; Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin.

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