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Base notes of perfumery

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As I consider myself an everyday working perfumer, I thought it would be interesting to say a few words about our tools and the way we use them; especially the ones we use to emphasize the base or bottom notes of our creations.

It is far easier to produce original top notes than original base notes. This is the reason I am going to discuss the blending of tenacious perfumery raw materials.

Smelling the various fragrances launched during the past ten years, one very often has the impression of fine, sometimes original and strong, top notes, However, several of those fragrances develop in a strange way, and some do not develop at all.

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After a few hours on the skin or a day or two on our blotters, it is amazing to smell how poor, cheap and negative are the base notes of those fragrances.