The olfactory pyramid is a model used to describe the structure of a fragrance. The olfactory pyramid consists of three levels: top notes, heart notes, and base notes.
Top notes are the first olfactory sensations perceived when smelling a perfume. They are generally fresh and light, and are only felt for a few minutes after the perfume is applied. Top notes may include fruits, herbs, spices and other light fragrances.
Heart notes are the fragrances that are perceived after the top notes have dissipated. They are more persistent and last for a longer period of time. Heart notes may include flowers, berries, plants, and other more complex fragrances.
Base notes are the fragrances that remain on the skin for a long time after the top and heart notes have dissipated. They are often more intense and may include woods, moss, amber and other deeper fragrances.
The olfactory pyramid is used to describe how a fragrance develops and changes over time when it is worn. The top, heart and base notes work together to create a unique olfactory experience. The olfactory pyramid helps perfume developers create balanced and complex fragrances, and helps consumers better understand what they are smelling when they wear a fragrance.
Like all cosmetics, fragrances are also regulated by specific rules that guarantee their safety. Perfume is in fact a cosmetic product as defined by Regulation (EC) n. 1223/2009 and is therefore subject to a whole series of obligations relating to the content, the packaging in which it is placed on the market, the documentation that must be available to the Authorities in the form of a Product Information File (PIF). Regulation (EC) no. 1223/2009 also provides for the Responsible Person to declare 26 ingredients of the fragrance compositions in the ingredients list if their concentration exceeds certain values.
Other guarantees on the safety of perfume derive from the IFRA (International Fragrance Association) code and standards, which participating perfumers must comply with: for example, the IFRA code establishes the maximum admissible quantity in a cosmetic for a given component). Another fundamental document for the safety of perfume is the FSE (Fragrance Safety Evaluation), introduced in 1997 with the VI amendment to directive 76/768. The FSE is the main tool available to the safety assessor in order to evaluate the toxicological profile of the fragrance itself, therefore it constitutes an essential part of the PIF.
Effects in the environment
The Fragrance quickly diffuses in the environment and the delicate and fresh Top Notes arrive first, followed by the slightly fruity and spicy Heart Notes and then finish with the more intense and woody Base Notes. We recommend this fragrance for trendy places and activities such as: Designer Clothing Stores, Luxury Hotels, Conference Halls, Private Events and Spas.
Femme saliente, the aroma that gives a thousand pleasures and intoxicating sensations.
Anyone who has spent time in the mountains, at the sea or in the clearing of a forest knows how healthy it is to breathe healthy air. This type of perfume is a mix of many elements that form an olfactory pathway that is initially delicate and then increasingly intense.
Thanks to the incredible and varied olfactory notes of its fragrance combinations, your guests will be greeted by this aroma that is in many ways as perturbing and intriguing as summer sunsets or saltiness on the skin.
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We have a wide range of room diffusers, including our brand new hand-dispensed Nebula spray, which works with the same atomisation technique as our diffusers, a perfect and cost-effective solution for those who want to test our products before buying a larger quantity of fragrance or a dispenser. The Nebula format is made of aluminium, is refillable and above all environmentally friendly. With the purchase of a 0.250 g fragrance of your choice, you receive Nebula free of charge. Ideal for small quantities.