Which essential oils should I choose for my own beard oil? How does a good fragrance work?
Counter question: Which fragrance do you like most? Fruity with lemon or bergamot, sweet with vanilla. Tart, woody, leathery and earthy due to tobacco and sandalwood.
One way of classifying fragrances is by differentiating them according to the volatility or attachment of various essential oils. A distinction is made here between top, heart and base notes.
Top notes are fresh fragrance notes that evaporate quickly. The first thing you notice in a mixture is these fragrances, but they also evaporate relatively quickly. These include above all citrus oils, eucalyptus oils and needle oils. These are often used generously in mixtures because the scent evaporates relatively quickly.
Heart notes are mostly floral, soft notes. These fragrance notes stick and linger longer. These include lavender, and palmarosa.
Base notes are heavy fragrance notes and adhere and stay the longest. This includes above all essential oils, which are obtained from woods, resins and roots, such as B. sandalwood and cedarwood – but also patchouli and vanilla belong to the base notes. Fragrances of the base note are used sparingly in mixtures, because they usually smell rather intensely.