the fragrance pyramid for wax melts

Understanding fragrance notes in your wax melts

The Fragrance Pyramid for Wax Melts

My wax melt scent descriptions often refer to the fragrance pyramid, which is a way to classify the different notes in a fragrance. It is divided into three layers: top notes, middle notes, and base notes. Each layer has a different scent that contributes to the overall fragrance of the wax melt.


Top Notes

Top notes are the first scent you smell when you melt your wax. They are usually light and fresh, and they evaporate quickly. Some common top notes for women in the UK include:

  • Citrus (e.g. lemon, bergamot)
  • Fruity (e.g. apple, peach)
  • Green (e.g. grass, leaves)
  • Aquatic (e.g. sea breeze)


    Middle Notes

    Middle notes are the heart of the wax melt. They are the scents that develop after the top notes evaporate. Middle notes are usually floral or spicy. Some common middle notes for women in the UK include:

    • Floral (e.g. rose, jasmine)
    • Spicy (e.g. cinnamon, nutmeg)
    • Fruity (e.g. raspberry, blackcurrant)


    Base Notes

    Base notes are the scents that linger for the duration of your melting and after the wax melt has cooled. They are usually heavier and more intense than the top and middle notes. Some common base notes for women in the UK include:

    • Woody (e.g. sandalwood, cedar)
    • Musky (e.g. vanilla, amber)
    • Oriental (e.g. patchouli, incense)

      Understanding the fragrance pyramid can help you choose a scented wax melt that suits your preferences and personality.

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