Orders $75 or more get FREE SHIPPING | Less than $75 is Flat Ship Rate of $10!*
Cart 0

The NOTEbook — notes

Spotlight On: Bergamot

notes scent spotlight

Spotlight On: Bergamot

Who could have ever predicted that a yellow green fruit about the size of an orange with a bitter taste would become one of the most popular and distinctive fragrance notes? A cross between a bitter orange and a lemon, bergamot is a citrus fruit named after the Italian city of Bergamo, in which its oil was first sold. Today, it is cultivated in the southern party of Italy, as well as in parts of South America, with the Italian bergamot being prized for its quality. The use of bergamot spans across Europe and Asia. The fruit isn’t often eaten...

Read more →


Why Host a Private Perfume Party?

custom perfume events notes Q&A

Why Host a Private Perfume Party?

Private perfume parties are one of our favorite activities at NOTE Fragrances. There is nothing more rewarding or special than helping someone discover her signature scent while making memories with a group of friends or beloved family members. We’ve seen you laugh, cry, share stories, and positively glow with joy as you explore new aromas and create something of your very own to take home. Our job doesn’t get any better than this! There are plenty of reasons to organize or host a custom perfume party at NOTE Fragrances, but here are some of our favorites: To Spice Up Your...

Read more →


It's Tea Time! Sniff Your Way Through That Perfect Cup of Tea

diy notes store events

It's Tea Time! Sniff Your Way Through That Perfect Cup of Tea

For most people, you are either a coffee or a tea drinker. In our house, we have one of each. Mark loves coffee. He is a coffee connoisseur, always clamoring for the latest and greatest bean or brew method. He loves pour-overs, siphoned brewing, and on occasion, you will find a double espresso latte in his hand. I, on the other hand, am the tea lover in this household. The aromas, the flavors, the emotions....ahhhhh. I typically start off the morning with a black Darjeeling or a single-estate green tea and finish the day with an Earl Grey. The bergamot...

Read more →


Top, Middle and Base Notes, What Does That Mean?

custom perfume notes Q&A science of scent

Top, Middle and Base Notes, What Does That Mean?

Perfumes are all about timing and chemistry; the ebb and flow of how they lay on your skin and evaporate into the air as time goes on. In most fragrances, you’ll find that your signature scent offers three levels that you can sense as you smell it on your skin. With each passing hour, notes will rise to the surface and say hello! A well-crafted, nonlinear, fragrance should ebb and flow on your skin. It should smell differently at different times but still remain cohesive. Perfumery mimics that of a song, using “notes” to represent each layer of the perfume...

Read more →