Mid Notes

What is a Mid Note in perfume?

Mid notes (also known as heart notes) make up the middle, or heart of your scent. Although not always immediately apparent upon first application, these scents will make themselves fully apparent about 30 minutes into application. Below you’ll find a selection of the most common mid notes used in traditional perfumery.

We like to start the fragrance making process with a base note to help ground your scent. Click one of the links to start making a custom perfume or a custom cologne.

We are currently rebuilding our mid note glossary (Aug 5th), so bear with us while we get the new tasting notes up.

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Bay Smells Like

Bay is a spicy ‘green’ note with a touch of camphor.  This note is great for giving a hint of green or lending a touch of spice to a gourmand.

Bay Blends Well With

We’ve had great success with Cedar, Citrus, Coriander, Euxalyptus, Florals, Rosemary, Thyme, and Ylang-Ylang. For a great green scent try the combination of Bay and Thyme.

Clary Sage FragranceClary Sage Smells Like

Clary Sage has a soft herbaceous undertone with light a light floral top.  A common misconception is that it smells like the traditional Sage herb, this is not true as it is ‘green’ with lavender, leather, and amber notes.

Clary Sage Blends Well With

We’ve had great success with amber, cedar, citrus, florals, frankincense, myrrh, woods, and vetiver.