Are you looking for the perfect home fragrance? Transform your home into your very own sanctuary with the help of our luxurious Sanctuary Spa oud candles and reed diffusers.
With an indulgent floral and woody scent, our oud scented candles and oud reed diffusers create the perfect tranquil environment to help you relax at the end of a long day. We explain what oud smells like and the benefits of using home fragrances. But first, let’s explore what base, mid and top notes are…
What Are Base, Mid And Top Notes?
Base, mid and top notes, also known as the olfactory pyramid, are the three distinct elements of a fragrance that help to give it depth and balance. They’re also the reason why a scent changes over time. You may have noticed that after a few hours your perfume can smell quite different to when you first applied it!
What are top notes?
Top notes are usually the first thing you notice about a fragrance. They’re typically light and refreshing scents, such as Citrus or Bergamot.
What are mid notes?
Middle notes make up the body of a fragrance, helping to build complexity. They can consist of anything from warming Rose or Tea Tree to soft Chamomile.
What are base notes?
Base notes are considered to be the foundation of any fragrance. Often slower to develop than lighter top and middle notes, they usually consist of rich aromas like Musk and Patchouli.
What Does Oud Smell Like?
As you’ll know if you’ve ever had oud candles and oud reed diffusers at home, Oud is a wonderfully indulgent, rich fragrance. It comes from the Agar tree, typically grown in South East Asia, which makes it a rare and luxurious ingredient. Complex base, middle and top notes work together to produce a distinctive scent that is simultaneously floral, woody and sweet.
The fragrance of our Sanctuary Spa Luxury Oud Candle and Luxury Oud Reed Diffuser has a delicate top note of Golden Saffron. White Floral and Rose middle notes hold the intricate scent together, while base notes of decadent Musk and Sweet Amber create an underlying indulgence and warmth.