A couple links of interest about olfaction and categorizing perfume notes
Thanks to Nathan Branch for mentioning this link to an article about how we perceive the same scents very differently. We’ve talked about that phenomenon on this blog before and I always find it an interesting topic.
Another recent interesting read can be found in this post by Victoria on the Bois de Jasmin blog about the difficulties of categorizing notes as top, middle, and base. This is one reason I have always just listed the notes for my scents without subdividing them into categories. I tend to think of them as grouped into accords rather than as top, middle and base.
I’m working on the new scents again and am very glad to be back to it. Will have some updates on them soon.