Of our 5 senses, our sense of smell is the strongest. The limbic system in the brain is where our feelings, mood and memories are processed, as well as the perception of scent. That’s the reason why a scent can trigger a memory so vividly, taking you right back to that moment. In fact, 75% of all emotions are due to smell.
Because our sense of smell conjures such powerful associations, even a subtle scent can create the desired effect. A daily dose of your favourite fragrance in the shower can really help put you in the right frame of mind for the day or equally calm you into a relaxed state to sleep in the evening.
“Smell is a powerful emotive sense!”
The top notes, also known as opening notes or head notes, are the lightest of all the notes, meaning they are the first to come to the front, but also the first to fade, lasting approximately 20 minutes. Typical top notes include citrus elements, light fruits and fresh herbs.
As their name suggests, heart notes, otherwise known as middle notes, lie at the heart of the fragrance. This scent layer makes up approximately 40-80% of the final fragrance and lasts approximately 3-4 hours. Scents such as cinnamon, rose, ylang ylang, lemongrass and neroli are all common and recognised heart notes.
Base notes will start to shine through once the top notes have completely evaporated. They will blend with the heart notes to deepen the complexity of the fragrance. Alone, base notes make up 10-25% of the final fragrance and last approximately 24 hours. Common base notes are rich and smooth and include cedarwood, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli and musk.
Subtle fruity citrus notes meets elegant floral notes to create this romantic scent, with notes of bergamot, rose, iris and hawthorn, and a soft cedar wood finish.
Vibrant mandarin and watermelon notes combined with fresh floral, minty notes and a gentle base of woody musky notes, for a bright and lively scent.
Velvety summer fruit and fresh almond notes lead into light floral notes, with a scent of white peach, vanilla, and a woody base, for a soft and velvety scent.
The Colour Mask has its own fragrance signature: with an apple blossom note lying on a radiant bed of musks & patchouli notes and surrounded by a scent of white flowers and warm amber.
Ready to find your fragrance?
All our SalonLab&Me partner salons have testers, so you can use your nose to determine the scent you’d most like to customise your haircare regime with. Your hairdresser can help by consulting you further in-salon.