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Differences between bases and accords?


I have started creating my first perfumes but I still don’t understand the role of bases and accords. Is something related with the Top, Heart and Bottom notes?

Hello asb!

You are absolutely correct!

The bases are like a perfume backbone with a fully worked structure containing top, heart and bottom notes. Using bases insures that your creation will have a fully faceted body.

The accords on the other hand are much more simplistic. They only contain up to three ingredients and will therefore target either the top, the heart or the bottom note. The accords are the perfect way to easily personnalise the bases.

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