Scent is our most powerful sense
A scent has very little personal significance until it is intertwined with something that has meaning to you. From the very first whiff of the scent, your brain starts to form nerve connections that interlock the scent with emotions you experience. This "magic" creates one of the strongest recall abilities in neuroscience.
Scents that we encounter throughout our life are encoded into our memories using this connection of scent and emotions. Our sincere ambition with NOS is to give you power over this amazing system and create your own liquid photographs.
Top 3 Scent knowledge
1. The Scent Pyramid
Scent evolve on your skin through these three levels after application.
Top notes: First impression of a scent. Sometimes referred to as "the hook". Citrus or spices are common top notes.
Heart notes: Mellow notes. The calmer link between top and base notes. Often fruits or florals.
Base notes: The depth and warmth of a scent. These notes are very long lasting and develops the most. Woods, Amber and Muscs are common.
2. Natural vs. Synthetic Ingredients
Our perfumes are made from the finest perfume oils from Grasse, France. We use a combination of natural and synthetic oils. Due to the natural and organic ingredients, color and scent may vary over time. This is part of the natural ageing process.
Natural ingredients comes directly from the natural source, most commonly: flowers, fruits and other types of vegetation.
Synthetic ingredients are formulated in a lab. These synthetic molecules allow the perfumer’s creativity to expand past the limitations of natural availability, and add originality, tenacity and character to scents when blended together with natural notes.
Synthetic ingredients can be more stable than the natural ones, since often natural occurring allergens have been removed. This provides for a safe product.
3. Scent Families
The perfume universe is divided into ‘families’. Each family has subfamilies. The Scent Wheel demonstrates the four major families and their subfamilies.
Floral Family: Common notes include Jasmin, Rose, Violet, Iris and Geranium.
Oriental Family: Here you can find Cedarwood, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Cardamom.
Woody Family: Oakmoss, Patchouli, Vetiver, Dry woods, Guaiac Woods.
Fresh Family: Includes classics such as Bergamot, Mandarin, Grapefruit, Salty Water, Lemon oil.