Fragrance FAQs

What are fragrance top notes?

Top notes are the most noticeable components in a blend.  They often make up the initial impression of a fragrance. 

What are fragrance middle notes?

Middle notes bring the top and base notes together.  They are often referred to as the body of a scent. It’s the middle notes that are at the heart of a fragrance. 

What are fragrance base notes?

The base notes make up the longest lasting materials and create the final impression of a fragrance.  

What are fragrances families?

Fragrance families can be broken down into several main categories:  floral, fresh & clean, fruity & vine sweet & spicy, warm & woody.

Floral Fragrances provide the comforting aroma of freshly picked blossoms.  Some staples in this category include rose, jasmine and lavender.  

Fresh & Clean Fragrances capture the airy essence of a breeze.  Can be aldehydic or metallic in nature, and are typically used to describe water or clean laundry.  Herbal fragrances provide the impression of freshly crushed foliage and capture the essence of leaves, grasses and herbs.  

Fruit & Vine Fragrances can incorporate a broad range of familiar notes including juicy berries, tart citrus, tropical fruits and classic notes like apple, grape or pear...the possibilities here are endless.

Sweet & Spicy Fragrances are sweet, vanilla baked, nutty and edible types.  They may also contain a sophisticated blend of spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove.

Warm and Woody Fragrances employ facets such as cedar, oak, pine and sandalwood.  Oriental warmth can also refer to animalic, amber and musk notes. 

How long does it take for Sand + Fog to develop a fragrance?

The fragrance development typically takes anywhere between 24-36 months.  During this time, fragrances are paneled among a select group of qualified consumers, tested for product stability, and reviewed for safety and compliance.