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Definition: Essential oils are referred to as "top notes", "middle notes" or "base notes" depending on their aromatic qualities.

Middle note oils usually form the core of fragrance blends. They are strong, stable, lasting and potent. They are not as bright and fleeting as the top notes, or solid and grounding as the base notes. Their scent emerges shortly after the top note's first impression - but then stays.

Examples of middle note oils are:

  • Chamomile
  • Fennel
  • Geranium
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Nutmeg
  • Rosemary
  • Tea Tree

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