Fragrance notes are the individual scents that combine to create a perfume's overall scent. The top 5 most popular perfume notes are:
Floral notes - Floral notes are the most popular and widely used in perfumes, particularly those targeted towards women. Common floral notes include rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, and peony.
Citrus notes - Citrus notes are fresh and invigorating, and are commonly used as top notes in both men's and women's fragrances. Common citrus notes include bergamot, lemon, orange, and grapefruit.
Oriental notes - Oriental notes are warm and exotic, often incorporating ingredients like spices, resins, and balsams. Common oriental notes include vanilla, amber, and musk.
Woody notes - Woody notes are warm, earthy, and sometimes a little smoky. Common woody notes include cedar, sandalwood, and patchouli.
Fruity notes - Fruity notes are playful and fun, and can be used to add a sweet, juicy quality to a fragrance. Common fruity notes include apple, peach, and raspberry.