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For consumers seeking a dark brown glow to their skin, either naturally by the sun or by targeted chemical reactions, tanning products are important to skin health. It is also important for such products to have the appropriate olfactory aesthetics to reinforce their functional benefits as well as provide the best possible experience for the user. Outdoor, indoor and self-tanning products have different usage profiles and provide discrete benefits to their end consumers. Thus, fragrancing each type of tanning product has special considerations with respect to the overall fragrance structure and the types of characters that work best.
Fragrance Structure Review
Fragrances are generally considered to include a top note, middle note and base note. In practice, these notes are not completely mutually exclusive and the division between them is quite subjective. The top note is comprised of characters that are immediately evident upon application of the fragrance or product. Usually these characters are based on the fragrance materials having the highest volatility, i.e., the lowest boiling point, in the fragrance formula. Examples of top note characters include citrus notes such as orange, lemon, lime and bergamot; leafy green notes; aromatic minty notes; ozonic marine notes; light, fruity notes such as green apple or pear; and some green floral notes such as hyacinth.