DICTIONARY: M - N
A scent that is evocative of the smell of the ocean/sea may or may not feature Calone (methylbenzodioxepinone) or its related notes.
Body of perfume can take 10-30 minutes to develop, see also Heart notes.
Sometimes used in relation to perfume when referring to single note fragrances like Sandalwood, Patchouli, Tonka etc..
Secretion from musk deer, collected during rutting season, very potent and was used in perfume bases to add warmth & eroticism. Nowadays synthetic musks know as nitromusks are used, also vegetal musks from plants.
Indoles are often referred to as having a narcotic effect, strong, heady, intoxicating, mesmerising, addictive. Generally used in reference to white florals.
Perfumes made by perfumes houses possibly with one perfumer in charge. Selective approach to distribution, seldom advertised but relying on reputation.
Creators of perfumes.
Perfume term for ingredients that make up a perfume.
Perfume purchased for reasons other than its smell, maybe bottle design or unusual scent.