Ever wonder how cologne works? The oils and essences that make up a fragrance, referred to as "notes," are slowly warmed and then react to your specific body chemistry.
Noticed immediately, but dries out in 15 minutes.
Example: herbs like coriander.
As the top note fades, this scent lasts about an hour.
Example: citrus like tangerine or grapefruit.
The heaviest layer, which clings to the skin for the rest of the day.
Example: tobacco, musk or patchouli.