Fragrance notes

What are fragrance notes?

You will notice that each Green Planet candle or box of wax melts includes a list of fragrance notes. 'Notes' are used in perfumery to describe the category that a scent falls into, based on the scent and staying power.

Fragrance notes fall into three categories; top notes, middle notes, and base notes.

Top notes (aka head notes)
These are first impression scents, the ones that you smell first when you breathe in a fragrance blend. Top notes have tiny, light molecules that evaporate quickly. These top note scents are often described as cheerful, bright, light, refreshing. Citrus oils fall into the category of top notes. Example: Lemongrass, Lime, Bergamot.

Middle notes (aka heart notes)
The middle notes of a fragrance are a bit more complex and full bodied than top notes. They are often the superstar of a fragrance blend, providing balance and harmony to enhance the top or bottom notes. Some popular middle notes are classic florals, light fruits, berries, and spicy or herbaceous notes.
Example: Jasmine, Black Pepper, Ylang-Ylang.

Base notes (aka bottom notes)
Base or bottom notes describe the oils that stay with you the longest. They have heavy molecules that take much longer to evaporate. Base notes add depth and richness to a blend as well as acting as an anchor for the entire fragrance. You smell these scents after the tops and middles have faded away. This is why one should always allow a candle to burn for sufficient time to allow the fragrance to fully disperse evenly around a room. Example: Clove, Sandalwood, Patchouli.


Scent notes

Fragrance Oils used by Green Planet Candle Co.

Do you prefer the smell of fresh coffee or the rich, spicy aromas of the Orient?
Use the search box to find your fragrance and see whether it's available in candle, wax melt or gift set options.


Christmas Spice

Clove & Vetiver
Orange, Cranberry & Cinnamon

citrus fruit
Citrus / Fresh

Clove & Vetiver

Coconut Lime
Himalayan Cedar & Jasmine
Lemongrass & Ginger

Orange, Cranberry & Cinnamon

Rock Salt & Driftwood

coffee and cake
Food / Drink

Black Fig & Vetiver


Cocoa & Patchouli

Coconut Lime

Image by Amy Shamblen

Chamomile & Black Vanilla

Cherry Blossom & Plum
Damson Plum, Rose & Patchouli
Jasmine & Patchouli
Peony & Blush Suede

Oriental / Woody

Black Fig & Vetiver

Clove & Vetiver

Cocoa & Patchouli

Cuban Tobacco & Oak
Damson Plum, Rose & Patchouli
Dark Honey & Tobacco
Myrrh & Tonka
Sandalwood & Black Pepper

Image by William Bout
Perfume Inspired

Myrrh & Tonka

Essential Oils used by Green Planet Candle Co.

The essential oils used by Green Planet Candle Co have been carefully chosen for their low environmental impact and used in wax melt form only.

Click here for CLP fragrance information.


Gingerlily & Ylang-Ylang

pure essential oils

Top notes include orange, bergamot, aniseed and cypress leading into a heart of ylang-ylag and tagette. Base notes of cedarwood and patchouli.


Lavandin & Herb

pure essential oils

Aromatic floral lavandin layered with a refreshing citrus twist, lemon and mandarin, highlighted with green basil accords. Rich woods underpin the base.


Lemongrass & Geranium

pure essential oils

A invigorating and uplifting citrus blend including lemongrass, lemon, geranium and Litsea Cubeba.