Fresh scents evolved as a result of improvements in fragrance technology in the mid to late 1940s. Fresh fragrances are typified by bright, clean smelling scents like citrus, herbaceous and oceanic aromas. Accordingly, fresh scents subcategories include Citrus, Water, Green and Fruity fragrances.
Citrus fragrances are made from zesty citrus oils such as lemon, lime, orange, bergamot, mandarin, tangerine and grapefruit. These tangy yet refreshing scents are quite often mixed with woody and spicy notes like musk and tea for a modern take on
Water fragrances emulate aquatic, oceanic scents like the ocean breeze and wet air after a thunderstorm, creating a cooling and soothing atmosphere in the home. Water scents are often used together with Floral, Oriental and Woody fragrances.
Green scents are sharp, crisp and invigorating traditionally consisting of crushed violet leaves or freshly cut grass. More modern interpretations of Green scents include the ingredients of verbena, cucumber, green tea, fragrant herbs such as basil, coriander, tarragon and thyme as well as and various other crush leaves and stems.
The main notes of Fruity fragrances are various rich fruits and delicious berries (excluding citrus fruits). Examples of fragrances found in a Fruity scented candles include apple, melon, pear, peach, plum, nectarine, blends of tropical fruits, strawberries, raspberries and fig. Fruity scents are often coupled perfectly with floral fragrances or peppered lightly with subtle spicy notes.
Fresh scented candles create a light, clean and crisp atmosphere in any room. Fresh citrus and water scented candles are beautiful fragrance types for use in the kitchen or bathroom with many fresh essential oils capable of cleansing the home environment of overpowering cooking smells. Citrus scented candles are also ideal to use to clear the air between meals at dinner parties. The invigorating fragrances of citrus and green are perfect for use in the study as many herbs are proven to awaken and stimulate the senses, boosting alertness and clarity required for effective work and study.