What characterizes the dominant odor of a fragrance product. Citrus, floral, wood, alimentary, musk or green are all notes.
Individual flavor or aromatic element in a wine, often some kind of a fruit (blackberry, cherry, lemon, grapefruit), spice (oregano, dill, vanilla), or wet mammal (i.e., dog, cat, squirrel). Notes in a wine are hints, suggestions, and only that. When a geek says she found 'chocolate' in her Bordeaux, it doesn't mean she thinks someone actually slipped some Swiss Miss into her glass, just that she believes there is a chocolatey nuance to the smell or taste of the wine.
Indicates an olfactory impression of a single smell, or to indicate the three parts of a perfume - top note, middle note, base note.