Absinthe in perfumery

Absinthe in perfumery

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Absinthe, a plant that has become a strong alcohol

Absinthe is a perennial herbaceous plant measuring between 50 cm and 1 m. This is covered with silky white and silvery hairs as well as numerous oil glands. Its leaves are silky on the underside while their tops are gray and greenish. Its flowers are yellow and tubular, united in flower heads. Although this is aromatic, it remains much more famous for its liquor than for its plant properties as such. However, wormwood turns out to be a plant with many medicinal properties as well as an excellent repellent for the vegetable garden. It thus has something to make the happiness of apprentice doctors and gardeners. The flowering of the wormwood takes place from July to September. Overall, it is a demanding plant, can grow in low humidity and very sunny soils. However, in general, wormwood prefers calcareous soils rich in nitrogen. If gardeners appreciate it for its insect repellant properties, it is quite simply because it allows effective control of aphids, carrot maggot, flea beetles and cabbage moth. It thus appears to be a perfect organic repellent and fits perfectly into an eco-responsible approach. Likewise, absinthe is also recognized for its medicinal properties. In addition, it is very effective against stomach diseases, mainly acting as an anthelmintic. Likewise, wormwood can help fight fatigue, seasickness, and nausea. It is generally used as an infusion but also in the form of a poultice. We then wonder where its so negative and controversial connotation comes from. In reality, it relies on absinthe as a spirit. This very strong alcohol was banned in France until 2011 as it caused serious poisoning. However, rest assured, when absinthe is used in perfumery it is only to sublimate your fragrances!

The smell of absinthe

When incorporated into perfumes, absinthe has a slightly bitter, green scent. It is harvested from May to October. In reality, its flowers and leaves can be cut as and when required until the first frosts. Once worked by the expert hands of perfumers, absinthe is airy and is thus imbued with a connotation of absolute freedom. In this sense, it is unmistakably similar to absinthe as an alcohol, also known as the elixir of creative inspiration. Absinthe is an ingredient of surprising richness, as much appreciated for its floral aspect as for its icy and energizing side. This plant turns out to be somewhat anise, very aromatic and green.

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