Haitian sandalwood or amyris: a tree with a thousand virtues!
Amyris, a beautiful tree typical of Haiti, is said to be part of the botanical family of citrus fruits. And yet its bark or its wood have absolutely nothing to do with the citrus scent of a lemon tree or an orange tree, quite the contrary!
The scent of amyris is much closer to sandalwood, hence its name of Haitian sandalwood, adding the advantage of being perhaps more refined while being as effective in its wake as its venerable cousin so well known to perfumers.
On the other hand, before becoming a raw material in perfumery, amyris is best known to Haitians for its exceptional ability to be a natural incense that ignites from nothing directly from a branch, which earned it the nickname of candle wood. Its essential oil is used both for its medicinal and olfactory virtues.
Notes of amyris or Haitian sandalwood in woody scents
The notes of amyris or Haitian sandalwood are, quite logically, present in rather recent masculine woody scents, in general of course.
Thus, amyris is used as a base note very often associated with strong fragrances such as cypress, oak moss, oud wood, sandalwood, patchouli Depending on the notes that will accompany it, amyris will be deep throughout. by enhancing fragrances of chypress, amber, woody or sometimes even all three!
Amyris Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, created in 2012, essentially offers a tribute to this beautiful tree so fragrant and too often overlooked that is amyris thanks to the association of this precious essence with floral notes of musks white or even coffee or cocoa. Moreover, the feminine version, a rare thing for this note, also offers deep and musky scents, perhaps slightly more powdery
Thanks to Lancôme and L'Autre Oud, the note of amyris offers new facets, more oriental this time, to those who want to stand out from the eternal oud wood, very present in the compositions of the moment. , by offering them a leather-spice-wood cocktail of incomparable depth and exoticism.
Amyris would therefore be an essence of wood which clearly inspires noses and designers to develop new fragrances in order to break out of the usual scented wakes of this decade. Often mixed, sometimes even feminine, amyris becomes floral for Amyris Femme or even more surprising, is associated with fruity florals such as Play for her by Givenchy It would seem that amyris still has something to do with it. beautiful associations as surprising as exotic to offer us!