Cinnamon in perfumery

Cinnamon in perfumery

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Cinnamon, perfumes with bewitching notes

The scents made up of cinnamon evoke the bark, the essence of wood. Its smell is intoxicating, refined and captivating. This is why cinnamon is used a lot in oriental perfumes. Among the most famous perfumes, the very legendary Opium by Yves Saint-Laurent. On the program of this very sensual fragrance, cinnamon associated with chilli, pepper and vanilla. In top notes we discover ylang-ylang, jasmine, rose and carnation… The result is incredibly warm. This perfume is a real invitation to travel and exoticism. It is one of the great successes of Yves Saint-Laurent. If there is another perfumer who does honor to hot and spicy scents, it is Serge Lutens. Passionate about the Orient, Serge Lutens has composed fragrances with delicious flavors.Cinnamon is not only found in oriental fragrances. Associated with other olfactory families, it amazes us again and again.

The amazing combinations of cinnamon

Cinnamon goes very well with the woody family. In the warm and powerful side of cinnamon, then comes to mix Virginia cedar, musk, patchouli or sandalwood. This then brings a little more personality to the perfume, and reinforces its character. This is the case of the perfume Black XS by Paco Rabanne. Lemon, sage and patchouli are mixed with cinnamon notes. This gives a vibrant fragrance of charm and virility… A very strong signature! Cinnamon is also associated with citrus fruits, orange or lemon. These bring a touch of freshness among the warm notes. In Lolita Lempicka's L fragrance, cinnamon is mixed with bitter orange, also with warm wood, everlasting, vanilla. Improbable marriage that gives an oriental chic or a wise gourmand!

Considered the oldest known spice, cinnamon makes us dream because it transports us to hot and delicious regions. Everything about her evokes beauty, femininity and fragrance. The creators of perfumes have understood this well and do not hesitate to use and abuse cinnamon. In perfumery, the advantage of this brown / yellow spice is that it goes very well with other fragrances. With its warm notes, cinnamon brings sensuality, gluttony and character. Today, we find cinnamon in very great perfumes, which over time, do not go out of fashion.

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