Quince in perfumery

Quince in perfumery

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The creators of perfumery, offering fruity and gourmand fragrances for several years now, had to recreate a pretty note of quince to offer it to its floral and fruity scents.

The quince and its delicate scents at the origin of such beautiful legends

The quince, the fruit of the quince tree, is native to the southern Caucasus. There are many varieties of quince trees, but the most popular are those from Crete, especially Cydon, hence the nickname “Cydonia pear”. For the Greeks, the quince is the symbol of love, happiness and fertility, they also consecrated the fruit to the goddess Venus while decorating their temples with this pretty, fleshy fruit.

Brought back to Europe by the Romans, who consumed it and made perfumes of it thanks to its seeds, the quince brought its sweet legend of fruitful happiness to our countries where it was offered for the wedding because The quince was a present which was to ensure to the married fertility ”1.

Its characteristic scents also stand out through the ages and at a time of a return to traditions and raw materials of natural origin, perfumery sought to reproduce this delicately tangy and sweet note of quince to enhance its fragrances of the pretty Apple of love.

The tangy and sweet delights of quince in perfumery

The note of quince, sweet and fruity, is of course very represented by the olfactory family of gourmet florals and fruity florals.  
Very often used in top notes, quince plays with its velvety and subtle scents to open our conquered noses towards elegant fragrances such as bouquets of flowers. One of the first fragrances to offer the pretty quince note is “Love of Pink” by Lacoste, released in 2009, which accompanies it with citrus and passion fruit to create a juice that is both romantic and invigorating. 

Then Chanel's “CHANCE Eau Tendre” in 2010 uses quince to combine it with grapefruit at the top to offer a dizzying green, fruity and spicy entry while being velvety to gently welcome white flowers and an amber background. wooded. The same year we can find the quince in “English Pear & Freesia” by Jo Malone where it is used in the floral and fruity fragrance in the top note associated with rhubarb, to tempt the taste buds with fresh and green notes.

Finally, the woody floral Vaara from Penhaligon's or My Burberry suggest using the quince note at the top with, novelty obligingly, spices or carrot seeds which clearly accentuate the stewed fruit side of the quince. 

Quince is therefore particularly used in floral and fruity juices, relatively original compared to others. It is true that the scent of quince, just like that of figs for example, evokes one and the same scent but also beautiful memories ... Thus particularly attached to emotions, the quince allows to create thanks to unprecedented associations of fresh juices. and sparkling with the taste of childhood or memories of yesteryear.

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