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Perfume of the Accord Chypre

Perfume of the Accord Chypre

The evolution of chypre accords in perfumery In 1917, François Coty imagined a fragrance called chypre, then inventing a new family, that of chypres. The chypre accords are then built on a typical olfactory family, namely bergamot in the top note, a floral heart composed of jasmine or roses, and woody base notes such as oak moss or patchouli. The chypre accords are thus a great success and we notice that all the brands invented their chypre accord perfume like Guerlain with Cyprus of Paris in 1909, or Que Sais-je by Jean Patou and the famous Woman by Rochas. ....

Champaca in perfumery

Champaca in perfumery

The champaca flower and its legends Native to the Himalayas and therefore scattered between India and China, champaca offers its magnificent flowers in monsoon and spring. Venerated since the dawn of time, champaca flowers decorate temples and sacred places by offering the faithful its exquisite perfumes. Hindus consider the champaca flower as an offering in order to bring luck to its happy recipient and moreover, young girls like to wear one of these magic flowers in the hair as a sign of happiness It is true that the delicate scents of champaca bring us intense happiness in great flowery scents!...

Rose water in perfumery

Rose water in perfumery

The properties of rose waterRose water is a floral water that is also called hydrosols. Rose water has been used for skin and body care since ancient times. Its manufacture is relatively simple since the rose water comes from a process of distillation of the petals. Placed in a still, the rose petals deliver, thanks to the water vapor, a distillate which allows the creation of an essential oil of rose water, then a flavored water. Rose water is known to be soothing, invigorating, and hydrating. Rose water sublimates dry, mature or tired skin and restores vitality. It also tightens...

White Flowers in perfumery

White Flowers in perfumery

White flowers and their infinite purity Among the most famous white flowers, but also the most used in perfumery, we find jasmine, tuberose, orange blossom, magnolia, frangipani, neroli, gardenia, osmanthus, white rose, narcissus, white lotus or even honeysuckle, lily of the valley and lily, which are silent flowers. The most used white flower is jasmine. This flower has largely contributed to the success of the flowers of Grasse. Powerful and heady, jasmine delivers an incomparable touch of exoticism. Because it knows how to be powdery, fruity, soft and animal, jasmine is a concentrate of femininity and it is rare today...

Orange blossom in perfumery

Orange blossom in perfumery

History and characteristics of orange blossom Orange blossom is the white flower of the sour orange. The craze for orange blossom in Arabia extended to the Islamic Empire and Spain. It was not until the 11th century that orange blossom was introduced by the Crusaders to other European countries, starting with Sicily, then in Provence. The Duchess of Braccio and Princess of Néroli, Anne-Marie Orsini used orange blossom as a perfume for her bath and her clothes at the end of the 17th century. Too fragile to be distilled, the Arabs who greatly appreciated the scent of orange blossom had...

Geranium in perfumery

Geranium in perfumery

In perfumery, essential oil is used. This is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves and stems. Perfumery also uses geranium absolute, obtained by extraction with volatile solvents. Geranium, essential for Fern notes No, geranium is not only used to decorate our balconies… This pretty fragrant plant is of great importance in the heart of perfumery. Geranium essential oil reminds us of the scent of roses. Geranium gives the compositions a round, sweet and above all very flowery fragrance. Although it may sound surprising, geranium is mainly used in men's perfumes. In addition, the geranium note is essential for the...

Broom in perfumery

Broom in perfumery

The small yellow shrub has existed in the wild for centuries which has given it the origin of two beautiful legends Today the broom and its slightly bitter honey notes allow the creation of great flowery and fresh juices that have propelled the genet absolute among the preferred raw materials of perfumers.Genet: the pretty scented flower with the taste of beautiful legends!The genet was for a long time a wild plant which grew where it wanted it, while not forgetting to cross the path of the great ones of this world… The Celtic legend relates for example that the imaginary...

Karo karoundé in perfumery

Karo karoundé in perfumery

The karo karoundé is a rare species, resembling a species of jasmine, except when we know how to recognize its sweet scents Because the particularity of the karo karoundé flower is to have both floral and floral scents. spicy, two facets that perfumers have been able to highlight in both feminine and masculine fragrances. The flower of karo karoundé, often confused never equaled! The delicate karo karoundé flower grows in South Africa on what people call the rock shrub. Discovered during the colonial times of the early 19th century, botanists were initially interested in its resemblance to jasmine, believing that...

Magnolia in perfumery

Magnolia in perfumery

The origins and culture of the magnoliaThe magnolia is a gray tree with pink, white and cream flowers. These have the shape of a tulip or a star and adorn this tree that can climb up to 15 m in height. The magnolia is a plant belonging to the magnoliaceae family, itself comprising about one hundred and ten species. This one is native to Asia and North America and has several varieties. In addition, note that it is one of the oldest plants on the planet. Indeed, magnolias appeared even before beetles. Some species of this flower date back to...

Neroli in perfumery

Neroli in perfumery

Sweet notes of neroli Neroli has a flowery and sweet scent. The initial smell is citrus and very tangy. Then, this smell alternates between the acidity of bergamot and the sweetness of mandarin. Gradually, the notes become more opulent and resemble a huge floral bouquet. In the background, there remains a very sweet, even greedy scent. For some, neroli echoes childhood memories, fresh sheets, the happiness of family vacations, the madeleines made by our grandmothers… The suave notes of neroli bring a feeling of tenderness. Neroli is positioned above all in heart notes, as with the perfumes which pay a...

Water lily in perfumery

Water lily in perfumery

The water lily, a soft and sensual plant The water lily evokes purity, softness and also freshness. The water lily is used for skin care (body milk, makeup remover) thanks to its moisturizing, astringent and remineralizing properties. The water lily is suitable for young, combination, dull and dehydrated skin. The water lily gives off a floral, sweet and sensual scent. The water lily is used in perfumery, most often in feminine and floral compositions as a heart note, where it brings a heady tone. As it is also an excellent fixer, the water lily also allows to deepen the base...

Narcissus in perfumery

Narcissus in perfumery

Origin and characteristics of NarcissusNarcissus is a perennial herbaceous plant in the Amaryllidaceae family. According to the classical classification, the narcissus is part of the Liliaceae. The narcissus is poisonous to dogs, the latter usually consume the narcissus flower or the water in which the bulb or flower has been soaked. The most poisonous are the narcissus bulbs, 15 g is enough to kill a dog. They contain alkaloids which are acutely toxic. As for the rodent, they manage to smell the toxicity of the daffodils and move away from it. This is the reason gardeners grow daffodils around plants...

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