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Animalis in perfumery

Animalis in perfumery

Animalis: When the smell of wild animals becomes a perfume! The animal note or the delicate scent of sweat from changing rooms, dirty socks, Male… is still dreaming! In reality, the animal note is addressed above all to virility, to all the masculinity of male perfumes. The animalis base, present in a notable way in few perfumes but certainly copied in many others, wants to reproduce the animality of our clean and too well ordered men. The animalis base or the synthesis of masculine animal notes Historically, animal notes were part of the great fragrances that these gentlemen liked to...

Ambergris in perfumery

Ambergris in perfumery

The warm notes of amber The smell of ambergris varies depending on the origin of the stone blocks and their floating time. As a result, amber offers many facets. Woody, camphoric, animal, even faecal odors, smells of tobacco, musk, but also notes of sea, seaweed, sea urchins or even dead fish Anyway, ambergris is renowned for its warm notes. Amber gives warmth, tenacity and even a sweet sensuality to the wearer. In addition, it brings to the compositions, a harmony that one rarely finds with other raw materials. A very beautiful tribute is paid to him with the perfume Ambre...

Birch in perfumery

Birch in perfumery

Birch, a beautiful leathery facet In perfumery, birch bark is used to add a hint of leather to men's fragrances. Birch gives off warm, acrid, smoky, tarry and above all leathery odors. Birch gives the olfactory impression of a wood fire. Perfumes that contain birch essence give racy fragrances that have character. Among the great perfumes, Cuir de Russie created by Chanel in the 1920s is a mythical perfume which has had massive success. The top notes here are mainly citrus, which gives a fresh and dynamic impression. In heart notes, we discover vanilla, fern and cedar. The smoked leather...

Cade in perfumery

Cade in perfumery

What is cade wood? Cade is a raw material that is, for many, completely unknown. It is a fruit made from juniper. Three species growing in the scrubland are used mainly to give birth to this fruit: the Phenician juniper, scarce and whose fruits are red, the common juniper, preferring siliceous soils, altitude and cold and producing a small blue fruit, and the oxyhedron juniper, whose fruits are much larger and whose leaves have two white stripes. Very early on, cade oil was used for its healing properties. Moreover, it is still very popular today as an antiseptic and disinfectant....

Castoreum in perfumery

Castoreum in perfumery

What is the castoreum?The castoreum is an oily and fragrant secretion produced by animal glands and in particular by two species of the beaver family: the Eurasian beaver fiber and the North American beaver canadensis. These glands are located near the genital tract of the animal and play an essential biological function. In particular, they allow beavers to identify themselves and mark their territory. Thus, they regulate the demographic domain of the beaver and have a social role. Likewise, they have pheromonal activity and allow the reproduction of this species. Finally, the castoreum also helps to waterproof the coat of...

Civet in perfumery

Civet in perfumery

Civet, tenacious notes Many perfumers today use the civet. First of all, the civet has ultra-fixing properties. It is also used for its tenacity and the memory it evokes in memory. This is why it is often used as a base note. The notes of the civet are strong, heavy, fecal, very animal. We often say that it smells like wild animals… The civet fortunately loses its aggressive character in dilution. The civet can then bring to the compositions, a warm and sensual aspect. Like the very charismatic Coco Chanel perfume by Chanel, an oriental fragrance for women. Here, we...

Tobacco in perfumery

Tobacco in perfumery

Tobacco, very aromatic scents Tobacco has rich and varied aromas. The tobacco sublimates, at the present time, many perfumes. Aromatic strength is the main characteristic of tobacco notes, which can be found in different olfactory families such as woods or ferns. Tobacco, however, offers other notes such as honey, almond, wax or even leather. Essentially present in men's fragrances, tobacco brings a certain elegance to the compositions. It nevertheless sublimates some perfumes for women, for their greatest pleasure… To avoid using nicotine as in tobacco absolute, some perfumers have succeeded in recreating the same olfactory notes by using coumarin or...

Styrax in perfumery

Styrax in perfumery

The origin of the styraxThe styrax is a tree growing mainly in warm regions of the globe and belonging to the Styracaceae family. Although it has an elegant head carriage, the styrax remains very little known in France. It includes various species, some of which are more used in pharmacies while others are very popular in perfumery. Nevertheless, in general, the styrax remains, although it is very elegant, a relatively little known tree in France. The tree from which styrax comes is also called aliboufier. The two most famous types of styrax in perfumery are those from Asia Minor (mainly...

Costus in perfumery

Costus in perfumery

The costus, the pretty Indian plant of the peaksThe costus is a long plant with slender leaves growing in India and only between altitudes of 2,000 to 5,000 meters. Despite very difficult harvesting conditions, costus is considered by both Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine as a powerful remedy listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia among the 50 plants with essential medicinal properties.Europeans, particularly fond of discovering these new worlds of their plant potential, used costus root for its medicinal properties, of course, but also for its powerful and racy fragrance, which in fact combines very well with other scented animal notes....

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