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Pink berries in perfumery

Pink berries in perfumery

Pink berries, a very spicy, but very delicate note The pink berries offer very spicy notes, a bit like those of pepper, but more spicy. Nevertheless and despite this power, pink berries are renowned and highly sought after for their delicate fragrance. Pink berries also have anise and sweet notes, and are also popular for being an excellent color chart. Indeed, they are used to enhance a floral accord that is too heady or too discreet. The pink berries are integrated into sensual feminine compositions, as in Allure Sensuelle by Chanel. Here, we find pink berries in the top note...

Cinnamon Leaf in perfumery

Cinnamon Leaf in perfumery

The cinnamon leaf makes it possible to produce a raw material useful in aromatherapy as well as a delicately spicy note in perfumery. Less known and more refined than cinnamon, cinnamon leaf creates original and delicate facets in woody, fern or even aromatic scents. Ceylon cinnamon and its famous raw materials The cinnamon of Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, has other similar species such as the Chinese cinnamon, however the one, the true and the only traditional cinnamon to produce both cinnamon and cinnamon leaves is indeed that of Ceylon. The cinnamon tree, which can reach dizzying heights of 15 meters...

Cinnamon in perfumery

Cinnamon in perfumery

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...

Celery in perfumery

Celery in perfumery

Can celery really be a raw material in perfumery? A half-wild plant for a long time seen as much more aesthetic than appetizing, celery did not seem, at first glance, to have a future in scented fragrances… And yet! The wild ache (ancient name for celery) was used as a table decoration among the Greeks and in the famous laurel wreaths of the Romans. Then, we discovered its medicinal virtues to finally, centuries later, dwell on its taste and the major asset that celery could bring to gastronomy. Thanks to its essential oil made from its seeds, celery finds a...

Cascarille in perfumery

Cascarille in perfumery

If the note of cascarille is rare, it nevertheless appears in beautiful perfumes which use this original note as the signature of their oriental or chypre fragrances, like the perfumed UFO Black Magic by Lancôme Cascarille or croton eluteria a tropical shrub with magical scents Cascarilla is a small shrub covered with a brownish-red bark native to the West Indies and Bahamas. Although little known despite its multiple properties, cascarille is widespread in many countries in South America such as Mexico, Colombia or even Panama. If the shrub produces small flowers, it is its peculiar orange bark that is used...

Caraway in perfumery

Caraway in perfumery

What is caraway?Caraway is also called cumin of the meadows. It is a biennial herbaceous plant of the Apiaceae family. This one is cultivated for its leaves and for its seeds and is very appreciated for its aromatic qualities. It is a plant close to fennel and anise that should nevertheless be dosed sparingly. Indeed, at too high a dose, caraway can be toxic. If it is not cumin, know that it is nevertheless called so in Alsace and in French-speaking Switzerland, which can sometimes be confusing. Caraway is a plant that is 25 to 60 cm tall and the...

Cumin in perfumery

Cumin in perfumery

Cumin or reinvented sensuality The spicy olfactory family is very rich in spices. Among the latter, we distinguish hot spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and cold spices such as cardamom and coriander. As for cumin, it is a slightly different spice, because it brings an animal note to the compositions. A very sensual, strong and persistent animal odor, but sometimes a smell of sweat. In perfumery, animal notes are very useful. Not only do they have the capacity to fix the other components, but in addition, they reinforce their fragrances. Cumin has these capacities, and when used with precision and...

Coriander in perfumery

Coriander in perfumery

Coriander through the ages This small aromatic umbelliferous herb is native to the eastern Mediterranean. The Romans and the Greeks used coriander to preserve their meat Moreover, for the anecdote, one even found coriander in the tomb of the famous Egyptian Tutankhamun, it is to say if the small aromatic has been known since the dawn of time! However, its use in cooking as in pharmacopoeia was not necessarily to everyone's taste because its smell, for some, reminded that of the bedbug. Which would have given it its name, in ancient Greek koris meaning bedbug!However, coriander leaves and seeds have...

Mace in perfumery

Mace in perfumery

 Nutmeg, mace and nutmegThe nutmeg is a tropical tree native mainly to Indonesia and Malaysia. It produces fresh fruits which will make it possible to extract nutmeg but also mace, a sort of placenta of nutmeg.Mace or aril must, like nutmeg, be dried for 6 weeks so that the nut takes on its fragrance and maturity and the aril is transformed into a pretty flower of mace.Then, we will distill the mace to create an essential oil with medicinal properties as often, but also and of course to create a note of mace with suave, sweet and delicately spicy scents...

Pepper in perfumery

Pepper in perfumery

Chili, a very powerful spicy scentChili is the most consumed spice in the world. Its smell is certainly spicy, but very powerful, close to that of black pepper. The pepper gives depth to the compositions, but it also highlights more volatile notes such as citrus or floral notes. We will therefore find it mainly in the middle note. As an excellent fixer, chili will amplify certain fragrances of the top or base notes. Chili, like other spices, will be mainly present in oriental scents. A very fine tribute has been paid to him, through the Piment Brûlant perfume from the...

Pink Pepper in perfumery

Pink Pepper in perfumery

The use of pink pepper Pink pepper is mainly used in cooking. It goes well with many dishes and goes perfectly with fish, prawns, scallops, white meat, grilled meats, salads or even sauces. Pink pepper also has many benefits for our health and it is used in herbal medicine to relieve high blood pressure, digestion problems, coughs and seasonal ailments. Pink pepper is also used in perfumery, and is part of the large family of spices and the Oriental olfactory family. The distillation of the berries makes it possible to obtain an essential oil, but it is also possible to...

Black pepper in perfumery

Black pepper in perfumery

Black pepper, a spicy fragrance Spices, like pepper, are essential raw materials in perfumery. Pepper gives character, strength, and relief to the compositions. If the pepper brings a hint of spiciness, it also brings a hint of lightness. In addition, we find pepper in oriental perfumes, where it offers a timidly sensual side. Its smell is of course spicy but also dry and dusty. Black pepper is undoubtedly a hot spice from the spicy olfactory family. It is often positioned as a heart note, as in Annick Goutal's Sables perfume for men, where black pepper is the only heart note,...

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