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Amarena Cherry

SKU: Lost Cherry

SKU: Lost Cherry

VENDOR: Tom Ford

An intriguing blend of tart cherries, sensual rose, and enigmatic woody notes yields a delightfully stimulating cherry fragrance. The heart is a rich, boozy cherry liqueur with a sweeter, almond note and a flowery touch of Turkish rose and jasmine sambac.

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Florence Shine

SKU: Fu*king Fabulous

SKU: Fu*king Fabulous

VENDOR: Tom Ford

The familiar scent of leather is spicy, warm and decadent. A gourmand heart of almond and iris confers the richness of an intense luxurious leather texture through a floral accord of iris. The effect is very beautiful.

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SKU: Amarena Cherry 8 ml

SKU: Amarena Cherry 8 ml

VENDOR: Fragrenza

An exciting blend of tart cherries, sensual rose, and mysterious woody notes yields an indulgently invigorating fragrance.

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The almond or the fruit of Fertility from the Greek world

If the almond tree and its fruit almond appeared only in 16th century France, the Greeks, as often recognized in this tree, its nuts, and the famous almond milk, a sacred existence linked to Fertility. Conversely, Christians have consecrated the almond as the fruit of Mary's virginity. However, whatever beliefs may be, the almond has been a fruit that has been appreciated for millennia.

Despite centuries of existence of the almond tree, the essential oil of bitter almond, which comes from plum or apricot kernels, has only recently been produced in large volumes. Indeed, the essential oil of bitter almonds is obtained by distillation of the seeds. Still, it is vital to work this substance with care to remove the highly toxic component of hydrocyanic acid.

Fortunately, today the bitter almond can be used in our cosmetics and our perfumes without any danger. We thus benefit from its sweet scents with notes of cherries and hay in our most incredible perfumes.

Gourmet feminine perfumery and bitter almond 

One of the very first perfumes to highlight the bitter almond and, more particularly, its essence will be "L'Instant Magic" by Guerlain in 2007. Base notes of bitter almond mixed with musks, vanilla and woody notes offer a flowery and powerful juice while being greedy thanks to the almond note. And it is thanks to the family of gourmet perfumes, brilliantly opened by "Angel" de Mugler in 1992, that the return of bitter almonds will be successful.

Between floral and feminine Orientals, bitter almond propels its slightly balsamic notes while offering delicate and powdery reminiscences of cherry. Many great perfumers and great successes in perfumery use the note of bitter almonds in their juices.

As for Orientals, bitter almond appears to bring sweetness and delicacies to strong fragrances such as "Hypnotic Poison" by Christian Dior or even the beautiful "La Vie est Belle" by Lancôme. On the other hand, in flowery scents, bitter almond offers delicacies and a facet of cherry in the heart or base notes for bucolic and sweet flavors. Numerous examples of these gourmet fragrances currently perfume our senses: "La Petite Robe Noire" by Guerlain, "Mon Jasmin Noir L'Eau Exquise" by Bulgari ...

Thus bitter almond is a raw material that appeared relatively late in perfumery. Nevertheless, the power of its perfumes and the incredible diversity of its facets propelled it very quickly into the shelves of the great perfumers. On the other hand, when it comes to men's fragrances, the bitter almond still has a long way to go to seduce these gentlemen. Note, however, that it is used in a Guerlain "L'Homme Idéal" juice. Oriental, gourmet, and spicy, "L'Homme Idéal" is very innovative for a men's range!

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