Jo Malone London Earl Grey & Cucumber It also cured snakebite, increased fertility – and was a cornerstone of ‘Four Thieves Vinegar’, a blend of herbs alleged to ward off the plague. Citral is pure ‘freshness’, and used for that effect. And it’s used as incense and burned on altars, as a way of communicating with the heavens. Chanel Cristalle Goutal Eau de Camille Nasomatto Absinth. (For more about violet leaf, though, which smells green and aquatic, click here.) A well-known family of garden shrubs, syringe bursts into a froth of white flowers in late spring, filling the air with its jasmine-like sweetness – which is what perfumers capture, often alongside other white florals, but also in chypre creations. Burberry Body There are other heady, rich, sweet flowers that can be used to add magic to perfumery, though. In fragrances, though, it works brilliantly as a fixative, and in chypre and Oriental scents:  it complements oakmoss, lavender, vetiver, lemon and spice. Guerlain Shalimar But by any name, this uplifting fruit is always pure joy to discover, in a scent…, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Jo Malone London Grapefruit Juicy Couture Juicy Couture Do you remember the smell of your school pencil case? Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Bouquet de Mai By Kilian Love by Kilian Penhaligon’s Artemisia Home Brands & Products Top 11 Best Perfume Brands In The World. Paco Rabanne 1 Million Today, mandarins grow in many countries:  across Italy, Sicily, Spain, Florida, Argentina, Brazil and more. amara – is one of the wonders of the fragrant world. There’s nothing light and airy about guaiac wood, that’s for sure. The gum itself comes from an umbelliferous (umbrella-like) Persian grass, and can vary from amber to dark green. Chloé Eau de Parfum ), and Egyptian, Roman, Persian, Chinese, Greek and Arab empires have also used it made ceremonial, medicinal and culinary use of opium poppies. As perfumer Alienor Massenet explains, 'Freesia in perfumery is an imaginary reconstitution - but the smell is gorgeous.' Everyone knows what an orange smells like, of course:  that burst of zest as you dig your fingers into the waxy skin to break into this juiciest of fruits. Now, as we know, it’s in countless foods, and most of us have a love-hate relationship with the stuff. The first works perfectly in more exotic, Oriental blends – making for something that’s almost skin-like, or suede-soft - while the aromatic green cardamom adds brightness mostly to colognes and men’s scents. Hermès Un Jardin Après le Mousson Though reminiscent of fennel and aniseed, Glycyrrhiza glabra is not actually related to them, however. Santa Maria Novella Ginestra (Broom) Officina Profumo. Actually, it was 10th Century Arabic perfumers who pioneered the use of civet (which isn’t a cat at all, rather confusingly;  it looks more like a spotted-and-striped possum). A fragrant oil can be solvent-extracted from the foamy blossoms of the Syringa plant (it comes from the Greek, meaning ‘pipe:  shepherds made flutes from lilac wood and it was believed that whoever heard their music would never forget it). It’s also said to be good for memory (as well as for stimulating hair growth), and is used symbolically in weddings, funerals and war commemorations in the UK and Australia:  ‘Rosemary for remembrance’. Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan Escada Escada Givenchy Fleur d’Interdit Fig’s become an incredibly fashionable fragrance note for both men and women, lately, with its complex mix of bitter green and milky-sweet elements, conjuring up languid lunches in the shade of fig trees in hot, sunny places. Because violet petals are really reluctant to give up their scent naturally. Paisley shawls were traditionally layered with patchouli leaves in transit. That’s because the orris – from the rhizomes, or ‘bulbs’ of the iris plant – are odourless when harvested, and take three or four years to mature. L.Villores Piper Negrum. Goutal Rose Pompon undecalactone) smells delectably peach-like and edible, and we defy most untrained noses to tell the difference. Thirdman Eau Monumentale. Ormonde Jayne Frangipani. Dior Les Créations de Monsieur Dior Diorling And the difference shouldn’t surprise us:  pink pepper comes from the Brazilian pepper tree and the Peruvian pepper tree (relatives of mangoes and cashews), not the Piper nigrum plant which provides the spice we scrunch onto our food. The good news, however, is that plantations in Australia are now coming on-stream, producing sandalwood oil of high quality – to the relief of ‘noses’. Juicy Couture Juicy Couture Escentric Molecules Molecule No. Penhaligon’s Eau de Cologne Although linden - also known as ‘tilleul’ in perfumery - can be extracted from the dried flowers, it’s usually recreated synthetically:  beautifully sweet, exhilarating, bright as a summer’s day. (They’re deeply alluring to slugs, as gardeners know.) In natural medicine, labdanum’s prescribed to boost the immune system. Jimmy Choo Jimmy Choo Guerlain Shalimar The raw materials in the spicy family give warmth, body and character to a fragrance. – offers us intensely fragrant, creamy white blossoms, a little like orange blossom, which are particularly powerful at dusk. Iso E Super’s said to help ‘personalise’ fragrances, creating an almost bespoke effect when they’re applied to the wearer’s skin. The lily of the valley is The Perfume Society’s ‘adopted’ flower:  we simply love the French tradition of offering nosegays of this delicate nodding white bloom on 1st May to people you love and admire. Our favourite lilac legend, though, is that the deep floral fragrance was believed in Celtic cultures to transport humans into fairyland and the spiritual world. But not any more:  this seriously exotic, intense, rich fragrance note is at the top of the price scale for ingredients – though even so, it’s still present in as much as 40% of quality perfume creations. Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka The note is steam-distilled or solvent-extracted from the creamy flowers of the tall plant (Cananga odorata) – it can be either a tree or a vine, growing to almost 20 metres. Since then, lily of the valley has also made its way into countless bridal bouquets (including that of Kate Middleton for her wedding to Prince Willliam);  in many countries, it’s linked to this day with tenderness, love, faith, happiness and purity. In general, they lend themselves well to men’s scents, though there are some feminine examples, too. International Flavors & Fragrances, who trademarked Iso E Super, describe it as a ‘smooth, woody, amber note, with a “velvet-like” sensation. Dior Miss Dior Chérie Caron Parfum Sacre Estée Lauder Beautiful By Kilian Sweet Redemption Issey Miyake Pleats Please According to predictions, rhubarb is set to become a key fragrance trend for summer 2015. Versace Yellow Diamond Asafoetida comes from the dried taproot of Ferula asafoetida – note the word ‘foetid’ in the name, because it really does honk:  strong and sulphurous, it’s known variously as ‘devil’s dung’, ‘stinking dung’, or (charmingly) in French, ‘merde de diable’ (devil’s poo). Bees love these intoxicating blooms:  when you taste ‘acacia honey’, this is the tree whose pollen the bees have dipped into. Prada Infusion de Mimosa By browsing our site or closing this message, you agree to store Cookies by us and third-party partners. We love the idea that (as fragrance writer Mandy Aftel puts it), black pepper isn’t just thought to stimulate the mind, but to ‘warm the indifferent heart’…, Perfumer Andy Tauer tells us he's still experimenting with it, as an ingredient. Jean-Louis Scherrer Jean-Louis Scherrer Grossmith Betrothal If any single ingredient can create those effects, it’s musk. Estée Lauder Pleasures Celine Dion Paris Night Famously, Nicotiana tabacum - member of the nightshade family made its way to Europe via the Spanish, in around 1528. Abayomi Jegede-November 27, 2020. Bigarade, from the fruit of that tree, is another key ingredient in colognes, while its leaves give us petitgrain, another popular element in citrussy scents. Oriflame Mirage. We’d love to hear if you can tell them apart. In ancient Arabic perfumery, basil was known as ‘the king of the fragrant plants’. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Acqua Universalis ), Also known as olibanum, frankincense is actually a resin from the Boswellia sacra tree, which grows in the Dhofar area of Oman, as well as Yemen. Yves Saint Laurent Opium. Guerlain Elixir Charnel Chypre Fatal In reality, when you smell ‘orchid’ as a fragrance note, today it’s more likely to be synthetic. Fern blends perfectly with lavender, oakmoss and coumarin, in fragrance creation. Fragonard Fragonard The most prized geranium of all comes from the Ile Bourbon, with its rich, green, fruity-mint rosiness. Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling. ), Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta Jil Sander Jil I love the warm leather tones of this quality of styrax - but it needs careful handling, though. Galbanum essential oil is quite different to the gum:  intensely green, slightly bitter, earthy. But with zero calories…. Le Labo Labdanum 18 Bond No. And with the profusion of gourmand fragrances out there, honey-lovers can easily find themselves in sweet heaven. Goutal Eau du Ciel Mandarin works nicely as long as you don’t mind its lack of commitment...'. Marshmallow isn’t just a smell. Unable to leave behind the beauty of his image, Narcissus died – to be replaced by this flower…, Boadicea the Victorious Magnificent Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque But although cannabis has a famously strong, aromatic, herbal, sometimes nutty or grassy vibe (and occasionally ‘skunky’ and animalic, even), it’s probably present in fragrances more for its shock/publicity factor than for any genuine narcotic quality it brings. The history of this tangy-sweet citrus is surprisingly short: it’s only been around for 400 years or so, originating in the Caribbean: a natural hybrid between the pomelo and the orange, introduced to Florida in the 1820s. Unable to marry him due to her divine nature, she transformed herself into a plant that would provide pleasure and happiness – that plant was the Vanilla vine. We save your email and cart so we can send you reminders -. Come Tudor times, quilted jackets and caps were stuffed with lavender. ), Many of us have picked a honeysuckle blossom and sucked the honey from the base – but alas, honeysuckle gives up its dewy sweet nectar a lot more readily than its smell, and the yield of essential oil from these plants is really low. But in a perfume…? The hairy-skinned green or red fruit add a tart, prettily fruity edge to fragrances – mostly fruity-florals. Ink? Personally, we prefer to wear our guaiac wood, for an air of mystery. Acacia honey:  the variations are almost limitless, sometimes woody, flowery, herbal or even tobacco-y. Cartier Must de Cartier The leaves of this flowering plant – which can grow to two or three metres – are deliciously lemony and fresh when rubbed, and give a cleanness and ‘uplifting’ freshness to scents. Here, meanwhile, is perfumer Andy Tauer's unexpected take on using tobacco notes in his creations, which he shared with The Perfume Society. 19th Century courtesans in Shanghai used it to dye their underwear a vibrant yellow. The types mainly grown for fragrance are Lavandula angustifolia (or Lavandula officinalis), Lavandula latifolia, or the more camphor-y Lavandula stoechas, which smells more like rosemary. Jasmine gives a richness and intensity to fragrances:  a sweet floral note, but with a dead-sexy muskiness to it. Join the list for early access to new products and special offers. Reminscent of jasmine, gardenia and orange blossom, tuberose is often blended alongside those other white flowers. What does it smell of, in a fragrance? Amanda Walker, the brand’s creator and a perfumer use flowers, fruit, herbs and spices in all her scents. Known as one of the most expensive perfume ingredients in the world, Oud can be found from the Agar tree found mostly in Southeast Asia. As perfumer Christine Nagel explains, 'I like to use tangerine in many different structures for its fizzy, joyful, luminous effect in a fragrance. But it also works brilliantly as a fixative: around 13% of all perfumes apparently contain at least a trace of frankincense. (Do please completely ignore the word ‘rose’ in its name.). Givenchy Very Irresistible A ‘fantasy’ note of salt can be used to add tang to marine, woody or even gourmand fragrances. Diptyque Odeyo (In aromatherapy, it dispels tension.) They’re wonderful in the home, possibly the perfume-lover’s must-have bloom. Chanel Coromandel Frederic Malle Dans Tes Bras ), while others describe it as creamy, musky or labdanum-like. A Far Eastern flower, a member of the lilac and olive family:  known as Kwei Hwa or Mo Hsi, it’s been used there to fragrance tea and other drinks, as well as jam. Chanel No. And they smell lovely. Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Violets were Napoleon’s favourite flowers. Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac. But smell carefully and you might pick up hints of pink jasmine or even ylang-ylang, perhaps with green undertones. 2. And in just one instance – Escentric Molecules Molecule 01, created by daring contemporary perfumer Geza Schoen – it’s been made the star of the show. Creed Green Irish Tweed Tom Ford White Musk Collection White Suede. (This rose is also known as Rose de Mai, because it generally blooms in the month of May, and  – romantically – ‘the painter’s rose’, because it features in many works of the old masters.). Dior J’Adore Dior Great with vanilla. It gets its name from the Italian word ‘amaro’ (for bitter) - even though the legendary alcoholic drink (lugged back home from many a Duty Free) is actually sweet and almond-y. Dior Hypnotic Poison Michael Kors Michael Kors (Leading to the original name for perfume:  per fumum, or ‘through smoke’…)  Myrrh was a key ingredient in the ancient incense kyphi, used to fumigate ancient Egyptian temples. But its use goes way back:  musk makes its first appearance in the 6th Century, brought from India by Greek explorers. Gwen Stefani L Benzoin gives ‘body’ to many perfumes (it’s especially widely-used in orientals) and is sweetly seductive. Francis Kurkdjian Oud Maison Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Jeans. Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Ineke Angel’s Trumpet Dior Diorissimo Jean-Claude Ellena and Geza Schoen - who creates scents for Ormonde Jayne – use a lot of pink pepper, and Karyn Khoury (Creative Director for Estée Lauder) has long been a fan, first introducing it into Pleasures, which has become a major classic:  pink pepper adds a ‘piquancy’ and freshness, and it’s here to stay. The tradition goes back centuries – to Charles IX, who inaugurated it in 1561. Every evening we had to brush them, polish them. Beyoncé Heat Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile As tended to happen at ‘bacchanales’, he imbibed too much, and became somewhat over-amorous towards a priestess. Next time you’re biting into a date – that dried fruit, which conjures up images of oases, palm trees (and just possibly camels) – have a sniff, first. Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan Are you a honey-lover…? Mad et Len Eau de Fleur d’Oranger It’s the long leaves which are prized, rather than the tiny (and fleeting) white flowers. Serge Lutens Bois de Violette. Hypnotic, heady, almost intoxicatingly sweet, tiaré wafts its exotic way into white floral scents and Orientals. Closer to home, this annual (a member of the mint family) grows up to three ft./almost a metre high, and the oil’s derived from the paper-thin leaves leaves. All Good Scents aims to establi… Nice myth, though. Captured in a bottle, wisteria’s as lush and beautiful as when it scampers up the outside of a house or over a pergola, garlanding them with multi-flowered, hanging ‘racemes’. The Pheasant’s Eye Narcissus (a.k.a. This flowering shrub pulses out its potent scent very powerfully, in its native west Africa. Givenchy Very Irresistible Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte Tom Ford Private Blend Mandarino Di Amalfi Guerlain Rose Barbare Sometimes the perfumer conjures up a black tea note, sometimes green – but the effect is always uplifting. Actually, fennel produces TWO types of oil:  bitter fennel, and sweet fennel, which can be used as top notes OR heart notes, blending well with lavender, rose, geranium, basil, lemon, rosemary, violet leaf and sandalwood. Bond No. Penhaligon’s Cornubia. Marc Jacobs Blush. Rich and heady, tiaré is also used to create ‘monoi’ oil (familiar from many suntanning products), by macerating the flowers in coconut oil. But bitter orange is a fragrance note in its own right, widely used in eau de Colognes and chypre fragrances, as well as adding a whoosh of freshness to florals. Passus means ‘suffering’;  flos translates as ‘flower’ – so the plants are also known as ‘Flowers of Jesus’. Dolce & Gabbana The One The fragrant liquid which refreshed Roman guests and was flung up by fountains all around town, however, was rosewater - the water in which roses have been steeped, then discarded. Guerlain Mitsouko Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme “There was not a single trusted Indian brand of perfumes in India,” says Rajiv. They are often used in colognes and eaux fraiches. It really is happiness, bottled. Once upon a time, jasmine’s scent was extracted through a process called enfleurage:  the flowers were pressed into layers of fat, and gradually the scent migrated to the fat, from which it could be extracted. Ralph Lauren Ralph Wild Hermès Terre d’Hermès Today, we can garland ourselves with bay through the use of fragrance:  it’s a green, herbal note, maybe giving whispers of oregano and thyme, if you smell carefully, with subtle sweet hints of flowers. But if you’ve ever received (or even grown) one of these bulbs (generally at Christmas), you’ll know what the name means:  this trumpet-shaped flower really blooms when the foliage has died down. Oscar de la Renta Live in Love Antonia’s Flowers Floret Goutal Paris Le Muguet Dior Miss Dior Calvin Klein Beauty Or C8 – octanal – which is reminiscent of oranges. Beware of the Fakes . Goutal Paris Eau de Camille Magnolias originate in both Asia and the Americas, and are thought to be one of the most ancient flowering plants, dating back to prehistoric times:  it’s quite a thought that dinosaurs would have seen magnolias blossom...  (Though they wouldn’t have been able to dab magnolia on their pulse-points, of course…), Sometimes, magnolia’s given a starring role in a scent – but it’s there in many a white floral…, Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile The first is Jasminun grandiflorum, which translates as ‘big-flowered jasmine’;  Chanel have their own fields of this in Grasse, and you can read about the harvest and maceration process here - and this is sometimes just referred to, then, as ‘Grasse jasmine’, because it grows so well there. Petit-what? By Kilian Amber Oud Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Freesia notes contain a certain amount of linalool, which is a known sensitiser (and listed on perfume packaging as a caution to the sensitive). Cartier Le Must de Cartier That’s the zesty, lemony burst of citral, a natural aldehyde which is present in the oil of quite a few plants, including lemon myrtle, lemongrass, lemon tea tree, lemon verbena, lemons themselves, limes, as well as orange and petitgrain (the flower of the bitter orange). Frangipani isn’t actually the name of a plant, though:  it’s an ingredient from plumeira flowers, which have a gardenia-like scent:  soft, peachy, creamy, fruity. Dior Diorama The essential oil itself is produced from the fruit’s skin:  you get a hint of how this happens when you tear into a mandarin, and the oil scents your hands. Gucci Gucci by Gucci Guerlain L’Instant de Guerlain Eau de Toilette Adding an ethereal veil of softly charming fresh-airiness to a fragrance, we invite you to explore this so-pretty ingredient in your next perfume... Amouage Blossom Love It smells like skin itself. Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Philosophy Love Chanel Coco When you see opium listed as a fragrance note, it implies something mischievous and mysterious about the perfume itself. The genius of perfumers is knowing just what they have to do, to blend those into perfectly constructed scents for us to wear. But as with many ‘unlikely’ perfume ingredients, add it in the teensiest dose, and hemlock can add depth and intrigue. So long as the lily flowers you buy are indeed fragrant, they’ll pump their sweetness into the air without fading for a couple of weeks at a time…, Cacharel Anaïs Anaïs More commonly, ‘ink’ is a synthetic ‘novelty’ ingredient, used mostly in men’s fragrances to give a mysterious hint of solvent or damp moss, or (romantically) to conjure up the vision of someone writing love letters, perhaps, with a good old-fashioned quill. Oakmoss smells earthy, and woody, sensual with hints of musk and amber and is really not like anything else in the perfumer’s ‘palette’ because it also works fantastically as a ‘fixative’ to give scent a longer life on the skin. This yummiest of fruits originates from Central Mexico (‘guacamole-land’!). It’s resinous. In summer scents, in particular, kiwi adds a refreshing sweetness. 19 Miller Harris Fleur Oriental Join The Perfume Society mailing list and be the first to know about all things fragrant. Revlon Charlie White Plants take from five to seven years to flower abundantly, with up to 60 flowers on a single plant – but that makes for a pricy ingredient. The other precious member of the family is Sambac Jasmine – sometimes known as Tuscan jasmine, or Arabian jasmine, depending on who you’re speaking to…  Nowadays, jasmine is grown for the fragrance industry everywhere from India to France, Morocco, Algeria, Spain and Morocco. Different ionones have subtly different characters, though, ranging from soft violets in full bloom through the iris/earthy/woodsiness of an ionone variation by the name of methyl ionone. It looks like cinnamon. Philospohy Baby Grace Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus Stella McCartney Stella But did you know that this stone-fruit is related to the cashew family…? Tom Ford Oud Wood. And did we say sexy…? Plenty of people seem to find tobacco almost as addictive in perfumery as cigarettes or cigars – but it’s a healthier way to indulge, for sure. There are a few scents, yes, which capture the sweet, grassy, earthy warmth of hay, which also has almost animalic qualities. Penhaligon’s Quercus Giorgio Armani Armani Code Oudh (sometimes spelled 'oud') has become a phenomenally popular ingredient, but still divides opinion. Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme. As with many other fruit notes, kiwi’s enjoying a moment in the sun thanks to the current fashion for fruity-floral scents. His father prayed for Orchis to be restored, but instead the gods transformed him into the flower we know today as the orchid. Just threw that in because you never know when it might come in useful in Trivial Pursuit, someday…). It has a waxy, soft floral quality, in perfumes – almost as if it lightly dusts the perfume with pollen. By Kilian Cruel Intentions Valentino Donna Acqua As an alternative, perfumers have turned to synthetic oud, although trained noses will tell you that it smells plainer, woody and leathery – but without the warm, balsamic qualities. Goutal Passion Serge Lutens Arabie Caron Or et Noir The plant itself has dark green leaves and teeny flowers, followed by the star-shaped seedpods. As well as occurring naturally, though, benzyl alcohol may also be chemically produced from petrochemical sources. It’s extracted by steam distillation of freshly-picked flowers, which must be a gorgeous task. Nez à Nez Hiroshima Mon Amour. Vivienne Westwood Boudoir (Plus the fougère family, which is mostly men’s scents. Evody Ambre Intense Ancient Arab perfumers were seduced by sandalwood’s sweet magic long, long ago:  in pulverised or sawdust form, it formed the base of solid perfumes and incense. So the story goes, Ernest Beaux – Chanel’s original perfumer – either misread his sums, or accidentally tipped a much greater quantity of aldehydes into the sample of perfume he was preparing for the discerning Mademoiselle Chanel, creating an overdose with almost 1% aldehydes. Miller Harris Couer de Fleur Tom Ford Violet Blonde Vivienne Westwood Boudoir Etro Patchouly Van Cleef & Arpels First, Nobody grinds up metal and adds it to a perfume blend – but the genius of perfumers is that they nevertheless have a way of conjuring up hints of iron and steel in a bottle, as an evocative ‘fantasy’ note. Histoire de Parfums Vert Pivoine Once upon a time, frangipani was the name of an actual perfume – produced by an aristocratic Roman Renaissance family by the name of Frangipani, and created by mixing orris (iris root), spices, civet and musk. Galimard Galimard Star Explore by raw material shows a list of scent families and ingredients. ‘Queen of the May’, or ‘the faerie tree’, as this ancient, often gnarly tree is also known as, looks thornily off-putting throughout the winter - but then: ker-pow…! But above all, they give depth and sexiness to a fragrance…'. In a fragrance? Or enjoy it as a delicate, slightly spicy herbaceous note, in fragrances. Estée Lauder Sensuous Miss Sixty Miss Sixty The note has a mystical air to it:  in the ‘language’ of plants, it’s been linked with prosperity, fidelity, virtue and positivity. (This note is also sometimes called American balsam, or even ‘opobalsam’.) Here's what leather means to perfumer Andy Tauer, and how he uses it in his creations. (Though rum’s more widely used to add swagger to men’s perfumery, quite a few opulent women’s scents also feature a slug of this multi-faceted ingredient, which can have hints of vanilla, clove, ginger or ripe fruits). They’re both from the small white flowers that blossom on the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantia) - which is much more fragrant than the orange tree which produces the fruit for eating. Rose otto’s extracted via steam distillation, while the more precious rose absolute, via solvent extraction, or CO2 extraction. (That’s because it also helps digestion, as well as enhancing flavours. All FREE! Jo Malone London Wild Bluebell Guerlain Eau de Lit It’s delectably intoxicating, in fragrances – and perfumers love to blend it with sandalwood, bergamot, clary sage and other floral notes. (Though we do also invite you to improve your sense of smell through one of our nationwide workshops for subscribers – click here for details. 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