Emotional matter



    The term "citrus" comes from Greek mythology. The citrus were nymphs responsible for watching over the gardens of the Gods, in which there was the famous "Golden Apple" which is infact the orange. The citrus family includes a collection of essential oils obtained by extracting the zest of bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, orange and tangerine. These citrus fruits are the origin of "eau de Cologne", dating from the 19th century, labelled to be the first original olfactory family. Generally used as top notes of a perfume composition, these materials do not go out of fashion over time and are always as successful. The Citrus family scents are fresh, vibrant and tangy. Citrus notes are very volatile and therefore only stay on the skin for a short time.


    Dry woods are often used in all perfumes, as a base note to structure the fragrance. Indeed, they make it possible to fix the heart notes and specially to make the top notes last longer. Cedar is classified as a note with a dry and elegant manner. Cedar… one should rather say Cedars, because there are six of them: from Cyprus, the Himalayas, Lebanon, the Atlas Cedar, Virginia Cedar and finally the White Cedar. These essences are used to affirm masculinity but also bring more tenacity to the fragrances. Cedar is one of the favorite woods perfumers like to work with. Its scent inevitably evokes a memory: that of the pencil sharpened as a child. Cedar perfectly transcribes the breath of a sawmill with its wood residues. Generally, the woody-dry note is quite round and warm, evoking a touch of nostalgia.


    The Frangipani flower exhales its vanilla and deliciously powdery fragrances over the distant and tropical regions in which its trees grow, offering a visually wonderful flowering.

    The exotic, deliciously vanilla and almond scent of the Frangipani flower leaves no one indifferent. Merely sniffing the flower leads to imagining a pretty summery solar fragrance with Frangipani flowers in its heart. It brings powerful whiffs of vanilla and almond to the fragrances, which bloom well during holidays in the tropical sun. Thus, in floral compositions the Frangipani is very often a heart note. It seems to be the preferred appanage of almost exclusively female summer scents and waters. However, thanks to its powdery and sweet facet, a floral composition will turn gourmand, and using the powerfully exotic facet of Frangipani a perfumer may envelop oriental floral compositions differently.


    For the amateur, describing the scent of a Rose is delicate and subjective. Indeed, the Rose never expresses a single scent. It has always been reputed to have the sweetest and most engaging fragrance. It's no wonder that for the industry the Rose essence is often called “perfumer’s sugar”! One will notice its fresh facet brought by citronellol and geraniol while phenylethyl alcohol gives it its floral-green side. While Rose ketones can accentuate fruity apple-quince notes, or even simmered-stewed Rose jam. There are also spicy molecules like methyl eugenol reminiscent of violet and, if they were more present, would lead the Rose to the scent of carnations. Nature is creative: a carnation is a rose that would have grown on a clove bud. Another facet is revealed, brought by nerol, with fresh and marine accents, or the characteristic smell of tea.

    The Rose indeed is the most emotional of perfumery matters!


    Tuberose is naive only in its color ... white and pure, yet it hides a suave and hypnotic soul. From an olfactive profile point of view it can be described as a very exotic and fruity jasmine. Narcotic, addictive, intoxicating, the white flowered clusters of Tuberose offer a unique and heady fragrance. Carnal and creamy, the almost raw animal sensuality of Tuberose gives a fiery character to any floral composition.