dambiro's scent-dictionary - All scents at a glance

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Absinthe / Vermouth
Actually, absinthe is only known in liquid form - namely as a notorious vermouth schnapps. The medicinal herb of the daisy family is due to its bitter substances as digestive and immune boosting. Wormwood, with its strongly fragrant flowers, also stands for a characteristic, sweet-spicy scent that avant-garde perfumers have discovered for themselves. At the end of the 19th century, spirits with their high alcoholic content were considered the drink of the bohème des fin siècle - thinkers, men of letters and musicians of that era of decadence and debauchery. The mixture of wormwood (bitter mugwort), aniseed and fennel extracts and many other herbs was said to have such a hallucinogenic effect that absinthe was even forbidden in Europe and America at times. Renowned artists such as Hemingway, Picasso and van Gogh appreciated the schnapps. The latter is said to have even cut off an ear in the absinthe rush ... The scent of absinthe is very succinct thanks to wormwood and anise and is therefore also appreciated in perfumery as a spicy admixture - without any intoxicating effect.

Aquatic
For clean men: The scent direction aquatic describes predominantly men's perfumes, which include the freshness of the salty sea, which remind of the clarity and lightness of water and stand for pure purity. The triumphant advance of the aquatic scent character began in the 90s of the last century with the mega-seller "Cool Water" by Davidoff, because the advertising staged the fragrance visually perfectly. The decisive factor is mint and lavender in the top note.

Absolues
They are the highly concentrated form of essential oils from plant-based raw materials such as leaves, peelings or flowers. Essential oils are produced by the removal of hydrogen, ie by distillation processes. Absolues, however, one wins by inserting the plant material in ethanol and methanol and then extracted the solvents by complex procedures. What remains is an oily paste, which - mixed with alcohol - smells more intense and authentic than normal essential oils. For instance, the difference between roses and roses becomes particularly clear. Example: Contessa di Castiglione Gold. From some sensitive plants or flowers such as jasmine can be basically only absolues win.

Agarwood / Oud
The scent resin smells very characteristic, a bit getting used to, warm, sexy, almost animalistic and is the epitome of the erotizing perfume: oud. Traditionally used as a men's fragrance in Arab countries, Western perfumers did not realize its enormous power until just over a decade ago. Oud is obtained from the resin of the agarwood tree infested by a fungus. It costs more than gold: For purified resin customers pay up to 50,000 euros per kilo. But also the heartwood of the tree (agarwood or agarwood) smells pleasantly woody and is the most expensive wood of the earth.

Acacia Blossom
The acacia shrub or tree, which is native to the subtropics, is also a popular ornamental shrub with its feather-like leaves and thorns. If we talk about acacia flowers, we usually mean the flowers of the false acacia (Robine). They are appreciated in modern cuisine as well as in perfumery. Because of their tender, lovely floral aroma, the flowers are also popular with bees. Acacia honey is one of the finest types of honey. The acacia trees of the savannah are special: they can communicate! At least with neighboring acacia trees. As soon as a giraffe nibbles the leaves, messenger substances are emitted, which cause an increased production of bitter tannins. The leaves are so inedible.

Aldehydes
In addition to natural nuances, such as from essential oils, there are also chemically produced fragrance flavors that last a particularly long time and smell intense. Aldehydes literally translate to dehydrated alcohol, which is alcohol that has been deprived of hydrogen. The best known aldehyde is vanillin, which is used as vanilla flavor. The chemical compound C7 stands for an intense orange aroma. There are many more floral, citrus or woody-warm notes. Just listen and marvel: even in the most famous of all perfume classics, Chancel No. 5 (born in 1921), aldehydes provide that certain something.

Ambrette Seeds
(Bisameibisch / Abelmoschus) It smells intensely spicy, sensual and musky and it is said to have a tremendous erotic effect: Ambrette is the dark musk kernel oil from the seeds of the herbaceous Abelmoschus shrub. If we win the precious oil by steam distillation. The synthetically produced variant is cheaper.

Amber
Bring every still-floating fragrance back to the floor: For perfumers, amber is just like pure gold for the goldsmith. Originally from the stomach of whales

Artemisia (odoriferous)
Due to its effect on women's diseases, the medicinal and aromatic plant Artemisia (odoriferous) from the daisy family was used by the ancient Greeks. The goddess Artemis Ilithyia bears her name. The oil from the fragrant foliage of some subspecies (such as wormwood, mugwort and Edelraute) is being rediscovered more and more and thanks to its sweet-warm smell like in modern aromatherapy and perfumery used. The trend towards the use of ancient fragrances continues more and more.

Egyptian geranium
Not to be confused with the rather unpleasant odor of geraniums in this country! The essential oil of the Egyptian geranium is often called the rose geranium. Not without reason: the sweet-sweet aroma actually reminds of the rose. In India and Egypt, the oil is not only used as a beguiling fragrance that gives inner balance and balance, but has also been used for centuries as a remedy for skin diseases.

Benzoin
The white-yellowish solid with an intense aroma occurs naturally in the balsam resin of the tropical styrax tree or shrub. Its smell is often used in aromatherapy and has a soothing, mood-enhancing and concentration-promoting effect. In perfumes, it provides oriental and resinous-warm, almost chocolaty notes. Benzoin unfolds its smoky aroma in temple incense mixtures.

Bergamot
The cheeky, green fruit is a blend of sweet lime and bitter orange and is mainly cultivated for its scent: The skin of the fruit contains intensively fragrant essential oils, which are often used in fruity-fresh perfumes, but also as a flavoring in teas and other foods are used. Especially in the lively-sparkling cologne is usually bergamot included. Not to be confused is the citrus fruit (also Sour Orange) with the original bergamot, a pear variety.

Floral notes
Almost all women's fragrances (and even some menswear) contain floral notes. The most popular absolues come from rose and jasmine, followed by lily of the valley, tuberose and iris. A mixture of several flower scents is called bouquet (or bouquet). Most are flowery combined with other scents - such as fruity or citrusy notes. Creations in which the floral notes dominate, is also called Soliflore. That a perfume - such as Tonatto Solista - ONLY consists of Blütenabsolues, is rather unusual.

Boabab
Boabab is the name given to the African baobab tree. For centuries, the inhabitants have used every part of the mighty tree as a remedy - from the root to the wood, to the leaves and fruits. For humans and elephants the tree is an important water donor. The powdered fruits are now considered in this country as a real superfood. They are rich in vitamin C, iron and antioxidants. From the pulp is obtained the fragrant boabab milk, a popular, exotic-scented ingredient in perfumes.

Cabreuvaholz
The resin and oil-rich precious wood (Myrocarpus fastigiatus) grows in South America. It smells intense and woody-pleasant, similar to cedar wood. Except in perfumes, natural cabreuva oil is found in massage oils and room fragrances. Only a few drops give a room a very special atmosphere. In aromatherapy and gynecology, it is valued for its healing and nourishing properties and even has a hormonal stabilizing effect.

Chypre fragrance
The fragrance family describes perfumes with a lemony top note, a floral heart note and woody earthy and / or resinous aromas in the base notes. The term comes, so to speak, from the prototype - the perfume Chypre de Coty. The Frenchman François Coty created the bestseller in 1917 and is considered the founder of modern perfume production.

Cistrose
In addition to the resin of Cistus / Cistrose (see Labdanum), the Cistrosal oil obtained from the leaves is also used for perfumes. He is attributed to healing and, above all, hemostatic effects. It smells fine-sweet and a little honey.

Coumarin
The very unusual-peculiar aroma and fragrance of coumarin (also coumarin or coumarin, not to be confused with the chilli variety Cumari!) Occurs as a secondary plant compound in nature. It is known above all for cinnamon, but also for dried woodruff, tonka beans and fresh hay. While a higher amount of coumarin in the food is considered hazardous to health, cosmetic products and perfume oils with the flavoring according to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment are absolutely harmless. So: close your eyes and enjoy the scent! Cinnamon is one of the classic Christmas spices.

Davana
The daisy plant Davana (botanical: Artemisia pallens, also called Fahlblättriger Mugwort) convinces with a fruity-sweet, almost mango-like and slightly woody aroma. Just a few drops of oil extracted from the leaves are enough to add an intense exotic touch to perfumes or creams. Davana is grown in India.

Distillation
In the process of extracting fragrances from flowers, leaves, woods and resins, boiling water releases fragrance oils from the shrunken flower and plant parts. The process can take many hours (for wood, for example). The condensate contains the valuable essential oils and, after cooling, leads to the "Huiles Essentielles".

Ebanol
Is a high quality synthetic, but very natural smelling aroma. It exudes the comforting odeur of woody-warm sandalwood. Ebanol is used as a turbo, ie as a fragrance enhancer to create the woody aroma intensively and long-lasting.

Ebony (Ebony / Marblewood)
It's magic: The black or brown-black striped, very thick tropical ebony is one of the most precious and rarest types of wood on Earth. In the mythology, the heartwood without annual rings is said to have a magical effect: wands are often made of ebony, and not in vain had Snow White hair "black as ebony". In perfumery, Woody-Tart Ebony Wood is a popular base supplement to vanilla or other balsamic chords.

Oakmoss / Oak Moss (Mousse d'Arbre)
The name is misleading, because the lichen oakmoss grows quite well on other trees - mainly in southern Europe. Especially on pines it forms a very typical smell of forest, moss and earth, which is the most popular ingredient in men's perfumes. Oakmoss absolute harmonize beautifully with green aromas such as vetiver and bergamot or fine citrus nuances.

Elemie
Elemie is a pure natural product and is extracted from the resin of the so-called canary tree, which grows in the Asian tropics. Even five kilograms of resin distilled about one liter of oil. Do not worry: the plant survives the "harvest". Precious elemie smells green, spicy, earthy and is often used in incense mixtures. Especially popular is the long-lasting nuance of the creators of high-priced men's fragrances. Not least because it is said to have a mood-enhancing (side) effect ...

Enfleurage
The oldest method to extract a precious, long-lasting fragrance from a natural raw material. The fragrance carrier is absorbed by animal fat and then washed with alcohol. The result is the "Absolue d`Enfleurage".

Tarragon
This spice, also called kite or snake herb, gives many dishes a special twist and is often used in French and Italian cuisine. Responsible for this is the sweet-tart-spicy taste of the herb, to which spasmolytic properties are assigned. Creative perfumers love the essential oil of the tarragon because of its very aromatic, distinctive, anise-like odor. He gives women's as well as men's perfumes that certain something.

Extraction
The most common method in today's perfume production: Volatile solvents (such as butane) extract from the plant parts (flowers, leaves) the fragrant, ointment-like or waxy concrete (L'Essence Concrète). After cleaning, pure, high-priced (flower) oil remains: the "L'Essence Absolue". The highest classifications are "parfait" and "great".

Expression
The process of extracting fragrance immediately uses the essential oils that emerge, for example, when breaking the shell of a citrus fruit.

Figs
Perfumes with fig aroma are considered anti-stress fragrances. The aroma of the healthy super-tropical fruit from the family of mulberry plants, which has been cultivated for more than 4,500 years, is exciting: The fruits themselves (fresh or dried) exude a unique, fresh scent, while the leaves and branches more green-herb and look woody. Not for nothing does the fig leaf stand for sensuality ... In the production of perfume, the fig is only used since the 90s of the last century. As a remedy, however, it has been proven for millennia, especially in indigestion and vitamin deficiency, but also as an aphrodisiac.

Galbanum
This is the name given to the dry latex (gum resin) from the root of the umbel plant Ferula Erubescens from the Middle East. Because galban resin was used in gynecology, it is also called "mother resin". In the production of men's perfumes in particular, the resinous-warm-spicy scent is traditionally used to fix other notes. Popular components are lavender or citrus fruits. In aromatherapy Galbanum has a calming and relaxing effect.

Clove
We know this traditional Christmas spice from punch, gingerbread and incense. Cloves also refine some savory (game) dish. The pungent-tasting and strongly fragrant dried flowers of the Myrthengewächses originate from the Moluccas (the spice islands). Incidentally, the contained essential oil has an antiseptic and antispasmodic and helps against toothache - so just chew a clove when you're in pain! The scent of the clove, respectively of the clove oil, unfolds spicy, warm, balsamic and a hint of sweetness.

Gourmand notes
Well, how do you describe a scent? To express the sense of smell in the literal sense, designers have defined and defined so-called "fragrances". So that the language of the fragrances is easier. For example, a distinction is made between aquatic, woody or Fougère notes. Behind the scent Gourmand are perfumes that are characterized by an intense, sweet character. They smell of chocolate, cotton candy, almonds and caramel ...

Green notes
Green notes describe a natural scent character reminiscent of fresh grass and juicy leaves - such as lemon grass or leaves of figs, ivy, tomatoes and basil. The mixed essence "green notes" usually comes into play in the top note. Green flavors go well with energetic women and men.

Green tea
For more than 4,000 years Asians have appreciated the healing power and invigorating effect of green tea. In contrast to black tea, it is not fermented after picking, but gently heated and dried. This preserves all flavors and also active ingredients such as vitamins, minerals and caffeine. Today there are about 1,000 different varieties of all quality levels. As far as the fragrance is concerned, Grüner Tee stands for a fine, tender-tart, fresh aroma, which blends particularly well with floral and sweet notes.

Guajac (Lignum Vitae)
The blue-flowering guajac tree thrives in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Its wood (also called Pokholz) is one of the hardest and heaviest precious woods in the world. Even the Mayans used Gujak extracts as a remedy, in the 16th century they were used against Poken. Hence the Latin name Lignum Vitae (Tree of Life). The essential oil of the tree smells intense woody-spicy, its resin is also processed in incense. You can also find Lignum Vitae extracts in herbal liqueurs and teas.

Hazelnut / Noisette
There are not many perfumes with the ingredient hazelnut. That's a pity! Because the Odeur has two wonderful facets: on the one hand the spicy-woody scent of autumn, leaves, wood, woods and nuts; on the other hand, the sweet and sour chocolate flavor of ground hazelnuts. Together with certain floral or lemony notes creates an incomparable perfume. For example, in Contessa di Castiglione Silver.

Heliotropin
The lilac-colored vanilla plant Heliotrope (also called Solstice) exudes its wonderfully sweet smell on our balconies and terraces. Although heliotropin is reminiscent of the vanilla plant, it actually consists of the natural vanilla and almond scented Piperonal flavoring. By the way, we also like to use chocolate.

Cardamom
In addition to vanilla and saffron, cardamom is one of the oldest and most popular medicinal and spice plants in the world. The seeds or the whole dried capsule fruits of the ginger plant, which is at home in India and Asia, are used. Cardamom is the main ingredient of any curry powder, chai tea and Christmas biscuit cookies. The fragrance stands for an inimitable spicy, intense aroma with a slightly sharp tone. The absolute is often used in oriental notes.

Irish Moss / White Moss
Irish Moss is not really a moss. This refers to cartilaginous ragged from the ocean, which exudes a very special, intense scent of sand and sea. So special that even a whole series of cosmetics named after Irish Moss. For men's perfumes, the scent of nature and freedom is often combined with woody and earthy notes.

Labdanum
This smell has fascinated people for millennia: Labdanum, the resin of the rockrose, was loved in ancient Egypt for its warm, resinous and honey-like odor and used in incense mixtures. Aromatherapy does not use the resin but the cistrosal oil obtained from the leaves, to which healing and above all haemostatic effects are attributed. It also smells fine-sweet and a little honey.

Leather
A smell that almost anyone can recall. The grandfather's armchair, the favorite horse's saddle, the special boots, the luxurious glove. We combine the aroma especially (but not only) in men's fragrances with passion, success, strength and sensuality. Even ladies love the masculine appearance of leather. Alone: ​​How does this fragrance get into a perfume? First of all: there is no leather fragrance! The tanning process even leaves a rather unpleasant odor. So the glove makers used to hide the odor of their precious products with aromatic oils like civet, amber and musk. Exactly this mixture of different essences we connect today with "leather". In perfumery, a distinction is made between the rather sweetish Spanish leather and the more austere Russian leather. However, the aroma is redefined again and again.

Lignum Vitae (Guajac)
The blue-flowering guajac tree thrives in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Its wood (also called Pokholz) is one of the hardest and heaviest precious woods in the world. Even the Mayans used Gujak extracts as a remedy, in the 16th century they were used against Poken. Hence the Latin name Lignum Vitae (Tree of Life). The essential oil of the tree smells intense woody-spicy, its resin is also processed in incense. You can also find Lignum Vitae extracts in herbal liqueurs and teas.

Madagascar vanilla
The finely grated and sweet-aromatic vanilla beans come from the island of Madagascar (once Bourbon). Common is therefore the name bourbon vanilla. Because of its seclusion, the island off the west coast of Africa is considered a botanical treasure island with many rare or even unique plants. The "sixth continent" is the fourth largest island in the world. Bourbon vanilla is one of the most popular spices in the world. The "black gold" is used as a spice in cooking and baking and is an important component of many popular perfumes.

Magnolia
On one of his trips to the Caribbean, the French botanist Charles Plumier discovered an evergreen shrub in the 17th century, whose lush blossoms overwhelmed him. He named the Magnolia after a great colleague of his time: Pierre Magnol, a member of the Paris Academy of Sciences. The magnolia family consists of 230 different species and many adorn our front gardens as ornamental trees with strikingly large and beautiful flowers. The US state of Mississippi is referred to as the "Magnolia State". For many decades, the beguiling, intense, flowery and persistent absolute of magnolia has been a popular ingredient in perfumes and skin care products. The magnolia represents the everlasting spring.

Moroccan Rose
The intense fragrance oil of the Moroccan Rose is attributed to deeply effective forces. It is moisturizing and dissolves when applying blockages. In the long history of perfumery, a more sensual fragrance is hardly used than the pure rose elixir.

Maceration (Enfleurage à chaud)
The further development of the scent production by Enfleurage. In addition, the fat and flower mass is boiled for several hours, then the "Absolue d`Enfleurage" washed out with alcohol.

Mint
First, a distinction must be made between green mint and peppermint. Because spearmint spearmint smells pleasantly fresh, stimulating and sporty, but sweeter than peppermint. It lacks the high menthol content, which makes the peppermint taste and smell more intense. Both types of mint are popular as remedies and home remedies. In perfumes, especially in men's fragrances, the spearmint is more likely to appear, especially in the top note.

Clary sage / sage
We know sage from the mint family as a spice for a spicy meat dish, such as saltimbocca (veal escalope with sage). But because he also smells wonderfully intense aromatic, balsamic and spicy and has a fine lemon note, he is often used in aromatherapy and perfumery. It is inspiring and stimulates creativity ... Popular fragrance components are bergamot and lavender.

Myrrh / Sweet Myrrh / Opoponax
Due to its disinfectant properties, the resin of the balsam tree has been used for thousands of years mainly in Arab countries - for ritual embalming and anointing and as an admixture to incense such as frankincense. The wonderfully earthy, sweet-balsamic fragrance of sweet myrrh (also balm myrrh) harmonizes and has a balancing effect. It fits particularly well in perfumes to ingredients such as woods, other resins or herbs. Deceleration is necessary? Then Opoponax is the tool of choice!

Myrtle
The evergreen shrub with its white, star-shaped flowers is a symbol of immortality. It grows exclusively in the Mediterranean, survives even conflagrations and can literally be up to 300 years old. The fresh-spicy fragrance of myrtle oil from leaves and branches is reminiscent of eucalyptus.

Nagarmotha (Cypriol)
Although extremely nourishing, Nagarmotha is called Cyprus grass, but is mostly cultivated in India. The oil is obtained from sprouts and roots of the scented grass and is a popular aroma especially in men's fragrances. If a man anoints his forehead, he should have lasting success in love, says the legend. The smoked grass smells pleasantly woody-earthy and long-lasting.

Carnation
There are probably no better known and more emblematic flowers than roses and carnations. The genus name Dianthus with its 300 subspecies combines the Greek Dios (Zeus) with Anthros (flower) to the god flower. The carnation in the buttonhole stands for decadence, the red carnation for socialism, a bouquet of carnations for appreciation. But the carnation is loved above all for its typical scent. Perfumes with carnation absolues are often opulent-flowery. Do not confuse the flowery note of the clove with the smoky, resinous scent of the clove, which is often used in distinctive men's perfumes.

Neroli
Away with the bad mood! Neroli oil from the flowers of bitter orange (better known as bitter orange) lifts the mood! The precious essential oil, so the aromatherapy describes, makes calm and serene and has many skin care properties. As a fragrance Neroli harmonizes wonderfully with citrus fruits, lavender, but also with woody notes such as cedar or sandalwood. Some idiosyncratic perfumers combine neroli with resinous nuances to create unusual scents.

Opoponax / sweet myrrh
Due to its disinfectant properties, the resin of the balsam tree has been used for thousands of years mainly in Arab countries - for ritual embalming and anointing and as an admixture to incense such as frankincense. The wonderfully earthy, sweet-balsamic fragrance of sweet myrrh (also balm myrrh) harmonizes and has a balancing effect. It fits particularly well in perfumes to ingredients such as woods, other resins or herbs. Deceleration is necessary? Then Opoponax is the tool of choice!

Orris (orris root)
Orris root from the dried rootstock of the iris is a very expensive perfume. For the root of the flower must first mature for up to five years, before the intensely violet smelling oil can be distilled in a complex process. The aroma of the thick "iris butter" lasts for an unusually long time without losing any of its intensity.

Orchid
Orchids are very peculiar to their fragrance. Some do not smell, others very intense - but only at the time of day when their pollinators are on the way like butterflies or hummingbirds. Some exude a wonderfully vanillic-sweet, others an elegant-flowery, others a rather lemony-fresh Odeur. The orchid can therefore basically stand for different fragrances. In the production of perfume, the queen of flowers gives a delicate florality to the most graceful women's fragrances. As early as the 5th century BC, Confucius described the orchid as a flower of grace, elegance and beauty. The gracefully grown orchids belong to the world wide, large family of orchids. Today, botanists know about 1,000 genera with up to 30,000 species.

Oud / Agarwood
The scent resin smells very characteristic, takes a bit of getting used to, warm, sexy, almost animalistic and is the epitome of the erotizing perfume: Oud. Traditionally used as a men's fragrance in Arab countries, Western perfumers did not realize its enormous power until just over a decade ago. Oud is obtained from the resin of the agarwood tree infested by a fungus. It costs more than gold: For purified resin customers pay up to 50,000 euros per kilo. But the heartwood of the tree also smells pleasantly woody. It is the most expensive wood on earth.

Ozonic notes
you can not smell oxygen. However, we associate freshness and airiness with certain odors. The smell of clear mountain air or washed laundry, for example. Or imagine a waterfall that hits rocky ground. The whirled up air smells clear and pure and somehow cleaned. Ozonic notes thus combine flavors that we associate with these images. Because they are also reminiscent of salty sea air, ozone notes correspond well with oceanic, maritime and aquatic notes.

Indian patchouli
One thing is certain: everyone recognizes that smell! In the 1970s patchouli oil was THE flower power generation accessory. Beautifully applied thick, possibly in conjunction with musk, it exuded the scent of freedom and happiness. Now patchouli is experiencing its revival. Whether in combination with other ingredients or pure, the aromatics of our time are increasingly relying on the distinctive resident smell of the oil. Earthy, sweetish, exotic, oriental. The oil is extracted from the herbaceous leaves of the patchouli shrubs of the family of the lip bloom plants. One distinguishes between Indian and Javanese patchouli.

Pine
The scent of pine forests on the sea-fringe is not only the epitome of the Mediterranean lifestyle for perfume-lounge. That's how a holiday at the sea smells. For the wonderfully herbaceous-balsamic absolues both the needles and the resin of the pine tree (Mediterranean pine) are used. It is often used in incense mixtures. Pine resin is known by the name "rosin". By the way, musicians also use violin strings and horsehair bows to elicit masterly sounds.

Petit Grain (translated: small crow)
is the traditional, obtained by steam distillation of essential oil from the leaves and branches of the bitter orange tree Pomeranze. The tree is one of the most flavored orange species. The slightly bitter and fresh-spicy smell sharpens the senses in aromatherapy and promotes concentration. By the way, from the fruit of the Pomeranze one gains the Orangeat, which is especially popular in the Christmas kitchen.

Rice
We admit it: Rice is one of our absolute favorite ingredients. Rice plant water or the extract of the corn smells pleasantly powdery, very gently flowery, earthy-nutty, wonderfully sweet and creamy. The flavor is paired with fruity (peach), sweet (vanilla, cinnamon) or green nuances such as sweet grass. But it is also pure. In any case, rice smells very sensual!

Rose / Tea Rose
In the Name of the Rose: Rose fragrance has always stood for passion and dedication. Tea rose, with its large, elegant, pastel-colored blossoms from Chinese tea gardens, began its triumphant march through Europe in the 18th century. And yes, it actually smells of fine, delicately fruity tea. Conversely, some teas have been refined with the dried leaves of the tea rose. By the way, a bunch of dried tea branches with flowers is also called tea rose. Brewed with water, it is used to make a particularly precious tea.

Sage / clary sage
We know sage from the family of the mint family as a spice for a spicy meat dish, such as saltimbocca (veal escalope with sage). But because he also smells wonderfully intense aromatic, balsamic and spicy and has a fine lemon note, he is often used in aromatherapy and perfumery. It is inspiring and stimulates creativity ... Popular fragrance components are bergamot and lavender.

Sandalwood
Sandalwood oil sounds even more exotic in foreign languages: "Essence de santal", as the French call it, "Oli of sandel wood" is wonderfully romantic in English, the Italians love their "Legno di sandalo". The oil, extracted from the white wood of the evergreen tree, is a precious rarity. Because genuine, natural sandalwood oil is rare. 250 milliliters cost around 1,800 euros on the open market. Purest Oleum Santali possesses wonderful properties: in aromatherapy, it has an antiseptic and euphoric effect and gives the soul a boost. The unmistakable and very pleasant smell is woody-velvety and a little bit sweetish. It is also known, for example, smoked mixtures or Raumdüft-Buketts.

Black Orchid
The black orchid is not really black at all, but only very, very dark red or violet. In Asian culture, dark beauty stands for youthfulness and vitality, and is often given away to older people. Her Odeur is reminiscent of hyacinths. The rare plant was immortalized in 1928 in the eponymous opera grotesque by Eugen d'Albert and in a famous US feature film from 1958 with Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn in the title role.

Sillage
The more modern term sillage is used to assess the scent cloud of a perfume that can be felt the longest in the room or on the skin. With champagne one would say "finish", with tones reverberation or reverberation. Correctly translated from French, Sillage means as much as sternwater or wake - the sea lane that can still be seen for a long time, even if the ship has long been out of sight. The stronger the sillage, the more intense and long-lasting is the base note of a scented water.

Softact
The fragrance production process is a further development of the extraction. Instead of solvents, liquid hydrocarbon is passed through the plant parts or other fragrance carriers.

Tobacco
Very masculine! For years it has been one of the most popular fragrances in distinctive, classic men's perfumes: the sweetish, warm-bitter resinoid from the dried leaves of the tobacco plant. It is complemented by the flowery absolute of the flowers of the fragrance tobacco. In combination with other ingredients such as vanilla, resin, moss or wood arise in each case very different, but always masculine tobacco fragrance creations, which are often used for modern unisex perfumes.

talcum talcum
The hydrated magnesium silicate talcum (talcum) is widely used in cosmetics. For example as an effective powder for deodorants, rouge or eye shadow or - due to its inimitable odor - in perfume. Talcum is a popular carrier because it encases and envelops the fragrance.

Tiaré
Tiaré is the traditional beauty secret of Polynesian women. The elixir from the lush flowery and intensively fragrant shrub plant has outstanding care properties for the skin and hair. The magnificently flowering Tahiti Gardenia Tiaré, which is considered a national plant in its homeland, smells pleasantly sweet - like a mixture of gardenias and apple blossoms.

Timberol
Is a very high quality Synthetic based fragrance enhancer. He carries the aroma of concise Ambernoten. Gentle, warm, intense - and above all, long-lasting! But very close to nature.

Tonka bean
Actually, the tonka bean is not a bean at all, but the seed of the Tonka tree, which is cultivated in South America and Africa. The kernel is taken from the fruit, put in rum and then dried and fermented. Hardly any spice has such a beguiling, intense aroma as the almond-shaped seed. Finely grated, it smells of vanilla, chocolate, rum and bitter almonds, as well as fine-dry cinnamon and nutmeg. This is ensured by the vegetable substance coumarin. The aromatic oil from the Tonka bean is considered as stress-relieving and eroticizing. Because the South Americans believe in the magical powers of tonka bean, they carry the seed as an amulet or as a lucky charm in the purse. The scent awakens memories? No wonder: even our grandfathers liked the aromatic smell and mixed Tonka beans in their pipe tobacco, and the grandmothers sweetened the Christstollen with the spice.

Tuberose
The absolute from the white flower panicles of the tuberose (Nachthyazinthe) is one of the most expensive essential oils: heavy, sensual, sweet and almost mesmerizing, it is only very finely dosed and ennobled the scent of normal hyacinths, daffodils and other bulbous flowers. In aromatherapy, it is primarily aphrodisiac. Tuberose is native to Mexico.

Vanilla
The queen of spices: A fragrance and taste world without sweet and warm vanilla is hard to imagine! The pith of the fermented pods (from the berries) of the orchid plant is one of the most popular spices ever. The aroma goes well with floral and fruity accords, but also harmonizes with woody notes and gives many perfumes a balsamic depth. That is why vanilla is usually found in the base note. In aromatherapy, vanilla stands for calm and balance. The aromatic seasoning vanilla is traded under the name of Bourbon or Mexican vanilla. In perfumes, the more intense aroma of Tahitian vanilla is predominantly found.

Violets / Violet
Fragrance violets with their subspecies Pansies bloom in many different colors and are equally popular as a garden plant as well as a home remedy for colds and as a scent elixir. As absolute one uses both the leaves (fresh-herb as well as grass), as well as the blooms. They smell unique flowery-sweet with a woody chord. That is why violet flowers are often used in men's fragrances. If the fragrance is called "woody-flowery", violets are usually involved. By the way: If one speaks of violet roots (for example, as a teething aid for babies), the roots of the iris (iris) are meant.

Vetiver
Tart, woody, green-spicy and definitely exotic: The tropical sweetgrass Vetiver (also known as Vetyver), originally from Asia, is a popular fragrance component in perfumes and is also used as an essential oil in aromatherapy. The grass rhinos have a diameter of about 30 centimeters and grow at a height of up to 1.50 meters.

Viburnum / Scented Snowball
The ornamental shrub with its spreading branches of the family of the musk plants is a beautiful eye-catcher in parks and gardens all year round. In summer (and in some species even in mild winters), the spherical, fragrant flowers show up, in autumn the foliage shines and later deep red (poisonous) fruits are added. The genus of scented snowball is originally from China. In homeopathy Viburnum is mainly used in gynecology.

Frankincense / Incense
For a long time incense stood as a symbol for the presence of God. The resin of the frankincense tree has been considered precious for thousands of years, the three holy kings laid it at Jesus feet. This year, oriental incense is experiencing its rebirth in the large, wide world of fragrances. Avant-garde perfumers love the distinctive ingredient as a base note. For, mixed with fresh citrus scents and woody aromas, the sacral incense with its resinous and heavy note makes the leap to the top of the perfume hit lists in Milan, Paris, London, Tokyo and Berlin. Anyone who wears incense scents as the last but most important accessory underlines his sense of style!

White Moss / Irish Moss
Irish Moss is not really a moss. This refers to cartilaginous ragged from the ocean, which exudes a very special, intense scent of sand and sea. So special that even a whole series of cosmetics named after Irish Moss. For men's perfumes, the scent of nature and freedom is often combined with woody and earthy notes.

Ylang-Ylang
Even the name sounds exotic, and the ylang-ylang tree is it too: mainly because the noble flowers of the original Malaysian tree on the Comoros and Madagascar are harvested and a characteristic sweet-floral-woody-smelling Processed oil, which is also used in aromatherapy. The extremely feminine smell is said to have an aphrodisiac effect on men. Ylang-ylang means flower of flowers.

Cinnamon
Even the spoken word ZIMT sounds passionate and promising. So too the scent of the dried bark of the cinnamon tree and the dried flowers. According to tradition, the wonderfully aromatic grated powder has been used for more than 4,000 years - as a medicine, as an aphrodisiac, as an incense and then as a spice. In those days, precious cinnamon was the currency. The essential oil of bark and leaves of the tree is a highly valued addition to all Gourmand perfumes. Here cinnamon belongs to vanilla like cream to the strawberry cake and the Christmas tree to the feast. Apropos: Hardly any other scent reminds me so much of Christmas like cinnamon!