Perfume Floral Aromas
Flowers – amazing beauty of nature. Thanks to their magical aroma, perfumers actively add their essential oils to create perfumes.
Already in ancient times, people, making perfumes, used spices, needles, herbs and, of course, flowers. It is even believed that without flowers the perfume industry would not have received such a successful development. Today we will pay attention to the most important colors – the favorites in the perfume industry.
Flower perfumes are one of the most popular perfumes on the market. Women appreciate them for their delicate and romantic scent.
No wonder it is believed that the rose is the queen of flowers: delicate petals, a bright feminine aroma. Many legends are associated with this flower. For example, it is believed that the god of wine Dionysus gave her a fragrance, and the goddess of beauty Aphrodite – a luxurious appearance.
Despite the wide variety of varieties, perfumes mainly use Rosa Damascene and Rosa Centifolia. Recently, black rose – Black Baccara – has been popular among perfumers. It gives perfumes a special aroma – tart, woody, with tobacco notes.
Roses are grown in Turkey, Morocco, and the main supplier of roses is Bulgaria. In this country, it is considered a national pride – a flower has been grown there since the 12th century. In addition, it was in Bulgaria for the first time that rose oil was created – it is used in creating the aroma. Rose oil is considered very valuable – in the international market its value is higher than precious metals.
Perfumers use rose oil or rose water from petals to make perfumes.
Bright, cold, refreshing, the smell of cleanliness – this is how you can describe the unusual aroma of lavender. Recently, it is believed that lavender is suitable only for aromatization of washing powders, but this is not so. Perfumers add it to men’s or unisex compositions that suit strong, strong-willed people.
This flower was held in high esteem even in Ancient Egypt: lavender was used to prepare mixtures for embalming dead pharaohs. The first perfumes with lavender appeared in the Renaissance: the composition included tincture of rosemary, lemon, orange, which perfectly complemented the bright aroma of the flower.
The largest lavender plantations are found in Provence, the French region. It is also grown in many European countries – England, Spain, as well as in the Caribbean and India.
Lavender was loved by European kings. For example, Louis XIV carried bundles of lavender in his pocket
Jasmine, a symbol of love and passion, blooms only in summer, and its flowers are most fragrant at night. That is why the buds are collected before dawn and only by hand, otherwise the petals are easily damaged. The cost of jasmine essential oil is very high, because it takes 8,000 buds to create 1 kilogram of oil. The main plantations of jasmine are in France, Morocco, India.
In addition to perfume, jasmine is used in food. For example, tea with jasmine petals is popular all over the world, which is not only fragrant, but also healthy. Such tea has wound healing, anti-inflammatory, tonic properties.
Ylang-ylang, or the flower of the kananga tree, is a real tropical beauty. It grows only in hot tropical conditions. Fragrant yellow flowers were first discovered in the Philippines, and then transported to the Comoros. It is there that there are plantations supplying flowers for perfume houses.
Ylang-ylang oil is considered an excellent anti-aging agent
Ylang-ylang oil is not only used in perfumes: it is considered an excellent anti-aging agent
Filipinos consider ylang-ylang a flower of seduction: women decorate their hair, and its fragrance always reigns in homes. Perfumers value the flower for its alluring, sweetish, powdery aroma. The buds, as in the case of jasmine, gather at dawn.
Roses are also always relevant, but they should not be in the bouquet too much. A bouquet of three or five buds would be an ideal option, although it is believed that these flowers are good for a sweetheart gift, and are not suitable as a present for a teacher. Doubt it? Then it is worth stopping by lilies – the flowers of noble and beautiful.