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Papyrus, ingredient of antiquity

Papyrus, a form of thick paper used as a writing surface in ancient times. First used in ancient Egypt, the papyrus plant grew abundantly in and around the Nile. Possesses a woody fragrance profile with earthy and spicy aspects.

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Orchid, family of 28,000 species

The Orchid family (Orchidaceae) includes around 28,000 species of all shapes, colours and aromas. Some orchids are highly fragrant, many however (some 25%) are odourless. Those with fragrance emit a widely varied spectrum of nuances. Everything from coconut and raspberry to jasmine and cinnamon, not to mention some species with…

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What the F-ragrance is an Indole?

Indole (adjective indolic) is a chemical compound synthesized but also occuring naturally in floral notes like jasmine and tuberose.  which smells floral at low concentrations, fecal at high concentrations. A very common perfumery term, indoles usually impart a narcotic (strong floral), ripe or animalic character. As an aside indoles also…

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Floralcy…floral see

  The term floralcy refers to a fragrance that presents a floral aspect or includes the smell of flowers. Floral see?

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Sillage, how loud is your perfume?

  Sillage is French for "wake", akin to the trail left behind by a moving boat in water, or the jet stream of a passing airplane. Applied to the context of perfumery, it refers to the range or distance from the wearer, that his or her fragrance may be detected;…

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Nutmeg, sweet…spicy…psychedelic

nutmeg
  Nutmeg possesses a sweet, spicy, woody odour profile. The essential oil obtained by steam distillation of ground nutmeg is used widely in perfumery. Nutmeg, during the Middle Ages was known as a valuable commodity by Muslim sailors from the port of Basra traded and sold to the Venetians for…

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