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In this theme
Sending a delightful goodbye kiss to summer with fabulous fruits: delicious mangoes, tart blackcurrants, ripe figs, juicy pears and some unexpected options such as pine resin with a surprising strawberry nuance.
How do perfumers put the fruit in the formula? Fruity notes are a product of aromachemical development in the late 20th century; often created from molecules derived through lab synthesis rather than distillation. Distill strawberries and you will get jam, not an essential oil useful to perfumers! (You can still distill the tiny seeds in the strawberries but the result is very far from the delicious aroma of ripe berries). As techniques and skills develop the good news is that fruity nuances are becoming more convincing, complex and sophisticated; especially in niche, artistic perfumery. Because small batch perfume houses can use really rare natural materials they can experiment and explore more freely. Indeed, as you will see in this edit, one perfumer was lucky enough to find a particular pine resin delivering the most extraordinary strawberry twist.
So we invite you to pick your ripe fruit from this overflowing basket.
A curious woody perfume with the illusion of strawberry and pine cones compote. In the lands of eternal cold such as Siberia people end up making jam from what is available (pine cones mostly). However, the resin of the evergreen when boiled smells divinely fruity. This curious phenomenon is highlighted in Cape Heartache.
This perfume is inspired by a fabulous holiday destination that is the Balearic islands. In its fairly complex formula featuring spices, sun lotion accord and references to the lush Mediterranean vegetation, hiding in the background is a delicious fig nuance. Often fig is a go-to note for perfumers to instill that holiday by the sea mood.
Certain varieties of white flowers can display an interesting illusionary fruity nuance. For example jasmine grandiflorum, cultivated in the South of France, has a distinct apricot aroma. Drama Nuui illustrates this effect beautifully.
In this perfume there is another woody material with a surprising fruity twist: patchouli. Top quality patchouli oil often has chocolate and tart fruity nuances. Occasionally perfumers encourage this with clever aromachemicals, et voilà you have convincing blackcurrant marmalade illusion in this particular blend.