Perfumery Index - Phlur Blog

Sandalwood Scent in Perfumery

Sandalwood has a smooth, milky, creamy, and woody scent profile. It is known to be both warm and relaxing. Sandalwood can bring about a richness to a fragrance it is incorporated into. Continue reading

Patchouli Scent in Perfumery

Patchouli is one of the most frequently used raw materials in perfumery. Often considered a “generational scent”, patchouli originated in India and was traditionally used as insect repellent. The oil actually comes from a leafy-green herb that is part of the mint family. It has a strong, sweet, pungent scent that blends well with sweet accords. Continue reading

Ambergris Scent in Perfumery

Ambergris is a grayish, waxy, sticky material that is the by-product of sperm whales. It floats to the surface of beaches that have a high sperm whale population. It is extremely valuable as natural supplies are erratic by nature and because it cannot be cultivated. As you can imagine, trade has been restricted by most countries in order to deter the exploitation of sperm whales. Along with other modern, sustainable brands, Phlur has chosen to use a synthetic variation of ambergris in any fragrance oils we develop. The synthetic Ambroxan is now commonly used to provide the same musky-marine, sweet, and earthy aroma. Continue reading

Elemi Scent in Perfumery

Elemi, when referenced in perfumery, is the resin obtained from the elemi tree (Canarium luzonicum), found in the Philippines. In development, it is used as a fixative and base note, and is valued for its fresh, lemon-pepper aroma with a slightly balsamic and incense-like undertone. Elemi helps to enhance the longevity and diffusion of other notes in a perfume, and is often used in light, fresh, and uplifting fragrances. Continue reading

Cyclamen Scent in Perfumery

Cyclamen is a sweet and floral fragrance note derived from the cyclamen flower. Known for its versatility, it can enhance and complement a variety of other fragrance ingredients. Cyclamen is a sweet and floral fragrance note derived from the cyclamen flower. Known for its versatility, it can enhance and complement a variety of other fragrance ingredients. Continue reading

Cedarwood Scent in Perfumery

Cedarwood is a fragrance ingredient used in perfumery to create woody, warm and slightly spicy scents. It is extracted from the wood of cedar trees and can come from various species such as the Atlas cedar, Virginian cedar, Texas cedar and others. Cedarwood oil has a strong, earthy and slightly sweet aroma, making it a popular choice for use in unisex, woody and amber fragrances. Continue reading

Cashmeran Scent in Perfumery

Cashmeran is a synthetic musk commonly used in perfumery. This lab-made molecule replicates the scent of natural musks, offering a warm and sensual aroma with woody, amber, and floral notes. It is highly valued for its ability to provide long-lasting and scent enhancing effects, making it a popular choice for creating complex and sophisticated scents. It is frequently used in perfumes, colognes, and scented candles to add depth and longevity to the fragrance. Continue reading

Hedione Scent in Perfumery

Hedione is a synthetic aromatic molecule known by its chemical name methyl dihydrojasmonate or cyclopentaneacetic acid, 3-oxo-2-pentyl-, methyl ester. The scent description of Hedione is sweet, fruity, floral, citrus lemon and grapefruit-like with woody jasmine and green nuances. It is versatile, appearing in various types of perfumes, from light and fresh to complex and rich. It often complements other aromas like citrus, floral, and woody to create a harmonious fragrance. Continue reading

Cardamom Scent in Perfumery

Cardamom is a widely used ingredient in perfumery with a spicy, warm and sweet scent. Its scent profile makes it a popular top or middle note. It complements other spices such as cinnamon and clove and works well with both woody and floral notes, making it suitable for a wide range of fragrance products including perfumes for both men and women, colognes, and scented candles. Continue reading

Basil Scent in Perfumery

Basil is commonly known as a culinary herb, but is actually a popular ingredient in perfumery. It is known for its fresh, slightly sweet, and slightly peppery aroma. Note that the basil used in perfumery is not the same as the sweet basil used in cooking (Ocimum basilicum), but rather the Ocimum gratissimum species, also known as "African basil" or "clove basil" due to its clove-like scent. Continue reading