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It's mid summer and we are picking formulas with fruit accords. Fruit is mostly a fantasy in perfumery as distilling something like apples, raspberries or mango is quite impossible (essentially one would get jam in the process).
However, the aromachemical producers by now have a huge library of molecules that will smell fruity and recipes of how to mix them to create a certain fruit effect. These compositions are called ‘smell-to-taste’. This current edit covers straightforward fruity perfumes and formulas where a fruity nuance has been used to present a natural raw material in some unusual way.
An unconventional take on fig (a theme by now very well explored in perfumery), 16.1 is more of an attempt to create a salty breeze effect with ambergris, exotic Carob, salt, vetiver. The fig note is adding an indistinct fruity green shade which could be sea weed drying on the beach or aromas of a distant orchard or both.
The perfumer’s intent was to produce a feeling of being in an orchard just before the rain, taking refuge under a pear tree. Hence in Ciel d'Airainyou have the bark and leaves accords rather than the fruit, all shaded with ambergris for that dense just-before-the-summer-storm effect.