Use of ARTEMISIA in fragrances

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  1. Scent-e-mental
    Scent-e-mental
    I have wormwood growing in front of my house, to me the terms I would use to describe it are: pungent and bitter sweet. It can be used to keep moths away in your wardrobe.

    I really get the Artemisia note when I smell Giorgio Red for men and Polo Green.
  2. PerfumeCollector
    PerfumeCollector
    Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) is a cousin of Artemisia (Artemisia absinthium) and they are somewhat similar in scent, but Artemisia is sharper and more bitter, but if you have experienced tarragon (very common in french cuisine) just concentrate in the smell of tarragon when trying to "find" the artemisia note in a perfume, that would help you isolate the artemisia note in the perfume. Just think of tarragon raised to the nth power.
  3. ericrico
    ericrico
    Artemisia is one of my favorite herbal notes in fragrance. I won't get into all the bottles that use it, but it was a common note in 80's powerhouse compositions that I adore (and some bottles outside the typical realm, including vetivers and orientals). I find myself in adoration of how it can integrate into a scent. While providing balance, it is a top note (typically) that usually lasts well into the heart of most fragrances - a note that can really blend & harmonize a composition. To me, it offers a wonderful sharp, bitter earthiness that works extremely well with fragrances that have leather and oakmoss in the base and patchouli in the blend as well. Intelligent usage of Artemisia by perfumers was significant to some of the best masculine bottlings ever made...definitely take "note", pun fully-intended! ;-)

    There is so much great poetry about Absinthe, in which wormwood (Artemisia) is the main ingredient in the "magical green elixir". Amazing how that same ingredient is something we wear as well in our fragrance, which can be mood-altering as well.

    Cheers,

    ericrico
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