Bon Parfumeur apple perfumes
Bon Parfumeur perfumes are made in France from natural, environmentally-friendly ingredients. They are also customizable, allowing you to mix different eaux de parfum to create your own unique fragrance.. Eau de parfum n°201 is an eau de parfum that combines notes of green apple with lily of the valley and quince, offering a light, tangy fragrance.
What does the word apple mean?
The apple is a fruit belonging to the Rosaceae family, native to Central Asia. It has been cultivated for thousands of years and is now widely consumed throughout the world. The word "apple" has an interesting etymology. It comes from the Old English word "æppel," which is derived from the Proto-Germanic word "*aplaz." This Proto-Germanic root is believed to be borrowed from the Proto-Indo-European word "*h₂ébōl," which means "apple" or "fruit." It's worth noting that the word "apple" is not only used to refer to the fruit but also serves as a generic term for any fruit in some languages.
Apples are also richly symbolic in different cultures and religions. In Greek mythology, it was associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. In Christianity, it was the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden. Today, apples are often associated with health and vitality, due to their many health benefits, such as their high fiber and antioxidant content.
In the beginning…
Apples have a long history dating back to prehistoric times, when they were picked in the wild by our ancestors. However, it was only with the domestication of the apple in Central Asia some 4,000 years ago that humans began to grow and consume apples on a regular basis. Over time, apples spread throughout the world, thanks to colonization and trade.
In the Middle Ages, apples were widely used to make cider and cider vinegar, as well as for cooking. It was only later, in the 17th century, that apples began to be eaten as fresh fruit. Today, there are thousands of apple varieties, each with unique characteristics in terms of taste, texture and color.
It is difficult to trace the exact origin of the apple, but it is thought to have originated in Central Asia, in what are now Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. In fact, apple fossils dating back over 10,000 years have been discovered in this region, indicating that the apple was already present in prehistoric times.
Over time, the apple was transported by humans to different parts of the world, notably Europe, where it became an important fruit in the diet. The Romans played a crucial role in the spread of the apple in Europe, introducing it to the regions they conquered.
Today, apples are grown in many countries, including the USA, China, Russia and India. However, the regions that produce the most apples are the European Union, China and the United States. The apple is a versatile fruit appreciated in many cultures, and it is probably this diversity that contributes to its continuing popularity with consumers worldwide.
DID YOU KNOW? Did you know about Isaac Newton and the apple that inspired his theory of gravity? Legend has it that, while he was standing under an apple tree, an apple fell on his head, sparking his reflection on the laws of gravity that revolutionized science. This story is often told to illustrate the importance of observation and scientific curiosity.
The most important apple-producing regions in the world are the European Union, China and the United States. In Europe, the main apple-producing countries are Italy, Poland, France and Spain. In China, the provinces of Shaanxi, Shandong and Henan are the largest apple-producing regions. In the USA, the states of Washington, New York, Michigan and Pennsylvania are the biggest apple producers.
The process of planting, developing and harvesting apple trees involves several key stages. First of all, it's important to choose an apple variety suited to the climatic and soil conditions of the region. This is usually done in autumn or spring. Trees are spaced appropriately to allow good air and light circulation. Well-drained soil rich in organic matter is ideal for optimum growth.
Once planted, apple trees require regular care. This includes regular watering, appropriate fertilization to ensure an adequate supply of nutrients, and pruning of branches to promote a solid structure and good sap circulation.
Apple tree development generally takes several years. The first few years are devoted to growing the tree and establishing its root system. Flowers generally appear after 2 to 4 years, and fruit production for commercial purposes can take from 5 to 8 years, depending on the variety.
Apples are harvested when the fruit has reached maturity. This means optimum size, color and flavor. Apples are picked by hand or with special machines, ensuring that no damage occurs.
INTERESTING FACT !
The apple blossom has a unique ability to change its color as it ages. When apple blossoms first emerge, they typically have a pale pink hue. However, as the flowers mature, their color gradually fades to white. This color transformation adds to the beauty and charm of apple blossoms, creating a visually captivating display during the blooming season.
What do you know about apples in perfumery?
Apples are often recreated in perfumery through specific accords. These accords are combinations of aromatic ingredients carefully selected to evoke the characteristic scent of the apple. They can include fruity notes, such as green apple, red apple or ripe apple, as well as fresh, crisp notes to capture the apple's juicy, crunchy aspect. Floral or herbaceous notes can also be added to add complexity to the accord. The aim is to create a realistic, recognizable olfactory impression reminiscent of the delicious, familiar smell of apples for the best perfumes.
In perfumery, apples are often described as having a fresh, crisp, slightly sweet scent, evoking the bright, fruity notes of green apples or the soft, juicy nuances of ripe apples that is suitable to wear during summer. It's a popular element in many scents, bringing natural freshness and a fruity touch to olfactory compositions.
Olfactory accords with apple in perfumery can vary according to the desired result. Here are a few examples of commonly used accords:
• Green Apple Accord: combines fresh, tart notes of green apple with crisp, vegetal nuances, creating a lively, refreshing sensation.
• Red Apple Accord: blends the soft, slightly sweet aromas of a juicy red apple with delicate floral notes for a more romantic, feminine sensation.
• Caramelized Apple Accord: combines the sweet, gourmand notes of baked apple with accords of caramel and vanilla, creating a warm, comforting composition.
• Spicy Apple Accord: combines the fruity aromas of apples with spices such as cinnamon, cloves and cardamom for a spicier, more festive dimension.
• Woody Apple Accord: combines the fresh notes of apple with woody accords such as cedar, sandalwood or vetiver, adding a sense of warmth and sophistication.
As well as being delicious, apples also have many health benefits. They are rich in fiber, antioxidants and vitamins, making them excellent for digestion, regulating blood sugar levels and preventing heart disease. Apples are also known to boost the immune system and improve skin health. It has even led to the famous saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”!
UNUSUAL FACT! The Pink Pearl variety is a rather unique apple. When you cut it, you discover a bright pink or red flesh. What's even more unusual is that its skin is often yellow-green, unlike most other apples.
Some popular apple perfumes…
In the world of perfumery, some of the best apple perfumes and eaux de toilette are known for their fresh, fruity scent.
• Be Delicious by DNKY is an eau de parfum for women, appreciated for its light, subtle fragrance. Top notes of green apple create a refreshing, tangy sensation right from the start. The heart notes, floral and delicate, add a feminine sweetness to the DKNY Be Delicious. Finally, the base notes add a touch of warmth and sensuality, harmoniously completing the olfactory experience of the Donna Karan New York Be Delicious perfume.
• Boss pour Homme by Hugo Boss is a favorite classic, sophisticated eau de toilette for elegant, confident men. With its fresh citrus notes, spicy accords and woody base, this fragrance embodies timeless masculine charm, offering a refined and seductive scent you will surely fall in love with.
• I am trash by ELO, born of the desire to use upcycling materials. In addition to its incredible scent, this fruity, eco-friendly perfume is underscored by a touch of femininity and elegance with notes of apple, rose, jasmine and ylang-ylang.
• Nina Pop by Nina Ricci is a captivating eau de parfum that pays tribute to the enchanting world of fairy tales. With its bottle in the shape of a red apple, this deliciously fruity fragrance blends tangy notes of Calabrian lemon and candy apple, creating a playful, gourmand scent that evokes a true fairy-tale charm.
• Dalilight by Salvador Dalí, is an enchanting fragrance that captures the surreal, artistic spirit of the famous painter. With its sculptural bottle in the shape of a distorted female face, this fragrance exudes floral and woody notes, creating a unique and intriguing olfactory composition, in the image of Dalí's creative and whimsical universe
• Light Blue Eau de Toilette by Dolce & Gabbana, is a captivating floral fruity fragrance for women. This apple perfume opens with refreshing top notes of Sicilian lemon, apple, cedar, and bellflower. In the heart, delicate notes of bamboo, jasmine, and white rose come to life. The base notes of cedar, musk, and amber add a touch of warmth and sensuality to this Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, creating an irresistible scent experience.
Moreover, there are other famous apple perfumes like Hermès Un Jardin Sur le Toit, Kayali Eden Juicy Apple Eau de Parfum, Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede and Jean Paul Gaultier La Belle Eau de Parfum.
UNUSUAL FACT! During the year 1922, when perfumer Ernest Daltroff of the Caron perfume house created the iconic fragrance "N'Aimez que Moi". Inspired by the legend of Adam and Eve's apple, Daltroff is said to have added a subtle apple note to this perfume, giving it an irresistible charm.