A Bon Parfumeur perfume with Nepal berry
Discover the main note of Nepalese berry in our eau de parfum 903, blended with saffron and oud... Animality of the woods, eroticism and mystery. The fragrance opens with an intriguing contrast between the fresh notes of Nepalese berries and the warm notes of saffron. The body of the fragrance is designed around oud and musk, supported by other powerful woods. A bewitching, highly sensual fragrance.
In the beginning…
Timut pepper, also known as the Nepalese berry, takes its name from the Himalayan region where it is grown. Known for its exotic flavor and medicinal properties, this spice, which resembles black pepper, has a rich and fascinating history.
Timut pepper has been used for centuries in Himalayan culinary and medicinal traditions. In Ayurvedic medicine, Timut pepper was used to treat a variety of ailments, including digestive, respiratory and circulatory disorders. Its popularity then spread to China, where it found its way into Sichuan cuisine, famous for its bold, spicy flavors. However, it wasn't until the 21st century that Timut pepper began to gain popularity in the West, mainly thanks to the growing interest in exotic flavors and unique ingredients in gastronomy and perfumery.
Growing the Nepalese berry
The Nepalese berry, or Timut pepper, is native to the mountainous regions of Nepal, mainly in the Himalayas. The berries are harvested by hand by local communities and are an important source of income for these rural regions. The Timut pepper plant grows wild and is adapted to the poor soils and harsh climatic conditions of the Himalayas. The high altitude, clean air and cool climate contribute to the unique flavor of Timut pepper, which is impossible to reproduce in other parts of the world.
Growing Timut pepper is a complex process requiring patience and expertise. The berries are harvested by hand in late summer or early autumn, when they are ripe and have reached their intense red color. Once harvested, the berries are left to dry in the sun. Drying helps preserve the berries' flavor and color, while eliminating moisture that could lead to mold. This drying process is crucial to Timut pepper's distinctive aromatic notes.
What do you know about Nepalese berries in perfumery ?
Extracting the essence of Timut pepper for use in perfumery is a delicate process that begins with steam distillation. The dried berries are heated with steam, extracting the essential oil. This oil is then collected and refined for use in the composition of perfumes. Fragrance formulation is another crucial step, requiring the expertise of a perfumer. Timut pepper essence is blended with other essences, oils and alcohols to create a unique fragrance. Each fragrance is carefully crafted to balance top, middle and base notes, creating a complex, long-lasting olfactory experience.
Timut pepper belongs to the spice olfactory family, well known in perfumery for bringing depth and complexity to fragrances. Spices are often used as middle or base notes to support and enrich the other notes in the fragrance.
Timut pepper has a very distinct olfactory profile. Its fragrance is initially characterized by spicy, pungent notes, but it's its zesty character that often gets the most attention. Indeed, it is famous for its dominant grapefruit notes, which are very lively and fresh. These citric notes are complemented by nuances of exotic fruit and a light floral touch, adding to the overall complexity. Beneath these first impressions, you may also detect more subtle, slightly woody and earthy notes. These add a certain depth, balancing the freshness of the citric notes.
In perfumery, Timut pepper is often combined with citrus, floral and wood notes to create exotic, sophisticated fragrances. Its spicy notes blend well with the freshness of citrus, while its lemony nuances can be enhanced by light floral notes. The woody notes of Timut pepper add depth and richness to the overall fragrance, creating an olfactory harmony that is both captivating and intriguing.
A renowned fragrance with Nepalese berries ...
Poivre Pomelo by Atelier Materi
Succumb to a unique freshness, characterized by the presence of Timut pepper. Poivre Pomelo by Atelier Materi reveals a fresh, bright and luminous olfactory imprint with remarkable staying power. The fragrance is beautifully presented in a glass bottle, topped with a concrete cap and enhanced by a golden patina. Top notes: Timut Pepper, Grapefruit, Pink Berries. Heart notes: Angelica, Peony, Osmanthus. Base notes: Cedar, Vetiver, Maté.