Hyacinth X Bon Parfumeur
Bon Parfumeur is a men's and women's fragrance brand 100% made in France. Among the many products we offer, you will find:
Eau de Parfum 104 with green orange, hyacinth and ivy: A fresh plant fragrance, like the scent of an ivy-covered vacation home. The liveliness of green orange is then softened by touches of jasmine and hyacinth. These flowers give the creation a green, watery effect. A racy, rich fragrance that ends with the trio of patchouli, amber and vetiver.
What does the word hyacinth mean?
The name "hyacinth" comes from the ancient Greek "hyakinthos", meaning "purple flower". This name refers to the color of hyacinth flowers in their most common variety. Hyacinth is also known as "wood hyacinth" or "oriental hyacinth". It originated in the Mediterranean basin and is now cultivated throughout the world for its flowers and fragrance.
In the beginning…
The hyacinth is native to the Mediterranean basin, particularly Turkey and the Middle East. It was introduced to Europe in the early 17th century by Dutch botanists, who cultivated it for its flowers and fragrance.
Since then, the hyacinth has been cultivated in many European countries, including the Netherlands, France and Spain, as well as in Asia, North America and South Africa.Today, the hyacinth is one of the most widely cultivated plants in the world for its beauty and fragrance. It is often used in gardens for its emblematic flower and delicate fragrance, but also in the perfume industry for its ability to add an elegant floral touch to any composition. The hyacinth is a precious and versatile plant that continues to inspire perfumers the world over.
Did you know? Hyacinth has a long history in perfumery. It has been used in perfumes since Antiquity, and was considered a sacred plant by the Greeks and Romans. Its flowers were used to perfume massage oils and baths, as well as in the preparation of perfumes. In the Middle Ages, hyacinth fragrance was used to perfume churches and homes.
What do you know about hyacinth in perfumery?
Hyacinth perfume is recreated using accords because it is a mute flower, meaning it cannot be used in perfumery. The accords allow perfumers to precisely and consistently capture the essence of hyacinth using a combination of synthetic and natural ingredients. Hyacinth has floral, green and sometimes slightly sweet nuances. Accords recreate the characteristic scent of hyacinth in a more controlled way, using ingredients specifically formulated to capture its unique olfactory profile. In this way, accords offer an effective and creative approach to creating hyacinth fragrances that are both faithful to the natural scent and offer a pleasant and distinctive olfactory experience.
The processing and transformation of hyacinth accords into perfumery involves several steps. First, perfumers select specific ingredients, whether synthetic or natural, to recreate the distinctive scent of hyacinth. These ingredients are carefully blended in precise proportions to form the hyacinth accord or the perfume oil, which captures the floral, green and sometimes slightly sweet nuances of this flower. The hyacinth accord is then integrated into the overall perfume composition, where it can be combined with other notes to create an olfactory harmony. This transformation process creates fragrances that evoke the essence of hyacinth in a realistic and captivating way, offering a unique olfactory experience.
The scent of hyacinth has a soft, floral, aromatic profile, with sweet and slightly spicy notes. It can be described as having a delicate, romantic scent, with notes of jasmine and rose. Hyacinth is often used to add a floral touch to other fragrances, but it can also be used as the dominant note in spring and summer perfumes.
Hyacinth is prized in perfumery for its subtle, delicate floral scent. Used for centuries, this flower has a special place in the creation of high-end perfumes. Perfumers generally use the essential oil extracted from hyacinth flowers to obtain a soft, romantic floral note. Hyacinth is often combined with floral notes such as jasmine, rose and lily of the valley, as well as fruity notes such as apple and pear. It can also be combined with spicier notes such as cinnamon and cardamom to create sophisticated, elegant fragrances. Depending on the concentration and combination of notes, hyacinth can be used to create light, fresh fragrances for spring and summer, or richer, more opulent scents for autumn and winter.
Popular hyacinth perfumes
• Chance eau de parfum by Chanel, released in 2003, combines hyacinth with notes of rose, bergamot, vetiver and vanilla. Chanel's eau de toilette Chance eau tendre also uses hyacinth as a heart note, accompanied by grapefruit, white musk and amber.
• Chamade eau de toilette by Guerlain, created in 1969, combines hyacinth with rose, jasmine and sandalwood for a floral, lightly woody fragrance.
• Vent vert by Pierre Balmain, released in 1991, combines hyacinth notes with lily of the valley, jasmine and sandalwood.
• Anais Anais L'original by Cacharel, a soft, sensual eau de toilette created in 1978, combines hyacinth notes with bergamot, jasmine and vetiver.
• Ombre de Hyacinth by Tom Ford is a captivating floral fragrance designed for both women and men. This fragrance combines hyacinth with a blend of violet leaf, magnolia, galbanum, pink pepper, jasmine, musk, benzoin.
Each of these fragrances uses hyacinth in a distinctive way, highlighting its unique floral scent and combining it with other notes to create unique, captivating fragrances.