What does the word pineapple mean?
The word "pineapple" has its origins in the etymology of two distinct terms. Firstly, it derives from the Guaraní word "naná", meaning "fragrant". Secondly, it is influenced by the Tupi word "naná", which refers to another plant. When Europeans discovered this delicious and exotic fruit in South America, they called it "pineapple" because of its resemblance to pine cones (from the Latin "ananas" meaning "pine cone"). This dual etymological influence gave rise to the name "pineapple" as we know it today.
In the beginning…
Native to South America, pineapple is a tropical fruit appreciated for its sweet, refreshing flavor. Its origins lie in the tropical regions of South America, notably Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, where it has been cultivated and consumed for millennia by indigenous populations. Pineapple was introduced to Europe during the explorations led by Christopher Columbus, who discovered the fruit on his voyage to Guadeloupe in 1493. Rapidly adopted by Europeans for its exotic flavor, the pineapple became a symbol of luxury and elegance over the following centuries.
Over time, its cultivation spread to various tropical regions of the world, notably Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, making pineapple one of the most popular and widely consumed fruits worldwide. Today, pineapple is used in numerous culinary preparations, fruit juices, cocktails and desserts, and remains a symbol of freshness and tropical vacations.
DID YOU KNOW?
In many cultures, the pineapple is considered a symbol of hospitality. American settlers are said to have planted pineapples outside their doors to indicate their readiness to welcome visitors!
What do you know about pineapple in perfumery?
In perfumery, synthetic molecules inspired by the pineapple are used to recreate its characteristic scent. The use of these molecules adds a fruity, sweet and juicy touch to perfume compositions. They enable perfumers to faithfully reproduce the scent of pineapple, while offering greater flexibility and stability in fragrance formulations.
Pineapple, that delicious tropical fruit, has an absolutely enchanting olfactory profile. As soon as we approach it, we are enveloped by an exquisitely sweet aroma, evoking a blend of sweetness and freshness. Its tropical notes transport our senses to faraway lands, reminding us of warm sand, palm trees and turquoise waters. Pineapple has a slight acidity that balances its sweetness, adding a touch of vivacity to the fragrance. Subtle floral scents, reminiscent of tropical flowers and jasmine, occasionally mingle with this olfactory symphony. When fully ripe, pineapple exhales an even more intoxicating scent, filling the air with its delicious essence. In short, pineapple's olfactory profile is a veritable enchantment for our senses, evoking a heavenly voyage with every breath.
Pineapple, with its bewitching tropical scent, offers a multitude of olfactory accords that blend wonderfully with other ingredients. Its sweet, fruity aroma combines harmoniously with tangy notes such as lime or mandarin, bringing a lively freshness to every bite. Accords with spices like vanilla or cinnamon add warm depth to the pineapple scent, creating a comforting sensation. For an exotic touch, accords with tropical fruits such as coconut, mango or papaya create striking fragrant combinations, evoking faraway islands and sunny vacations. Whether used in pastries, cocktails or savory dishes, the possibilities for olfactory pairings with pineapple are endless, offering a rich and deliciously fragrant taste experience.
Pineapple is much more than a tasty, refreshing fruit! It's packed with health benefits, thanks to its high vitamin C content, which boosts the immune system, promotes healing and protects against free radicals. Its bromelain, a digestive enzyme, aids digestion and relieves digestive disorders, while offering anti-inflammatory properties to relieve joint and muscle pain. Its fiber content promotes good intestinal transit and regulates appetite, while its low calorie content makes it a healthy snack for weight management. Pineapple also contains phytochemicals beneficial to cardiovascular health thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties and their ability to promote blood circulation and lower cholesterol levels. In short, pineapple is a fruit with multiple virtues, providing both a delicious exotic flavor and benefits for our general well-being.
Popular pineapple perfumes
• Tamarindo by Memo Paris is a captivating amber spicy eau de parfum designed for both women and men. Launched in 2018, this scent offers a harmonious blend of notes that create an intriguing and alluring olfactory experience. Tamarindo opens with a lively combination of bergamot, cardamom, mandarin orange, and orange, creating a vibrant and zesty introduction. As the fragrance develops, the heart reveals a captivating fusion of pineapple, jasmine, tuberose, coconut, peach, and ylang-ylang. This aromatic bouquet blends fruity and floral elements, adding a touch of tropical sweetness and sensuality to the composition. In the base notes, the fragrance settles into a warm and inviting embrace. Patchouli, vanilla, and benzoin contribute to the depth and richness of the scent, creating a harmonious and seductive foundation.
• Aventus by Creed is an iconic eau de parfum from the luxury perfume house Creed. Launched in 2010, it has quickly become a favorite among men's fragrance lovers. Aventus offers a refined, bold olfactory experience, with top notes of fresh fruits such as bergamot, apple and pineapple. These fruity notes mingle with floral, woody and musky accords, creating a complex, sophisticated composition. Aventus is often described as a powerful, masculine and charismatic fragrance, offering an aura of confidence and seduction.
• Angel Iced Star by Thierry Mugler is a refreshing, summery variation on Thierry Mugler's Angel fragrance. Launched as a limited edition, this eau de toilette captures the essence of the original fragrance while adding an icy touch. Angel Iced Star offers frosty fruity notes, with accords of pineapple, citrus, red berries and peppermint. The lively freshness of mint blends harmoniously with Angel's sweet, sensual notes, creating a unique, captivating fragrance. Angel Iced Star embodies summer freshness and adds an icy dimension to the enchanting world of Angel by Thierry Mugler.
• Cool Water by Davidoff is a refreshing floral aquatic perfume designed for women. Launched in 1996, it has become an iconic scent in the perfume world, together with the other Cool Water perfume collection. Cool Water unfolds with a vibrant combination of melon, lotus, lemon, pineapple, quince, calone, lily, and black currant. These invigorating notes create a fresh and fruity opening, evoking a sense of vitality and energy. As the fragrance develops, the heart reveals a graceful blend of lotus, water lily, lily-of-the-valley, jasmine, honey, hawthorn, and rose. This bouquet of floral notes adds an elegant and delicate touch, reminiscent of a blooming garden. The fragrance concludes with a harmonious fusion of musk, vetiver, raspberry, blackberry, violet root, peach, sandalwood, and vanilla as base notes. These warm and comforting notes provide depth and sensuality to the composition, creating a lasting impression.
Today, Bon Parfumeur doesn't yet offer a pineapple fragrance, but who knows, maybe it will in the near future. In the meantime, don't hesitate to visit our website or come and meet us in store!