In the beginning…
Since the dawn of time, hazelnuts have been appreciated for their multiple uses and unique flavours. It dates back to prehistoric times, when our ancestors were already eating them at home. But it wasn't until the Romans that hazelnuts began to be cultivated on a large scale. Its use in perfumery, however, is a relatively recent phenomenon. It was only in the 20th century that hazelnuts made their appearance in perfume compositions, offering warm, sweet notes.
What do you know about hazelnuts in perfumery ?
Hazelnut, with its sweet, nutty and rich fragrance, is an essential ingredient in many perfumes. That's why hazelnut fragrance is recreated using synthetic molecules. Synthetic molecules are created in laboratories and can mimic a variety of natural fragrances, including hazelnut. Their use has a number of advantages. Firstly, they can be produced on a large scale, reducing costs. Secondly, they are more stable and consistent than natural extracts, ensuring consistent fragrance quality. Finally, the use of synthetic molecules is more sustainable, as it does not require the use of limited natural resources.
For processing, chemists can synthesize molecules that mimic the scent of hazelnut. These molecules are used in combination with natural extracts to create a fragrance that is both realistic and sustainable.
Hazelnut belongs to the gourmand olfactory family. It is often used in sweet, savory fragrances to add depth and richness. Its warm, slightly sweet notes bring a feeling of comfort and softness. It evokes the sensation of biting into a freshly roasted hazelnut. It also has notes of butter, caramel and sometimes even coffee. Its scent is rich and enveloping, giving an impression of comfort and softness.
In terms of olfactory pairings, hazelnut blends well with a variety of notes. It can be combined with vanilla and caramel notes to create a gourmand fragrance, or with woody notes such as sandalwood and cedar to add depth and sophistication. Fruity notes like apple and pear can also be used to balance the richness of hazelnut and add a touch of freshness.
Famous perfumes with hazelnut
• Eau de toilette 1 Million Lucky Paco Rabanne for men
• Eau de toilette Aqua Kenzo pour Homme Kenzo for men
• Eau de parfum Some Like It Hot By Kilian for men and women
• Sandalsun by Hermetica
• Yes I am Fabulous by Cacharel
• Oh là là by Téo Cabanel
• English Oak & Hazelnut cologne by Jo Malone London
Hazelnut x Bon parfumeur
Discover the scent of hazelnut in our 05 candle! Green fig, Myrrh, Cedar... A moment of relaxation in your hammock, in the shade of a fig tree. A fleshy, suave fig that smells like a fig! And holds the irresistible warmth of the Mediterranean at its heart. Notes of dried fruit and dried fig add sweetness and deliciousness to the slightly milky green notes of fig leaves. The woody, balmy notes of myrrh and cedar breathe power, warmth and sensuality into the candle.
Also our 501 eau de parfum! Praline, licorice, patchouli... the scent of our first childhood pleasures! Hazelnut in the top note sets the tone, then in the heart, praline and licorice form a bubble of sweetness. Powdery iris launches the transition to musky notes. A deliciously addictive fragrance, with a strong patchouli trail!