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Flowers have been used in perfumery for a very long time.
In addition, they are the first plants to have had their hour of glory during the time of Ancient Egypt, thanks to Queen Cleopatra.
In this case, she liked to take baths filled with rose petals.
However, these are no longer the only ones to adorn our cosmetic products today, far from it.
Also, among the most attractive plants on the planet, the peony can boast of enhancing many feminine perfumes.

The peony is a plant native to various regions from Europe to the Far East.

It is particularly present in China and today covers around forty different species.
In this country, it is associated with the city of Luoyang. The peony is a flower that belongs to the category of plants with tuberous roots.
For a very long time it was classified in the Ranunculaceae family but since the 1950s it has belonged to a family in its own right, that of Paenoniaceae.
Its green leaves then contrast with its ball-shaped flowers of different colors depending on the category.
The peony is a plant that was already known to the Greeks as a remedy.
It was used in particular during possible miscarriages. Likewise, many magical properties were associated with it.

Likewise, the Chinese believed that the peony enriched the blood and strengthened the yin.
It was also believed to regulate the liver and calm pain.
Finally, note that Greek astrologers affirmed that there was a unity between the cosmos and the elements of the earth.
They thus described sorts of vertical chains connecting deities, stars, stones, animals, plants and parts of the body.
For them, the peony was directly linked to the moon.

Thus, it grew and diminished according to the solar phases and it was from this power coming from the heavens that its many virtues came.
Today, all these practices seem to have disappeared.
We nevertheless still have its subtle smell…

The refined scent of peony in perfumes.

The peony is one of the most famous flowers in perfumery. It is generally very appreciated for its floral and tender aroma.
However, the latter cannot be captured in the very heart of nature and must be reproduced in the laboratory from other raw materials.
Additionally, the scent of peony is quite expensive to create.
This makes it an ingredient exclusively used in fine perfumery.
In many aspects, the peony closely resembles the scent of the rose.
However, she combines it with lighter plant accents somewhat evoking lily of the valley or dew.

Today, there are countless feminine perfumes containing this dazzling flower.

Nevertheless, among the most famous are the emblematic Alaïa Paris by Azzedine Alaïa, Amethyst by Lalique, Amor Amor Forbidden Kiss by Cacharel and Ange ou Démon by Givenchy.

Written by: Keevans
Category: Perfumes
Published: May 19, 2024
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