Hyacinth, known scientifically as Hyacinthus orientalis, is a highly fragrant flower that is prized in perfumery for its delicate and intoxicating scent. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean region, including parts of Turkey and the Middle East. It is believed to have originated in the area encompassing modern-day Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria. Ours is sourced from Germany where it is a popular ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes. The hyacinth is well-suited to the temperate climate of Germany, where it can thrive in the cool winters and mild springs.
Hyacinth possesses a strong, sweet, and floral fragrance with green and spicy undertones. The scent is often described as heady, rich, and romantic. It can range from fresh and vibrant to deep and seductive, depending on the variety and extraction method.
Hyacinth is a Middle note in our Floral family. Its aromatic profile adds a fresh, floral, and elegant aspect to fragrance compositions. The scent is often associated with springtime, renewal, and natural beauty.
Hyacinth blends well with other floral notes such as rose, jasmine, and lily, enhancing their floral bouquets. It also pairs nicely with citrus, green, and woody notes, adding complexity and depth to fragrances. It can be used in a wide range of perfume compositions, from fresh and airy scents to rich and opulent ones.
Hyacinth fragrance brings a touch of elegance, freshness, and romance to perfumes. Its alluring scent is often used to evoke feelings of beauty, vitality, and the blooming of nature.
According to Greek mythology, Hyacinthus was a young Spartan prince loved by both the god Apollo and the goddess Aphrodite. While playing a game of discus, a tragic accident occurred, and Hyacinthus was struck and killed by a discus thrown by Apollo. From his blood, the hyacinth flower is said to have bloomed. Thus, the hyacinth became a symbol of the love and sorrow associated with the myth of Hyacinthus. As Aphrodite was the goddess of love, beauty, and desire, the hyacinth became linked to her as a symbol of love, particularly of tragic and unfulfilled love.
In Roman mythology, the goddess Venus is the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. While the specific mythological connection between hyacinth and Venus is not as prominent as in Greek mythology, the hyacinth is still associated with love and beauty, qualities commonly associated with Venus. The flower's delicate and fragrant blooms are often seen as expressions of Venus's enchanting and captivating energy.
In both cases, the hyacinth is connected to themes of love, beauty, and tragedy. It serves as a reminder of the fleeting nature of love and the fragility of life. The hyacinth's association with these goddesses adds depth and symbolism to its significance in rituals, ceremonies, and mythological narratives related to love, desire, and the divine feminine.
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Please note this product format is a small vial that contains roughly 20 drops of scent concentrate. This can be purchased à la carte but is intended to be used with our Perfume Kit.
Latin Name: Hyacinthus Orientalis
Extraction Method: Solvent Extracted
Country of Origin: Germany
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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