Almond is a popular note in perfumery known for its warm, sweet, and nutty aroma. It is obtained from the kernels of the almond tree (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis, of the genus Prunus). Almonds are believed to be native to the region spanning from the eastern Mediterranean, including parts of Iran, Syria, Turkey, and the Levant, to Central Asia. Wild almonds, known as Prunus dulcis var. amara, can still be found in these areas. Almonds have been cultivated and traded for thousands of years, and they have spread to various parts of the world, including the United States, Spain, Italy, and Australia, where they are now major producers. Almond fragrance can be derived from either bitter almonds or sweet almonds, each having a distinct scent profile. Our almond is an isolate, which is a specific aromatic compound or ingredient that has been extracted or isolated from a natural source, which in this case is almonds.
In perfumery, almond is often used to add a sweet and comforting aspect to fragrances. It is commonly found in both feminine and masculine compositions.
Almond is a base note and found in our Gourmand family. It is associated with feelings of warmth, sweetness, and indulgence. It can evoke a sense of nostalgia and comfort, reminiscent of homemade desserts and confections. Almond notes are often used to create a creamy, powdery, or marzipan-like effect in perfumes.
Almonds hold significant cultural and culinary importance in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. They are often used in traditional dishes, sweets, and pastries. In these cultures, almonds are associated with hospitality, abundance, and celebration. In some traditions, almonds are also given as gifts during weddings and special occasions.
Almonds are considered symbols of good luck, abundance, and fertility in Chinese culture. They are often included in wedding ceremonies and traditional festivals like the Chinese New Year. Almonds are sometimes given as gifts to bring good fortune and prosperity.
Almonds, known as "badam" in Hindi, hold cultural and medicinal significance in Indian culture. They are used in various traditional sweets, desserts, and beverages. Almonds are also believed to have several health benefits and are often included in Ayurvedic remedies and practices.
In Christian symbolism, the almond is associated with divine favor and purity. The shape of the almond is reminiscent of an eye, symbolizing the omniscience of God. Almond blossoms are sometimes depicted in religious art and are associated with the Virgin Mary.
Almonds hold symbolic significance in Jewish culture, particularly during the celebration of Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for Trees. Almonds are one of the seven species mentioned in the Bible as abundant in the land of Israel. They represent the awakening of nature and the renewal of the earth.
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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: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis
Extraction Method: Isolate
Country of Origin: Morocco
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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