Anise (Illicium Verum), also known as aniseed, is an aromatic plant native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. Its seeds have been widely used in perfumery for their distinct and captivating scent.
Anise has a sweet, warm, and licorice-like aroma. Its scent is characterized by a rich and spicy sweetness with herbal undertones. The fragrance of anise is often described as comforting, uplifting, and refreshing.
Anise is a top note in our Herbaceous family. Its vibrant and distinctive scent is often used to add a unique and captivating opening to fragrances. It provides an initial burst of fragrance that quickly catches attention.
Anise blends well with various other aromatic ingredients, including citrus oils, floral notes, spices, and woods. It can add depth, warmth, and complexity to perfume compositions. Anise is often combined with other sweet or spicy notes to create balanced and harmonious fragrances.
Anise has a long history of use in perfumery. It has been used as an ingredient in traditional perfumes, colognes, and aromatic formulations. In modern perfumery, anise is utilized in a wide range of fragrance creations, including both masculine and feminine perfumes, as well as niche and designer fragrances.
Overall, anise adds a distinct and captivating aroma to perfumes. Its sweet and spicy scent, along with its cultural associations, contributes to its use and significance in perfumery.
The use of anise seeds as amulets can be seen in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures. In countries such as Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, and Egypt, anise seeds or other protective herbs may be placed in a small pouch or fabric sachet and carried as a protective amulet. They are believed to ward off evil spirits, bring good luck, or protect against the "evil eye."
In certain Latin American and Caribbean cultures, anise seeds may be used as part of spiritual or folk practices. They may be included in amulets or mojo bags, which are small fabric pouches filled with herbs, stones, or other items believed to bring protection, luck, or spiritual power. These pouches are carried or worn by individuals for various purposes, including protection, love, or prosperity.
Anise seeds have also been associated with folklore and superstitions in various European regions. In some traditions, anise seeds were believed to possess protective properties and were carried as amulets to guard against negative energy or witchcraft.
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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: Illicium Verum
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: Vietnam
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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