Juniperus communis, commonly known as common juniper, is native to a wide geographic range that includes Europe, Asia, and North America. Ours is sourced from India where it is also native. It is one of the most widely distributed juniper species in the world.
Juniper has a distinctive fragrance that is fresh, woody, and slightly resinous. It is often described as having a crisp and clean scent with hints of pine and citrus. The aroma of juniper is invigorating and uplifting, making it a valuable addition to many fragrance compositions.
Juniper is a Top note in our Woody family. It blends well with other ingredients, adding depth, complexity, and a touch of natural greenness to fragrances.
Juniper can be used in a variety of fragrance compositions, ranging from fresh and vibrant colognes to warm and spicy oriental scents. It is often used as a top or middle note to provide an initial burst of freshness or as a supporting element to enhance the overall character of a fragrance.
In perfumery, juniper adds a distinctive and evocative element to fragrance compositions. Its aromatic profile and cultural associations make it a versatile and cherished ingredient that adds depth, freshness, and character to a wide range of perfumes.
In Norse mythology, the juniper tree (often associated with the species Juniperus communis) is believed to have protective and purifying qualities. It was associated with the goddess Freya, who was considered a guardian of love, fertility, and magic. Juniper branches were often used in Norse rituals to ward off evil spirits and provide protection.
Juniper holds cultural significance for several indigenous cultures, particularly in North America. Native American tribes, such as the Navajo and Hopi, have utilized juniper branches and berries in various ceremonies and rituals. It is often associated with purification, spiritual cleansing, and connection to the natural world.
In Mediterranean cultures, particularly in ancient Greece and Rome, juniper was associated with purification and cleansing. It was believed to ward off evil spirits and bring good fortune. Juniper branches were commonly burned as incense in rituals and used to cleanse spaces and objects.
In European folklore, juniper was believed to have protective properties against witches and evil spirits. It was often planted near doorways or burned as a protective smoke during important ceremonies or festive occasions.
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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: Juniperus Communis
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: India
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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