Lentinus edodes, commonly known as shiitake mushroom, is native to East Asia, particularly to Japan, China, and Korea. It has been cultivated and used in traditional Asian cuisines for centuries. We source our mushroom from various countries.
Mushrooms can add an earthy, woody, and sometimes damp aroma to perfumes. They bring a sense of depth, complexity, and naturalness to fragrance compositions, often evoking the scent of forest floors or moist earth after rain. These notes can contribute to the overall character and "forest-like" quality of a perfume.
Mushroom is a Top/Middle note found in our Earthy family. Mushroom is sometimes used as a modifier or enhancer in perfumery to add a touch of authenticity and naturalness to certain fragrances. It can be employed to create a more realistic representation of certain scent profiles, such as forest-themed or earthy fragrances.
Mushroom notes can be utilized as part of a larger fragrance composition to add subtle nuances and complexity. They are often blended with other natural or synthetic ingredients to create unique and sophisticated scent profiles. By combining mushroom notes with other elements, perfumers can achieve intriguing effects and add depth to their creations.
It's worth mentioning that the use of mushroom notes in perfumery is relatively niche and specific to certain fragrance compositions. Mushroom-based accords are not as widely used as other ingredients like floral, citrus, or woody notes. However, in the quest for innovation and creating distinct fragrances, perfumers may experiment with unconventional ingredients like mushrooms to evoke specific olfactory experiences.
As with any fragrance ingredient, the use of mushroom notes should be approached with care and expertise to ensure that they blend harmoniously with other components and create a desirable scent composition.
Our mushroom is an isolate and a top note. Consider blending with woods and other earthy scents to create a forest accord.
Shiitake mushrooms have been a staple ingredient in East Asian cooking for centuries. They are highly prized for their distinctive umami flavor and meaty texture, making them a popular choice in a wide range of dishes such as stir-fries, soups, stews, and sushi. In Japan, shiitake mushrooms are one of the most commonly consumed mushrooms and are often featured in traditional dishes like "dashi" (a flavorful soup stock) and "nimono" (simmered dishes).
In traditional Chinese medicine, shiitake mushrooms are believed to have medicinal properties and are used to support overall health and well-being. They are thought to boost the immune system, promote cardiovascular health, and improve circulation. Shiitake extracts and supplements are commonly used as tonics and health supplements in certain traditional practices.
Shiitake mushrooms are often associated with good fortune, longevity, and prosperity in East Asian cultures. Because of their ability to grow on dead wood, they are seen as a symbol of resilience and regeneration. In Chinese culture, the pronunciation of "mushroom" ("xianggu" in Mandarin) sounds similar to the term for "good fortune" or "auspiciousness," making them an auspicious symbol in various contexts.
In some traditional festivals and celebrations, shiitake mushrooms may be incorporated into dishes as a symbol of abundance and happiness. They are often served during Chinese New Year and other important events and celebrations.
Shiitake mushroom cultivation has a significant economic impact on rural areas in East Asia. It has provided livelihood opportunities for many farmers and contributed to sustainable forestry practices.
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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: Lentinus Edodes
Extraction Method: Isolate
Country of Origin: Varies
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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