The apple, as a symbol of wisdom, temptation, and sin, is often mentioned in mythologies around the world as the “forbidden fruit.” Over the centuries and millennia, it has caused many intrigues, just like the people who choose to wear perfumes with the note of this seductive fruit.
After all, Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden for biting the apple from the Tree of Knowledge. There is also a well-known myth about the golden apple on which was written “the most beautiful” that the goddess of strife, Eris, gave to Prince Paris of Troy. He had to choose between three goddesses, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. Since Aphrodite promised him the most beautiful woman in the world – Helen, the wife of King Menelaus, the golden apple went to her, which later caused the Trojan War.
As indicated by its Latin name, this tempting fruit has a long and complicated history, almost synonymous with evil: malus “apple” and malum “evil.”
Apple (Malus Domestica) is a seductive fruity note used in many perfumes. It is fresh, irresistible, crunchy, and juicy. This “paradise fruit” makes you want to bite the neck of the person wearing the perfume with the dominant fragrance note of apple.
The apple has always been considered a symbol of passion, uniqueness, and well-being. It was the forbidden fruit or the fruit of knowledge from the Garden of Eden. Therefore, it is not surprising that in many civilizations, the apple is considered a unique fruit that forces you to new knowledge and experiences but also leads you to sin.
We do not know when the apple became so popular and when its cultivation took off. What is known about its origin is that the first written information comes from Mesopotamia, even 2000 years before Christ. Today, we can find apples in several thousand varieties. Although it originates from Asia, it is widely distributed worldwide. Apple is full of nutrients and is used happily in almost every kitchen. In addition to food, it is also used in the production of cosmetics, aromatherapy, alternative medicine, and the perfume industry. It is one of the most popular fresh notes, side by side with citrus notes.
Sweet sin, the apple, perhaps because of its symbolism and intoxicating sweet-sour smell, is considered one of the most popular scent notes of perfumers. Although it is pretty sufficient by itself, it combines well with other notes, and in most cases, it is used as the top note or the heart of the perfume, i.e., the middle note. In addition, there is an urban legend that apple perfume is intended for lovers because it undoubtedly awakens lust and passion in us more than any other note.
In the perfume industry, apple has multiple roles. It is often used as an addition to fruity perfumes due to its ability to mix easily with other fruity notes. However, apple blends perfectly with various spicy, warm notes and many floral notes that give it a fuller, more mature scent.
Imagine a warm cup of apple tea on a cold winter’s night while all you see through your bedroom window is whiteness and ice art on the window glass. Adding a teaspoon of cinnamon to your tea will make you feel snug, loved, and a little nostalgic.
This is what apple offers in perfumes. It is simply not just a fragrance note. An apple combines cold and winter, loneliness and love, nostalgia and the future. It is magical. Perfumes with an apple as a fragrant note are used on every occasion and give you a different feeling every time. Depending on whether you wear such a perfume during the day or an evening out, it will shine differently.
It will give you energy and freshness in the summer and warmth and sensual feeling in the winter.
It is also interesting in combination with cedar, red pepper, and lemon. Finally, it is excellent in blending with sweet aromatic notes such as vanilla and cinnamon, which resembles the smell of freshly baked apple pie, a favorite treat for many all year round. Who wouldn’t want to smell a cake that makes everyone’s mouths water?
Perfumes with an apple note:
- Byredo Pulp
- Creed Acqua Fiorentina
- DKNY Be Delicious
- Etat Libre d’Orange I Am Trash
- Frederic Malle Promise
- Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Toit
- Hugo Boss Boss Bottled
- Imaginary Authors Slow Explosions
- Jil Sunder Sun for Men
- Kajal Dahab
- Kilian Apple Brandy
- Nina Ricci Nina
- Parfums de Marly Crisp Appl
- Parfums de Marly Greenly
- Tiziana Terenzi Orza
- Versace Eros
- Vilhelm Dear Polly
DO YOU LOVE APPLES IN PERFUMES? WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?