Today we have no less than 1200 fruity fragrances for women, mainly, but also for men. What is the secret of our perfumers for having succeeded in creating an orchard in our most beautiful bottles?
Create the fruity note in a perfume
The fruity note would seem one of the most familiar and the easiest to obtain at first glance. However, to create perfumed notes, noses need raw materials in the form of essential oil, absolute or even essence and that is where everything gets complicated.
Citrus scents, thanks to the zest, were the basis of the citrus family and the famous Eaux de Cologne. On the other hand, apart from the apricot and the blackcurrant respectively created from osmanthus and blackcurrant bud, no fruit can give perfumers natural substances that can be used in perfume. It was therefore necessary to recreate them
Mitsouko created by Guerlain in 1919 had the merit of being the first to present a fragrance based on synthetic molecules to create the peach note, the famous Aldehyde C14. The complexity of research, as well as the fashion for powerful and heady perfumes, prevailed for decades over the fruity note… Which will come back in force with Trésor by Lancôme, the sublime J'adore by Dior in 1999 and its notes fruity plum and peach without forgetting Angel and its exotic fruity notes of passion fruit.
The fragrances are meant to be lighter, the tastes of customers are moving towards more natural raw materials, logically therefore the fruity notes launched by J'adore will be exhibited in many bottles, often flowery and feminine, sometimes oriental and masculine. but always with sweet treats and nostalgia for the orchard!
Perfumes with fruity notes: a full-fledged olfactory family!
As strange as it may seem, the dazzling success of fruity notes, mainly synthetic, is due to the return of affection of creators and consumers to raw materials evoking nature
The olfactory family with the greatest number of fruity fragrances is obviously the floral family, of which J'adore was the leader, which led many of its companions to glory. So let us of course quote 5th Avenue by Elizabeth Arden and Envy by Gucci with fruity apple top notes, Daisy by Marc Jacobs with its fragrances of pear and apple or even the notes of strawberry, raspberry. and apple from Nina by Nina Ricci, without forgetting of course the cherry and raspberry from Guerlain's bestseller La Petite Robe Noire.
The great gourmet and fruity Orientals are not left out and present fruit baskets as original as they are sumptuous in the image of Angel of course, but also of Lolita Lempicka and its notes of raspberry or even 'Euphoria by Calvin Klein and its fruity notes of peach heart and passion fruit.
The fruity note therefore appears in a very important way in the range of feminine perfumes as long as they are fruity floral, fruity oriental or even chypre-fruity like Coco Mademoiselle. However, appearances are deceptive because the fruity note can also be the prerogative of male perfumes which will certainly use it in a less greedy facet but rather to bring freshness or sweetness to spices or aromatics. Mugler, for example, used fruity notes in his men's range (versions of Angel) in the B * MEN or A * MEN Pure Malt (2013) fragrances, however Monsieur Lanvin by Lanvin had largely preceded him in offering its fruity notes to an aromatic citrus