Summer perfumery has allowed these precious fruits to be honored to offer us light and deliciously aquatic fragrances while being delicately greedy.
Water fruits or watery fruits for our health and our perfumes
The variety and wide range of flavors, tastes and fragrances offered by the water fruit family is an incomparable source of vitamins, trace elements and fibers essential to our well-being.
However, faced with junk food and the accelerated pace of life in which everyone evolves, fruits were forgotten for a few years in favor of a richer diet, too rich. The fruit, in particular the watery fruit, therefore represents an important ally for our health but also for our well-being.
In this way, perfumery was inspired by the return to favor of fruit to offer women light, sweet and fruity fragrances that smell of gluttony and summer. The water fruit note is therefore representative of this current, or rather of this fresh breeze of lightness, transparent sugars and delicate scents offered by melon, watermelon, grapefruit, orange, kiwi without forgetting the venerable vegetable cucumber.
The water fruit note in floral or woody scents
Although we know perfectly well the family of watery fruits to eat them regularly or to smell them for a few years in our perfumes, it is very difficult to know the precise ingredients that the creators choose to be part of the famous note of water fruits. . On the other hand, it is rather easy to understand its use in perfumes thanks to the different fragrances that it inhabits.
Regarding the floral scents, the water fruit note appears particularly in the top note of pretty floral accords. In Escada's “Ocean Blue”, the water fruit note is framed by marine and hawthorn notes to offer freshness and light fruity and floral scents from the start. For Lancaster's “Sunwater”, water fruits are paired at the top with bergamot and coriander for an accord that is both fresh thanks to the aqueous scent while being spicy and aromatic. As an exception to the rule, Dior uses the pretty floral Dior Addict 2 in its perfume, with a heart-shaped water fruit note married to rose and freesia.
For these gentlemen, the water fruit note is exhaled in rather woody scents where it infuses in a light but nevertheless effective way a great breath of freshness in the forest scents. In Bazar pour homme by Christian Lacroix, the water fruit note goes hand in hand with yuzu, grapefruit and lavender to offer a tonic and airy entry, an offer that is also effective in the aromatic woody Polo Black. »By Ralph Lauren where water fruits harmonize in a tonic cocktail of citrus fruits, aldehydes and aromatics. On the other hand, “Pleasures for men” and “Un Air de Java” both use the water fruit note in the heart associated with a green note to use the powerful and sweet vegetal facet of the watery fruit.
The water fruit note is therefore appreciated as much in feminine and floral fragrances as in masculine and woody fragrances. Aside from these two broad categories, few creators have dared to use water fruits with other pairings. However, let us note all the same the originality of the presence of the water fruit note in the chypre Mauboussin or in the spicy Eaux de Caron Pure.